Monthly Archives: January 2011

Two Things

Gone Like Smoke The first order of the day is to deal with Padraig Harrington, the incessant swing tinkerer who was the subject of yesterday’s post. Unfortunately, we will not get to see if Harrington can roll out success with … Continue reading

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Can We All Be Wrong?

Yesterday I mentioned that Padraig Harrington had made major swing changes during the off-season and that there were implications in them, questions about their necessity and “what they might say about his state of mind.” All of this came to … Continue reading

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Used To Be

Used to be that the PGA Tour was the preeminent professional golf tour in the world. Used to be that the European Tour was the booby prize for the Golf Channel’s weekend broadcasts. The PGA Tour may still be able to … Continue reading

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You Bet Your Week

One of the enduring tournaments on the PGA Tour is the Bob Hope Classic which begins in Palm Springs, California tomorrow. Begun in 1960, it has a unique, pro-am tournament in conjunction with the professional tournament that causes the event to … Continue reading

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Who Is That Guy?

Incredible as it seemed last Thursday, the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii, finished on Sunday on time. It didn’t seem like that would be possible just that little bit ago. It also didn’t seem possible that … Continue reading

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The Thunderclap

The Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii is turning into a real story. What began as a soggy, hopeless, rain-bashed course with thoughts that the tournament might even be cancelled, has unfolded into a compelling story about … Continue reading

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The View From The Balcony

In yesterday’s post, “Rain Delays,” I wrote about how the first round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii was yet another opportunity to employ the principles of mastery. Because no one had been able to … Continue reading

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Rain Delays

Yet another opportunity to employ the principles of mastery. The first round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii was postponed Thursday due to heavy rains that left the course a sea of standing water. So … Continue reading

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The Milieu

Many readers have expressed appreciation for posts I’ve done that reflect the inside-the-ropes, behind-the-scenes aspect of playing professional golf. Today’s post is an opportunity to see what the days before a tournament begins look like at one of the little-covered gathering … Continue reading

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Unfamiliar Territory

Brittany Lincicome was number 15 on the LPGA money list last year earning $663,806 in 23 events. She is number 62 on the LPGA Career money list earning $3.3 million over the course of her five-year career. That qualifies her … Continue reading

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