Dan Reardon

PINEHURST, :  Payne Stewart (L) of the US embraces Phil Mickelson of the US, after Stewart sank his putt on the eighteenth green at Pinehurst No. 2 during the final round of the US Open Championship 20 June, 1999, at Pinehurst, NC. The putt won the tournament for Stewart and Mickelson was second.             (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)    AFP PHOTO/Steve SCHAEFER (Photo credit should read STEVE SCHAEFER/AFP/Getty Images)

US Open: Pinehurst Round One Notebook

Perhaps it is because Michael Campbell’s 2005 win at Pinehurst has become so non-descript, but local memory is all about Payne Stewart’s win in 1999 and the Phil Michelson embrace on the 72nd hole.

06/13/2014

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DAN REARDON: It’s the Course

In golf we have something other sports events don’t possess; we have the course.

06/10/2014

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DAN REARDON: C to the Fourth

Here’s four reasons why you should care about the Curtis Cup being in St. Louis.

06/05/2014

Martin Kaymer of Germany in action during the third round of the BMW International Open at the Munich North Eichenried Golf Club on June 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany  (Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Too Many Kaymers

Martin Kaymer’s duel with Jordan Spieth and Jim Furyk at the Players was good golf entertainment, not the least bit diminished by Tiger Woods not being in the field.

05/27/2014

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DAN REARDON: The Lord’s Day

This past Sunday was one of those days when you had to think God is a golfer.

05/20/2014

Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his poor tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Nerves

The simple truth about golf is every one of us chokes at the game way more than we would care to admit.

05/13/2014

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DAN REARDON: Chasing The Dream

Perhaps the most endangered species in men’s golf is the career amateur player.

05/06/2014

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Reardon: Using The Wrong Club

In a column for USA Today, Christine Brennan writes that the exodus from the game of golf in recent years is in part because “It is too expensive. It takes too long. It’s too hard. It’s too elitist.” I simply think she is wrong.

04/22/2014

Adam Scott of Australia presents Bubba Watson of the United States with the green jacket after Watson won the 2014 Masters Tournament by a three-stroke margin at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dan Reardon: A Masters Notebook

Even with all the coverage attendant to the first men’s golf major of the year, The Masters, there are some things that you may never learn.

04/15/2014

Jim Holtgrieve, the victorious United States team captain (R) speaks at the trophy presentation after Day Two of the 2013 Walker Cup at National Golf Links of America on September 8, 2013 in Southampton, New York.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

REARDON: A Golfing Triple Crown

Some St. Louisans made for a memorable September on the links.

09/29/2013

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