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In response to: British Open Update: Is that John Daly atop the leaderboard?

Sigmond [Visitor]
Pretty arrogant article. Are you always this arrogant or just sometimes?
PermalinkPermalink 07/09/08 @ 21:43

In response to: Michelle Wie saw the writing on the wall at LPGA's Ginn Tribute

huran [Visitor]
I live in Hawaii and I remeber when wie first came out, it is ashame that she is disgracing the sport of golf but i am not surprised> u could tell her parents where after that money from nike and i hope nike isnt having any buyers remorse i don t care how old what race u are when u put yourself in the public eye u r fair game and it aint are fault she flat out sucks and has not guts or skill or any ass FLAT like her game
PermalinkPermalink 05/29/08 @ 06:10

In response to: Ryder Cup 2010 dates announced

Seanie [Visitor]
I will give the Europeans 6/1 odds!
PermalinkPermalink 02/15/08 @ 11:59

In response to: Ryder Cup 2010 dates announced

Ryder Cup 2010 [Visitor]
Europe will dominate in the Ryder Cup 2010 also!
PermalinkPermalink 02/07/08 @ 17:13

In response to: Nick Faldo turns 50, and the European PGA Tour swoons

Greg Sharp [Visitor]
A small, side issue only but I felt compelled to comment. Speaking as a European golf fan, a European and someone who grew up during the 'Golden Age' of European golf it seems to me that perhaps only a non-European would consider the very eminent Mr Faldo our 'best'. One suspects that (having read Life Swings - Nick Faldo's autobiography and seen multitudinous interviews) even Faldo himself would most likely regard Severiano Ballesteros as the best and greatest, not to mention most dominant player Europe has produced. 6 majors to 5 is a misnomer, try 30 worldwide wins Vs 80 odd.
PermalinkPermalink 11/28/07 @ 06:34

In response to: Note to Myrtle Beach starters: Enough already with the pre-round lectures

Judge Smails [Visitor]
Wyomick,

I agree with the spirit of what you say, but it's not quite as simple as you paint it. There's the East -- then there's the East. If you drive into upstate NY, you will find bucolic areas with beautiful, relatively empty courses. And, needless to say, in Maine you can sometimes have a course to yourself.

The problem, of course, is the huge metropolitan areas; get far enough away from those and the East is much like the rest of the country.

This is why I drive into upstate NY to play. I travel about 70 miles to a certain course; it's often not that crowded and gives you a lot for your money.
PermalinkPermalink 11/20/07 @ 18:30

In response to: Note to Myrtle Beach starters: Enough already with the pre-round lectures

Ron Mon [Member]
Well, PW and LB are two of the higher-end courses, correct? I believe that the snootier the owner, the pricklier the staff is required to be. I found those terms in Webster's, so don't question my vernacular. My suggestion would be to grab a few more dozen free tees, snag some free mark repair tools, and steal a tee marker and a flag when the starter isn't looking.
PermalinkPermalink 11/20/07 @ 18:12

In response to: Note to Myrtle Beach starters: Enough already with the pre-round lectures

Wyomick [Visitor]
The whole of the east coast golf industry has that
starter's attitude; like Friday at 5 PM on an LA Freeway. That's why I gave up on golf out there; too many people crammed into too few spaces. It's west of the Mississippi only, for my golf.
Caio.
PermalinkPermalink 11/20/07 @ 16:16

In response to: Note to Myrtle Beach starters: Enough already with the pre-round lectures

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
Spot on. The starter (well, head pro, really) at
Crail in Scotland, in response to our request for tips,
to keep our putts low to the ground. Classic! Just
imagine the humorless, self-important drivel that
those Myrtle Beach cranks would have offered.

As he was obviously a master of the completely obvious, you should have asked that old fart at Long Bay what
the dimply white ball was for.
PermalinkPermalink 11/20/07 @ 00:01

In response to: Note to Myrtle Beach starters: Enough already with the pre-round lectures

Brandon Tucker [Member]
I'm not a fan of when you are called off the driving range or putting green because they say you're on the tee, so you drive over, and the other group is still on the tee box. I usually need every precious minute before my round.
PermalinkPermalink 11/19/07 @ 21:09

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

Ron Mon [Member]
Forget bye bye bye, he needs to perform SEXY BACK, since he uses terms like "spot on" and is clearly advancing rapidly toward old coot status. Remember, Whitey, it will be Timberlake AND COMPANY that bring this sexy back. If he can marshal the troops of young guys and ladies to come on by, play, perform at local casinos, and on and on, then he will have an impact. It will be a package deal, without question.
PermalinkPermalink 11/17/07 @ 06:55

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

Shanks [Member]
Or perhaps a cover of "Putter inna box."
PermalinkPermalink 11/16/07 @ 09:51

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

Brandon Tucker [Member]
If Baldwin is right, Jeff has to do a live rendition via webcast of "Bye Bye Bye" for all WorldGolf.com readers.
PermalinkPermalink 11/15/07 @ 20:30

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

Stacy [Visitor]
It's old news that Timberlake is interested in "finding himself" as a pro golfer. Good news is, if he's not good enough to play on the PGA Tour, then why not host an event?

http://www.worldgolf.com/blogs/golf-for-beginners/2007/04/19/justin_timberlake_and_michelle_wie_hopin
PermalinkPermalink 11/15/07 @ 15:15

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

Brandon [Member]
Chris -

I guess we will wait and see. I hate being cynical about this, and I will be the first to write that you called it if it turns out to be true. Promise that.
PermalinkPermalink 11/15/07 @ 04:52

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

Chris Baldwin [Member]
Not only am I serious Jeff, I may have underestimated Timberlake's impact. You can't overestimate it after all.

Seriously, I'm not saying he's going to make the tournament into the Masters or even the Barclays. But I believe he's going to draw more interest it to than it's ever had before.

They've gotten Phil Mickelson to show in Vegas before and still nobody came out to watch. That's because the traditional golf fans in Vegas are all too busy at the tables.

It's the nontraditional ones who are going to help this tournament. Those are the folks Timberlake will bring out.

I don't think he'll just show up for the Pro Am and bolt either. I get the sense if he puts his name on something, he's going to be there every day, trying to make sure it's a success.






PermalinkPermalink 11/15/07 @ 01:44

In response to: Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

While I am sure it's possible to inflate Timberlake's influence, it's surely got to be a plus in terms of encouraging young guys that golf may be a lot cooler than they think.
PermalinkPermalink 11/14/07 @ 17:15

In response to: Should a golf course's 18th be hard or easy?

Shanks [Member]
If it's a real tough course, I think a birdie hole is in order. If not so tough, the 18th ought to be a nice risk/reward hole. Point is, I think the finish should be fun to leave a good taste in your mouth.
PermalinkPermalink 11/14/07 @ 12:18

In response to: Should a golf course's 18th be hard or easy?

Ron Mon [Member]
If you two were on the championship tees, you got what you paid for. You're not supposed to carry the hazard if you're a mortal...I like a tough finisher with a bail-out, or an easy finisher with a hidden hazard for the over-confident.
PermalinkPermalink 11/13/07 @ 13:31

In response to: Should a golf course's 18th be hard or easy?

Brandon Tucker [Member]
Favorite 18th of all time? Old Course at St. Andrews. It's only about 340 yards and you can swing for the fences because the fairway is so wide.

But I bogeyed it cuz of that dang Valley 'o Sin - ate up my pitch shot. What fun though.

PermalinkPermalink 11/13/07 @ 13:17

In response to: Should a golf course's 18th be hard or easy?

Shanks [Member]
It sounds like you & BTuck played the course - for what I assume was the first time - by eyeballing instead of using a yardage book. Tsk, tsk. Real nice track, tho.
PermalinkPermalink 11/13/07 @ 10:58

In response to: Performances in PGA Tour majors hurt Ernie Els, helped Justin Rose

Ruari McCallion [Visitor]
Why remark that Rose wasn't in the President's Cup International Team? Were you unaware that Europeans are specifically excluded from the President's Cup?
You didn't mention Rose's medical problems. He missed several key events during the year because of issues with his back. He won the European Order of Merit with only 12 starts so the records indicate that he performed pretty well in every even he played - quite exceptional consistency.
After a disastrous start to his Pro career, which probably began way too early, at 17, Justin rose has been getting better and better. He's worked at his weight, his technique and his work ethic. He came close at The Masters and he seems to have the game to play anywhere - links, US parkland, European courses (he lost a playoff for the BMW PGA at Wentworth) and Australia, where he won the MasterCard. He's had a very successful season, despite his back problems, and throughly deserves the Vardon Trophy.
If he didn't, he wouldn't have won it.
PermalinkPermalink 11/11/07 @ 19:07

In response to: Myrtle Beach: Where the weathermen don't have to be right

Larry Gavrich [Visitor]
J.B. -- Only one "professional" does a worse job of predicting than a U.S. meteorologist, and that is whoever is the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (oh, and maybe the folks who gave us weapons of mass destruction). If the sky is falling on the housing market, the experts at the NAR will tell you it isn't as bad as it seems, and it will get better soon (in spite of all logic to the contrary). They give Pollyanna a bad name. Oh, by the way, I spent the summer in Pawleys Island, SC. They needed the rain. Sorry.

L. Gavrich
http://www.golfcommunityreviews.com
PermalinkPermalink 10/30/07 @ 19:12

In response to: Myrtle Beach: Where the weathermen don't have to be right

Brandon Tucker [Member]
Ever see that Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry suspects the weatherman is giving wrong forecasts on purpose to get the country club all to himself because everyone else cancels because they think it will rain?
PermalinkPermalink 10/29/07 @ 00:18

In response to: Tiger Woods lets Roger Federer down

andre [Visitor]
TIGER vs. ROGER - Both are great athletes with a lot of class. But if your talking about who is the more dominant RIGHT NOW? I would have to say Roger. Why? Golf and Tennis have 4 majors every year. Tiger won his first major in 1997. From 1997-2007 he has won 13 out of 44 majors. A wining percentage of 29.54% and Tiger is age 31. Roger won his first major in 2003. From 2003-2007 Roger has won 12 out of 20 majors a wining percentage of 60% and Roger is only age 26. Looking at the stats who would you bet on to win more majors in 2008? Tiger is more popular and better recognized in the U.S. because he is American and who else has a name like Tiger. Finally Tiger himself and Pete Sampras called Roger Federer the most dominant athlete on the planet. Who is gonna argue with those 2 athletes?
PermalinkPermalink 10/25/07 @ 09:46

In response to: Golfing in Maine? You'll have some great beer to choose from

Ottawa Golf Blog [Visitor]
Definitely sounds like a good road trip, golf and beer. Now I just have to convince the wife.
PermalinkPermalink 10/24/07 @ 02:56

In response to: Golfing in Maine? You'll have some great beer to choose from

Julie [Visitor]
And for all you golfers looking for those craft
breweries when you're traveling, check out
www.pubquest.com to find and map them.

Cheers!
PermalinkPermalink 10/06/07 @ 18:05

In response to: Golfing in Maine? You'll have some great beer to choose from

Breck Holladay [Visitor]
Great day of golf with you. Sorry we missed the beer. If you ever want to play some golf at the edge of the ocean let me know.
PermalinkPermalink 10/05/07 @ 17:32

In response to: Golfing in Maine? You'll have some great beer to choose from

Brandon Tucker [Member]
Better than Staropramen?
PermalinkPermalink 10/05/07 @ 00:49

In response to: Play golf in New England's Fall

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
Ahh...Maine! A completely overlooked golf state.
Well, almost completely...

http://www.newenglandgolf.com/features/maine-golf-overview-313.htm
PermalinkPermalink 10/03/07 @ 11:40

In response to: Mike Weir beats Tiger Woods in Presidents Cup

K-mac [Visitor]
Tiger Woods- Greatest golfer ever- probably. You cannot possibly get to that level without incredible concentration and a fierce competitive streak. He just never gives up. He was beaten (barely) today by a game competitor. Give weir the credit.
PermalinkPermalink 09/30/07 @ 23:44

In response to: Mike Weir beats Tiger Woods in Presidents Cup

Bruce Stasch [Member]
Go Armchair Golfer! Tiger never, ever let's his guard down, goes soft or coasts. This is soon to be the greatest golfer that every played the game and taking a day off isn't how he does things. Mike Weir, in front of his hometown Canadian fans, just had a better day.
PermalinkPermalink 09/30/07 @ 22:07

In response to: Americans have Presidents Cup nearly locked

Andy Brown [Visitor]
What the Presidents Cup badly needed was a strong showing from the International team or more importantly an even contest. With just a day to go and the International team leading by a huge margin one fails to see how they are going to make a fight of this one. Despite fielding a strong team it is unfortunate that the international team finds themselves in this situation right now where they will have to play out of their skin to prevent Team U.S.A. from defending their title. The Presidents Cup has always been presented as an alternative to the Ryder Cup and to add th dimension of team play in a sport like Golf where most players through the year gun for individual glory.

The Ryder Cup has been a great success story followed and watched keenly across the globe largely because of the intense competition and the two teams have left us with some memorable Ryder Cups like the one in 1969 when Jack Nicklaus conceded a putt that resulted in the first ever tied Ryder Cup. Unfortunately the same has not been the case with the Presidents Cup. Intense competition has always been missing and in the nascent history of the Presidents Cup, the International team has only won once. If the Presidents Cup wishes to be considered as a parallel to the Ryder Cup it will have to provide far greater competition and enthralling golf. Lets hope on the final day the international team can pull the rabbit out of the hat and provide us with a spectacle that we will remember for a long time

Andy Brown
PermalinkPermalink 09/30/07 @ 02:37

In response to: Tiger Woods/Mike Weir match-up a Presidents Cup cop-out

Sunday's Off [Visitor]
You're not giving Weirsy much credit are you? His short game has been almost perfect this week. I think he'll hold his own right down to the final couple holes. He's not as short as he once was either...Tiger's 310-330 yard tee shots won't intimidate him...much.
PermalinkPermalink 09/30/07 @ 00:05

In response to: Finally sampling the golf in the Czech Republic

Property [Visitor]
Good Article! Real estate investor who gets on the property ladder now in the Czech Republic can improve, increase and expand his property portfolio within the country.

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PermalinkPermalink 09/13/07 @ 06:33

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

2under [Visitor]
Still think point #2 is hollow?
PermalinkPermalink 09/03/07 @ 19:12

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

2under [Visitor]
Marmac,

OK - Let's discuss your point, then.

I do believe the FedEx has garnered attention, more so than would have occurred had the Cup not been in place. Is it ever going to be like Augusta, or a major championship? I personally don't think so. But I do believe there was drama there. And I would venture a guess that the folks at CBS would say viewership is up compared to a post-PGA tournament from last season.

The last few tournaments will have competitive fields as strong as any major. The players are showing up, aren't they? So to say the players aren't behind it is a fallacy. And when Rich Beem gets antsy in competition, you know it is serious. Think he wasn't "on board"?

And as far as your point about the points system being complicated, I will reinforce my earlier point. It is far less complicated than the BCS rankings, yet college football generates more interest than just about any other sport in America. In fact, I think some would argue the mystery of the ranking system itself generates drama. So as far as the fans go, your point doesn't hold water. Fans will get behind it if the competition is keen.

So Marmac, laugh as you will. I can back it up, and I am not just referencing my wedge game. If you'd like to discuss something else, I'd be happy to do that, just like I would on any other blog...
PermalinkPermalink 08/28/07 @ 09:27

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Marmac33 [Visitor]
2under

I definitely look forward to your thoughts on the golf...I also hope you can back up a sand wedge from 80 yards the way you backed up on your comments about the chief purpose of a blog...lol

Also, at no point did I ever say that the FedEx Cup doesn't merit respect. The point of my original blog was that the whole concept has failed to attract any major attention because the concept has some flaws that hopefully the tour will resolve in future seasons. It seems to me that when something is so complicated that even the players involved can't understand it, then the fans will have a hard time getting on board. That being said, I give kudo's to the competitors in every Tour event wherever in the world it occurs. They are out there based on their own individual talent, and that certainly deserves respect.
PermalinkPermalink 08/27/07 @ 20:31

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

2under [Visitor]
Marmac,

Uh....no.

It may seem to you, but who knows what swirls around in that head of yours.

At some point, just about every blog contains sidebar.
This one is no different.

I refuted a point. That doesn't change the point that the FedEx merits some respect.

So say what you will, but your point is still well off the mark. There is plenty to discuss about the golf. And if you would like to discuss, I will. But somehow, I think you have some other silly agenda in mind...

PermalinkPermalink 08/27/07 @ 20:24

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Marmac33 [Visitor]
2under

It seems to me that by disputing my point you've actually proven it to be true. Despite the fact that the first round of the FedEx Cup was completed just yesterday, the only thing you're thinking about is defending the same off topic posts I originally referenced...it's hard to believe you couldn't come up with at least one thing to say about the golf. It would seem the "water in my point" is well held indeed. However, your idea about the "major points of a blog" seems a little leaky to me...there are a lot of bloggers out there fully capable of discussing an actual topic, so your sweeping statement seems a bit ludicrous.

Now as to the FedEx Cup, congrats to Steve Stricker, 2 more wins and he'll have 10 million dollars to celebrate his 40th birthday with!
PermalinkPermalink 08/27/07 @ 19:57

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

2under [Visitor]
Marmac,

It wouldn't matter what the point is, we are always sniping at each other. That is one of the major points of a blog.

Sorry, your point doesn't hold water.

PermalinkPermalink 08/27/07 @ 09:14

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Oliver Sudden [Visitor]
What if ...
Dear Mr. Finchem :
I've thought this over and discussed it with my advisors and family and we've decided that with the new baby and the year I've had that I am not going to play in any more tour events this year.
Best Regards,
Tiger Woods
PermalinkPermalink 08/26/07 @ 18:20

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Brandon [Member]
Kudos for Marmac (to a point). He touches on the fundamental problem with blogs: They don't mean anything, and, as he/she points out, if you need evidence look no further than the fact that pretty much all of these comments aren't about, well, anything. Before we could scream into a gale force wind. Now we have blogs. Comes to the same end.

And Kiel, golf is a "way of life"? Are you kidding? How exactly would you describe that way of life? Blog about it, please.
PermalinkPermalink 08/25/07 @ 19:56

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Marmac33 [Visitor]
It would seem you all just answered your own question about how sigificant the FedEx Cup is...within 3 posts you were ignoring the golf and sniping at each other...I think that sums up the FedEx Cup quite well, it's interesting if there is absolutely nothing else going on in the world..the PGA Tour had better hope that it's not up against the Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship, or some type of contest where people consume too much food in too short a time.
PermalinkPermalink 08/25/07 @ 17:22

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Shanks [Member]
I'm just glad you didn't say "shanky". But on point No. 2 I have to say I glossed over that one. You KNOW I opine about golf all year long, even the so-called "silly season". I'd rather call it the fun season. So what if it's not 72 hole stroke play events.
PermalinkPermalink 08/24/07 @ 10:45

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
Oh, and by the way, my blog is intended to be tangential.
I've got around 700 serious articles about golf under my belt:

http://www.travelgolf.com/departments/authorarchives/christianson.htm

To me, a blog is nothing more than an opinion piece, unless it is stated otherwise as a well-researched article.
Watermelon Fizzes for the house!
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 20:16

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
My, aren't we snarky, 2under?
Johnny Miller writes about how to pack for a golf trip.
David Feherty writes about his dog.
There are PLENTY of people rehashing last week's tourney.
I don't need to be one of them every week (heck,
any week).
Golf is more than what the pros on the PGA Tour do.
It's a way of life to some of us.
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 20:11

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

2under [Visitor]
...by the way, that "Watermelon Fizz" blog was REALLY som hard-hitting golf journalism...

Couldn't find anything more exciting to write about between the Open Championship and the PGA?

...I'm sorry, what was that you were saying about "we'd be writing about golf anyway. It's our job."?
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 18:17

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

2under [Visitor]
Kiel,

You'd be manufacturing BS, just like you always do. At least there is some interesting golf to watch, and therefore, at least affords you the oppt'y to write something worthy of reading. And Kiel, much of what I have read from your blog during the HEART of the golf season is tangential. So you may refute the point, but the proof is in the pudding, so to speak.

Kiel, you may not be convinced personally, but the players showed up. Phil, Vijay, Ernie... You say the Cup hasn't garnered support from anyone. If they didn't support it, they wouldn't be there. If it wasn't for the FedEx Cup, Phil would be at home, eating and pro-creating.

And I don't think Tim Finchem spoke to point #1,#4 or #5. You may want to do a little fact checking on that one So let's be a little more accurate with your rebuttal.

And as for your last point, I believe I did state that time will tell as to how viable this FedEx Cup will be. I think it is quite presumptive to write this thing off so early, as you have.

PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 18:13

In response to: FedEx Cup: Is the PGA Tour joking?

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
2Under: Your point #2 is hollow. We're golf writers. We'd be writing about golf in any case, all year. That's our job.

The other points are simply re-hashed from Finchem
press conferences. And they don't appear strong enough
to garner much support from anyone, including the players themselves. We'll see about late-season sponsors with time and experience.
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/07 @ 13:59
 
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