Monthly Archives: January 2013

Scott Stallings: A Victim of His Own Success

After 54 holes at the Humana Challenge on the three tournament courses in La Quinta, California, Scott Stallings was sitting pretty. He had a 5-shot lead over a resurgent Stewart Cink, Charles Howell III, Charley Hoffman, Roberto Castro and John … Continue reading

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Brian Gay: Getting Better is a Process

Brian Gay’s playoff victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge on the Palmer Private course at PGA West in La Quinta, California, marked the end of a long hard slog to get better. After two wins in 2009, he watched his … Continue reading

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Stewart Cink: A Long Way From the British Open

Stewart Cink was the guy who beat the revered Tom Watson in the 2009 British Open. Had Watson won, he would have been the oldest player to win a major at 59 years old. Taking out Watson in the four-hole … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods: Blew the Rule, Missed the Cut

Back in my Monday Qualifying days, I got myself in a situation that required me to make a determination on the rule for how I should proceed after hitting my ball in a greenside pond. The problem was that the … Continue reading

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Russell Henley: Still the Best Story in Golf

So we have Tiger shooting even par in the first round over in Abu Dhabi and hitting a quick, muffle-hook short off the tee in the process. Interesting, but Tiger getting off to a flattish start after a long layoff … Continue reading

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Russell Henley: The Aggressive Mind of a First Time Winner

The PGA Tour returns to the mainland with Thursday’s beginning round of the Humana Challenge at the PGA West Palmer Course in La Quinta, California. That’s the host course and site of the final round on Sunday. The players and … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi: The Tiger and Rory Show

We all knew that Tiger and Rory were going to be paired together sometime in the early weeks of the season. Well, that first week is here. Ostensibly, the European PGA Tour is conducting its first tournament after the three-tournament … Continue reading

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Russell Henley: What It Feels Like in the Fire

Those that follow the PGA Tour know by now that PGA Tour Rookie, Russell Henley, won his very first event, the Sony Open in Hawaii, by three strokes over Tim Clark. He did it with exemplary control of himself under … Continue reading

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Russell Henley: Winning in the Present

Russell Henley shot 63, 63, 67 through the first three rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii that seemed like he was on cruise control. Playing with his good friend and fellow rookie, Scott Langley, it seemed inevitable that one … Continue reading

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Langley and Henley: Playoff Bound at the Sony Open?

It’s only right. On the first day of the Sony Open in Hawaii, good friends, Scott Langley and Russell Henley were paired together. As rookies playing in their first PGA Tour event after having earned their cards, you don’t get … Continue reading

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