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More LIV

The LIV Tour continues to be a hot and somewhat distracting topic for the world of professional golf.  The Tour continues to draw players from the PGA Tour and the resulting discussions resemble the latest trends of USA national political discourse.  I believe the...

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Fitzpatrick Wins the US Open

Fitzpatrick Wins the US Open

The stage was set for the US Open with a demanding golf course in a traditional East Coast setting.  The June venue in Brookline, Massachusetts would not be unduly impacted by weather this week.  The air was crisp and clean, the course manicured to the usual US Open...

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Horschel, McIlroy and LIV

Horschel, McIlroy and LIV

Horschel Wins the Memorial With all the attention paid to the beginnings of the LIV Tour in London, Billy Horschel scored an impressive victory under the watchful scrutiny of Jack Nicklaus at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio at the course that Jack built....

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Alternative Professional Golf-the LIV Tour

Alternative Professional Golf-the LIV Tour

The World of Sport has always had the formation of alternative professional leagues.  We've experienced the American Football League, the American Basketball Association, the World Football League and other venues.  These leagues were funded by wealthy tycoons looking...

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Stanford Women Win 2nd NCAA Golf Title

Stanford Women Win 2nd NCAA Golf Title

It was supposed to be easy and a fait accompli.  The Stanford Women's Golf Team won their 2nd NCAA Women's Championship at Greyhawk Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Stanford entered the tournament as the No. 1 ranked team in the country, and featured the top...

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Thomas Perseveres Through to the PGA Title

Thomas Perseveres Through to the PGA Title

Justin Thomas came from 7 shots back in the final round to get into a playoff with Will Zalatoris to win the PGA Championship at Southern Hills.    Thomas played flawlessly in the playoff and hit that one shot to take the lead in the 3 hole playoff.  Thomas drove the...

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Phil Mickelsen and the LIV Tour

Phil Mickelsen and the LIV Tour

The controversy surrounding Phil Mickelsen is a hot topic in the world of golf and a major distraction to the PGA Tour season.  Mickelsen's behavior seems to be a bit enigmatic in tacitly supporting the new LIV Tour managed by Greg Norman's company.  It seems that...

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Friar’s Head-A Special Place

Friar’s Head-A Special Place

There is no sign, directions, warning or notice of any kind that you are approaching this special place. Perhaps the entire venue is a gem of land that simply popped out of the Atlantic Ocean intact ready to go. The fairways, greens and fescue are the equivalent of...

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Jordan Speith Wins the Heritage

Jordan Speith Wins the Heritage

Jordan Speith came into the Heritage Classic looking for answers.  He was completely unhappy and perhaps befuddled  with his play at Augusta, where he missed the cut.  His putting stroke seems to have a series of issues and can wreak havoc with the confidence required...

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Scheffler Chips Away to a Masters Victory

Scheffler Chips Away to a Masters Victory

Scottie Scheffler was a wreck coming into the final round wondering if he could really finish the deal at Augusta.  He had a pretty comfortable lead coming into the final round but history tells us that if you're within 5 shots at the beginning of the back nine on...

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Tiger “Masters” the First Round

Tiger “Masters” the First Round

All eyes at Augusta were focused on Tiger Woods as he approached the first tee.  His appearance is a testimony to a man who has brought a sense of outer worldliness to this event.   Most people, including perhaps himself, never thought he would be put in a position of...

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Scottie Scheffler Wins  WGC Match Play

Scottie Scheffler Wins WGC Match Play

There's a new sheriff in town.  Scottie Scheffler ran through the best players on the PGA Tour this past week at the WGC Match Play event at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.  Scheffler has moved from bridesmaid status prior to 2022 to the world #1 golfer in the...

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Cam Smith Perseveres Through the Player’s Championship

Cam Smith Perseveres Through the Player’s Championship

The Player's Championship turned into an endurance contest with significant rain delays, howling winds and cold temperatures to plague the field.  From Thursday on, the field incurred significant stoppages of play as the weather presented unplayable conditions.  Play...

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Arnold Palmer Invitational, Phil Mickelsen Controversy

Arnold Palmer Invitational, Phil Mickelsen Controversy

Arnold Palmer Invitational Arnold Palmer would have been pleased with his event this past week.  Bay Hill was set up as if it were a US Open layout.  There was penal rough, narrow fairways, well placed bunkers, challenging pin positions  and the topping on the sundae...

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Niemann Goes Wire to Wire at Riviera

Niemann Goes Wire to Wire at Riviera

Genesis Open Joaquin Niemann went wire to wire in winning the Genesis Open at the venerable Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this week. Niemann also set a new 36 hole scoring record, and unlike Seamus Power at last week's AT&T event, Niemann powered through the...

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