Johnson’s Short Miss Gifts 2nd Major to Spieth

June 21, 2015

For a minute there, it looked like Dustin Johnson was going to win the 115th U.S. Open. At worst, he would be going to an 18-hole playoff against Jordan Spieth Monday at Chambers Bay. And then, Johnson missed the putt… from three feet away. It was another stunning loss for Johnson, who also lost the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, on a technicality involving the gallery and a bunker….

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Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch

June 21, 2015

There are two Trilogy Golf Clubs in the Phoenix metropolitan area – Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia in Peoria and Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch in Gilbert. I haven never played the course in Peoria, which is supposed to be great, but both courses were built inside gated residential communities developed by Shea Homes. When you make the turn onto East Village Parkway toward the course in Gilbert, there is…

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Tour Players Don’t Know All the Rules

June 19, 2015

The U.S. Open is topic du jour at the Golf Academy this week. In Rules of Golf this morning, we discussed some of the different rulings that we saw play out in Round 1 at Chambers Bay. Two specific incidents caught our attention. They illustrate that these Tour players, even though they’re the best in the world, don’t know all the rules, and they certainly don’t know all of the options…

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When Will the Hurting Stop?

June 19, 2015

Sadly, Tiger Woods is at it again. With a ten-over-par 80 in the opening round of the U.S. Open Thursday at Chambers Bay, Woods carded his 4th worst round as a professional. Three of those four rounds have come in the last five months. Woods got off to another terrible start with back-to-back bogeys and has now bogeyed eight of his last nine opening holes. People are preparing Woods’ obituary…

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dbg on Golf

“It’s a challenging walk. There will be some tired glutes by the end of the week.” -Henrik Stenson, referencing Tiger Woods’ now famous line after withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open, after shooting a first round 65 at Chambers Bay.

June 18, 2015
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12 Things You Need to Know About This U.S. Open

June 18, 2015

The 115th U.S. Open tees off in just a couple of hours, and the criticism is building. Golf Digest’s Geoff Shackelford has already typed my favorite line – “wait for it, the first to say they ruined a good gravel pit.” Chambers Bay is different, that’s for sure. Get ready for some links golf boys and girls. The only tree you’re going to be seeing on any course for the last…

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Why _____ Will Win the U.S. Open

June 17, 2015

A couple of days before The Masters, I correctly predicted that Jordan Spieth would win his first major championship. My classmates at the Golf Academy did too. It wasn’t that hard. Spieth entered the tournament red hot with a win and two runner-ups in his last three starts leading into Augusta. The 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay feels completely different. Surprisingly, the Pacific Northwest has never hosted a U.S. Open….

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