The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading
Records in the major championship continue to fall as In Gee Chun now holds the record for lowest score to par in any major.
Earlier this month when I got my hard copy of Golf Magazine I was treated to a great article by Chris Nashawaty and now finally it has been posted on Golf.com. (See, buying actual magazines still pays off.) This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic golf movies ever made: Tin Cup. Nashawaty spent some time with many of the culprits that worked on the movie but from the sound of things it didn’t seem there… Continue Reading
As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading
1. Henrik Stenson is a fitting and deserved Champion Golfer of the Year. A 63 on Sunday at The OPEN puts him in the history books and probably makes him an official Scotsman now. 2. He hit so many clutch shots its difficult to say what the most important one was. But his scramble from the rough on sixteen to scratch out a birdie when Mickelson was looking at an eagle putt was crucial. He avoided what could have been… Continue Reading
Listen to Henrik Stenson, The Champion Golfer of the Year in his post round press conference. He’s typical Stenson, honest, smart and damn funny. And take a look at his highlights from round four. It’s an impressive 2 minutes.
Royal Troon gets difficult, very difficult as the players turn for home. The three toughest holes on the course greets the field when they make the turn. The long par 4 tenth will play at 451 yards and was the third hardest hole in 2004. A longer par 4, named Railway will play at 482 yards with the railroad bordering the hole on the right. This traditionally is the most difficult hole on the course. Yet another stout par 4… Continue Reading
And Jordan Spieth makes it a foursome. But it’s not the kind of foursome the International Olympic Committee had expected. Spieth let it be known that he would not be competing for Team USA at the Olympics and his withdrawal has all of the top four golfers in the world passing on the Olympics. Spieth called Peter Dawson of the International Golf Federation with the news and this has to be the biggest of body blows for golf’s inclusion in… Continue Reading
Our tour of Royal Troon continues with a look at the first par 5 on the course. The 4th hole will be playing at 555 yards. The first par 3, the 5th hole is a easily reachable 209 yards. The 6th is a healthy par 5 at 601 yards.