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2008 Ryder Cup Team Selections

I don’t agree with Paul Azinger’s picks at all.  Six Ryder Cup rookies and a lot of dead weight look to weigh us down in Kentucky. The U.S. Ryder Cup captain selected Chad Campbell, J.B. Holmes, Hunter Mahan, and Steve Stricker, passing over spunky Rocco Mediate – who went head to head with the greatest player in the game in the hottest pressure...

Irish Writers on Padraig Harrington

Irish Golf Desk is one of the great unsung websites for golf news.  It’s great name too. Anyway Brian Keogh had some solid articles on Padraig.  The collection is here. With Padraig specially preparing extra hard for the Masters, and with Bethpage’s layout playing into the teeth of Padraig’s considerable strengths, we have a chance to see a...

Team Challenge Celebrity Golf Tourney Showcases Team Golf Strategies, Fan involvement

I love when Tom Belton calls me, because he has a good idea every time. Sometimes he picks my brain for legal analysis of the confluence of sports and intellectual property over the Internet. Sometimes he asks me the writer’s view of a new wrinkle he has for competitive team golf formats. Most importantly, every time he calls, he has a groundbreaking vision for...

Team Challenge Unites All-Stars from Four Major Sports for Charity Golf Competition

This is a project that I am working with both as an attorney and as a writer. We’ve discussed how team golf events would benefit from some of Tom Belton’s ideas such as accelerated scoring, (where when you win your match 4&3 you get seven points, not just one), and fan participation in coaching decisions really turns fantasy sports into reality...

President’s Cup Matchups, football this weekend

Friday A.M. Alternate Shot Foursomes is not a strength of Team USA. This format is all about chemistry between the teammates. Who can deal with it better when his partner knocks the ball behind a tree? Who can stay even-keeled in the middle of turmoil? This is not a fire and forget format. Every shot counts. The penalty for getting loose is not just on the scorecard...

Paraguay routs field, wins women’s World Cup

The U.S. team of Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst shot 67 on Sunday, but finished in second place at 286, seven shots back of the winner, Paraguay.  Julieta Granada and Celeste Trioche shot a 7-under 65 in the better ball to run away and hide from the field.  South Korea finished third. Team golf – it’s interesting, a great change of pace from the incessant...

Singular Effort: U.S. Rides singles wave to 27-11 win in PTGL Inaugural Match

Montego Bay, Jamaica             The U.S. rode a 17-4 singles surge to power their way to a 27-11 victory in the Inaugural Pro Team Golf League US vs. Canada team golf event.  San Antonio’s Anthony Rodriguez slammed home a stunning fifteen foot putt on the 7th hole to secure a 3&2 win over Canada’s Dustin Risdon and tally the five points needed to make the U.S...

Pro Team Golf League to launch this weekend

CAN A TEAM GOLF LEAGUE WITH INTERNET USER INPUT HELP THE U.S. RYDER CUP FORTUNES? – LEHMAN AND CAMPBELL THINK SO… Cinnamon Hill Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica The normally sultry afternoon heat on this Caribbean paradise is softened by a gentle December breeze. Along serene crescents of white sandy beach palm trees dip and sea gulls swerve while local musicians...

2006 Ryder Cup Saturday Four Ball pairings

1. Cink-Henry vs. Casey-Karlson [Author’s note – it took Tom Lehman 52 minutes to come up with that??? He flirted with missing the deadline for submitting the picks by only a couple of minutes…what’s the penalty I wonder? One hole in the first match???] 2. Mickelson-DiMarco vs. Garcia-Olazabal 3. Woods-Furyk vs. Clarke-Westwood 4. Verplank...

Friday Morning pairings – 2006 Ryder Cup

Morning Best Ball “Four Balls” 1. Woods-Furyk vs. Montgomerie-Harrington Boy that alone is worth the price of admission! Talk about a heavyweight bout… 2. Cink-J.J. Henry vs. Casey-Karlsson 3. Toms-Wettrich vs. Olazabal-Garcia 4. Mickelson-DiMarco vs. Clarke-Westwood For the record. Tiger’s record on Friday matches is 1-7. However, this is the...