Monthly Archives: September 2010

How Are Your Nerves?

You want drama? I’ll give you drama.  The PGA Tour is “dark” this week in anticipation of next week’s Tour Championship played in Atlanta at East Lake Golf Club.  The Tour Championship is limited to the top 30 players on … Continue reading

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“Know How” versus “Mind How”

A reader, recently commenting on his appreciation for the blog, encouraged me to add a little “know how” to the “mind how.” Believe me, in my searcher’s capacity over the nine years of my chasing the Champions Tour, I completely … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

“I can’t believe he missed that putt! Did you see that? It was just 10 feet!”  Standing on television’s world stage trying to make a putt to win a tournament is not the best time to miss it. How could he have … Continue reading

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Embarrassment

Paul Casey was at or near the lead on the 9th tee at the BMW Championship yesterday. A long, tree-lined par-5 with a slow dogleg to the left off the tee, he hit a great drive giving him a chance … Continue reading

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Mastery Sunday – The BMW Championship Results

It was the Rorschach test finish. A thousand people watching the same event would come to different conclusions about what they had just seen.  The headline will be that Dustin Johnson won. From a mastery point of view it was … Continue reading

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Mastery Sunday – The BMW Championship Preview

Who’s going to win the Kentucky Derby?  That’s kind of what’s going on at the BMW on Mastery Sunday, a race with a bunch of thoroughbreds distinctive enough for oddsmakers to make it interesting, but nobody really knows.  Tomorrow’s horse … Continue reading

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The Organic Golf Game

As Tiger Woods continued his Magical Mystery Tour of swing changes, he said something very interesting after his so-so round yesterday. He was talking about the trouble he was having staying “committed” to his new swing: “Even if I have … Continue reading

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Sick as a Dog II

Yesterday, I pointed out how being sick can be an advantage to a golfer’s concentration. The illness focuses the mind because that’s all the energy level is capable of. All the peripheral stuff gets excluded and the focus is on … Continue reading

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Sick as a Dog

How many times have we heard the old adage, “Beware the sick golfer.” Some poor guy comes down with flu-like symptoms, drags himself to the course in a funk and then goes out and shoots a low score. That happened … Continue reading

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Does Rickie Fowler Have an Old Soul?

In a dramatic, inspiring and unexpected choice, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, Cory Pavin, used his four Captain’s Picks to select Rickie Fowler to this year’s team along with Tiger Woods, Zack Johnson and Stewart Cink.  Woods, Johnson and Cink weren’t … Continue reading

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