Archives for: January 2007

Michelle Wie needs to accept LPGA Kraft Nabisco invite

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Finally Michelle Wie receives an invitation to a tournament in which she might not only make the cut but also win! Why hasn't Wie hurriedly accepted the tournament's sponsor invitation into the first major of 2007? Is "The Big Wiesy" getting too big… more »

Podcast: Tiger Woods takes the wheel at the Buick, Mickelson's legacy in jeopardy, G-Clip 4-in-1 mini review and more

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Click here to listen. There's much to offer our listeners in this week's episode of Golf for Beginners, from discussion involving the ever-astonishing Tiger Woods right down to knee-surgery, which is becoming more routine. Barry can now say that he… more »

Can Tiger Woods become a better golfer?

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Unlike most golfers on the PGA Tour who rely on a bit of assistance from the "golf gods", it appears that achieving perfection is all that's left for Tiger Woods. Coach Hank Haney has confirmed that Woods has made strides since last July when he finished… more »

Michelle Wie's youth could help aging Champions Tour

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Playing an event on the Champions Tour comes with a built-in stigma, that is, the realization that the men playing golf are no longer youngsters and can no longer compete with guys like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Although the acceptance age is a spr… more »

Podcast: Will Phil Mickelson be any competition for Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup race, Sorenstam "flip-flops" on baby issue, a look at GolfSpan Mobile and a tip to help set the pace of your round

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Click here to listen. Vijay Singh began the golf season at the Mercedes-Benz Championship where he showed great form after the holiday layoff. Second in the PGA Tour rotation was Phil Mickelson, who, although a bit rustier than Singh, provided vie… more »

Babies versus birdies: Is Annika Sorenstam longing for Tiger Woods' baby?

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Well, maybe not. However, with his recent announcement of a baby in the works, Tiger Woods might have given Annika Sorenstam some food for thought. Sorenstam has just announced that she is considering giving up her career in golf to raise a family.… more »

Inkster and Hurst anticipating team win at LET/LPGA World Cup. Michelle Wie anxious to make any cut after tanking in PGA Sony Open

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With Annika Sorenstam turning over the defending Swedish team to Carin Koch and Helen Alfredsson and only a few recognizable names on the leaderboard of this week's Women's World Cup of Golf, it seems very "American" of me to predict an easy victory for… more »

Podcast: Michelle Wie gets "plutoed", which Phil Mickelson will show up for his 2007 debut, do you hit like a girl and stop chunking, chip with a hybrid

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Click here to listen. While it's unlikely in the foreseeable future that Michelle Wie will make a cut in a PGA Tour event, we do not necessarily agree with Tim McDonald either. Barry and I talk about how Wie went awry, from her wrong choice of clubs r… more »

Michelle Wie already a winner at Sony Open

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Michelle Wie won an event against PGA Tour professionals this week at Waialae Country Club. She and her partner, amateur Alex Ching, took this year's skills event in a playoff at the inaugural King Auto Group Pro-Junior Skills Challenge. Both Wie and… more »

Thumbs down to Vijay Singh as he snubs Sam Snead's record

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An unimpressed Vijay Singh appeared nonchalant after passing Sam Snead's record of wins accrued after hitting the big 4-0. "To pass (Snead's) record after 40 really doesn't mean much," Singh bellowed while focusing on his own win after the Mercedes-Be… more »

Podcast: A golf tip from Sam Snead helps us go from beginner to winner and improving your chip shot using the "bump-and-run"

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Click here to listen. This week on Golf for Beginners, Barry borrows a quote from the great Sam Snead to describe why my first ever possible even-par round (over five holes) turned into a mediocre event. No, it has nothing to do with Snead's effortles… more »

"Selfish" Appleby secretly glad Woods and Mickelson opted out of Mercedes Championship

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Appleby the outspoken. Shades of Greg Norman! Recently, Stuart Appleby was quibbling about Michelle Wie, complaining that she should wait before entering the PGA Tour, now he's moved on to a bigger target, namely Tiger Woods! "So happy you couldn't… more »

Wie tops Woods. Tiger had to win to be the richest man in golf

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Michelle Wie, now considered the richest female in golf, will make her 2007 PGA Tour debut in a few weeks. With twenty million dollars made from both appearance and advertising fees, Wie's LPGA Tour winnings seemed paltry in comparison (only about $70… more »

Podcast: Woods put a Tiger in his bag and so can you! Also, keeping fit during golf's off-season

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Click here to listen. What sets professional golfers like Tiger Woods apart from amateurs like us? Okay, so our swing speed hasn't been measured at 125 m.p.h. but it's not all in the physical aspects of our golf game. Amateurs sometimes fall into a co… more »