With day two sort of in the books, the 2020 Masters is shaping up to be a different kind of Major. I appreciate that the organizers must keep pressing on, but the split rounds really puts a damper on my overall excitement of watching The Masters. How about you?Continue reading
Congratulations to Bernhard Langer on winning the PGA TOUR’s 2018 Payne Stewart Award. This yearly honour is presented at the TOUR Championship in “recognition of his supreme level of character and sportsmanship, his professionalism and the distinguished manner in which he embraces the values of golf.” Continue reading
Professional golf has well over 10 different tours four our viewing pleasure. Most are feeder tours for the PGA, European and LPGA that provide the opportunity for younger players to cut their teeth in the professional ranks. These tours have developed over the years to meet the growth of professional golf and the demand for more opportunities for the expanding numbers of players trying to make it to the big leagues. All the tours that is, except one: The PGA Tour Champions. Continue reading
Golf is an interesting sport, the young seem to think they can dominate the wily veteran through sheer power, but I am not so sure. Bernhard Langer at this year’s Masters was schooling the young guns until the last round; although he had a tough last round, he did finish in T27, not bad for a 58-year-old! For the first three rounds, he used his guile, experience and confidence to stay in the hunt and that kind of golf wisdom is generally gained from experience.
This reminds me of a game of golf about 25 years ago that taught me many lessons I never want to repeat. The main lesson was to never underestimate my opponent, regardless of what they look like, swing, or equipment they use; and never think that you have them beat before you start to play!
JORDAN SPIETH! I really do not have to say much more. Leading for 7 rounds in a row and looking strong enough to make it 8. If he continues to play well he will join the élite group of Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as back to back champions at the Masters! Although he struggled on 17 and 18, his play to date is the highlight of the tournament!
However, there were other highlights of Day 2. I am not sure what you think are the high points, but here are mine.