The Slow Play Debate Rages On at the PGA Tour!

My Twitter feed was on fire over the past few days with the constant complaining of slow play from the Genesis Open last weekend. At the forefront of everything was the play of the eventual winner: JB Holmes. He was one example of how the PGA Tour is losing the battle between showing the top players and not having to watch them for 6 hours!

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No One Player Dominates Golf

No-one will ever have golf under his thumb. No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you are playing a game. You are playing old man par. – Bobby Jones

After watching JT collapse on the last round of the Genesis Open, Bobby Jones’ words echo loud and clear. Golf is a peculiar sport where on any given day any player could rise to the top of the leaderboard. It is one of the its best and worst features.

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Lefty Wins In Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson has won his 44th PGA Tournament and 51st professional event of his career over the past weekend at Pebble Beach. At 48 years young, he has plenty of game left and demonstrated he still has the ability to compete with the young lions. I am a Mickelson fan; I always have been and I am glad to see that he is still racking up the wins.

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Golf’s ‘Mad’ Scientist – Bryson DeChambeau

After watching a video clip of Bryson DeChambeau and his caddie Tim Tucker at Dubai Classic, I was wondering what the governing is going to ban to make it more difficult for DeChambeau to use science as he plays. After listening to their conversation, I think the PGA Tour should embrace his approach and run with it!

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Quiet Time for Golf

For the past seven years I notice a distinct drop in views at The Grateful Golfer. I do not think the material is any less ‘awesome’ (please ignore my shameless plug), but the fact the all the tours are preparing for a resurgence of activity in January. The big names are taking time with families and planning their schedule around the Majors. Overall, it is a quiet time for golf. Continue reading