Category Archives: Confidence

Gary Woodland: The “Under Performer” Rejoices in Performing

Gary Woodland made nine birdies in a glorious final round 64 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But that wasn’t enough. It earned him a berth in the one-hole playoff with hometown hero, Chez Reavie, which he won. Woodland was … Continue reading

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Xander Schauffele: The Real Deal at WMPO

Last year’s PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Xander Schauffele (ZAN-der SHAW-fa-lay), attracted my attention in Thursday’s first round in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. First of all, I was reminded that he won the 2017 PGA Tour Championship (first … Continue reading

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Brendan Steele: On realizing the truth in rote prescriptions

It was another great day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, short of glorious only because of the¬†high, gauzy clouds that took the¬†luster from the sunshine. As I was gathering myself in the Media Center to map out my day, … Continue reading

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WMPO: Bubba, Jordan, Phil and Justin Thomas on the mental side of the game

It was a banner day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not just because it was a glorious, windless Arizona day in the mid-70s, but because I was able to ask questions of four of the best players in the … Continue reading

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Bernhard Langer: On finding peace on the golf course

Thursday’s first round of the Charles Schwab Cup at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, opened with Colin Montgomerie in first place for the cup point race, Jeff Maggert in second and — cue the shark music from Jaws … Continue reading

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Bubba Watson: Mastery tips from the Travelers Championship

Beginning with his first transcript on Wednesday at the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, it was Bubba Watson’s week. He came out with such a personal and insightful interview, you couldn’t help but have a … Continue reading

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Bubba Watson: Playing by visuals and feel

Bubba Watson managed to keep it going on Friday extending his good play in the first round of the Travelers Championship. His first round 62 gave him a 2-shot lead and Friday’s 3-under 67 to get to 11-under in slightly … Continue reading

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Robert Garrigus: The answer isn’t always in swing mechanics

The first round of the Travelers Championship is in the books with Bubba Watson comfortably ensconced in first place after a nifty 8-under 62…that included a bogey. How good is this guy playing? He has a 2-shot lead over a … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Swing bound

Tiger Woods had another catastrophic day of golf, this time in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. He shot 10-over 80, quite a disappointment in the face of all of his certain improvement at home. Since … Continue reading

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FedEx St. Jude Classic: A Satisfying Finish

After playing on the Web.com Tour beginning in 2007, Fabian Gomez, made it to the PGA Tour in 2011. He wasn’t able to keep his card earning only $382,000 and 157th on the Money List and only 167th on the … Continue reading

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