Archives for: September 2007

Let's not forget American team dunce Woody Austin's three-birdie finish at the President's Cup

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I like a good sports blooper as much as the next guy. And Woody Austin's tumble into a creek at the Presidents Cup today made Jean Van de Velde's bare-legged folly at Carnoustie seem civilized. But while we all pile on the American Team's dunce,… more »

Five pleasant surprises in Biloxi, Mississippi

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Five pleasant surprises from my maiden voyage to Biloxi, Mississippi: 1. Hard Rock Hotel: I'm not big on "themed" properties like the Venetian in Las Vegas or Legends in concert in Myrtle Beach that features Elvis and Garth Brooks look-a-likes (altho… more »

Day One of Presidents Cup reveals the big difference between Americans and European Ryder Cup squad

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On paper, the International Team for the Presidents Cup looks stronger than the 2006 European Ryder Cup team that laid a serious beat down on the U.S. There are more Top 20 players in the field this week than at the Ryder Cup. After Thursday's openin… more »

The best wake-up call

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This morning I woke up to belt sanders and screaming carpenters. It's that time of year when the condo I live in gets a makeover. It's great for resale value and probably keeps the homeless from thinking it's abandoned. But I don't own the unit, so a… more »

Canada Geese: feathered friends or poop-happy foes?

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The most significant difference that separates humans from all other earthly life forms is the consciousness of how we dispense bodily waste. It is unacceptable among social circles to relieve ourselves voluntarily - the lone exception being the baby poo… more »

Michigan and Notre Dame football are both pathetic, but at least Wolverine State has great golf

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I've been saying since January that I don't care if the University of Michigan football goes 1-11 this year, as long as that one "W" is finally vs. Ohio State. I didn't know that was a real possibility. As we await Saturday's marquee Tickle Fight… more »

Mickelson's bonehead WD at the BMW means Tiger is in the driver's seat for FedEx Cup

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Phil Mickelson is the cause of most of my golf-related mood swings lately. While some browse the internet for hours looking for Britney Spears VMA reaction or suggesting substances to test on, I'm usually up all night trying to decide… more »

One of golf's great matches, the Walker Cup, stands to go unnoticed in United States

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I don't think I've ever had a conversation with another American on US soil about the Walker Cup. In three visits to the UK and Ireland in the last year, I was engaged in banter almost daily about it with Brits or Irish or Scots, and my contributions wer… more »

A 27.5 handicap - not Tiger - is the best golfer in the world

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Only in the World Amateur Handicap Championships can a high-handicapper whose swing is fluid as a Tourette's attack beat out nearly 4,000 other golfers to win a $650 prize and a trophy as big as the Stanley Cup. I'll admit, I never saw winner June Wa… more »