Category Archives: Ego

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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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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Jordan Spieth: On being “clutch”…and “choking”

Jordan Spieth traveled cross town from his home in Dallas to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, home of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Interestingly, this swing on the Tour normally begins in Dallas with the Byron Nelson … Continue reading

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Underrating the possibility of Rickie Fowler

As most of you will certainly know by now, Rickie Fowler won what was roundly described as the best Players Championship ever in a three-way playoff with Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner. He did it once the three-hole cumulative playoff … Continue reading

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Hyo Joo Kim wins jtbc Founders Cup with humility

LPGA rookie, Hyo Joo Kim won the jtbc Founders Cup at the Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, by three shots against the toughest kind of test she could have had: Stacy Lewis. Always a threat to win any tournament … 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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J.B. Holmes: Demonstrating the Attitude of Acceptance

J.B. Holmes managed to get through the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the legendary Blue Monster at Doral with his lead from the first round intact. It just went from four strokes down to two. His chaser from … Continue reading

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An Essay on Golf Relativity

For those of you who cringe at the use of the word “essay” in the title — it never ceases to make my eyes glaze over, but then perhaps I’ve never been exposed to really good ones — I apologize … Continue reading

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Martin Kaymer: On being there

On the occasions that I was able to interview Martin Kaymer, I was always impressed by his thoughtfulness and his intelligence. He was in the media center on Wednesday at the the Honda Classic, the annual milestone of the return … Continue reading

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Webb Simpson: Returning to the short putter ego intact

As pretty much all the golf world knows, anchored putters have been banned beginning in 2016. There has been great consternation about those players who have been using anchored putters for years; Tim Clark, Bernhard Langer, Adam Scott, Carl Pettersson, … Continue reading

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