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Brendan Steele: On realizing the truth in rote prescriptions

It was another great day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, short of glorious only because of the high, gauzy clouds that took the luster from the sunshine. As I was gathering myself in the Media Center to map out my day, … Continue reading

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WMPO: Bubba, Jordan, Phil and Justin Thomas on the mental side of the game

It was a banner day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not just because it was a glorious, windless Arizona day in the mid-70s, but because I was able to ask questions of four of the best players in the … 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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Brooks Koepka: Living in possibility pays off

Playing in Sunday’s final group of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the TPC of Scottsdale, Brooks Koepka began three strokes behind the overnight leader, Martin Laird. But just when you would have wanted a more robust start, he came … Continue reading

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Justin Thomas on my mind

The headline here should be, “Martin Laird takes a 3-shot lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.” But I just can’t seem to get Justin Thomas off my mind. It was an exciting morning knowing that Thomas and fellow phenom … Continue reading

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Justin Thomas continues to impress

I’ve been impressed with Justin Thomas ever since I first mentioned his name here as the winner of the Popup Player of the Day after a second round 61 in this year’s Sony Open in Hawaii to tie for the … Continue reading

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Being in the energy bubble with Tiger Woods

Even with my Inside The Ropes credential for Thursday’s first round in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the marquee group of Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth just didn’t have enough pull to tempt me out of the media … Continue reading

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