Tag Archives: Consciousness

Jordan Spieth: The lessons in the quad on the 12th

Jordan Spieth had a five-shot lead when he made the turn at the Masters on Sunday. What could go wrong, particularly with such a reliably tenacious and steely competitor? This was not some new kid who hadn’t been there before. … Continue reading

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Vicky Hurst: Lessons in a Tour pro’s fall and struggle back

Remember Vicky Hurst? She is the attractive LPGA star whose signature was her Ben Hogan-style cap. She was good enough that she made the 2011 Solheim Cup team as a captain’s pick after just three years on Tour. She had … Continue reading

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Lydia Ko: On working on her swing

It’s pretty exciting when the No. 1 Player in the World shows up in the media center for a questioning free-for-all. Even more so when the conversation moves to the work on her swing with David Leadbetter. And almost ecstasy … Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson: Making birdie from “unknown”

Phil Mickelson had one of his legendary adventures on the par-5 15th hole in the 3rd round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He was far enough back at the beginning of the day that he started on the 10th … Continue reading

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Kevin Na: A Tour pro’s Tour pro…the hard way

When the PGA Tour media room staff at the Waste Management Phoenix Open asked me if I wanted an exclusive interview with Kevin Na, I jumped at the chance. When he finished an on-camera promotional piece with the PGA Tour — … Continue reading

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Brandt Snedeker: The week after a win and the formal planning that goes into it

Brandt Snedeker rolled into Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open after a tortuous win at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California. He managed to finish his round in pretty good shape on Sunday, but was relegated to waiting … Continue reading

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Brooks Koepka: On his vagabond days in Europe and 3-iron testing

Brooks Keopka was in the Waste Management Phoenix Open media center, a privileged obligation of the defending champion, and the result of Brook’s “Excellent Adventure” on the European mini-tour. The theory, still currently practiced by young American PGA Tour aspirants, … Continue reading

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Olin Browne: On playing on the fly

Olin Browne had a good first round in the Charles Schwab Cup. He managed to post an early 4-under 66 at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, good enough to warrant a trip into the media center. Browne’s is … Continue reading

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Bernhard Langer: On how he’s going back to the short putter

Bernhard Langer has been one of the most dissatisfied players with the USGA’s decision to ban anchored putting, anchoring the top of the putter grip to the body as a stabilizing fulcrum against the yips. But the time to make … Continue reading

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Michael Allen: Doing just fine, thank you

Michael Allen got off to a great start in Saturday’s third round of the Charles Schwab Cup. He was 4-under through 8 on the Cochise course at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. At some point in there, he extended … Continue reading

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