Are Professional Golfers As Good As We Think?

I often wondered if the average professional golf is as good as we think. As a steady 5 handicap player, I think I have some game. I understand that I have some weaknesses and continue to strive for lower scores. However, the average professional golfer has challenges as well and goes to great lengths to be a more competitive player. Unfortunately, I have never watched a professional event live, but have watched enough on TV to make an informed decision.

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The LPGA Season Is Well Underway

I find it interesting that the LPGA season is underway and I do not read that much about the action. Being Canadian, I am always interested to find the results of my fellow Canadians, but it is something I need to search for daily. For example, Brooke Henderson finished T4 last weekend and it was not as obvious in the news as any male PGA Tour player doing something goofy. Is it just me or the LPGA does not garner then coverage they deserve!

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Tiger Woods – Still a Superstar?

First, congratulations to Tiger Woods for matching Sam Snead’s 82 professional win record. It was a fantastic accomplishment that many players expected (or at least hoped) he would match before he hung up the sticks. Given his resurgence to the top of the leaderboard, he will likely exceed this feat in the next year or two. However, I was wondering if his continued winning ways garners the status as Superstar as it once did? Does Tiger Woods outshine the young stars or professional golf?

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The Rules of Golf Have Changed

Just in case someone was not paying attention, in January of this year, the governing bodies of golf have introduced new rules. After 5 years or so of deliberation, and much fanfare, a whole new set of rules and guidelines were introduced to make golf easier and more fun. I am not sure all amateurs are aware, but surely to goodness that the professionals were told about the changes!

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Golf Sponsor Exemptions for Celebrities: Pro or Con?

The topic of sponsor exemptions for celebrities has bounced around as a semi-hot subject. I am not inferring that PRO-AMs are a bad thing, in fact I enjoy watching some of the antics by various celebrities. However, these events are set up this way and all the fans understand that this is not a regular event like all other professional golf tournaments. Personally, I not a fan of celebrities being given a sponsor exemption to play with the pros. And it appears I am in the majority on this topic.

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