Match play uses the same skill set as stroke play, but an entirely different set of strategies. Because you're playing against an opponent instead of the entire field, it's almost like chess on grass.
Trying to land a ball precisely and safely on Augusta National's undulating greens while avoiding a watery trip into Rae's Creek is hard enough.
11 Apr 2014 - 10:03pm - 0 Comments
Not everybody has the short-game touch of a Matt Jones, who chipped in from more than 40 yards out Sunday to win a rainy Shell Houston Open playoff against Matt Kuchar.
6 Apr 2014 - 7:24pm - 0 Comments
With some of the higher scores shot this week at the WGC - Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral, I know there are a number of golfers out there who say it's fun to see the top players hitting shots like we all do.
9 Mar 2014 - 11:43pm - 0 Comments
This year's Honda Classic had seemingly more wrecks then a NASCAR race, but it sure was interesting to watch. Congratulations to Russell Henley for surviving - and thriving when it mattered most - to win this year's championship.
3 Mar 2014 - 10:28am - 0 Comments
The old adage is to always expect your opponent to make the shot in match play. I think we saw plenty of that this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
23 Feb 2014 - 11:19pm - 0 Comments
Once again, the Northern Trust Open proved to be one of the best stops on the PGA Tour. Bubba Watson had an amazing weekend of golf (final 39 holes with zero bogeys!) and a final round 64 ton win by two. That's strong.
16 Feb 2014 - 10:09pm - 0 Comments
You can't write anything about this week's golf at Pebble Beach, even a golf instruction article, without acknowledging Jimmy Walker and the amazing run he is on right now. Three wins on the season, three wins in only eight starts. The first three wins on the PGA Tour of his career.
9 Feb 2014 - 10:05pm - 0 Comments
The Waste Management Phoenix Open set attendance records this past week with over 580,000 people attending - they had over 180,000 people there on Saturday alone.
3 Feb 2014 - 12:28am - 0 Comments
Torrey Pines is a tremendous venue, everyone who watched one shot of the golf this past weekend understands how beautiful, impressive and difficult it is.
26 Jan 2014 - 7:55pm - 0 Comments
I love watching the PGA Tour in Hawaii. Even though the season technically started a few months ago, seeing the world's best players against the Hawaiian backdrop still signals to me the start of a new golf season.
12 Jan 2014 - 10:01pm - 0 Comments
In what's become somewhat of a tradition for me, I am writing "A Lesson Learned" for the Tournament of Champions event at Kapalua.
6 Jan 2014 - 10:50pm - 0 Comments
Even before I knew I would be writing this week's "A Lesson Learned", I was excited about the Deutsche Bank Championship.
2 Sep 2013 - 9:33pm - 3 Comments
It was a great way to start the FedEx Cup playoffs - seeing three of the major championship winners and Tiger Woods all in contention for the win on the final day of The Barclays.
26 Aug 2013 - 10:18am - 1 Comments
It wasn't exactly the result I wanted - or expected - but it was still great to watch the Solheim Cup this past weekend. Obviously, I love it when the ladies take center stage in the golf world and I have to offer a sincere "Congratulations" to Team Europe.
18 Aug 2013 - 11:59pm - 3 Comments
What a fantastic week – watching the world's best players take on such a tremendous test in Oak Hill and chasing the season's final major.
11 Aug 2013 - 9:39pm - 1 Comments
I think we've all seen this Tiger Woods before. Dominant. In control. Confident. Runaway winner.
4 Aug 2013 - 8:50pm - 3 Comments
One of the things that strikes me about Brandt Snedeker, this week's champion of the RBC Canadian Open, is that he is a complete golfer. That may read incredibly obvious, but I'm saying from a PGA Instruction perspective, it's obvious he has no weakness anywhere in his golf game.
28 Jul 2013 - 10:38pm - 2 Comments
I don't know that I can say anything about the 142nd Open Championship that hasn't already been said from a fan perspective.
21 Jul 2013 - 10:54pm - 0 Comments
Little did I know when I agreed to do this week's "A Lesson Learned" that this would be such an amazing week for golf fans. Where do I start? How about 19-year-old Jordan Speith winning on the PGA Tour? 19!!! Or Will Willcox shooting a 59 on the Web.com Tour?!
14 Jul 2013 - 10:23pm - 2 Comments
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