Category Archives: Expectations

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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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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Chambers Bay: The course is the show

My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I can say that I cannot remember a U.S. Open where the golf course was a bigger show than the players or the event itself. Oh, there was 2004 at Shinnecock where … Continue reading

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Brooks Koepka: Not a gunslinger so much anymore

You’ve seen the Dustin Johnson commercial where he’s hitting a TaylorMade driver off a tee on a closed hole complete with a launch monitor, right? And he really clocks one and he starts laughing and says not to ask him … Continue reading

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Ben Crane: A retrospective look at the frazzled mind of a champion

One of the things I really like about reading the player transcripts at tournaments is that they tend to be much more personal, much more intimate than the two and a half minute “standup” just outside of scoring. The whole … 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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Tiger Woods: On commitment and the need for tournament rounds

When I began my weekly, 20-minute radio segment Thursday morning (NBC Sports Radio, AM 1060, Phoenix, 7:32 PT), Tiger Woods was 3-over par right out of the gate in the first round of The Memorial Tournament and had then birdied 13 … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: On his game, his kids and Chambers Bay

Tiger Woods was in the media center at Muirfield Village Golf Club, home of Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament. He comes in having only played five events so far this year, beginning with his Hero Challenge (T17) in December and ending … 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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Patrick Rodgers: The nomadic life pays off

You know me, as a quintessential underdog, I always root for the underdog. And there’s a really good one in the field this week at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. Patrick Rodgers, who played at Stanford for three years, received … Continue reading

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