Category Archives: Coaching

Chasing Tiger Woods

Tiger is famous for being one of the first guys out in practice rounds and Tuesday morning was no different. I had been plotting to join him once I knew he was going to play in the Waste Management Phoenix … Continue reading

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Bill Haas: Not that sure on Sunday morning

Bill Haas hit an 8-iron at a low and away ball hanging on the edge of an 18th hole fairway bunker that got him back in play on the par 5 fairway. From there he hit another 8-iron off an … Continue reading

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Jimmy Walker: A stroll in the park, sort of

Jimmy Walker began the fourth round of the Sony Open in Hawaii with a 2-shot lead. When he finished on Sunday, it was a tournament record 9. Waialae was not playing all that easy: Today, you know, it seemed the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Walker has it all teed up for another win

Friday, Tour rookie, Justin Thomas shot 9-under 61 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and I named him the “Popup Player of the Day” for exceptional play from an unlikely source. Saturday, Jimmy Walker shot 8-under 62 and no one … Continue reading

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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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Patrick Reed: Still trying to get better

Patrick Reed’s alleged hubris after his win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral is well documented by now. He unequivocally declared himself to be one of the top 5 players in the world. They “rolled the tape” again today in … Continue reading

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Russell Henley: Anatomy of a swing change

Russell Henley came out of the gate swinging his new swing to good effect in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He looped the Par 73 Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort in Maui in 8-under 65 with no bogeys. It … Continue reading

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Hunter Mahan: On coaches, cross country golf, goal setting, dulling routine, managing fatigue and conditioning

The Hyundai Tournament of Champions kicks off the post-holiday schedule of the PGA Tour on Friday. They’re playing it on the Plantation course at the Kapalua Resort on Maui, Hawaii. It’s a winners-only tournament with just 34 players in the … Continue reading

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Jordan Spieth leads Hero by two with a chip and a putt to go

Darkness stopped play at the Hero World Challenge with two players still on the course at the Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Steve Sticker in the next to last group and Jordan Spieth in the last group just … Continue reading

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Tiger finally speaks on his new swing direction and coach

There’s one way to get a tiger out in the open and that’s to bait him with delicacies he can’t resist. In the case of the Tiger, all you have to do is get him to one of his tournaments … Continue reading

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