From the talking heads on TV to the touring pros themselves, swing speed is all the rage. Bryson DeChambeau is the current focus of the discussion, although he’s just doing his thing in order to win more tournaments. I don’t think too many others will take the time to put on 40 pounds of muscle […]
Player Assessments Pre-Masters
There’s a building excitement as we approach the premier tournament of the year. We’ve never seen anything quite like this year in the history of this game. We’ve come to recognize fans as an integral part of the pro tours. And their presence does affect play, f
Back to Live Golf!
It was a good, skins game, back-to-live golf match up. The underdogs, Rickie Fowler and Matt Wolff, almost pulled off an upset, on a very interesting golf course, the Donald Ross-design Seminole Golf Club in Florida. The winners, World Number one Rory McIlroy and his partner Dustin Johnson, squeaked out a win at the end. […]
An Unusual Players
An unusual Players tournament, battling a virus and a tough course.
Prediction Time for the Masters
My prediction for the Masters winner is Rory McIlroy. Right. Pretty safe. But not really, given the depth of the field. Hell, an amateur could win. Freddie could win. As could Bernhard Langer. And certainly Tiger Woods, at 43, could take the green jacket. There are probably 20 players who could easily win, and 20 […]
Incubator Tour to Majors
Dropped in to an incubator Symetra Tour event the other day and got an education. First, these ladies can play. Long, accurate drives, most 250 or more. Powerful, classic, one-piece swings that, as a group, remind me of Justin Rose: methodical, workmanlike, efficient. Like any tour, some of these women have more game than others. […]
Remembering to Forget
World #1 Dustin Johnson has skills that are impressive but stands out in one particular area of the game: the ability to remember to forget his last shot and even his last round. Amateurs would have difficulty emulating his swing but could learn a lot from DJ’s mental approach to the game. You can see […]
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 1
Good stuff, eh? It’s why this major is the best. Jordan’s in the lead, sure. Kind of expected–at least my brother got it right. But Haotong Li is in 4th. Remember, the Chinese Communist Party banned golf a couple years ago as a bourgeois activity. He taught himself English off his smart phone. And this […]