Golf doesn’t take too long to play. People take too long to play it.
While all the lemmings in the golf and sports media are racing off this week to build the Rory McIlroy wing in the Golf Hall of Fame, let me take a moment to react and assess the past weekend.
Every once in a while, you run into a story in sports that just makes you feel good.
Tiger Woods will play three tournaments over a five-week stretch that may be his most important stretch of golf since he returned from the 2009 scandal.
You have to be a somewhat serious fan of golf to have realized that from an interest standpoint the week prior was good on many levels.
Now that the 114th US Open is in the books, it is time for annual post-mortems.
Just south of Pinehurst is Rockingham, North Carolina and its historic racetrack. Saturday the US Open had its own driver news.
When Martin Kaymer hung up a second straight 65 at Pinehurst his 130 total was a new US Open record for 36 holes. But his ten under par total as not a record.
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.
In golf we have something other sports events don’t possess; we have the course.