What do we know about Patrick Reed? First, he is an exceptional golfer who has won a major and eight other PGA tournaments. He has represented the U.S. on both the Ryder Cup and President’s Cup teams. He has arguably the best short game on tour. He is a fierce competitor who has a kind […]
Mr. Reed: A Word, Please
Integrity is a principal part of golf, especially when tournaments are being contested. Patrick Reed recently cheated during a tournament, caught in the act by a TV camera.
Further Thoughts on the Full Swing
So what is the one element of the swing that separates amateurs from pros? Actually it’s a series of elements, which adds to its complication…and mystique. I do not have it all figured out–far from it–but I have observed that recreational golfers know little about getting the sequence of movements right. Pros often learn this […]
Masters Sunday: Rory or Reed?
OK. Final day at the Masters. Iconic. Historic. Tense. Dramatic. Who will triumph? Reed is a bulldog. He won’t let go of that three shot lead so easily. His game is sharp, decisive, intelligent, in control. As he reports, he is patient. That’s the word he keeps using, and it’s one of the most demanding […]
The Masters: Day 2
Pr0fessional golf is essentially a game of minimizing misses. That’s how Nicklaus won all those majors: played approaches to the middle of greens and let the competition implode. Golf is also a game of uncertainties, like wind, for example, particularly swirling wind, lodged up in tall trees where you can’t really calculate what’s going on. […]