Archives for: April 2007

On the travails of being a golf writer

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Not long ago I wrote, briefly, about a round I played at Golf Resort Konopiste, not far outside Prague, in the Czech Republic. My review of the resort's D'Este course is now on WorldGolf.com. There is always a story behind… more »

Virginia Tech: Some thoughts from afar

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The licensed bore and the curmudgeon both like to say that as big pictures go, sports are insignificant. Many times I would find that a hard point to refute, never more than when considering that most peculiar of species, The Fan - and I have not a fe… more »

There's a good European PGA Tour story unfolding in Raphaël Jacquelin

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Could this be déjà vu for Raphaël Jacquelin? Jacquelin finds himself still in the lead of the BMW Asian Open in Shanghai heading into the weekend. Last week, you might recall, Jacquelin found himself in the same position at the Volvo Open (also hel… more »

Ernie Els not off to strong start at BMW Asian Open

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So yesterday I wondered what Shanghai would have in store for Ernie Els, and today we have our answer. Els is struggling at the BMW Asian Open. Maybe those back-to-back overnight flights from Hilton Head to China, combined with no practice rounds,… more »

Ernie Els the big question this week in Shanghai

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The European Tour is in Shanghai this week for the BMW Asia Open, which tees off tomorrow. And while the field is a strong one - Retief Goosen, Colin Montgomerie, Paul Casey, John Daly - perhaps all eyes are on Ernie Els. Not only did Els win the even… more »

Finally sampling the golf in the Czech Republic

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BENESOV, Czech Republic - I lived in the Czech Republic for more than two years, and I never managed to play one of its courses. Not that this central European country is known for its golf - when we think of European golf, we're usually dreaming of the… more »

The Masters: European PGA Tour posts a strong showing

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Well, obviously the big story today is this year's Masters, and specifically winner Zach Johnson, who managed to fend off a lurking Tiger and take home the green jacket. But when the dust settles around Johnson, this Masters might go down as one of the r… more »

Sergio WILL NOT win 2007 Masters

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There must be something in the air, deep in the jungle where my esteemed colleague Bill Wolfrum lives. How else to explain the unexplainable: He is taking Sergio Garcia to go all the way at this year's Masters, which begin today. Are you kidding me? A… more »

European PGA Tour will be well represented at The Masters this week

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When the world's best golfers tee it up this week for The Masters at Augusta National, the field will include a record number of golfers from the European Tour. Thirty-four European Tour players were among the 107 pros invited to Augusta National. Of… more »

Ryder Cup 2010 dates announced

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Ryder Cup Europe announced that the 2010 Ryder Cup, to be held at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales, will run the week of September 27. Of course, both sides in the biannual match-up between Europe and the United States have their sights s… more »

Ah, the first golf swings of the season

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I look to the first golf swings of the season in much the same way that, for years, I used to anticipate the first ski run of winter. With skiing, there was always that moment, riding up the first lift, when I would wonder whether my legs would remem… more »