Monday, May 13, 2013

Questions and Answers at the PGA Tour's Halfway Mark

With the completion of The Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s truncated 2013 season has passed the halfway point. Here’s a look at what’s transpired thus far, and what looms ahead.
Saturday, March 2, 2013

He Did WHAT?! McIlroy Withdraws From Honda Classic

After two months of the 2013 season, and fewer than 4½ rounds completed, Rory McIlroy has left golf fans with far more questions than answers.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Going Tapioca at the Accenture, Final Day

Final Day of the Accenture. Currently looking at a modest win, but we're not done with the picks yet. Three more matches to go; start counting the jelly beans. (Selections for entertainment purposes only.)

Going Tapioca at the Accenture, Round 3

Had a winning Round 2, but still have overall work to be done. Here are the Round 3 selections. All selections are in jelly beans; for entertainment purposes only.
Friday, February 22, 2013

Tapioca at the Accenture Match Play - Day 2

Day 1 was bloody (1-2), though at least Carl Pettersson closed his match out this morning. We trudge forward. All units are in jelly beans - for entertainment purposes only.
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Drama on a Desert Stage

In match play, each day is the final day for half the field. Thursday's play at the WGC Match Play provided more than its share of thrilling moments.

Going Tapioca at the Accenture Match Play

Eventually the snow will melt and they'll have to play golf. Let's make it more fun with some mythical picks against the number.
Friday, January 4, 2013

From 2012 to 2013 on the PGA Tour

The PGA Tour’s truncated 2013 season begins Friday in Hawaii with the limited-field Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Let’s look back at what 2012 taught us and forward to what 2013 portends.
Monday, October 1, 2012

The Medinah Massacre

Thoughts on the 39th Ryder Cup matches
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ryder Cup Preview

The best three days on the golf calendar are nigh. Here's a quick look at some of the key factors for this weekend's Ryder Cup matches.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Decision Day for Davis Love

A final-hour scientific wild guess as to the US captain's picks for the 2012 Ryder Cup matches
Monday, August 27, 2012

Olazabal Finalizes European Ryder Cup Roster

Musings on the European Ryder Cup team, and some educated conjecture about the upcoming US captain's picks
Monday, August 6, 2012

The Unvanquished Golfer

There walks among us a professional golfer who has never known defeat in his pro career.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Last-Minute Masters Considerations

Here are a few last-minute notes as you make your final decision on which players to start for The Masters.
Thursday, December 1, 2011

From 2011 to 2012 on the PGA Tour

A look back at the 2011 PGA Tour season, and a preview of 2012
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Chance's Favorite Stepchild: The PGA Championship

The year's fourth major is often where the favorites go into hiding and the longshots emerge.
Monday, June 6, 2011

An Early Look at the US Open

The year's second Major draws nigh; here's a look at some of the players who are considered favorites, including a few who probably shouldn't be on the short list.
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Golf Staff League Auction Results

We had the staff league auction last Sunday, here are the results...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Who you got this weekend? 

Yes, the season starts tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ryder Cup Musings

Some not-so-idle thoughts from a serious golfer about why the Ryder Cup is such a compelling event.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Handicapping The Open Championship

A look at several players and several factors for the 150th-anniversary edition of the British Open.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Look at The Players Championship

The Tour's "Fifth Major" arrives this weekend; here are some ideas on which golfers to back and which ones to avoid.
Friday, January 29, 2010

Shift Starters for Round 2 of Farmers Insurance Open

There's a big difference between the two courses being used this weekend.  Be sure your Friday starters are playing the easier course.
Monday, January 11, 2010

From SBS to Sony -- Reflections on Week 1 of the PGA Season

Here are some thoughts on the PGA Tour while everyone jealously watches the nice, warm players in Hawaii.
Monday, December 14, 2009

Tiger Woods Coverage

ESPN's Jim Caple compiles the media's unwritten rules in covering athletes' personal lives. (h/t Peter Schoenke).
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

PGA Playoffs, Week 2: The Deutsche Bank Championship

Some stray thoughts on the upcoming Deutsche Bank Championships at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts
Friday, August 28, 2009

The Barclays -- Liberty National Gets Nasty

Thursday's low scores are a distant memory, as the field faces brutal wind in Friday's second round of the first event in the PGA Tour Championship playoffs.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Greatest Upset in Golf History?

That's what Yahoo's Jay Busbee thinks. Sorry, no sale. Not close, really.

Why Root for Tiger?

Why the obsession with rooting for Tiger Woods?
Monday, August 10, 2009

Handicapping the PGA Championship

This essay offers advice on how to sift through the field at this week's PGA Championship at Hazeltine.  Want to go beyond the just-pick-Tiger mindset?  (Remember, he's winless in majors this season.  If you bet on him at the Masters, the US Open, and the Open Championship, your wallet is a bit lighter right now.)  With topics from course length to dealing with nerves, the essay explores who benefits and who might struggle.

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