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 Masters tournament?
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.
I was having a nice chat with a friend on the practice green today and he mentioned that, according to the Tour pros he's spoken with during his jaunts to Tour events, and they claim the Masters is the easiest of the major events to win.
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.
With the Masters tournament right around the corner, speculation is running wild (which is shorthand for "golf writers feverously looking for ways to slip Tiger Woods into the conversation somewhere to make their editors happy") on who is the favourite to win the event.
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.
Woke up this morning and realized that it's my 22nd Tet celebration in Viet Nam. I still wonder where the time went. It seems like yesterday that I first got here.
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.
Can we sit on the fence on this one?
The images and video clips of last Sunday lost no time in doing what they do in this digital age of smartphones. They went viral.
Hanoian housewife Bui Thanh Truc is afraid to travel by air in view of the many recent plane crashes, which have only intensified her apprehensions about flight safety.
To leave or to stay: do migrants have a choice?
Every time I talk to a street vendor, a shoe-shine boy or girl or others who spend most of their time working outdoors in major cities, I would think that if I were to replicate the Humans of New York project there, I would focus solely on migrants from rural areas.
Uninterrupted heavy rain last week flooded over 80ha of watermelon crops, vegetable gardens and rice fields in some districts along the Vu Gia and Thu Bon rivers.
Has the kids' helmets controversy come to a head?
Vu Bang is a proud father of two children - a second grader and a little boy attending kindergarten. He is also proud of his motorbike driving skills and how good his little daughter is at sitting on the bike.
Entrance exam ban poses tough questions
Summer, the examination season for Vietnamese students, is coming. This means lots of pressure are waiting for students; but not for fifth graders because they don't have to take lower secondary school entrance exams any more.
Mothers going crazy over food selfies crazy
Over the last two days, my cousin Nguyen Phuong Ly, 22, has been complaining about her mother Nguyen Ngoc Diep, a restaurant owner, for spending a lot of her cooking time posting pictures of fully-done food on various social network sites.
No to heavy workloads, yes to hard work
After a double weekend Lunar New Year break, the mother of a first grader in a well-known primary school in HaF8 NoE4i, was aghast when the teacher told her that the kids had already forgotten what she'd taught them in the first semester.
Abandoned babies cry out for proper sex education
A newborn abandoned in a vegetable patch, dead. The mother, a medical student who has claimed she delivered it dead in a bathroom, alone, panicked and tried to get rid of the body.
I recently returned from Quang Ninh province, where the second Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival was held and which drew more than 200 authors from 43 countries.
Changing lives, for better or for worse
The "Change Life" programme has cer-tainly lived up to its name, transforming two "plain" looking women to "hot" beauties. It was only to be expected that this has created a "face rush," with many people now wanting cosmetic surgery to make them good looking.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.