Category Archives: Freedom

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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Jordan Spieth: The lessons in the quad on the 12th

Jordan Spieth had a five-shot lead when he made the turn at the Masters on Sunday. What could go wrong, particularly with such a reliably tenacious and steely competitor? This was not some new kid who hadn’t been there before. … Continue reading

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Vicky Hurst: Lessons in a Tour pro’s fall and struggle back

Remember Vicky Hurst? She is the attractive LPGA star whose signature was her Ben Hogan-style cap. She was good enough that she made the 2011 Solheim Cup team as a captain’s pick after just three years on Tour. She had … Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson: Making birdie from “unknown”

Phil Mickelson had one of his legendary adventures on the par-5 15th hole in the 3rd round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He was far enough back at the beginning of the day that he started on the 10th … 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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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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Tiger Woods: Stays faithful to the mastery process

Tiger Woods remained faithful to the transformation of his swing at The Memorial Tournament on Friday and made the cut on the number. He had to make a 5½-footer on 18 to do it though. That said, he made that … Continue reading

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AT&T Byron Nelson: Couple of mastery tidbits

Friday at the AT&T Byron Nelson was certainly a day that could test just how centered a player could remain. First of all, with an overnight deluge of four and a half inches, the TPC Four Seasons Resort was slammed. … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy: Realizing the payoffs in lessons learned

Rory McIlroy won going away at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. With this length and consequent derring-do, he picked the Quail Hollow Club apart with tight lines across corners few others could carry. It was a virtuoso … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy: Getting better mentally

Rory McIlroy broke his own course record at Quail Hollow in the Wells Fargo Championship shooting an 11-under 61. That is, 11 birdies and no bogeys. Pretty phenomenal on a course that the players universally describe as hard or difficult. … Continue reading

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