Archives for: April 2007

Tiger Woods isn't at the Byron Nelson, he's making friends with a new dominant athlete

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There is a bit of a sour taste at the Byron Nelson Championship this week, as eight of the top ten golfers in the world rankings aren't competing, including Tiger Woods. Many golf writers are calling it a slap in the face to the late Nelson, who passed a… more »

Looking for a last-minute golf trip? Check out this weekend's Free Golf Getaway in Gaylord, northern Michigan

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The only thing better than getting a good deal on great golf is paying nothing at all. The Gaylord Golf Mecca, a marketing partnership between many of the region's golf resorts and courses are offering their annual Free Golf Weekend April 27-29th, he… more »

LPGA needs to give Justin Timberlake a sponsor's exemption

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In part two of my blog series, "Turning tournaments into freak shows via sponsor exemptions", I argue it's time for the LPGA, not PGA Tour to give teen idol/golf nut Justin Timberlake a sponsor's exemption. Timberlake has let it be known he wants to… more »

While Wie is sidelined, can we get Natalie Gulbis some PGA Tour event exemptions please?

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Just because Michelle Wie is out with a wrist injury it doesn't mean the summer months on the PGA Tour should be void of women mixing it up a little in some events. I was just researching Natalie Gulbis on Google images and it hit me: why isn't she g… more »

Royal County Down in Northern Ireland overtakes the Old Course in St. Andrews in Golf Digest world rankings

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In their "outside the U.S." rankings, Golf Digest has a new number one: Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, upsetting perennial number one, the Old Course in St. Andrews. I've played them both in the last few months. So which course is better in m… more »

Cat fight! Are golf writers Olmsted and Baldwin the next Trump and Rosie?

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The lifeless blokes on the PGA Tour need to take a cue from golf writers once in awhile and get into the mud pit. Larry Olmsted of the USA Today's Golfer's World Blog, and friend of my podcast, Sweet Spots, has ripped's Chris Baldwin -… more »

Phil Mickelson - Mr. Optimistic - is five over thru seven at the Masters

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The early stages of a tournament aren't supposed to be where Phil Mickelson struggles. It's the back nine on Sunday that has been his problem in the past. But he can't even get out of the gate these days, starting off +5 after seven holes at the Mast… more »

I know who won't win the Masters - and who might

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Sergio Garcia will NOT win the Masters. You have to be a good putter to win there. Phil Mickelson will NOT win the Masters. He's got some work to do before he wins another tournament, albeit a major. Gary Player will NOT win the Masters. Mich… more »