Lesson Learned

On Sunday at the Memorial, Kevin Na shot the best round of the day -- an 8-under 64. But after sitting and waiting for nearly two hours to find out that he had earned a spot in a playoff, Na hit his first ball into the water.
A Lesson Learned: The PGA Championship and knowing the local rules of a course
Following the controversial Sunday at the 92nd PGA Championship, there were many questions about the ruling which penalized Dustin Johnson and kept him out of the playoff for the title.
21 Aug 2010 - 11:13pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Stay true to your strategy
It was fortunate for Hunter Mahan that he made a bunch of key putts down the stretch at Firestone, because several times it looked to like he either didn't have a pre-set strategy to play the final holes, or if he did, he didn't stick with it.
8 Aug 2010 - 11:41pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: What you don't think about when you are going low
The seemingly abundent number of low scores in recent weeks will trigger a flurry of questions from golf fans; most notably, are the players getting better or are the courses getting easier?
1 Aug 2010 - 9:23pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Secret to going low is to Play it Forward
Carl Pettersson did something unusual this week - as you probably already know. Yes, he shot an amazing 60 on Saturday, and then followed it up with a 67 to win the RBC Canadian Open, but that's not what I'm referring to - not exactly.
25 Jul 2010 - 9:17pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: How watching Oosthuizen's win can help your game
Each year when I watch the British Open I am reminded of two extremely important concepts that every golfer should learn and master. First, when around the green, putt when you can. Second, hit down on your woods like you hit down on your irons.
18 Jul 2010 - 11:09pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Steve Stricker shows that the situation matters
It wasn't long after the beginning of the 2010 John Deere Classic that you knew it was going to be a special tournament. After all, most of us thought that we were going to watch a Paul Goydos runaway victory after he posted only the fourth 59 ever shot on the PGA Tour.
12 Jul 2010 - 12:38am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Breaking out of a putting slump
It was another exciting week for golf, starting with our own Illinois' Mike Small winning his third PGA Professional National Championship, the ladies had an exciting four-person playoff and Justin Rose wins his second tournament (and probably should have been third) in the last six weeks.
4 Jul 2010 - 9:54pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Mickelson's mastery of the pinestraw nets him third green jacket
The shot of the week in this year's Masters (shot of the decades?) was from champion Phil Mickelson; an artful threading of a 6 iron between two trees and over Rae's Creek on the par 5, 13th hole.
1 Jul 2010 - 9:05pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Distance control on your putts from The Travelers Championship
First of all, congratulations to Bubba Watson, a well-deserving champion and classy champion here at this year's Travelers Championship! As always, it's a thrill to be a part of what we here at TPC River Highlands feel is one of the best events in golf (no bias here!).
27 Jun 2010 - 8:30pm - 2 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Making more crucial putts
It's great to see Adam Scott, one of golf's good guys, back on top of his game. Congratulations to him and his win at this past week's Valero Texas Open.
22 Jun 2010 - 9:58pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Proper practice will mean peak performance
I watched this past U.S. Open with great interest and from a variety of perspectives. Like many of you, I watched as a fan. There's few things in the world more entertaining and fascinating than watching the world's best players take on a course like Pebble Beach under U.S.
21 Jun 2010 - 10:28am - 0 Comments