Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Tour Championship: Round 1 to Tiger

The question is, which Round 1? The Round 1 of the 4 to determine the Champion on Sunday? Or the Round 1 of the heavyweight fight to determine the winner on Sunday? The answer, of course, is both. In the … Continue reading

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The Tour Championship: The Rory and Tiger Show

The best thing about the Tour Championship in Atlanta is that only the 30 best players in the world are there. This is not just elite, it’s super elite. The…30…best…players…in…the…world. As measured by the years they had in 2012. For … Continue reading

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Jim Furyk: A Grab Bag Interview

Jim Furyk must have been the first guy into town for the Tour Championship and FedExCup that starts Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Why? Because he was the only guy who had an interview transcript when … Continue reading

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Willie Wood: Another Tip of the Hat

Just four weeks ago, I wrote, “Willie Wood: Living on the Edge No More,” about his first victory on the Champions Tour, a mere 16 years since he last won on the PGA Tour. That post details the career of … Continue reading

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Jiyai Shin: Women’s British Open Champion

Going into Sunday’s 36-hole final of the Women’s British Open played at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, there wasn’t a lot of doubt that Jiyai Shin would prevail. She had a 5-shot lead over Inbee Park, she’d won last week and … Continue reading

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Women’s British Open: 36-Hole Finale

Sunrise: 6:48 Sunset: 7:24 And that’s the problem at the Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club hard by the Irish Sea and just outside the major city of Liverpool: How to get 65 players and ties through the … Continue reading

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Women’s British Open: Thar She Blows!

The Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool was blown out of the record books on Friday. The wind was blowing so hard the balls wouldn’t stay put on the greens. The wind was blowing so hard, the longest players couldn’t … Continue reading

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Women’s British Open

With the PGA Tour dark this week as a prelude to the Tour Championship, we are still treated to high-quality golf with the ladies playing the Ricoh Women’s British Open. They’re on Royal Liverpool in Wirral, United Kingdom, and all … Continue reading

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The Next Day: Taking a Lesson to the Course

One of the most ephemeral things in the universe is a new move learned in a golf lesson. It all seemed so cogent and rational and easy with the coach standing there saying, “It is this and not that.” There … Continue reading

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How To Take a Golf Lesson

I did something today that I haven’t done in years. I took a golf lesson. When I quit chasing the Champions Tour, my life got reordered. After nine years of playing and practicing golf seven days a week, working out … Continue reading

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