Category Archives: Courage

Justin Thomas: “You have to put yourself there”

Justin Thomas has had a pretty good first year in his PGA Tour career. He’s played in 19 events, had 5 top-10s and locked up his card for next year with $1.4 million in winnings. I interviewed him on the … Continue reading

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Scott Piercy: A study in sheer tenacity and belief in himself

Scott Piercy tied the course record at the Shell Houston Open on Thursday with a sizzling 9-under, 63. The Golf Club of Houston was no match for him. Starting on the back, he got off to a good start with … Continue reading

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Derek Ernst: A work in progress

Derek Ernst is two shots out of the lead at the 54-hole point in the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Florida. Winning this thing on Sunday would be a nice validation of a big risk and a lot … Continue reading

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Brian Davis: A long way from England

The opening round of the Valspar Championship got off to a good start with England’s Brian Davis zipping around the Copperhead course at the Innisbrook resort in 6-under par, 65. That gave him a 1-shot lead over Sean O’Hair and … Continue reading

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Padraig Harrington: Introspective thoughts on winning

Padraig Harrington won the Honda Classic in a 2-hole playoff over rookie, Daniel Berger. Afterward, he had a long, rambling interview — he’s very smart, thoughtful and willing — that touched on so many parts of his day. But the … 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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Jim Herman: An improbable leader at Honda

The headliners at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, all sort of hung in there. Rory McIlroy shot 3-over 73 in tough wind conditions blowing at 15 to 25 miles per hour. At one point his group was … Continue reading

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Northern Trust Open: Should be a captivating finish

Riviera Country Club averaged almost a shot easier on Saturday in the Northern Trust Open, but not so anyone would notice. Retief Goosen extended his lead to two stokes at 8-under over Graham DeLaet with a loose back nine that … Continue reading

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Dudley Hart: A broken down guy playing against kids

The first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am surely passed much too quickly for those that got to play in it this year. The weather — the greatest variable at that venue — was perfect and will be … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Back spasms drive him from the Farmers

The headline coming out of the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open should have been that Lexi’s big brother, Nicholas, shot 8-under on the North Course at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, and has a 1-shot lead. Michael … Continue reading

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