Category Archives: Freedom

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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Jordan Spieth: More than just the Masters Champion

Perhaps the best thing that came out of Jordan Spieth’s incredible win at the Masters on Sunday was that it affirmed the civility of the game. We have for some time now been enjoying the fresh-faced, gentility of Rory McIlroy. … Continue reading

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Golf mastery snippets from the Shell Houston Open

So often we listen to or read the transcripts of Tour players and our eyes glaze over with the banality of the comments about yardages and clubs and the like. And even when there’s good mastery content in their comments, … Continue reading

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Ryann O’Toole: Exclusive mastery interview

Saturday at the jtbc Founders Cup at the Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, was a long one. Friday’s second round needed to be completed due to rains on Thursday, the cut needed to be made and the remaining 83 … Continue reading

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LPGA Founders Cup: A good place to work on your game

Remind me for next year: do not schedule a dentist appointment during the week of the Founders Cup. I am a creature of habit; when I finish up with my appointment, I always schedule next year’s to replace it in … Continue reading

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Sean O’Hair: Came away a winner without winning

If you missed the final round of the 2015 Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, you missed a great, 3-way playoff between the eventual winner, Jordan Spieth who made a 12-footer to get in, superconfident Patrick … Continue reading

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John Senden: On the world watching you

Defending Champion, John Senden, returns to the site of his second victory, the Valspar Championship on the challenging Copperhead course at the Innisbrook resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. I have a soft spot in my heart for this Tampa Bay … Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson’s thoughts on Tiger’s dire short game problems

If it’s Thursday, it must be the start of another PGA Tour tournament, this week, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California, a northern suburb of San Diego. They will be playing both courses, … Continue reading

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Justin Thomas on my mind

The headline here should be, “Martin Laird takes a 3-shot lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.” But I just can’t seem to get Justin Thomas off my mind. It was an exciting morning knowing that Thomas and fellow phenom … Continue reading

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