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Weiskopf Gets His Due

Notes on Tom Weiskopf's moving victory at the '95 US Senior Open Championship

It's Time for Team Golf

The great thing about match play is the format can make a contest interesting -- no matter who the competitors are, though of course, the Ryder Cup has been spectacular. This opinion piece from Golf World created a bit of a stir back in 1994; now with the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Presidents' Cup, the comeback seems complete -- still, Team Golf might still make a fun alternative.

Q-and-A with Curt Sampson

Generally speaking writers interviewing colleagues they're friends with devolves into a transcript of dismal frat-boy banter. I'm glad to say this chat with Sampson mostly proved illuminating.

Stephen Potter: Oracle of Gamesmanship

A look back at my favorite golf writer. From Links (September 2002)

Northern Ireland

One of the most incredible things in my lifetime has been the softening of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. It's impossible to imagine that peace initiatives have had nothing to do with McIroy, Clarke, and McDowell's ascent. Tragic history, great golf, fascinating destination. From the May 2003 edition of The Met Golfer.

Q-and-A with Frank Hannigan

It's been downhill for the USGA since you left, Frank. An interview for golf.com.

Putt for Peace

Short and sweet peacenik-y Newsday op-ed from 1997.

Mind Game

Couples, Elkington, Floyd, and Ballesteros delivered some nice quotes for this Golf Illustrated story from many years ago. It starts out being about whether great players are in charge of their emotions or let themselves be fueled by what they're feeling, but thanks to some keen insights from Hale Irwin, delves into the psychology of experience and being prepared -- sort of "Blink," but a millionth as long. Now it could be a handbook for them $1000/hour sports psychologists.

Choose the right short iron

It's windy, you've got a shot to an uphill green, and the ball's below your feet. HELP! A handbook on club selection, originally published in USGS Player.

Island Golf: The Dominican Republic

A trip to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, written for Maximum Golf (Feburary 2001)

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