Archives for: January 2006

Will no one step up to challenge Tiger Woods?

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At this rate, Tiger Woods will easily surpass Jack Nicklaus. Woods won his fourth Buick Invitational Sunday by backing into yet another win. Jose Maria Olazabal misses a four-footer in the sudden death playof. Rookie Nathan Green looks like a deer in… more »

2006 PGA Merchandise Show: no more "buddy trips?"

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Here’s some semi-depressing news for all of us traveling golfers: we’re getting old. Or, maybe we’re just feeling guilty. In any event, “buddy trips” are down and family golf vacations are up. That’s the latest news from the 2006 PGA Merchand… more »

Let it fly: Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson at Buick Invitational

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The PGA Tour is finally getting started this week. Yeah, I know, it’s been in Hawaii, but that was just the warmup, the preseason if you will. Now the big guns are coming out. Tiger Woods’ season debut at the Buick Invitational is enough to get every… more »

Slow play in golf: Should Tiger Woods speak out?

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It normally irritates me when Europeans lecture us Americans about anything. But, a Scot named W. Eric Laing has some good things to say about the ridiculously slow pace of play in the U.S. "Slow play has become a universal curse in American golf and… more »

Fernandina Beach, FL a good golf destination: except for smell

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Fernandina Beach, Fla. is a great place to go to get away from the urban blues of Jacksonville, and get in some good golf to boot. I used to go there for the annual Shrimp Festival until it got too commercial. Still, it’s a beautiful, little town, clos… more »

First Coast golf beats golf in Myrtle Beach

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I said it once and I'll say it again -- the Jacksonville, Florida area matches and maybe even surpasses Myrtle Beach as a golf destination. The only reason Myrtle Beach is more popular is because of its superior marketing. The best courses along Jacksonv… more »

Michelle Wie's 68 at Sony Open: so what?

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There is a segment of Michelle Wie fans, the more deluded, sometimes refereed to as Wie-wannabes, that are crowing about the 68 she shot at the Sony Open Friday, as if that somehow makes up for the embarrassing 79 she ballooed to on the first day of comp… more »

Michelle Wie at the Sony Open: time to bail out

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I have all the sympathy in the world for Michelle Wie, as well as big hopes. But, I’m starting to think she should put off this goal of trying to make a cut on the PGA Tour. She came apart Thursday at the Sony, making three double bogeys on the fron… more »

PGA Tour interest waning? Where's Michelle Wie?

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Sorry to disappoint you,but this blog is NOT about Michelle Wie. Hey, I'll wait til she misses the cut at Sony and then I'll speak up. Meanwhile, anyone notice the TV deal with the PGA Tour? There are little signs the game isn't as healthy as Tim Finc… more »

PGA Tour starts off with whimper at Mercedes Championship

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So, the PGA Tour starts off not with a bang, but with a whimper. Actually, it doesn’t seem that much time has passed before the end of the 2005 season. Maybe Tim Finchem’s new schedule will help that. In any case, the watered-down Mercedes Champio… more »

Golf smarter than college football when it comes to new fans

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What's the biggest difference between college football and golf? Well, quite a few actually, but for our purposes here I think it's all about the kids. Golf at least makes an effort at trying to keep the game attractive to youth, with all its various you… more »

Gulf Coast golf -- and golfers -- getting screwed

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The golf industry in the Gulf Coast is starting to react publicly to being left high and dry by lawmakers who snubbed them --along with massage parlors, liquor stores and gambling establishments -- in its bill giving tax breaks and other relief measures… more »

Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam: Days of King and Queen numbered?

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I know, I know, - predictions are like assholes and elbows: Everyone has them. But, I can't help myself. Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam will not be as dominant on their respective tours in 2006. They will both emerge as "players of the year," but th… more »

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