http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/flipping-his-lid.jpgMorikawa Cowabunga! Kid Slays Vets at 2020 PGA Championship

Morikawa Cowabunga! Kid Slays Vets at 2020 PGA Championship

There were former major champions, seasoned veterans, and long bombers dominating the leaderboard all week, but it was a kid from Cal who swooped in with a final round 64…

Thrilling Climax – Closing Stretch at Harding Park Could See Wild Swings

Thrilling Climax – Closing Stretch at Harding Park Could See Wild Swings

Usually a truly great golf course builds to a crescendo, with its 18th hole being a grand summation of all that came before. Winged Foot, Oakland Hills, Pinehurst No. 2,…

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Li Leads, but Koepka Lurks at 2020 PGA Championship Halfway Point

At 8-under China’s Haotong Li is your surprise leader at the halfway point of the 2020 PGA Championship at San Francisco’s Harding Park, but two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka is…

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Roars? What Roars? Silent, Crowdless 2020 PGA Championship Has Players Non-plussed

Roars? What Roars? Silent, Crowdless 2020 PGA Championship Has Players Non-plussed —“Oh, you should see the Coliseum, Spaniard. 50,000 Romans watching every movement of your sword, willing you to make…

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Not so Hard-ing Park Surrenders Record Scores at 2020 PGA Championship

2015 PGA Champion Jason Day and journeyman pro Brendan Todd each fired 5-under 65s in round one of the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park for a one shot lead…

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Where to Play in Northern California While the Pros Play Harding Park

My golf buddy Ector and his wife Marta are in NoCal this week and brought their golf clubs with them from L.A. I played Casa de Campo with Ector, and…

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Koepka Feels Ready for PGA Championship 3-Peat at Harding Park

Back in 1974 while covering Super Bowl VIII, writer Hunter S. Thompson discovered that all he had to do to make deadline was to take the Super Bowl article he…

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PLENTY OF BIRDIES AVAILABLE AT TPC HARDING PARK FOR THE 2020 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

California golf conjures up fond reveries of golden sunshine, rhythmic waves lapping peacefully at rocky shorelines, and flagsticks snapping briskly in the breeze, silhouetted nobly against the blazing sunset… …just…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/1724.jpgThe 2020 PGA Championship – Glory’s First Shot in a Coronavirus World

The 2020 PGA Championship – Glory’s First Shot in a Coronavirus World

DATELINE: A SECRET UNDERGROUND BUNKER, SOMEWHERE IN U.S.A. So a PGA Championship in August means this is Glory’s Last Shot, right? Not exactly. This season the PGA Championship is actually…

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Future Sites of the PGA Championship and Update on 2020 at Harding Park

To the horror of golf architecture aficionados, and in a nod to goodie bags and swag, the PGA of America awarded the 2025 Championship to North Carolina’s Quail Hollow Club,…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/claret_jug1.jpgReschedule Dates for Golf’s 2020 Major Championships

Reschedule Dates for Golf’s 2020 Major Championships

Through coordinated announcements, the R&A, PGA of America, and USGA have released the dates for the golf major championships impacted by the Coronavirus. August 6-12 – PGA Championship, Harding Park,…

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Top USGA, PGA Tour, and PGA of America Tournament Venues for 2020

It’s been a great few weeks for Golden Age golf architecture on the PGA Tour. With all the world enjoying Pebble Beach, Riviera and the other crown jewels that the…

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The 1977 PGA Championship at Pebble Beach – Ridiculousness and Sublimity Served a Twist

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – With all the pomp and circumstance of the U.S. Open’s long and storied history at Pebble Beach, as well as the course’s glorious 100th anniversary, it’s…

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Bethpage Black, Cinderella at the Ball

BETHPAGE, NY – Cinderella got her name because she was always dirty with ashes from cleaning the fireplace. She sure ended up on top though didn’t she? The dirty, messy,…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/idiot-bash-bros.jpgBending Spoons With Brooks Koepka at Bethpage Black

Bending Spoons With Brooks Koepka at Bethpage Black

A journalist asked PGA Championship leader Brooks Koepka a laconic question last night and got a laconic answer. “Is there any doubt whatsoever in your mind that you’re going to…


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