Monthly Archives: June 2012

Patrick Cantlay: Looking For Change

This week the Tour moves on to the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Hartford, Connecticut, and Patrick Cantlay is turning pro. Remember him? He was the young UCLA freshman who got a sponsor’s invitation to play at … Continue reading

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Self-Efficacy Versus Confidence

One of the wonderful things about writing this blog on golf mastery is that readers participate in the quest by occasionally sending me pertinent articles. This time it was this Reuters article in the New York Times, “I’ve Got My … Continue reading

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Jim Furyk In a Box

In reaction to Jim Furyk’s Waterloo at the 16th hole in Sunday’s U.S. Open, a reader wrote with sympathetic dismay: …Jim Furyk’s duck hook yesterday defies comprehension. That he would pull the trigger on the shot without knowing, as he … Continue reading

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Webb Simpson: U.S. Open Champion

And the reason that Webb Simpson is the U.S. Open Champion is that he shot 2-under, 68 when the heat was on and third round leader, Jim Furyk, shot 4-over 74 on the stout Lake Course at the Olympic Club … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Fixated on His Swing Again

On a day when the lowest score was 3-under par, 67 at the U.S. Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club — two, by Lee Westwood and Casey Wittenberg — Tiger Woods could manage no better than a 5-over 75. Woods … Continue reading

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Tiger Still in Control

Just as Tiger was beginning his round, Johnny Miller offered up the opinion that this second round was going to be the bellwether round for him, that if Tiger could play as impressively on Friday as he did on Thursday, … Continue reading

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The Tiger Factor

If there was any doubt about whether Tiger Woods was back and still had the ability to intimidate the field, one need only look at Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club’s Lake Course in San … Continue reading

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RIP, Evelyn Rand

Forgive me please, but I am on my way to Florida on Wednesday for the memorial celebration of my mother’s life. A month ago and two days before her 86th birthday, she passed away from natural causes after a long … Continue reading

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The U.S. Open Cathedral

Back in 1987 I didn’t know anything. While I may have played golf since I was an 11-year-old caddie, it was just casual golf without any competitive element to it, the kind I play now. It was and is competitive … Continue reading

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Dustin Johnson, Shanshan “Jenny” Feng, Tom Lehman: Winners

With the U.S. Open coming up next week, the biggest story out of this weekend’s golf would have to be Dustin Johnson winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic at the TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. This was noteworthy because it … Continue reading

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