Month: October 2018

Is it wrong to say that a professional golfer choked? Is it wrong to say it on TV? The word “choke” itself, as a description for the act of failing to perform under pressure, is nearly perfect. As far as I can tell from cursory research, it’s an American invention that came to prominence in
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The Cobra King F9 Speedback irons sport a unique look for one simple reason: Average golfers want their irons to do everything. “There’s always a trade off because we know golfers want their irons to have both things—they want long and forgiving,” said Tom Olsavsky, Cobra’s vice president of research and development. It’s the problem
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The Cobra King F9 Speedback drivers, the company’s engineering team will tell you, exhibit specific performance parameters that other companies cannot achieve. Mainly, they’re talking about making a driver aerodynamic and full of superior high-launch/low-spin ball flight characteristics brought about by a low center of gravity. Their contention is that one often is compromised by
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OK, we’ll excuse anybody who admits to being slightly annoyed by the lead-up to the Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson match to take place on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The mountain of publicity that has continued to pile up over the past month or so might be exhausting to some, but to anybody who is pumped
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This morning, Bill Kittleman, one of our design partners and the head pro at Merion from 1963-’96, came out to the 15th green to discuss the finishing touches of our restoration work there. It’s always fun being with Bill because his experiences at Merion made him a very wise man with a great eye. One
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Details about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson’s Friday-after-Thanksgiving, $9 million match at Shadow Creek have been released slowly but surely. On Thursday, we continued to get more info—as we have finally found out the official pay-per-view price ($19.99), and what time the event will start (3 p.m. eastern). In addition, a Turner Sports press release
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Walter Hagen won his 11th and final major, the Open Championship, in 1929. It took 33 years before the “next” Walter Hagen—Jack Nicklaus—won his first major. And it was 35 years after that when the next Jack Nicklaus—Tiger Woods—donned his first green jacket. To date, these are the only three men whose major championships total
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The first WGC of the season is here, though, yes—the new season just started four weeks ago. There’s no offseason anymore, and that includes anybody playing daily fantasy golf or betting on golf. The WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club has a strong field with PGA Tour stars like Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Brooks
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There’s no perfect formula for creating a tour player, no list of requirements to check off in the development of a young golfer that will guarantee arrival to the pro ranks. Still, you would think there are a few necessary things. Easy access to a golf course, for one. Or the ability to hit off
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