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U.S. Open: Tiger, Rory and Adam On Being Paired Together

The USGA has “fun with pairings” almost every year in the U.S. Open. And that’s what they’ve done at Merion this year. Normally, they subtly try to pair guys who have a lot in common; went to college together, won … Continue reading

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Merion Golf Club: A Very Different U.S. Open

If you’ve been paying attention to the run-up to the U.S. Open at Merion, you know by now that the USGA had decided to bring the Open back to one of it’s most storied venues. The best visual story is … Continue reading

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Jack Nicklaus: How to Prepare For a Major

This charming little dialogue at the end of Matt Kuchar’s winning interview session at the Memorial Tournament came up between the media, Jack Nicklaus and Kuchar. It’s about how to go about preparing properly for a major. This had a … Continue reading

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Adam Scott: U.S. Open Prep, Fitness and Nutrition

Adam Scott was in the interview room at the Memorial Tournament and as was the case for almost everybody who came through, most of the questions revolved around the U.S. Open at Merion in two weeks. Marion is a classic … 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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Jim Furyk In a Box

In reaction to Jim Furyk’s Waterloo at the 16th hole in Sunday’s U.S. Open, a reader wrote with sympathetic dismay: …Jim Furyk’s duck hook yesterday defies comprehension. That he would pull the trigger on the shot without knowing, as he … Continue reading

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Webb Simpson: U.S. Open Champion

And the reason that Webb Simpson is the U.S. Open Champion is that he shot 2-under, 68 when the heat was on and third round leader, Jim Furyk, shot 4-over 74 on the stout Lake Course at the Olympic Club … Continue reading

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Tiger Still in Control

Just as Tiger was beginning his round, Johnny Miller offered up the opinion that this second round was going to be the bellwether round for him, that if Tiger could play as impressively on Friday as he did on Thursday, … Continue reading

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The Tiger Factor

If there was any doubt about whether Tiger Woods was back and still had the ability to intimidate the field, one need only look at Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club’s Lake Course in San … Continue reading

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The U.S. Open Cathedral

Back in 1987 I didn’t know anything. While I may have played golf since I was an 11-year-old caddie, it was just casual golf without any competitive element to it, the kind I play now. It was and is competitive … Continue reading

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