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A Week of Golf Weirdness

A Week of Golf Weirdness

Two months ago Lucas Glover missed a 2 ft. putt in a playoff to miss qualifying for a US Open.  This past Sunday, Lucas made a 6 ft. putt on the 18th hole to win the Wyndham Open and qualify for the Fed Ex cup tournament.  Glover has been suffering from the yips for...

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Harman Blows Away the Field at Royal Liverpool

Harman Blows Away the Field at Royal Liverpool

Brian Harman brought his A+ game to Royal Liverpool this week.  Harman have been viewed, before this week, as a PGA journeyman professional who was very capable at competing with the best in the world but was not among the best in the world.  He hadn't won on the PGA...

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McIlroy Wins the Scottish Open

McIlroy Wins the Scottish Open

The Scottish Open is traditionally the warm up tournament for the OpenChampionship as it is always played the week before what is now the last major event of the year.  Since 2019 the tournament has been hosted by the Renaissance Club outside of Edinburgh in the town...

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Corpuz Endures to Win the Women’s US Open

Corpuz Endures to Win the Women’s US Open

Allison Corpuz passed a difficult exam at the Pebble Beach Golf Links to outlast the competition and win her first LPGA event--the Women's US Open. Corpuz displayed significant grit and confidence persevering through a golf course that was set up to be a difficult...

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Fowler Rockets to a Title

Fowler Rockets to a Title

The gods of golf have spoken.  It was time for Rickie Fowler to cash in and win a golf tournament.  Fowler had the 54 hole lead at the US Open but crumbled in the final round.  He played well at the Traveler's but no cigar.  This week he did not squander his 54 hole...

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Keegan Bradley Wins the Travelers

Keegan Bradley Wins the Travelers

The PGA Tour crossed the country from the US Open in Los Angeles to Cromwell, Connecticut for the Travelers event.  This year the Travelers is a designated tour event requiring attendance from all of the top players.   Weather conditions were about as perfect as you...

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Wyndham Clark Wins US Open

Wyndham Clark Wins US Open

  Wyndham Clark persevered through the late afternoon sun at the North Course of Los Angeles Country Club to claim an unlikely victory over some of the biggest names in the game including Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler.  Clark's performance was true grit as...

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Golf Can Be Cruel

Golf Can Be Cruel

US Open Qualifying If you really ever thought you were a good golfer, think again, there are literally thousands and thousands of players who are better than you are-handicap or no handicap. There were a total of 10,187 applications to compete in US Open qualifying...

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Pasatiempo Golf Club

Pasatiempo Golf Club

Pasatiempo Golf Club is a relatively unknown gem throughout the country but well known as a must for Northern California golf enthusiasts.  The course is in a famous Alistair McKenzie design and is probably the toughest 6,500 yards course that a low handicapper can...

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Schwab Challenge–Did Anybody Win?  Grillo Did

Schwab Challenge–Did Anybody Win? Grillo Did

The gods of golf unleashed their displeasure at Colonial Country Club on Sunday.  Perhaps they all got up on the wrong side of the bed as an unlikely winner emerged from a trio that seemed to do everything required to lose the tournament.  Someone had to win out of...

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Washington State Golf

Washington State Golf

We cover two contrasting golf venues in Washington state experienced in the past week.  The first course is Sahalee Country Club outside of Seattle, a course as green and shaped by its majestic trees.  Sahalee is then contrasted by Chambers Bay in Tacoma, a links...

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Koepka Wins the PGA

Koepka Wins the PGA

Brooks Koepka was determined to overcome his failure to finish the job at Augusta and nailed the major victory at the PGA Championship at Oakhill Country Club.  Koepka was confident and completely focused on task to overcome weather, elements, competitors and...

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Day (light) at the Byron Nelson

Day (light) at the Byron Nelson

Jason Day had 12 career PGA victories prior to the Nelson PGA stop at the TPC Craig Ranch course outside of Dallas, Texas.  Day's first tournament victory 13 years ago was at the same Bryon Nelson event.  Day has been absent from the winner's circle since 2018  and...

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Finau Wins Mexican Open

Finau Wins Mexican Open

Jon Rahm was determined to win again in Mexico.  He shot 61 in the third round at the Mexico Open to get into the final group and take on Tony Finau for the title.  Finau played steadily throughout and Rahm was going to have to shoot another 61 to take him down....

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Western Intercollegiate-Pepperdine Wins/Bryson Dechambeau

Western Intercollegiate-Pepperdine Wins/Bryson Dechambeau

The Western Intercollegiate was played on April 10-12 at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz where it has been held for the past 76 years.  The tournament is hosted by San Jose State University and boasts a field of outstanding golf programs West of the Mississippi.  A...

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