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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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Memories of Royal St. Georges

Memories of Royal St. Georges

The weekend was going to be special. Three days of golf in Sandwich in the south of England. The weather forecast was promising but in England, you never really know. It was April so there was a decent chance that we might escape the usual unpredictability of British...

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War of Attrition at the Traveler’s -“The”  English Wins

War of Attrition at the Traveler’s -“The” English Wins

It only took 80 holes for Harris English to sink a 15 foot putt on the 18th hole to finally beat a very game Kramer Hickok. Hickok, a young Texan who once caddied for Jordan Speith as a teenager, made more putts that most leaders make in a US Open.  He had a 40 ft....

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Rahm Wins the US Open

Rahm Wins the US Open

It all came down to two putts on the 71st and 72nd holes of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines John Rahm simply didn't make any mistakes on the back nine. He persevered while all the other competitors imploded on the back nine. The back nine at Torrey Pines on Sunday could...

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Meanderings before the US Open

Meanderings before the US Open

US Open Preview The 121st US Open begins Thursday at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California.  Bryson DeChambeau is the defending champion following his victory at  Winged Foot in 2020.  DeChambeau should be able to contend again with his length as the course will...

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Koepka/DeChambeau, The US Women’s Open

Koepka/DeChambeau, The US Women’s Open

DeChambeau vs. Koepka Rivalries are usually always entertaining in the world of sport.  Interest in the sport is magnified and the media can have a field day igniting the feelings of its readers to take sides and keep the attention on the participants going.  The...

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PGA Championship-Mickelsen Shocks the World

PGA Championship-Mickelsen Shocks the World

Phil Mickelsen did what no one has been able to do at age 50-win a major golf championship.  Mickelsen persevered and grinded through the final round to persevere and defeat the field that couldn't overcome the winds and the golf course. Mickelsen was an improbable...

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US Wins the Walker Cup in a Hard Fought Battle

US Wins the Walker Cup in a Hard Fought Battle

The USA won a hard fought victory over the team from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) by a score of 14-12.  The match was full of pressure and intrigue as the US held off the challenge of the game GB&I squad.  Based on amateur records and world rankings, the...

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Complete a Brief Survey and Win a Copy of One of my Books!

Complete a Brief Survey and Win a Copy of One of my Books!

Your Opinion is Needed! It's hard to believe that I have now composed 186 posts since we developed the "Golf Chronicles" web sit and reached over 1,350 people.  We'd like your feedback as to the quality and relevance of the posts and your opinion on the quality of the...

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