Jordan Speith walked off with the Masters green jacket after going
wire to wire. Not many people have done that, nor did they put up a
record amount of birdies on the way. So what can we learn from this past
Occasionally, we will have "invitational" tournaments here in Viet
Nam, but those not invited still find a way to get in, either through a
friend, a sponsor exemption or pressure from a high-ranking friend.
The golf magazines have been touting Rory McIlroy's "chiseled
physique" which is a result of his workouts in the gym. In one photo,
they practically gushed over him dead-lifting 190lbs.
In his seemingly never satisfied search for perfection, he could no
longer see the forest through the trees. The golf swing is both simple
and complex. It doesn't have to be, but due to human nature, it is.
According to Greg Norman in a recent interview, far too many of PGA
Tour players are "sheep", unwilling to go for broke and content to just
stand in the meadow munching grass and collecting checks. Pretty fair
assessment or nasty slur?
Last game of the year was at my ancestral home, Kings' Island Golf
and I gotta admit I enjoyed seeing all my former employees, friends and
family up there. The boat ride across the lake and the round brought
back a lot of memories.
The Aeroburner is a return to the original concept that made TaylorMade
the leader in metal woods way back in the 80's. Anyone who played golf
back then will remember the "Burner Plus" and the many models which
followed, including the Burner Bubble (which I hated).
If Tiger Woods didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck. He might want
to consider visiting a temple, light a few joss sticks, make a huge
donation and let the monks pray to remove whatever black cloud is
following him around.
Last year was rather exciting as many new courses came on line, many
new ones resumed construction and many new people picked up golf clubs
for the first time.
I am really getting tired of writing about Tiger Woods, but he keeps
giving people, especially idiots like me, new reasons to keep him in the
news well past his sale date. This time, of course, involves his
withdrawal from an event due to a "twinge" in his recently surgically