Archives for: July 2006

Butch Harmon explains his theory of Tiger Woods' swing change

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For those of you who missed it, Golf Digest excerpted an interesting section of Butch Harmon's book, "The Pro: Lessons from my Father About Golf and Life." Harmon, Tiger Woods' old swing coach, said he believes Woods revamped his swing because he was… more »

LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens should resign -- and fast

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Carolyn Bivens may be the worst sports commisioner of all-time. Talk about trying to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. She took over the LPGA when it was arguably at an all-time high. It's still there, in spite of the fact she's doing everythin… more »

Good and relatively cheap golf at Myrtle Beach

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A reader named Mike wrote in to say he's a "poor college student" visiting Myrtle Beach and wants to play three rounds, keeping green fees between $150-$200. He also has a friend who "isn't very good" and doesn’t want to spend much. Mike, we here at… more »

Tiger Woods at the British Open: a new, different era?

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I'm going to keep my driver in the bag. I'm going to be like Tiger. Who would have ever thought we'd be saying "course management" and "Tiger Woods" in the same sentence. The long-ball monster turning into a Punch and Judy singles hitter? The guy k… more »

Tiger Woods at the British Open: Back to awe and amazement

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Just when I thought Tiger Woods had lost his ability to amaze and awe, he comes up with more. In his storied career, Woods has been known mostly as a power player. Yes, he has all the other facets of the game, but he could always be counted on to blas… more »

It's the "BRITISH Open," not "The Open"

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Listen all ye men of England: We have place names for a reason.It's the "BRITISH Open," all you snobby Anglophiles. Not "The Open."Forget about all those Brits who insist everyone call it "The Open." Like England and its tournament is the only "O… more »

Cypress Bay in Myrtle Beach gets temporary reprieve

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Myrtle Beach golf course Cypress Bay, originally due to close in May, will stay open through the end of the year and maybe even through the spring of 2007, according to Myrtle Beach Online. The course was sold by its original owners to a group of loca… more »

Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods deliciously paired at British Open

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Can't wait for the first two rounds at the British Open, when Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods are paired up. Two legends from different eras who aren't exactly the best of buds. Faldo, of course, won three British Opens when he was in his prime, and has ta… more »

Michelle Wie, withdrawing from John Deere Classic, needs to get tougher if she wants to play with the big boys

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What was it in Silvis, Illinois Friday – 88 degrees? With fairly low humidity? Now, I have all the sympathy in the world for Michelle Wie, and I'm not exactly saying she's a sissy, but down here in Florida that kind of weather is like a lovely spri… more »

Michelle Wie, withdrawing from John Deere Classic, needs to get tougher if she wants to play with the big boys

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What was it in Silvis, Illinois Friday – 88 degrees? With fairly low humidity? Now, I have all the sympathy in the world for Michelle Wie, and I'm not saying she's a sissy, but down here in Florida that kind of weather is like a lovely spring day.… more »

Bob Charles at the U.S. Senior Open: play golf til you die

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I'm not sure what to make of 70-year-old Bob Charles making the cut at last week's U.S. Senior Open and eventually finishing in a tie for 47th. On one hand, it says a lot about the game that a 70-year old man can still be competitive. One of the great… more »

Bloggers: Big difference between "shameless self-promotion" and legitimate plug for Michelle Wie book

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Allow me to point out the difference between shameless self-promotion and circumspect, dignified marketing. Barry and Stacy Solomon, in their blog for TravelGolf, crow about their "recognition" by The Journal News. The Solomons never informed their read… more »

Allen Doyle was right: USGA pulling for Tom Watson to win U.S. Senior Open

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Allen Doyle made a little joke about how the USGA wouldn't be particularly overjoyed at seeing him win the U.S. Seniors Open, which prompted a USGA flak to get on the air and get all teary-eyed about how much it loves Allen Doyle. Talk about a preemptive… more »

Michelle Wie's tiresome act alienating more and more

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I have a strong feeling the emotional tide is turning against Michelle Wie. I base this on empiric and anecdotal evidence. Believe it or not, I was once a Wie fan. Now, I'm not, because of her continued excuses when she loses, the preferential treatme… more »

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