Colin Montgomerie will win 2007 U.S. Open

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Sports writers like to make bold predictions, so here's mine: Colin Montgomerie is going to win this week's U.S. Open. Think I'm crazy? People have made wackier forecasts on this site. (I hear's Bill Wolfrum, yet to reveal his official Op… more »

Tiger Woods lets Roger Federer down

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Watching the final round of the French Open today, in which Spaniard Rafael Nadal pretty much dominated World No. 1 Roger Federer, I kept wondering one thing: Where's Tiger Woods? I thought I had read somewhere that these guys had developed quite a cl… more »

Michelle Wie simply pulled a Billy Casper at Ginn Tribute

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A lot of ink has been spilled on Michelle Wie's bogus withdrawal from the Ginn Tribute, including two posts in this space - though I at least can fall back on the record of never having felt the need to write about Wiesy until yesterday. So I think two b… more »

Michelle Wie saw the writing on the wall at LPGA's Ginn Tribute

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Is there anybody out there who is really buying Michelle Wie's excuse that she re-aggravated one of her wrists and that was the reason she withdrew from the Ginn Tribute? Get serious. Feeling the need to follow-up on an earlier blog - one that now… more »

Next stop for Michelle Wie: The PGA European Tour?

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I for one am waiting for Michelle Wie's media machine to announce that she is heading over the pond to the European PGA Tour to continue her pathetic quest to make a cut in a PGA Tour event. I mean, up to now she has humiliated herself in every PGA event… more »

The dollar's loss is Europe's gain

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My colleague Brandon Tucker has written a smart piece on why European golfers should get the most out of their euros by heading to the States to take advantage of the pathetic value of the U.S. dollar right now. Personally, it's tough living in Europ… more »

Jose Maria Olazabal: give it up for the 'old' guard

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Anyone catch an unexpected name near the top of the leaderboard at the Player's Championship this past weekend? No, not Sergio Garcia, though I'll eat a little crow on past statements and recognize that he did mount a real charge on Sunday (birdies on f… more »

Forget the Player's Championship! It's a busy week on the European PGA Tour

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Ok, so a lot of eyes will be on Jacksonville, Fla., for the PGA Tour's 2007 Players Champsionship this week. That's too bad, because we finally have a full week scheduled on the European PGA Tour. The Challenge Tour is in Seith, France for the A.G… more »

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 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 »