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Matsuyama wins the Sony Open/The Golf Ball Controversy?

Matsuyama wins the Sony Open/The Golf Ball Controversy?

Hideki Matsuyama came from behind and defeated Russell Henley  on the first extra hole of a playoff at Waialae Country Club completing the Hawaii swing of the PGA Tour.    Matsuyama took the event beating Henley with his power game-a shot for the ages in the playoff...

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Tour Professionals Bludgeon the Plantation Course

Tour Professionals Bludgeon the Plantation Course

The first PGA event in Kapalua, Hawaii kicked off this week on the Plantation Course.  Plantation is not an easy course but the week's course conditions  turned the venue into a delicious meal for the Tour Professionals.  With three rounds in the books, the players...

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Bay Area Golf Thrives in the Pandemic

Bay Area Golf Thrives in the Pandemic

The pandemic roars on through the country and the economics of golf continues to prosper as golf continues to be one of the safest activities you can partake in.  It's also interesting that new players who gave up the game quickly in the past  because it was too...

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Hovland is a Hero

Hovland is a Hero

Colin Morakawa shot a 64 on Saturday in the 3rd round of the Hero Challenge at Albany Country Club in the Bahamas.  Morakawa's 64 vaulted him into the lead in the event by five shots.  A victory here would get him past Jon Rahm to take over the World No. 1 ranking....

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Koepka vs. DeChambeau–Gobble/Gobble

Koepka vs. DeChambeau–Gobble/Gobble

The supposed grudge match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau took place on Friday at the Wynn Resort Golf Club in Las Vegas  No punches were thrown and no referees were required.  It was just 12 holes of match play and Koepka made it a short event with a 4...

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The Golf Boom–Too Much of a Good Thing?

The Golf Boom–Too Much of a Good Thing?

The golf business may one of the biggest beneficiaries of the pandemic.  Golf at the beginning of 2019 was at a precarious state of decline.  Golf rounds were steadily dropping, courses were closing, country club membership initiation fees were dropping significantly...

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DeChambeau vs. Koepka (really?)

DeChambeau vs. Koepka (really?)

I usually don't compose opinion pieces, but I couldn't resist when it was announced this week that Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka would square off in a match made for TV  during Thanksgiving weekend. It's tough to watch the world of golf succumb to what seems to...

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USA’s “Cup” Runneth Over

USA’s “Cup” Runneth Over

The USA crushed the Europeans 19-9 in the 43rd Ryder Cup championships at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.  For many golf fans, the win was expected but the margin of victory certainly was not.  There will be hundreds of stories written about this event as to...

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Ryder Cup Teams and POTUS

Ryder Cup Teams and POTUS

As usual, the European Ryder Cup has solidified its squad by adding veteran, battle-tested players who have had a steady regime of whacking USA players over many years in this event.  Captain Padraig Harrington added Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry as his...

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Cantlay and the Euros Prevail

Cantlay and the Euros Prevail

At the beginning of the 2021 PGA Tour, Patrick Cantlay was viewed as a mainstay of tour competitors but not in it's elite class.  Cantlay has now won 4 PGA events and the last 2 events of the season including the Tour Championship.  Cantlay had a epic duel with Bryson...

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David vs. Goliath at the Fed Ex Championship

David vs. Goliath at the Fed Ex Championship

Bryson DeChambeau (BDC) brought his "A" game to the last Fed Ex qualifying event at Cave Creek, Maryland.  He has had a series of inconsistent performances in recent events even to the point of losing his caddie (whether voluntarily or involuntarily in unknown).  BDC...

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Two Deserving Winners

Two Deserving Winners

This week we had two interesting winners on the Professional Tours.  Anna Nordqvist won the Women's British Open at Carnoustie, Scotland and Tony Finau finally broke through at the Northern Trust Open, which is the first leg of the Fed Ex Cup qualifier. Nordqvist has...

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Olympic Golf-Schauffele Wins Gold for the USA

Olympic Golf-Schauffele Wins Gold for the USA

Golf at the Olympics seems to be an affair that is out of touch with the general notion of the Olympic idea with amateur open competition. Olympic golf really resembles another stop on the PGA Tour with the luster of competing for country and the resultant medals. It...

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Collin Morikawa Wins the Open Championship

Collin Morikawa Wins the Open Championship

Collin Morikawa won his second major championship at the sun-drenched Royal St. Georges venue in Sandwich, England. Morikawa found himself in the final twosome with the 54 hole leader, Louis Oosthuizen who had been leading the tournament from the opening day....

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DeChambeau Again

DeChambeau Again

The Bryson DeChambeau show rolls on in Sandwich, England at the Open Championship this weekend. DeChambeau continues to steal the show and publicity but I still don't believe it that it is deliberate. He imported his reported feud with Brooks Koepka into the event and...

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