Stenson Wins 2016 British Open in Style

The tall and thin but strong Swede finally golfed his ball to victory for his first major championship win. Henrik Stenson, who previously had seven top-five finishes in majors, defeated American Phil Mickelson, five-time majors winner himself, by three strokes in the 145th British Open today at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.  It was quite a thrilling duel until the last few holes.Stenson and Mickelson started the day well ahead of the pack, with Henrik leading Phil by one stroke. Henrik … [Read more...]

The 2016 British Open and Rory McIlroy’s View of Golf in the Olympics

The British Open golf tournament is being staged this week at the famous Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Under benign weather conditions the first round on Thursday, five-time major champion and American Phil Mickelson got off to a blazing start with a 63. That is the lowest score ever shot in any of golf's four major championships, though there have been something like about 25 of them.His golf game this week looks like the Californian Mickelson, known for his penchant for gambling (as … [Read more...]

Golf Digest Cites my “Let There Be Light” Post

See the following article in Golf Digest, published on 2/23/16, that acknowledges my being the first to suggest there likely will someday be golf courses with glowing trees that will enable the playing of golf during the night: My post here on this is 2/17/16: "Let There Be Light on the Golf Course 24/7." … [Read more...]

Dustin Johnson Finally Wins a Major

As I said in my post two days ago, Dustin Johnson has been knocking on the door many times in trying to win one of the four majors in pro golf. Today, he finally knocked the door down even though for a while, it looked like another bad break might sink his ship again.Dustin won the 2016 U.S. Open by three strokes, at four under par, on the tough Oakmont Country Club with the very slippery, fast greens and picturesque sand bunkers called Church Pews, all near Pittsburgh, PA.Little-known … [Read more...]

The 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont

The U.S. Open Golf Championship is being held this week at the famed Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is most known for its fast greens and distinctive series of sand bunkers called the Church Pews located between the two parallel fairways of the third and fourth holes. (I don't recall ever visiting that heretical church)!Oakmont C.C. has now hosted fifteen major championships: twelve U.S. Opens, more than any other golf course, and three PGA Championships. I played … [Read more...]

Is Donald Trump Hurting the PGA Tour?

If he is, it look like the Tour is fighting back.Doral was always one of my favorites tournaments on the regular PGA Tour. I've blogged about this before. It was at Doral Resort and Country Club, in Miami, Florida, where I had my first good chance to win a PGA Tour tournament. It was in 1966, my second year on Tour. I led wire-to-wire until I three-putted the 71st hole to go one stroke behind. On the toughest finishing hole on the American pro golf tour then and ever since to the … [Read more...]

Spieth Wins at Colonial

Today, twenty-two year old phenom Jordan Spieth won his eighth PGA Tour tournament--the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas. That's where the great Ben Hogan used to hang out. Spieth's childhood home is in nearby Dallas. He had finished second in three PGA Tour tournaments in Texas, but never won one. This victory also put him ahead of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods who won seven PGA Tour tournaments before they turned twenty-three, which was the modern … [Read more...]

Sergio Garcia Wins Byron Nelson as Jordan Spieth Struggles

Today, Spaniard Sergio Garcia won the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament on the PGA Tour at Dallas, Texas. Garcia won on the first playoff hole with Brooks Koepka. Koepka drove into the water while Garcia drove safely into the fairway and made an easy par for the win. It was his second Nelson title, winning twelve years ago, in 2004.Number 2 world pro golfer and Dallas native Jordan Spieth continued his poor play by shooting a 74 Sunday. The big talk about Jordan Spieth right now is that he is … [Read more...]