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Remember the Á La Mode!

There are several factors to consider when handicapping a golf field and trying to pick some winners for this column.  Current form is a vital stat, naturally.  So are past performances on the course.  And leaning more heavily toward straight...

Playing for the Kenora Dinner Jacket

There’s a magical moment that happens every year at The Masters.  You never know when it will start, but when it finally does, it’s absolutely unmistakable…and positively electrifying. The “moment” usually follows long periods of relative...

I Do So Like Greens Jackets and Hams

Maybe I’ve just become spoiled.  God knows I’m already jaded enough….and jaundiced and cynical and (add your choice of disgruntled, curmudgeonly epithets here).  But did the “big finish” at Sunday’s Houston Open strike you as a bit...

On Gullibility…and Golf Ability

Did you know that if you say the word “gullible” very slowly, it actually sounds like “oranges?” Please, tell me you didn’t just sound that out in your head.  PLEASE! Gullibility has been on my mind a lot lately.  And I mostly blame Facebook. ...

Long Live The King!

I saw an interview with John Cleese recently in which he was talking about the research of a friend of his, a fairly renowned professor at a very respectable US University (Cornell, I think he said).  The professor’s research had revealed that...

On Self-Restraint and Pressure-Free Golf

According to my feeble memory, this weekend marks the fifth time that Tiger Woods has pulled out of a golf tournament in the last several years.  If only he could have used that kind of restraint in his personal life, he probably wouldn’t...

On Blue Monsters…and Big Balls

Luke Donald is one of the ultimate all-around sportsmen. He’s incredibly talented. He’s a hard worker. He’s resolved to achieve perfection in a sport that laughs at the very concept. He prioritizes family over career. He shows grace under...

Retribution and Bear...

Seven short days ago I was wrapping away on these keys, bemoaning the bad hand the fates had dealt my daughter at the Northern Trust Open.  All four picks from her D&D dartboard session had failed to make the cut and she earned the big...

Death Match…at Dove Mountain?

For the very first time since we started playing these silly reindeer games for CanadianGolfer, the fortunes of random chance completely crapped out last week.  Snake eyes! For those of you who have followed this column for any length of time...