Category Archives: Short Game

Tiger Woods at the Masters: Happy to be here, ready to go

A lot of choice detail came out of Tiger Woods’ Masters media session on Tuesday. Tiger isn’t known for being particularly expressive with the media although when I saw him in Phoenix, his body language seemed open, unhurried and willing. … Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson’s thoughts on Tiger’s dire short game problems

If it’s Thursday, it must be the start of another PGA Tour tournament, this week, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California, a northern suburb of San Diego. They will be playing both courses, … Continue reading

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Justin Thomas: Exclusive interview on the golf mastery process

Justin Thomas is the young man who took our collective breath away last week when he was in contention to the very end of the Humana Challenge that Bill Haas won by a shot. If Thomas hadn’t hit his 2-iron … 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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U.S. Open: A Really Big Deal

Think we have just another tournament week on the PGA Tour? Not so. All the best players in the world are assembled for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, but there are a lot … Continue reading

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Dale Abraham: The Breadth of a Great Golf Teacher

Dale Abraham was just named the PGA of America – Southwest Section, Teacher of the Year. He’s been ┬áthe Director of Instruction here at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 2009 and the whole of it makes for … Continue reading

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The Transformation of Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed began Sunday’s final round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship with a 2-shot lead over Jason Dufner and Hunter Mahan. Tiger Woods was one back of them. They seemed to be the only four players who hadn’t been befuddled by … Continue reading

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WGC-Cadillac Championship: Tiger’s Ready to Go

The World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship is set to begin Thursday at the Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) in Miami, Florida. And while the field size (69) is approximately the same as the Accenture Match Play Championship (64), Cadillac … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy: Wins Aussie Open On a Faulty Pitch Shot

Sitting on a one-stroke lead in the Emerites Australian Open, Adam Scott tried to hit a definitive approach shot into 18. And he did. It was a beautiful shot, right on line and hit just short of the hole. But … Continue reading

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Jordan Spieth’s Coach

One of the best stories in golf this year is that of young Jordan Spieth, the guy who Thursday qualified into the Monday qualifier of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. He missed the cut, … Continue reading

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