Monthly Archives: August 2014

A real-time look at the PGA Tour’s day of reckoning

I spent a couple of these last few days writing about the consequences of the last regular-season PGA Tour tournament, the Wyndham Championship, in Greensboro, North Carolina. As you will recall, it all comes down to whether a player can … Continue reading

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Camilo Villegas: Being at peace with the nature of the game

Camilo Villegas started five groups ahead of the 3rd round leaders in the Wyndham Championship and he took full advantage of the cover that provided. He shot a final-round 7-under, 63 to rocket up the leaderboard to win by one … Continue reading

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Heath Slocum: What it feels like to be sinking…and swimming

Heath Slocum had a tough 2013. He got into 9 events on the PGA Tour, missed 3 cuts and made $90,796. He augmented his playing schedule with 15 outings on the Web.com Tour where he missed 5 cuts and made … Continue reading

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Wyndham Championship: Gateway to 2015

The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the last regular season tournament of the PGA Tour’s 2013-2014 season. As such, it is the gateway for the players, first to their Tour cards for next year and second, to getting … Continue reading

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Patrick Reed: On the ins and outs of Tour life

With as many good players on the PGA Tour — and even those who aren’t anymore and those that soon will be — Patrick Reed is learning what it takes to be successful out there. He is the defending champion … Continue reading

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PGA Championship: One last look at pure joy

I have never had a tournament where people barely aware of golf clamored for any additional information to bolster their experience of watching it. Until Rory McIlroy’s win at the PGA Championship on Sunday. Not to mention the avid golfers … Continue reading

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The PGA Championship Screenplay

I need to find the screenwriter who wrote the script for the final round of the PGA Championship. The guy’s a genius. First of all, he places the story on a golf course that had its share of naysayers. Even … Continue reading

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PGA Championship: Final Round Madness

A friend called after the third round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, and said, “Boy, I can’t wait to see who you’re going to write about tomorrow!” He was referring to the leaderboard jam … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy: Still more, deep inside a great player’s head

Playing in early day rains, Rory McIlroy shot 4-under, 67 to get to 9-under and maintain a one-stroke lead in the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. This time his closest pursuers were Jason Day, who shot … Continue reading

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Lee Westwood: Pressing for a Ryder Cup berth

An old familiar name popped up at the top of the leaderboard at the PGA Championship. Lee Westwood is tied for the first-round lead with Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer at 6-under, 65. They have a one-stroke lead over Rory … Continue reading

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