Let’s celebrate Phil Mickelson’s flakiness

Phil Mickelson receives green jacket

Phil Mickelson receives green jacket

Yesterday afternoon, as golf’s greatest tournament was unfolding, it dawned on me why it is, clearly, the greatest game in the world.

Not only can people of all abilities enjoy success in the game – so can people of all personality types. From A-type to complete flake – and everything in between – all can be elite champions in the sport. (more…)

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Billy Payne needs to zip it!

Who the hell does Billy Payne think he is?

Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club

Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club

The Chairman of the Augusta National Committee decided yesterday that it was his place to address Tiger Woods’ ongoing fidelity and morality issues – before he was asked a question about it. Payne just felt that, yesterday, during his annual address to the media, that it would be a good time to chastise Tiger for his actions over the past few years. (more…)

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Tiger cannot be the same player he was

Tiger Woods addresses Masters media

Tiger Woods addresses Masters media

This means two things – his golf is going to be a lot more interesting to watch…and he’ll never again be the elite player he was. It’s not possible.

I’m not saying he’ll never win another major championship (although it would not surprise me if he did not). I’m saying that he has been forced, by his own doing, to completely re-think the way he plays. And everyone who plays golf knows that once you start thinking…you’re dead. (more…)

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Tiger Woods lays up

14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods

14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods

So Tiger Woods has decided to lay up. Can’t remember actually seeing him do that before in a major tournament. But that’s what he’s doing by announcing that his return to golf will occur at The Masters Tournament in early April. (more…)

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