Flashback or Comeback?

Flashback or Comeback?

Last week was only the 3rd installment of the Women’s Senior U.S. Open, but it felt just like old times. Annika Sorenstam returned to the game she dominated for so many years, and dominated yet again. She cleared the field by 8 strokes at Brooklawn Country Club and won her first major in 15 years, and competed professionally for the first time in 13 years. Annika stepped away from the game in her mid-30’s. She wanted to be a mom, a wife, and an entrepreneur. She didn’t exactly board up the windows and doors. She remained close to the game...

Olympic Preview – Tokyo 2021

Olympic Preview – Tokyo 2021

Sadly, Jon Rahm has been more attached to Covid than Dr. Faucci the last few months. Rahm was forced to withdraw from the Memorial as the leader after a positive test back in May. He then got vaccinated, came out of quarantine, and won the US Open at his home away from home – Torrey Pines. Now he has tested positive for the virus yet again and is forced to drop out of another dream come true…representing Spain in the Olympics. Mr. Protein Shake Bryson DeChambeau also tested positive…so he had to bow out, making way for Captain America himself,...

500 – 1

500 – 1

This week the Open Championship returns to Royal St. George’s for the first time since 2011 where Darren Clarke was victorious. When it was held at the Sandwich, England links track in 2003, the 396th ranked player in the world claimed the Claret Jug. He was a 500 – 1 long shot. It was his first major appearance. His name was Ben Curtis. Not many players win their first ever tournament at a major. Ben did. Not many players took down the likes of Faldo, Singh, Love, and Woods on a Sunday at a major. Ben did. Not many casual...

5 Apparel Brands You Need to Know About

5 Apparel Brands You Need to Know About

We all know Adidas, Nike, Greg Norman, Under Armour, and Oakley. These are amongst the finest sports and active apparel brands in the world. They set the stage of looking good, feeling great, and performing your best while staying comfortable. But there’s some new players in town, err on the links, that flip the script when it comes to eye-catching style, sport performance, and high-end fabrics. The trend over the last couple of years has been to create a line that can be worn from the course, to the bar, on the boat, at dinner, and everywhere in between; and...

Serenity Now

Serenity Now

You ever play an emergency 9 with the fellas after already playing a round of 18? There’s always that one guy in your group that looks at everyone and yells “E-9?” after the bets have been settled and the sandwiches have been ate. Well Harris English and Kramer Hickok played an E-8 on Sunday to settle the always dramatic and exciting Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut. The 2 combatants traded pars for 7 holes until Harris English finally ran in a 15 footer, that he already saw 3 times in the last 2 hours, to clinch the...

Rahm Redemption

Rahm Redemption

Not since last month at Kiawah was I happier to see a player get a major win. Ok, so we’ve been treated to back-to-back feel good victories in the last 2 majors. We deserve a lifetime of feel good moments to make up for the kick in the crotch that was 2020. With newborn son and attractive blonde wife in tow, Jon Rahm captured our hearts and changed the minds of many who thought he was just some temper-tantrum throwing, hot-headed Spaniard. Those must have gotten him confused with another tour pro who hails from the same land, ahem…ahem. The...

Where-Wolff

Where-Wolff

Like every major the storylines are a plenty this week as we parasail into La Jolla, California and Torrey Pines for the 121st U.S. Open. The last time our nation’s golf championship was played here, Tiger Woods made a highlight reel a mile long with a broken leg and 91 holes of incredible golf and sheer torture. Sadly, Tiger won’t be here this week as he continues to, once again, heal and rehab his leg injuries…this time from a car accident back in February. But Tiger’s buddy Phil has us filled with hopeful excitement as he tries to finally win...

Tap In’s & Lip Outs

Tap In’s & Lip Outs

Rahm’s Raw Deal Jon Rahm arrived in Columbus on Monday for The Memorial knowing he had been in recent contact with someone who just tested positive for Covid-19. He alerted the tour and the event officials, and they administered a test…every single morning. And every single morning the test results showed negative. At the conclusion of his rain-delayed 2nd round Saturday morning, he took another test. At 4:20pm that test showed positive while Rahm was on the course for his 3rd round. The tour requested a reconfirmation and tested it again, which also came back positive just after 6:00 as...

Twice As Nice

Twice As Nice

The final round at Colonial Sunday had the drama we wanted but it wasn’t quite the shootout we expected. Neither Jason Kokrak nor hometown favorite Jordan Spieth could seem to hit a green over the last 5 holes as it became a scramble fest for pars and bogies. In the end Jordan could have shot even par and won his 2nd Charles Schwab challenge, but he didn’t. Instead he completely lost his swing and shot 73. Kokrak mixed birdies with bogies but survived and won his 2nd title of the season by 2 strokes. Jay led the field in driving...

Thrill Mickelson

Thrill Mickelson

The storylines are a plenty coming out of this past week’s spectacular PGA Championship, but the emotions are running rampant. The wind blew hard and the course played tough, but fair. All things we expected. What nobody expected was a 50 year old Phil Mickelson to hoist the Wannamaker trophy Sunday evening. But like so many times before, golf gives us something we didn’t expect, but totally wanted and deserved. It’s pretty ironic that the people’s champ delivered in front of the first major where the people were actually back in droves. Sure there were galleries at The Masters, but...