Archives for: June 2006

How much will Morgan Pressel whine at the U.S. Womens Open as the USGA pumps up Michelle Wie once again?

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Pairings have been announced for the first round of the 61st U.S. Women's Open and, in my opinion, some of these combinations are very interesting indeed. For example, Birdie Kim is being paired with Morgan Pressel. That normally wouldn't be newsworth… more »

Podcast: Phil Mickelson's course management mistakes can help you play smarter, baseball swing versus the golf swing and become a better ball striker!

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Click here to listen. Barry and I discuss how Phil Mickelson's recent lapse of judgment at the U.S. Open can help me combat my own course management shortcomings. With summer in our sites and most people playing more than one sport, we answer a let… more »

LPGA Futures Tour golfer Megan Heckeroth chats about Wie, Sorenstam and game strategy (part two)

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"Living from hotel to hotel. Eating, sleeping, and breathing the game of golf. I love it!" It's only her first official year on the Duramed Futures Tour but since junior high school it's all Megan Heckeroth has been dreaming about. A natural athlete,… more »

Mickelson "sleeping it off" after depressing U.S. Open collapse

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Phil Mickelson's plans to play in the Cialis Western Open are now in cold storage as Lefty is sleeping off his recent U.S. Open breakdown this past week at Winged Foot. It's a sure sign of despondency but Phil confirms that he always spends a few days… more »

Podcast: With Tiger Woods in absentia at Winged Foot, Phil Mickelson gains ground as U.S. Open favorite. Also, golf tips for better ball control

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Click here to listen. Watching Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie in the final pairing at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot G.C. this week inspires Barry and I to address simple golf tips for better ball control. As Tiger Woods sails into the sunset the… more »

Phil Mickelson preparing for first US Open win but not without a fight from Colin Montgomerie

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With Colin Mongomerie close to winning his first major tournament after a rough Friday, Phil Mickelson is going for his own history. Although Mickelson has already conquered the Masters twice and the PGA Championship he has yet to claim his first U.S… more »

Our USGA media credentials for Winged Foot's U.S. Open mysteriously vanish

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I thought the USGA would act differently than the LPGA regarding press credentials this week at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot but they proved me wrong. After sending Golf for Beginners literally dozens of emails regarding U.S. Open information (going s… more »

Podcast: Take the Golf Digest challenge, golf tips on improving aim and posture and Barry dodges another email "bullet"

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Click here to listen. Improve your game by taking the advice of the best golf professionals in the world! Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Phil Mickelson and more give golf tips based upon your game. Sign up for free playing lessons at golfdigest.com/challen… more »

LPGA Futures Tour golfer Megan Heckeroth helps me with my golf game (part one)

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Megan Heckeroth is a girl after my own heart. Her hot, red Mustang convertible carts around her bag of Cleveland golf clubs. I have a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible but can't fit my huge Burton bag (filled with Titleist clubs) into the trunk because… more »

McDonald's introduces new Asian Salad for LPGA Battle at Bulle Rock

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She never tires, she's only sixteen. This week's sectional qualifier for Michelle Wie was just a tune-up for her battle against Annika Sorenstam at this week's McDonald's LPGA Championship. Who will be under more scrutiny, Wie or Sorenstam? Will Annik… more »

Sorenstam versus Wie: the ratings tug-of-war, American Express' Women's Golf Week and golf tips on staying cool

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Click here to listen. This is the week that we've all been waiting for. Will Michelle Wie qualify for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and play golf alongside the top PGA players in the world? We also consider Sorenstam versus Wie for a Celebrity "Rati… more »