Category Archives: Practice

Vicky Hurst: Lessons in a Tour pro’s fall and struggle back

Remember Vicky Hurst? She is the attractive LPGA star whose signature was her Ben Hogan-style cap. She was good enough that she made the 2011 Solheim Cup team as a captain’s pick after just three years on Tour. She had … Continue reading

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Lydia Ko: On working on her swing

It’s pretty exciting when the No. 1 Player in the World shows up in the media center for a questioning free-for-all. Even more so when the conversation moves to the work on her swing with David Leadbetter. And almost ecstasy … Continue reading

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Brandt Snedeker: The week after a win and the formal planning that goes into it

Brandt Snedeker rolled into Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open after a tortuous win at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California. He managed to finish his round in pretty good shape on Sunday, but was relegated to waiting … Continue reading

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Brooks Koepka: On his vagabond days in Europe and 3-iron testing

Brooks Keopka was in the Waste Management Phoenix Open media center, a privileged obligation of the defending champion, and the result of Brook’s “Excellent Adventure” on the European mini-tour. The theory, still currently practiced by young American PGA Tour aspirants, … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Memorial Exit Interview

Not to beat a dead horse — I’ve been writing about him all week long — but Tiger Woods had interesting things to say about the golf mastery process on his way to the parking lot. More on that in a moment. … 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 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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James Hahn: Just show him what to do

One of the engaging characters on the PGA Tour is James Hahn. Winner of this year’s Northern Trust Open at Riviera in Los Angeles, he’s probably most famous to close followers of the Tour for his “Gangnam Style” dance steps … Continue reading

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Kevin Na: Hitting it over the “H”

I’ve liked Kevin Na’s story ever since I first heard of him. He bypassed his senior year in high school in order to get to the PGA Tour. He made it to the Tour in 2004 and made $901,000. And … 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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