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Ernie Els: Defending Open Champion Scouts Muirfield For Us

Ernie Els has the honor of returning to the British Isles to defend his 2012 British Open Championship won at Royal Lytham. This year’s edition is being played at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. And, as luck would have … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy’s Withdrawal Unfortunate But Understandable

As all the world knows by now, Rory McIlroy walked off after completing just eight holes of the second round at the Honda Classic last week. He blamed the distraction on a tooth ache. Starting on the back nine, he … Continue reading

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Keegan Bradley Is Not a Cheater

Keegan Bradley is not a cheater. And neither is Carl Pettersson…or Webb Simpson…or Ernie Els…or anybody else who uses an anchored putter, whether it’s a long putter or a belly putter. I feel compelled to rise to their defense because … Continue reading

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The Asian Swing (And The Grand Slam)

As the PGA Tour comes careening down the home stretch of a long season, we branch off for what Monty Python used to announce as, “And now for something completely different!” Different in this case is the tour taking a … Continue reading

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Frys.com Open: Everybody Has Their Reasons for Playing

The Frys.com Open begins Thursday on the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California. Just south of San Jose, the Robert Trent Jones Jr. design is situated among the oak studded, golden hills that are the trademarks of Northern California. … Continue reading

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The Tour Championship: Round 1 to Tiger

The question is, which Round 1? The Round 1 of the 4 to determine the Champion on Sunday? Or the Round 1 of the heavyweight fight to determine the winner on Sunday? The answer, of course, is both. In the … Continue reading

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Adam Scott: We Don’t Have to Worry About Him

In the immediate aftermath of his shocking collapse in the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Adam Scott sat down with the media to discuss what happened. After a birdie on 14, it appeared that the tournament was … Continue reading

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Ernie Els Has a Ben Crenshaw Moment

On the eve of the 1999 Ryder Cup singles matches, with the Americans hopelessly behind 10 – 6, Captain Ben Crenshaw famously predicted that his team would rally for what everyone knew was a highly improbable victory. Inspired by his … Continue reading

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Adam Scott: Teed Up to Win His First Major

Hey! How about that Adam Scott? He’s in full flight, 11-under par and a 4-shot lead after 54 holes in the British Open! Hey! How about that Royal Lytham & St. Annes? The guy playing the best so far could … Continue reading

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Self-Efficacy Versus Confidence

One of the wonderful things about writing this blog on golf mastery is that readers participate in the quest by occasionally sending me pertinent articles. This time it was this Reuters article in the New York Times, “I’ve Got My … Continue reading

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