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Clash of Major Champions Looms at 2021 Open Championship Final Round

With England under the inept tutelage of a weak king, Edward VI, the only legitimate son of Henry VIII, in 1457 a French raiding party made its way to Kent and burned much of the city of Sandwich to the ground. What was left was pillaged under the orders of the Marshal of France, one Pierre De Breze. During the carnage, the Mayor of Sandwich was murdered. Ever since...

Oosthuizen Leads, Morikawa, Spieth, and DJ Lurk as 149th Open Championship Reaches Halfway Mark

Louis Oosthuizen fired a scintillating 65 in the second round of the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club to post 11-under 129 and take a two shot lead over 2020 PGA Champion Collin Morikawa and three strokes over three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. Oosthuizen also set a new Open Championshjip record for the lowest opening 36 holes. A group...

Bogey-free 6-under 64 has Louis Oosthuizen Atop Open Championship Leaderboard at Royal St. George’s

He said he was over the disappointment of the U.S. Open, and then he proved it with his golf clubs. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open Champion, fired a sparkling, blemish-free, 6-under 64 to lead the first round of the 149th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Americans Jordan Spieth (the 2017 Open Champion at Royal Birkdale)...

Golf Course Trades Webinar on Philly Cricket Club is Posted

Golf Course Trades has posted the webinar I did with Philly Cricket Club PGA Head Professional Jim Smith, Jr. and Director of Grounds Dan Meersman on YouTube. What a great time we had talking about Tillinghast and the amazing Keith Foster restoration. The link to the video is here.
The companion Golf Course Trades article I wrote is here.

Remembering Pete and Alice Dye on the Occasion of a Course Hosting Their First Posthumous Major Championship

I had to hold back a teardrop or two as I wrote the ledes for my PGA Championship previews this year. This week’s tournament at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course marks the first time a Pete Dye designed course has hosted a major golf championship since the great man passed away in January of 2020. And although the golf world rejoices at our collective slow but, steady...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Pete Dye, PGA Championship, and Kiawah Island Article

Golf Course Trades just published my article on Pete Dye and Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. Right on time! Enjoy the piece, everybody. From the article: “They bought the Kiawah land in 1988,” Pete told me, “and they looked at me, and I looked at the swamp they bought, and they said, ‘We’re gonna have the Ryder Cup here in two years!’ and I said, ‘Well you must...

The Roar-y Returns, McIlroy Seeks Another Major at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course

We were having a fine run-up to this, the 103rd PGA Championship, even before Rory McIlroy’s TaylorMade TP5x golf ball tumbled into the cup at the 72nd hole of the Quail Hollow Championship two weeks ago. Nearly all of golf’s young gun stars and marquis names had won since the turn of the year:  Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Brooks...

Twisting in the Wind – Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course Should Produce Mercurial Scoreboard

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Dappled sunshine off the lapping ocean waves or a howling gale bending flagsticks to their near-breaking point? Which Kiawah Island Ocean Course will we see for the 2021 PGA Championship? The windless one that surrendered a winning score of 22-under to Colin Montgomerie at the 1997 World Cup (and Alex Cejka and Per-Ulrik Johansson shot 63 and 64...

Odds to Win the 2021 PGA Championship

We’ll be reporting all week with 2x daily reports starting Tuesday from the PGA Championship for Golf News Net. In the meantime, he are the odds to win the 2021 PGA at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course: Rory McIlroy +1000 10/1 Jon Rahm +1200 12/1 Justin Thomas +1200 12/1 Dustin Johnson +1200 12/1 Jordan Spieth +1400 14/1 Bryson DeChambeau +1400 14/1 Brooks...

NASJA, NSCF Run My Greek Peak Article and Interview

I’m really grateful to both the National Ski Council Federation and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association for running my Greek Peak article and interview with their marketing maven Drew Broderick. Thanks also, of course, to Greek Peak. Happily, I’ll be writing a longer piece later this season about Greek Peak, a recent Indypass inductee...

Copake Country Club Superintendent and Restoration Architect Scheduled for Golf Course Trades Webinar on February 25, 1pm EST

(Pic above: THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE THREE-PUTT, photo by Mike Mosely) Golf Course Trades has a new webinar series of podcasts, interviews, and lectures that promises to be an interesting look at the golf, skiing, and resort industries. On February 23, at 1PM EST, I’ll actually be hosting an interview where golf architect Mark Fine and head...

The Indie Files: Greek Peak Poised for Indypass Breakthrough

CORTLAND, NY – Sadly, I’ll never get to say, “I’ll take Mythology for a thousand please, Alex,” (as Jeopardy’s long-time host has now gone to that Great Game Show in the Sky), but I would have run the category. Western Civ is a long suit of mine, and still the best way to educate young minds about philosophy, history, civics, and yes, writing. So it was with...