Category: General

Here's hoping Sergio Garcia never wins a major

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Sergio Garcia doesn't deserve to win a major, which he never will if he keeps this up. He has the talent, he just doesn't have the class. Not only does he choke when the tough gets going, he blames everything but the one thing responsible for his c… more »

Has Hunter Mahan talked his way out of the Ryder Cup?

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You've got to like Hunter Mahan's honest comments on the Ryder Cup, though he's already backtracking. Mahan, who is in line to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team heading into this week's PGA Championship, had some harsh things to say to Golf Magazine about… more »

Phil Mickelson gung-ho over golf in the Olympics

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The cultural difference between American and foreign golfers is all too evident in the way Phil Mickelson, Trevor Immelman and Ian Poulter view the possibility of golf being added to the Olympic games. Mickelson, being an American, thinks it would "gr… more »

No spin zone for professional golfers

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This is not a big deal to most hackers, but a ruling by golf's governing bodies is a big thing to the pros. Modern groves can allow golfers to get as much spin on the ball out of the rough as they can on the fairway. Not after 2010. At the top amateur… more »

Where the heck is Ernie Els?

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As we continue to wait for the return of Tiger Woods, why don't we take a moment to consider one of the few guys many thought could challenge him, Ernie Els. Els won the Honda Classic at the beginning of March and there were many who thought he was on… more »

Michelle Wie is the biggest pop celebrity of our times, outside Barack Obama

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It's true. Michelle Wie is close to being a household name and has never won anything involving golf outside of her home state of Hawaii. Hey, if the Republicans can say the same thing about Barack Obama, I can say it about Michelle Wie. She's now… more »

Georgia state park golf course trail gets a new addition

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The Georgia state park golf course system was already a top-notch golf trail, and now it's added another: Brazell's Creek Golf Course is in Reidsville, at the Gordonia Alatamaha state park. Architect Denis Griffiths added nine new holes to the origina… more »

Who's that British Open champion again?

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For the second year in a row, the announcer at the WGC Bridgestone-International neglected to introduce Paddy Harrington as the British Open champion. Harrington, who was steamed last year, shrugged it off this year. "I wasn't waiting for it this t… more »

Why I'm rooting for Michelle Wie

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Yes, another blog about Michelle Wie playing in yet another men's event. But here's the issue: A recent Michelle Wie blog of mine prompted some to ask why Wie is still even getting attention, much less being invited to play in another men's tournament… more »

All you members of private clubs, either with the TPC Network or Heritage Golf Group, have just expanded your playing possibilities

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The TPC Network of Clubs and the Heritage Golf Group have teamed up to expand privileges for private club members nationwide, according to a press release. They have something called a "TPC Passport," a "premium concierge program designed to deliver a… more »

Michelle Wie is not to blame – blame these wacko tournament directors

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Michelle Wie may very well be suffering from multiple personality disorders – she's definitely suffering delusions of grandeur – but I say it's time to point the finger elsewhere, if only from Wie fatigue. Let's say, for example, that you get fire… more »

Greg Norman doesn't choke at British Open! He simply blows it

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So I'm on vacation and I accidentally see that Greg Norman is leading the British Open after the third round. Normally, I try not to have golf thoughts on vacation, but I couldn't help being both amazed and skeptical. "There's no way he's going to win… more »

Fear, loathing, rage and riots in Miami airport: Why American Airlines is the worst airline in the world, Chapter 398

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Men yelled helplessly at the top of their lungs, women screamed while clutching their babies, the world seemed to burst at the seams in chaos and confusion and danger. The woman held the phone high, high over her head, gripping it with both hands.… more »

St. Croix is still a lousy, scary Caribbean vacation

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It's been a while since I've been to play golf St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands – I used to live on St. Thomas -- but things haven't changed much. Downtown Christiansted looks like a ghost town, especially at night. "St. Croix has been dead f… more »

Pine Lakes restoration in Myrtle Beach on schedule

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One of my favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach has always been Pine Lakes Country Club. It's got that big billboard out there on Highway 17 that makes it look like a mid-level Grand Strand course, but once you get back into it, it's a very classy layout… more »
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