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Tony Finau Wins The Houston Open

Tony Finau Wins The Houston Open

Tony Finau blitzed the field over four consecutive days in a wire to wire victory at the Cadence Houston Open.  Finau was completely on fire with an onslaught of accurate, long-distance driving coupled with a putter that was equally torrid.  Finau coasted to the four...

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Cypress Point-16th Hole Ace

Cypress Point-16th Hole Ace

A special feat occurred this week at the venerable 16th hole at Cypress Point.  SMU freshman Christian Clark knocked a fairway wood over the Pacific onto to the green and directly in the hole for an ace.  There were plenty of witnesses and it has to be one of the most...

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Rory McIlroy Ascends to No. 1

Rory McIlroy Ascends to No. 1

Rory McIlroy is on a tear.  He has a remarkable year after so-so years in 2020 and 2021 when many golf pundits had questioned whether his career was beginning to crest.  There is no doubt that McIlroy is a very talented player but I believe that particularly in 2020...

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Stanford Women Win Jackson T. Stephens Cup

Stanford Women Win Jackson T. Stephens Cup

The Stanford Women's golf team proved once again why they are the best women's golf team in the country and certainly probably the world with their team victory in the Jackson T. Stephens Cup played at Seminole Country Club in Juno Beach, Florida.  As many golfers are...

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President’s Cup-US Wins But…..

President’s Cup-US Wins But…..

The US won the President's Cup (again) by a score of 17.5 to 12.5 at Quail Hollow in North Carolina.  The match play competition between US and international competitors (except Europe) occurs every other year.  The dominance of the US professionals in this...

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LIV Golf

LIV Golf

The LIV Golf Tour and the PGA Tour have brought the divisive nature of our society into the venerable game of golf.  The tours could have co-existed amicably by taking players whose best years are behind them and provided them with a comfortable format and lifestyle...

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England–Wheathill Golf Club

England–Wheathill Golf Club

My reaction to the San Francisco Bay Area heat dome was to simply leave the area.  On Labor Day, I flew to England to stay with my close friends, the Shirleys, at their home in the Somerset area in the southwest of England.  I escaped the Bay Area cauldron in similar...

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McIlroy Wins the Tour Championship

McIlroy Wins the Tour Championship

Twenty nine players came to Atlanta to claim the Tour Championship having qualified from the preceding three weeks of grinding through qualifying tournament stops, where one bad shot or missed putt could cost the player a spot in Atlanta. Unfortunately Will Zalatoris...

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US Amateur

US Amateur

Last Sunday marked the completion of the 122nd playing of the US Amateur Championship which was held at Ridgewood Country Club in northern New Jersey.  The US Amateur has to be the most difficult golf tournament to win as anything less than your A game isn't going to...

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Worst Golf Shot Ever

Worst Golf Shot Ever

I couldn't resist--this golf shot was so bad that I had to write about it. We live on the 13th hole of Spyglass Hill Golf Course at Pebble Beach.  Our two-story home stands majestically parallel to the 13th fairway about 285 yards from the back tee and 165 yards from...

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Zalatoris Breaks Through

Zalatoris Breaks Through

The gods of golf are smiling!  Will Zalatoris broke through at the FedEx St. Jude Championship on Sunday with a dramatic playoff victory over Sepp Straka.  Zalatoris has been "knocking on the victory door" for quite some time with outstanding high finishes in a number...

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North Berwick–Very Special

North Berwick–Very Special

North Berwick is a tidy seaside town in East Lothian, Scotland situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth right on the coast.  The quaint village, appointed homes and the comfortable hotels reminds me of Carmel, California.  North Berwick is known for being a...

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The 150th Open Championship-Cam Smith Delivers

The 150th Open Championship-Cam Smith Delivers

In the third week of July, there was one place that was the best location on the planet-St. Andrews, Scotland, home of the 150th Open Championship.  Sure it's golf, that boring sport where guys knock a small sphere around a layout of ground, pocked up with big sand...

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More LIV

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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