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.
Every player that I talked to all week, even prior to the start of the championship, said the same thing to me, "The course looks perfect, I hope I make some putts."
29 Jun 2011 - 6:36pm - 0 Comments
It's official. There is a Youth Movement in golf and it is being lead by Rory McIrloy. In the past 5 majors, the 5 different winners were all 30 years old or younger!
19 Jun 2011 - 10:12pm - 0 Comments
Wow! Another playoff! What's that... like 137 this year! Actual I think it's 11, with 16 being the record for a season. Congratulations to Harrison Frazar for his first PGA TOUR victory! Well done!
13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am - 1 Comments
Steve Stricker showed some amazing bunker save skills this past week and that earned him his first Memorial Tournament win.
5 Jun 2011 - 10:43pm - 0 Comments
During the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club, in Ft. Worth, Texas, Rickie Fowler, 2008 recipient of the Ben Hogan award and 2009 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, fired a scorching 29 on the front nine! He had his putter hot!
22 May 2011 - 10:18pm - 0 Comments
It was one of the most exciting Players Championship tournaments I can remember, and surprisingly, two of golf's biggest names weren't in the mix at the end. I love watching Phil and Tiger contend, and I know most fans do, but this bodes well for the sport of golf that K.J.
15 May 2011 - 9:30pm - 1 Comments
Before we talk about what we can learn from this week's golf action, let's take a moment to remember two special people.
8 May 2011 - 11:11pm - 0 Comments
Another dramatic week, punctuated with a playoff finish, on the PGA Tour. This time, Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson went toe-to-toe for extra holes to determine the winner of the Zurich Classic outside of New Orleans.
1 May 2011 - 10:36pm - 0 Comments
It was another great tournament and great playoff finish for The Heritage this past weekend.
24 Apr 2011 - 9:41pm - 3 Comments
So this week we saw PGA Tour player Kevin Na shoot 80 in the first round of the Valero Texas Open. A tour pro shooting 80 is surprising, but not unheard of. But Na shot 80 after he made a 16 – yes, a 16, on the par four ninth hole.
17 Apr 2011 - 10:25pm - 0 Comments
In the 75 years that there has been a Masters, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that had more drama and excitement among such a large group of players as this past one.
10 Apr 2011 - 10:56pm - 6 Comments
So it looks like we may have a prohibitive favorite going into Augusta! Nevermind that Phil Mickelson already has three green jackets, his play this past week in Houston says he is primed to go for his fourth.
3 Apr 2011 - 11:02pm - 0 Comments
No one can argue that the PGA Tour’s Florida swing can provide great drama due to some exciting – and difficult – finishing holes. Starting with the Bear Trap at PGA National to the Blue Monster at Doral, the Tour players need to be on the top of their
27 Mar 2011 - 9:19pm - 0 Comments
This week, "A Lesson Learned" focuses on how Gary Woodland made a series of small changes that created great progress and led to his first PGA victory.
20 Mar 2011 - 11:21pm - 0 Comments
I am sure the the World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship must have made for great t.v. viewing. But I can tell you, as someone that was there at Doral Resort all week, the excitement there at the course was incredible. Congratulations to Nick Watney for his big win.
13 Mar 2011 - 10:11pm - 1 Comments
What a fantastic start to the Florida swing on the PGA tour. The Honda Classic at the famous PGA National-Champion course once again gave us a great tournament with a lot of drama.
6 Mar 2011 - 9:34pm - 0 Comments
What a great show this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. The incredible play of Luke Donald was as impressive as you could ever hope to see in such a format. Donald only played 89 holes total, he led after 81 of them and never trailed to an opponent all week!
27 Feb 2011 - 10:33pm - 0 Comments
There were so many great storylines and lessons that all golfers could take from this past week's Northern Trust Open at Riviera.
20 Feb 2011 - 10:45pm - 0 Comments
What an awesome event golf on the PGA Tour was this past week. The drama and action were tremendous and seeing Bill Murray show some flashes of golf brilliance in addition to the levity he brings was quite a treat.
13 Feb 2011 - 9:57pm - 0 Comments
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