Jason’s Big Day

August 17, 2015

Did you see Jason Day’s dominating performance over the weekend? Day won the 97th PGA Championship in record-setting fashion by bombing his way across Whistling Straits. But the man was due. Day had nine Top 10s in his 20 major championship appearances coming in, could have won this year’s U.S. Open if not for debilitating vertigo, and narrowly missed-out on the three-man playoff at the Open Championship. On another note, I correctly…

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Whistling Straits Is Hard! (And Other Takeaways)

August 14, 2015

If there’s one thing we learned after watching round one at the PGA Championship Thursday, it’s that Whistling Straits is really, really hard when the wind blows. The morning wave got off easy. Dustin Johnson shot a six-under 66, but to be fair. He did it in conditions Matt Kuchar (who shot a 68) called “probably as easy as we have seen this place play.” With 25 mph winds gusting…

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Why Jason Day Will Win the PGA

August 12, 2015

Did you hear what Tiger Woods said at his press conference the other day? When asked if it was one of the more important PGA Championships of his career and what it meant for the rest of his season, Woods said quote, “I’m just trying to get my game better for years to come.” What?! And there it is. The sound of defeat. I think I just heard a thud. The…

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Phil Mickelson: Flop Shots & Bunker Play

August 11, 2015

Second semester ends next week, and as part of our review for the final in Advanced Elements of the Short Game, PGA Professional Jay Friedman had us watch most of the rest of Phil Mickelson’s Secrets of the Short Game. It’s a fascinating peek into one of the best if not the best short games of all-time. This week, we watched segments on flop shots (Mickelson uses the terms flop…

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Dustin Johnson Bunker Now a Hospitality Area

August 11, 2015

It’s tough to say which has been more of a career low for Dustin Johnson – the missed three-foot putt at this year’s U.S. Open or the grounded club in the bunker at the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. On both occasions, Johnson missed out on a playoff and a chance to win his first career major. Ouch and ouch. But if you ask me, Johnson got a raw deal in 2010. The gallery…

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PGA Championship Week: Whistling Straits Fact Sheet

August 10, 2015

“I should say this with some degree of modesty. But in my lifetime, I’ve never seen anything like this. Anyplace. Period.” – Pete Dye, Whistling Straits Designer A throwback to the raw freshness of Ireland sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits is part of Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin. Located off the shore of Lake Michigan, Whistling Straits is comprised of two, 18-hole championship golf courses that continue to…

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