Category Archives: Integrity

Keegan Bradley Is Not a Cheater

Keegan Bradley is not a cheater. And neither is Carl Pettersson…or Webb Simpson…or Ernie Els…or anybody else who uses an anchored putter, whether it’s a long putter or a belly putter. I feel compelled to rise to their defense because … Continue reading

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Justin Leonard: Trying Not to Be So Perfect

Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open dawned as Phil Mickelson’s day. He had a six-shot lead, the love engendered by the hometown boy and two worthy chasers in Brandt Snedeker and Padraig Harrington. I figured that it would be … Continue reading

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Slow Play Scourge III

Morgan Pressel took a slow-play penalty in Sunday’s quarter-final match against Azahara Munoz in the Sybase Match Play Championship. It turned out to be fatal to the outcome of her match. Here’s the clinical report from the Golf Channel: After … Continue reading

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The Season Begins – Kapalua 1st Round Notes

The Leaderboard The mostĀ interesting thing on the Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsĀ leaderboard is that the leader is the same improbable guy who won it last year. Jonathan Byrd won a return trip to this winners-only event with that win, but few … Continue reading

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The Rules Of Golf Are Powerful Things

They are, of course, powerful within the common meaning. The rules are the rules and after all of these years, they pretty much cover anything that might happen on a golf course. They award victories if you are on the … Continue reading

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Willfulness Versus Consciousness

At the Hyundai Tournament of Champions Thursday, Camilo Villegas, tried to bump a chip shot up a steep bank to a pin close to the edge of the green. Because of the tight pin, he tried to be too careful … Continue reading

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Integrity

During my second round at my second year at Q-School, I took a drop from a hazard that got me disqualified. Actually, I disqualified myself. But it was a long drawn out affair. It was one of those esoteric situations … Continue reading

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