Republishing an Old Peanuts Cartoon with Me in It Is Problematic

Peanuts Collection republishes old Peanuts cartoons in some Sunday newspapers across our land. (See Today, on May 15 2016, they republished one with me, MLB baseball player and television announcer Joe Garagiola, and hockey star Bobby Hull in it. (See below) It's been done before, such as May 15, 2005, in such newspapers as the Chicago Tribune. I forget what was the original year it was published--it must have been in the early 1970s.I didn't deserve being … [Read more...]

Day Three of the 2016 PGA Tour Players Championship

Jason Day continued his fine play today, finishing the third round of the Players Championship with a four shot lead. But it wasn't easy. He made two double bogeys the front nine. But the long hitter hung in there. For example, he hit three wood and eight iron to the 536 yard, par five, 16th hole, with over half of the green surrounded by water. But he missed his eight foot eagle putt to still register a birdie.The golf course completely changed from the first two days of play. Even though … [Read more...]

Second Day of 2016 PGA Tour Players Championship

Today was the second round of the PGA Tour's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the home of the headquarters of the PGA Tour. This very full field tournament is regarded by the players and media as having the strongest field every year of any pro tournament in the world. Thus, many consider it the ad hoc fifth major. Early inclement weather today caused a temporary delay that led to the round being unfinished due to darkness. The following are … [Read more...]

James Hahn Wins 2016 Wells Fargo Championship

Today, 34-year old, Korean-American James Hahn won his second PGA Tour golf tournament. It was the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. He defeated Roberto Castro on the first extra hole. Hahn finds a way to make it interesting. His first PGA Tour win was last year at the Northern Trust Open at the famed Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, where he won in a three-man playoff against Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey by making a 25-foot putt on the … [Read more...]

Danny Willett Wins the 2016 Masters as Jordan Spieth Collapses

Englishman Danny Willett won the Masters golf tournament today in a surprisingly upset victory when Jordan Spieth suffered a complete collapse at Amen Corner.Spieth looked like a shoe-in to win his second Masters in two years at only twenty-two years of age as he started the last nine holes with a five shot lead on the field. But as I posted this morning, Spieth has a serious flaw in his swing that causes him to miss full shots to the right of his target, especially during pressure … [Read more...]

Jordan Spieth and His Blocky Left Arm

Jordan Spieth finished his third round yesterday in the Masters with the one shot lead with which he started the day. His game from tee-to-green was wanting. He miss-hit many full shots to the right of his target. Even though he is such a golfing phenomenon, this is a problem he's been having sometimes under pressure in the majors. It especially happens in the closing holes, when he would typically feel more pressure, as it did yesterday. He had a four shot lead with two holes to play yesterday. … [Read more...]

The “We” of Team Spieth

In my day, golf was an individual sport. Not so for Jordan Spieth, the world's number 1 professional golfer. In media interviews, he constantly relates what "we" did not the golf course rather than what "I" did. In doing so, he refers to himself as well as all of the people who assist him regularly in his pursuit winning professional golf championships. That includes his caddie, his swing instructor, family members, etc.This is Masters week. Just minutes from now, Jordan Spieth will begin … [Read more...]

Tony Finau Wins his First PGA Tour Tournament

YEAH FOR TONY FINAU. Today, he won the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open, defeating Steve Marino on the third hole in sudden death. Both men were vying for their first PGA Tour victory. Tony was leading by two shots in the back nine today and then lost his lead but hung in there to get in a playoff. Now he's got a two-year exemption for winning. He doesn't have to worry about staying exempt. That's a big load off a player's back.I've been pulling for tall Tony Finau ever since he came on the PGA … [Read more...]