Tag Archives: Waste Management Phoenix Open

Inside the Ropes With Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed

One of the cheap thrills in life is being able to obtain an Inside The Ropes media credential. This allows you to follow any group you want in an up close and personal way. The basic restriction is that you … Continue reading

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The Coliseum of Scottsdale – Redux

This is how my post for the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open began: If it’s Super Bowl weekend, it must be time for the Super Bowl of golf, the Waste Management Phoenix Open. If you haven’t been to this thing … Continue reading

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Tuesday Scenes From the Waste Management Phoenix Open

John Huh was testing driver shafts on the range. It can be a tedious affair; one drive after another launched into orbit. His swing was so precise, the tee barely moved. His caddie would roll another ball over to him, … Continue reading

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The Resiliency Of The Human Spirit II

Last year, the week before the Waste Management Phoenix Open, I wrote, “The Resiliency Of The Human Spirit.” It was about Kyle Stanley’s monumental collapse the previous week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. … Continue reading

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Putting a Face on the Circus

I’m still coming down from my six-day, dawn to dusk experiences at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. On the one hand, waiting for the players to finish and come to the media center, it sometimes felt like each day took … Continue reading

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Justin Leonard: Trying Not to Be So Perfect

Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open dawned as Phil Mickelson’s day. He had a six-shot lead, the love engendered by the hometown boy and two worthy chasers in Brandt Snedeker and Padraig Harrington. I figured that it would be … Continue reading

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Russell Henley: Riding a Rocket Ship

Russel Henley burst onto the scene of the PGA Tour with his improbable win at the Sony Open in Hawaii in the first full-field event of the year. Rookies are not supposed to win the first time they tee it … Continue reading

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John Hurley: A Monday Qualifier Gets In

After following Monday qualifier, John Hurley, in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, I asked for an interview and introduced myself. My name is Bill Rand and I write a daily golf mastery blog called, Eye on … Continue reading

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Kyle Stanley: Sophomore Slump

A year ago at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Kyle Stanley had merely to play his layup shot into the par-5 18th, two-putt, and he would have his first PGA Tour victory. And so he did…play his layup … Continue reading

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Padraig Harrington: Self-Aware, Inquisitive and Charming

Padraig Harrington is known for his prolific, thoughtful answers to just about any question you ask him. And because there are so many pearls in his answers, almost all of the following is in his own words: He is playing … Continue reading

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