Hey Tiger! You’ve lost a step but you’ll win again

Hey Tiger, I hope you’re feeling better. I know it sucks after coming so close to winning the Open Championship. Well, I kinda know what you might be feeling. Sorta anyway. At least, the part that you might be feeling about being 42 and getting older, and not being able to do what you used to do with such ease. I feel somewhat empowered to write you given how long I’ve watched you—hey, I was there in 1997 when you won that first green … [Read more...]

Be like Jason Day—never say die

  If Jason Day ever retires from golf, he could give sales seminars. In his world, every door that slams in your face brings you one step closer to one that opens. After his birdie putt came up just short on the 72nd hole at St. Andrews for yet another disappointment in a major championship, it would have been understandable if the 27-year-old Australian missed the cut at the RBC Canadian Open, shrugged and went home for much needed … [Read more...]

Open alchemist: Speith turns pressure to his advantage

We can learn a lot from 21-year-old Jordan Spieth as he considered the pressure he'd face today  in trying to make history and win Open Championship for his third straight major this season. After his third round left him one back of the lead, Spieth showed in his post-round comments that he welcomes the enormous pressure and that, in fact, he uses it as fuel. "I don't look at it as a negative thing, I look at it almost as an advantage. … [Read more...]

The blustery question of what you can control

Years ago when I watched the Open Championship, I used to think that the players in the afternoon draw on Thursday must be frustrated that the morning conditions are almost always easier. We saw in yesterday’s opening round that Dustin Johnson shot 66 in gentler winds and moderate temperatures in the morning. Phil Mickleson played well in the afternoon, but was satisfied with 70. It was the best he could do in the cold, raw wind. Yes, all … [Read more...]