Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey: PGA Tour Winner

Tommy Gainey went from being a Carolina money game hustler, a winner of the Golf Channel’s Big Break and a mini-tour king on a bunch of tours, to the only other thing in the world of golf he wanted more: … Continue reading

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Jim Furyk: Don’t Look Back

Two wily old veterans, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk have risen to the challenge and are tied for the lead after three rounds of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island, Georgia. They both shot 4-under, 66 and they have … Continue reading

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Arjun Atwal: No Good Comes From Being Too Technical

After earning his card at the end of 2003, Arjun Atwal finally won his first PGA Tour event at the 2010 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro. He was the first player from India to do so and it couldn’t have come … Continue reading

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Marco Dawson: Popup Player of the Day

Marco Dawson is a month away from his fiftieth birthday and his best days on the PGA Tour are long behind him. He is exempt this year because he finished T8 in the 2011 Q-School. He’s played in 20 events, … Continue reading

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The McGladrey Classic: Two Weeks to Save Your Way of Life

To hear them tell it, PGA Tour players regard the fact that they get to play at the highest level of the game on the best tour in the world as a great privilege. They have wanted it since they … Continue reading

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Jiyai Shin: Still More Evidence of Commitment

One of the standing criticisms I hear about the LPGA is that it has become dominated by the Korean players. It comes mostly from people who don’t really follow the LPGA and trades heavily in cultural stereotypes. The primary ones … Continue reading

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Frys.com Open: Final Notes

Jonas Blixt hit such a great flop shot with everything to win and everything to lose, that shot ended up being the subject of yesterday’s entire post, “Jonas Blixt: The $900,000 Flop Shot.” But there were other substantive things that … Continue reading

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Jonas Blixt: The $900,000 Flop Shot

The 17th hole at CordeValle Golf Club is almost perfect. In the Frys.com Open on Saturday and Sunday, they moved the tee way up on the short par-4 so that if you could hit your tee shot about 285 yards, … Continue reading

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Frys.com Open: The Final Table is Set

Continuing the poker analogy from Friday and Saturday’s post. We are down to the last couple of cards at the Frys.com Open. It was an interesting day at the CordeValle Golf Club because it continued the thread that began with … Continue reading

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Frys.com Open: The Second Hand is Dealt

Yesterday, I used a poker analogy to describe what might be going through the players’ minds when they tee it up in the first round of a tournament, in this case, the Frys.com Open. They’re playing at the CordeValle Golf … Continue reading

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