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Archived Since:March 17, 2008

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My Mail Goes to Greensboro

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

After thousands of golf stories, I want to share on other topics. This commentary appeared in the Roanoke Times last month. MARDI GRAS REVELERS TREK TO NEW ORLEANS, cliff swallows return to San Juan Capistrano and my mail goes to Greensboro. Show More Summary

Official World Golf Ranking as 2016 Closes

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

AS 2016 COMES TO AN END, Australian Jason Day sits atop the golf world. Day was ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for a total of 44 weeks this year. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth round out the top 5.The pecking order can change rather quickly, as I recall Jordan Spieth's dominance in 2015. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Greg Norman Is Worried About Jason Day's Back

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

GREG NORMAN GIVES A FAIRLY TECHNICAL explanation why World No. 1 Jason Day has back troubles and can expect more problems because of his golf swing. One factor: hip speed.

2016 Rewind: America Is Great Again in Ryder Cup

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

The following piece originally published on October 3, 2016. I WAS A YOUNGER MAN the last time the United States gripped the Ryder Cup trophy and sprayed champagne, way back in 2008 in the state of Kentucky. In fact, I was there at Valhalla early in that week. Show More Summary

How to Be a Golf Expert During the Holidays

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

"HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?" asks Josh Berhow at Golf.com. "Trying to fit in with your future father-in-law or impress your know-it-all uncle? We are here to help. "Don't fret if you aren't a golf expert but the sport pops into your family's conversation while eating cookies, drinking eggnog and listening to oldie Christmas tunes. Show More Summary

BBC's Iain Carter on Outgoing PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

TIM FINCHEM HAS BEEN AT THE HELM of the PGA Tour since 1994. Finchem's tenure as PGA Tour Commissioner will end soon. Deputy commish Jay Monahan will take over. Recently, Finchem had a wide-ranging conversation with BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter that published on Monday. Show More Summary

Plaque Excludes Members of Muirfield Golf Club

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Edinburgh Council to remove plaque 'protesting' Muirfield Golf Club from West Princes Street Gardens #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/H8eTeCUcdg — Heart Scotland News (@HeartScotNews) December 19, 2016 Point made.

2016 Rewind: No Amen for Jordan Spieth

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

The following piece originally published on April 11, 2016. JORDAN SPIETH WAS HARRY HOUDINI at Augusta National Golf Club, but even he couldn't escape two balls in the water at No. 12, the world's most famous par-3 hole, a watery grave for so many on their quest for a Green Jacket. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Golf's Greatest Champions Remember 'The King'

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Watch: Golf's greatest champions remember The King, Arnold Palmer. pic.twitter.com/Pu58MaIVve — The Open (@TheOpen) December 15, 2016 I SPOTTED THIS SHORT VIDEO from @TheOpen, the official Twitter account of The Open Championship. Watch clips of Arnold Palmer and listen to the greats talk about him. Show More Summary

Nice Swing, Nice Beach

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

(Video used with permission.)IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, you might be thinking of warmer days, even days that include golf. So let's live vicariously through Christian Lüdemann for a few seconds as he showcases his fine golf swing on a distant beach.Notice his takeaway, his position at the top and his tempo, balance and finish. Show More Summary

Associated Press: 'Stenson Awards'

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

IN A TUESDAY GOLF COLUMN, the Associated Press wrote about the "Stenson Awards." They were referring to Henrik Stenson, of course, who, as I was reminded, had a phenomenal year.What did 40-year-old Henrik win?European Tour Player ofShow More Summary

Golf Channel to Air Best Golf Moments of 2016

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

HEY GOLF JUNKIES. RELIVE THE BEST golf moments of 2016. Following is the complete rundown from Golf Channel's news release. (Check your local TV listings for times.) ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016 – Golf Channel will tie a bow on 2016Show More Summary

Phil Mickelson Undergoes Second Surgery for Sports Hernia

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

MULTIPLE OUTLETS ARE REPORTING that Phil Mickelson had a second surgery for a sports hernia. Mickelson is expected to make a full recovery, according to his agent, but the timeline for his return to competitive golf is unclear. Courtesy...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Things Could Be Worse. You Could Be Putting Like This

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

I SAW THIS CLIP IN GOLF DAILY from Golf Channel. This is Bryson DeChambeau demonstrating the side-saddle putting stroke.I'm not convinced about this technique. I'm thinking if you're putting like this, maybe golf is not going that well. But that's just me.

Vin Scully: A Pure Voice Goes Silent

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 22 at the White House. Below is a version of my commentary that appeared in the Roanoke Times as Mr. Scully was wrapping up his legendary career. Show More Summary

USGA Rule Change: No Penalty for Accidental Ball Movement on Putting Green

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

This was long overdue. Following is the USGA news release. FAR HILLS, N.J. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The USGA and The R&A today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. Show More Summary

Fake Golf News: A Tiger Woods Love Letter

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

This fake golf news is from the archives and based on actual events. November 15, 2009 Dear Tiger, Where did the time go? It seems like it was just yesterday that you were stepping off your Gulfstream at Essendon and were whisked away in a limo. Show More Summary

Thomas Bjorn: 'This Is One of the Greatest Days in My Career'

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THOMAS BJORN HAD BEEN LOOKING forward to the day when he would get his turn as European Ryder Cup captain. It finally happened on Tuesday. Courtesy of Callaway Golf The 45-year-old Dane will be the skipper for the European side at the 2018 Ryder Cup near Paris. Show More Summary

Win-Win: Hideki Matsuyama Wins, Tiger Woods Plays

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA WON THE HERO WORLD CHALLENGE for his fourth victory in his last five starts. Matsuyama finished at 18 under, and, except for Sunday when he carded a 73, the man made it look easy. "I played very, very well until today," Matsuyama told Golf Channel. Show More Summary

Things (Including Golf Things) Our Kids Will Never Experience

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

YOU KNOW YOU'RE AGING when you notice and read AARP articles such as "10 Things Our Kids Will Never Learn."Nothing wrong with that, though, because I'm a boomer. Maybe you can relate.Following is a partial list from that article on "boomer...Show More Summary

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