Davis Love III Wins Greensboro–2015

Davis Love III, 51-year old PGA Tour veteran, just now won the Wyndam Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Davis has now won 21 PGA Tour tournaments. By one stroke he defeated Jason Gore, who has been missing-in-action for some time. Tiger Woods finally got himself into contention after two rounds. But he failed to muster a charge, finishing even par the weekend.Nice guy Davis Love III has a great, classic golf swing. He also was known as a long hitter in … [Read more...]

Pro Golf Is in Good, Young Hands

I was glad for Jason Day on Sunday when he won the PGA Championship by three strokes. It was his first time to win one of the four majors in international professional golf: the Masters in April, U.S. Open in June, British Open in July, and the U.S. PGA Championship in August. It surely capped off one of the most exciting years for the four majors in the history of professional golf.Jason Day is a dark and handsome, muscular yet slender, six-foot tall, 27 year-old Australian who now lives … [Read more...]

Who Hits the Ball: You or God?


People are often perplexed or amused when I tell them that during my professional golf career, the most asked question in the PGA Tour Bible Study was always, “Who hits the ball: me or God?”Presbyterians would answer confidently, “God hits the ball.”Methodists would answer triumphantly, “You hit the ball.”Anglicans-Episcopalians would answer ecumenically, "Both hit the ball."Baptists would answer exhortingly, “You guys are so heavenly-minded you’re no earthly good. Fuhgeddaboutit! … [Read more...]

Zach Johnson Wins the 2015 British Open

Congratulations Zach Johnson. He won the British Open yesterday in a four-hole aggregate playoff against Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen at the home of golf--the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. It doesn't get any better than that for such a great finish. Thirty-nine year old Zach Johnson thus added this to his other major win--The Masters in 2007. Now Zach has won a total of 12 PGA Tour tournaments, with this British Open win included. He has certainly established himself as one of the … [Read more...]

British Open–Day 2–2015

Dustin Johnson leads the British Open after the incompleted second round of play on day 2, Friday. He and Jordan Spieth were paired together the first two rounds. Spieth is 5 under par, tied for 15th place. A rain delay earlier in the day caused play to have to suspended at darkness today. Johnson and Spieth were on the 13th hole. So, they will have to go out early tomorrow morning to finish their second round. It was the feature pairing since Spieth had won the U.S. Open weeks ago by one stroke … [Read more...]

Pro Golfers Are No Longer “Crazy” for Lifting Weights

I've lifted weights since I was eighteen years old. People in golf constantly told me, "Lifting weights is terrible for golf." Lots of pros told me that, too. Some said I was "crazy." When I was on the regular PGA Tour for eighteen years, I pumped iron when I could. I thought it helped me have a more compact golf swing and maybe gain a few yards off the tee. But I was afraid weight lifting might hurt my feel, my touch with the short game. So, I didn't lift weights for upper body strength much … [Read more...]

Jason Day’s Vertigo Last Week

Jason Day is a much-liked, dark-haired, handsome, fit PGA Tour player from Australia with a super golf swing. He has been knocking at the door repeatedly to win his first major championship. In the third round of the U.S. Open last Saturday, he was walking on a fairway and all of a sudden he fell over, hit the ground, and his head bounced on the turf. At first he lay there rather motionless and people didn’t know what was wrong.Jason was having an instant bout of Benign Positional Vertigo ( … [Read more...]

Jack Nicklaus Honored with a Congressional Gold Medal

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress honored 75-year old Jack Nicklaus by presenting him with the highest civilian award Congress can give--a Congressional Gold Medal for recognition of Jack's greatness as a professional golfer and a family man. Members of Congress who were present to conduct the ceremony included John Boehner, Ohio Republican Senator and speaker of the House of Representatives. Jack hails from Columbus, Ohio.Jack Nicklaus has been without question the greatest golfer of all time to … [Read more...]