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...]

Jordan Spieth Wins the 2015 U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth is the new kid on the block on the PGA Tour. This 21-year old Texan is now headed for superstardom by winning the Masters in April and the U.S. Open yesterday. Those are the first two of the four major championships in the world of professional golf. Only six pros have ever won the first two majors of the years Plus, Spieith is the youngest to win the first two since Gene Sarazen, called The Squire, did so in 1922 at age 20 by winning the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.This … [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...]

Padraig Harrington Finally Wins

Padraig Harrington, a 43-year old Irishman and three-time major championship winner, finally won a tournament today on the PGA Tour--the Honda Classic at the PGA National Golf Club at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He had gone winless for seven years and was about a very distant 385th in the World Sony Rankings. When you experience that much of a slump, you begin to doubt yourself a lot. This win couldn't have happened to a seemingly nicer guy. But it was looking bleak for him at the end of … [Read more...]

Plumb-Bob Your Putts

Watching on television the finishing nine holes today in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Santa Monica, California, so many pros missed putts on the ocean side of the hole. I think if they would have plumb-bobbed their putts, they wouldn't have been fooled by the tilted ground on which they were golfing their ball.The picturesque Riviera County Club lies in the Santa Monica Canyon that gradually slopes straight down to the blue Pacific Ocean, only two miles away. So, the … [Read more...]

James Hahn Wins his First PGA Tour Tournament

What a great story for the PGA Tour. Korean-American James Hahn just minutes ago won the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Santa Monica, California. It is his first PGA Tour tournament win after competing in over sixty PGA Tour tournaments. He won with a birdie on the second hole in a three-man, sudden playoff with Paul Casey and budding superstar Dustin Johnson. Hahn was ranked 297th in the Sony World rankings. But the slender, handsome, six-foot, one inch Hahn looked like a cool, … [Read more...]


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