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.
Sometimes, the best way to learn from the Tour professionals is to take a moment and consider that these players are the best in the world. Sounds simple, but really, we all forget that from time to time.
20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am - 1 Comments
Watching the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am this week, there were more than a few things that stuck out to me. The importantce of a solid tee game was evident, distance control with short irons was obviously critical and managing your game was also a key for golfers.
12 Feb 2012 - 10:52pm - 0 Comments
In order to handle extreme pressure, there needs to be some sort of big picture perspective also. If we live and die based on how we perform, then we can be left elated, but also devastated.
5 Feb 2012 - 11:16pm - 0 Comments
As I was preparing to watch the final round television coverage of the Sony Open on the Golf Channel, I was comparing the two leaders heading into Sunday.
16 Jan 2012 - 1:40am - 0 Comments
Well here it is, the 2012 PGA Tour season has begun and we have our first winner of the year. I always love watching the opening Tournament of Champions - Maui may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Plantation Course at Kapalua is one of the best golf courses in the world.
9 Jan 2012 - 11:05pm - 0 Comments
Each week, after important golf events, we have a top PGA Professional view and analyze the action and determine what golf tip can be gleaned from watching the world's best players that can be easily applied to your game.
21 Oct 2011 - 12:37am - 0 Comments
Congratulations to Kevin Na for his first PGA Tour win this past weekend at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Na showed great poise and discipline all week. Na could have easily been intimidated by battling proven winner Nick Watney down the stretch.
2 Oct 2011 - 10:57pm - 0 Comments
What an incredible Sunday we had in golf. The end of the Solheim Cup was dramatic and emotional. Congratulations to the European team for an incredible win. And then all eyes turned back to East Lake Golf Club and the Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola.
25 Sep 2011 - 11:15pm - 0 Comments
This past Monday, I played at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois - the venue for the BMW Championship and second-to-last event of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. I then came to CordeValle to represent my country and my association in competing in my fourth PGA Cup.
18 Sep 2011 - 7:20pm - 0 Comments
This past week's Deutsche Bank Championship was a clinic in great golf. Big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Luke Donald were among the leaders all week - as were up and comers Chez Reavie, Jason Day and now champion Webb Simpson.
5 Sep 2011 - 8:33pm - 0 Comments
Nothing like Mother Nature throwing a couple of curve balls at the guys on the PGA Tour this week and everyone else along the East coast for that matter.
28 Aug 2011 - 8:59pm - 0 Comments
Local boy Webb Simpson finally recorded his first win on the PGA Tour and as the statistics show, it was just a matter of time.
21 Aug 2011 - 10:07pm - 0 Comments
I've played in so many golf tournaments in my life that it'd be impossible to recount them all. But I can promise you I'll never forget my week in Atlanta and my first major championship - the 93rd PGA Championship.
15 Aug 2011 - 12:04am - 0 Comments
One of the most talked about storylines coming out of Adam Scott's impressive four-shot win at the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational was of course, about his caddie Steve Williams.
7 Aug 2011 - 11:07pm - 0 Comments
I had a unique opportunity while at this past week's Greenbrier Classic. For the third roud, I was an honorary observer and allowed to walk inside the ropes with the pairing of Trevor Immelmann and Michael Leitzig, both in second place going into the round.
1 Aug 2011 - 9:44am - 0 Comments
Golf can be a game of opposites...Go back to move forward!
24 Jul 2011 - 10:21pm - 0 Comments
Congratulations to Darren Clarke this year's British Open champion. I always enjoy the media coverage the week or two leading up to the British Open. For many of us the style of golf that it takes to win the British Open is truly different.
17 Jul 2011 - 3:48pm - 0 Comments
Steve Stricker wins the John Deere Classic. This is not a repeat from last year. Or the year before. Congratulations to Stricker for his third straight title - and what a way to do it, back-to-back birdies on the final two holes to storm back and win!
10 Jul 2011 - 11:17pm - 0 Comments
Nick Watney’s recipe for success at the AT&T National included some amazing feats. One was in the third round setting a course record of 62, having two bogeys and beating the record by two shots. Another was having a bogey free round of 66 on the final day.
4 Jul 2011 - 10:25pm - 0 Comments
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