Showing posts with category "pga golf"

Bethpage, The Rest of the Story

The mainstream media, much of it east-coast centered such as Connecticut-based ESPN, droned on and on about how great venue Bethpage is -- "muni," "bringing

April 3, 2022
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media

Golf Politics: Banning the Belly

In 1980, the long drive guy was hitting it 285, and now if you hit it 285, you're one of the shortest guys on the Tour. To me, it's a bigger change to go from

February 16, 2022
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pga; golf

Taxing Slow Play

Time is valuable even for sports fans.   The Masters is one of my favorite sports events (even if run by an all-male club) but watching a player stand, talk

February 16, 2022
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pga; golf

Scheduling Thoughts: PGA Tour & NCAA

A couple of articles, both related to scheduling, caught my attention recently.  First, Bob Harig at ESPN ponders "Why the No Shows for the PGA Tour Opener?".

February 16, 2022
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general

Predicting Rory

Journalists like to tell stories.  They mix in some analysis into their stories, but as more garnish than main course.  After Rory McIlroy's bad Sunday at the

February 16, 2022
tags
golf

Augusta National Changes: "Buzzkill" or Return to Long Run Form

Yahoo!'s Dan Wetzel writes:

February 16, 2022
tags
pga; golf

Tiger in the House

In a recent paper, Jennifer Brown of Cal-Berkeley finds that when Tiger is player, the average score in tournaments increases by almost a stroke (0.8) for the

May 12, 2020
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pga; golf