Monthly Archives: February 2015

Brooks Koepka: 78 to 64 in a day

We only have partial scores in the Honda Classic because two rain delays totaling almost four hours in Palm Beach Gardens pushed the entire afternoon wave up against darkness. They’ll have to finish up beginning at 7:30 Saturday morning. The … Continue reading

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Jim Herman: An improbable leader at Honda

The headliners at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, all sort of hung in there. Rory McIlroy shot 3-over 73 in tough wind conditions blowing at 15 to 25 miles per hour. At one point his group was … Continue reading

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Martin Kaymer: On being there

On the occasions that I was able to interview Martin Kaymer, I was always impressed by his thoughtfulness and his intelligence. He was in the media center on Wednesday at the the Honda Classic, the annual milestone of the return … Continue reading

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James Hahn: The long and winding path to glory

Here’s how I ended Sunday’s post on the final round of the Northern Trust Open: We will not lack for other competent pursuers on Sunday. There are seven big names lurking just 4 shots back at 4-under: Dustin Johnson, Jim … Continue reading

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Northern Trust Open: Should be a captivating finish

Riviera Country Club averaged almost a shot easier on Saturday in the Northern Trust Open, but not so anyone would notice. Retief Goosen extended his lead to two stokes at 8-under over Graham DeLaet with a loose back nine that … Continue reading

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Riviera CC: Star of the Northern Trust Open

The star of the 2015 Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, California, is turning out to be the Riviera Country Club. There’s always been reverence for this course dating back to Hogan’s days, but I don’t recall it being as … Continue reading

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Geoff Ogilvy: Best description ever of Riviera #10

The 10th hole at Riviera Country Club, site of this week’s Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, California, is a par-4 at a mere 315 yards and it’s driveable…sort of. It has an elongated green that’s protected by a bunker … Continue reading

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Bubba Watson: Typically thoughtful comments on life’s priorities

Bubba Watson, the defending champion of this week’s National Trust Open, may play the clown prince having a grand time with jokes about his good looks and prodigious talent, but one of the things you can always pretty much count … Continue reading

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Brandt Snedeker: Out of the rut of working on his golf swing and just playing golf

Brandt Snedeker has done a great job of transforming his swing into a thoughtless affair and that’s the reason he says that he won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He beat his playing companion Nick Watney by three shots … Continue reading

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Matt Jones: On taking the long view

Aussie Matt Jones is tied for the lead with Brandt Snedeker after 36 holes in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. They are at 12-under with a one stroke lead over Justin Hicks and another over ten guys at 10-under, … Continue reading

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