Category Archives: Ego

A Reader’s Comment That Broke My Heart

In last week’s post, “Running Other People Down,” I wrote about our humanity, in this instance, the tendency of our egos to be on the defensive in our interactions with other people. And going a step further, how this defensiveness … Continue reading

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Running Other People Down

In anticipation of my stint Thursday morning on “For the Love of the Game” (NBC Sports Radio, AM1060 in Phoenix at 8:32 MT), I tuned in to catch a bit of the show in that time slot. Mike (Uncle Buck) … Continue reading

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Ian Poulter: On lousy dinner and lingering anger

Ian Poulter was cruising through the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royale course in Antalya, Turkey. But then he hit a little bad weather, a lack of patience, prudence and couldn’t find an escape route from behind a … Continue reading

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Bernhard Langer: On Finding Peace

A recurring theme in this blog is freedom, as in the ability to completely relax and allow your swing to freely — and therefor, efficiently — swing. It all falls apart when we try to force any aspect of the … Continue reading

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Russell Knox: The apprenticeship of a nice young player

The track meet masquerading as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is well underway and the scores are living up to the traditions of the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, very low scores. Spencer Levin and George McNeill both shot … Continue reading

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Billy Horschel: I’m alright and nobody worry ’bout me

Billy Horschel managed to finish off a tournament in style by winning the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, by two shots over Bubba Watson and another over Morgan Hoffman. This tournament was the gateway tournament … Continue reading

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Keegan Bradley: Embracing what he doesn’t want to think about

Keegan Bradley had a pretty good day in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship ending up 6 to the good with the TPC Boston. His 65 put him in 2nd alone and two behind Ryan Palmer. Palmer had … Continue reading

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An academic look at choking on the 18th green

I don’t much like the term “choking” to define failure in sports although almost everybody does. It has come to be accusatory and an attempt to diminish the poor dolt who missed, whether it’s a putt, a free throw or … Continue reading

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Jason Allred: The other side of being upset about golf

Jason Allred made his second shot on the par-4 15th hole at the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s opposite field event in Reno, Nevada. It’s for those players not in the limited field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. The … Continue reading

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Marc Leishman: On the lessons in failure

Aussie, Mark Leishman has settled into the driver’s seat at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH. Taking advantage of an uptick in his recent results, Leishman birdied four of his first eight holes. He bogeyed … Continue reading

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