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The Open And The Coach, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2017

The Open And The Coach, Richard C. Crepeau

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Golf is a sport in which the major opponent is the self. It is, to borrow from Yogi Berra, ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. The very early career of Jordan Spieth offers considerable evidence of the significance of the mental aspect of the game. At The Open, the premier Grand Slam event, Jordon Spieth did battle on Sunday with himself, and won.


An Amazing Open, And An Obscenity In Arlington, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2009

An Amazing Open, And An Obscenity In Arlington, Richard C. Crepeau

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If you watched The Open from Turnberry this weekend there were two surprises: Tiger Woods didn’t make the cut and Tom Watson nearly won the tournament. It became obvious that Tiger wasn’t playing his A-game when in the middle of his second round he played himself out of the tournament. Woods was one under par after seven holes and then went bogey, bogey, double bogey, par, bogey, double bogey. He was hitting shots that any weekend duffer could relate to as he topped the ball, mishit the ball several times, and explored all of the varieties of the ...


The Masters Of Hypocrisy: Hootie, Tiger, Cbs, And The Corporate Sponsors, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2002

The Masters Of Hypocrisy: Hootie, Tiger, Cbs, And The Corporate Sponsors, Richard C. Crepeau

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The Pga: Six Hours Of Riveting Golf With Tiger And Bob May, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 2000

The Pga: Six Hours Of Riveting Golf With Tiger And Bob May, Richard C. Crepeau

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At no time in my life could I possibly have imagined that I would sit and watch golf on television for nearly six hours and be able to retain my sanity. I still find it hard to believe that I did just that this past Sunday as the PGA Championship was played to its riveting conclusion.


Mid-Summer Beauty In Sport: The Events And The People, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2000

Mid-Summer Beauty In Sport: The Events And The People, Richard C. Crepeau

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We are without a doubt deeply into the dog days of summer. That catatonic look brought on by unrelieved heat is commonplace. The celebrations of the fourth of July, the Wimbledon fortnight, and baseball's All-Star game are all behind us. The grind of baseball's pennant races are beginning to take their toll. Everyone seems to be a bit testier than usual, some even more so than Roger Clemens.


The Excellence Of Tiger Woods, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2000

The Excellence Of Tiger Woods, Richard C. Crepeau

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If you were lucky enough to watch Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open last weekend you could not help but be impressed by the excellence of play, the poise of this young athlete, and the fact that you were watching an athlete redefining their sport.


Tiger Woods, Ken Griffey, And Tom Landry - Charles Schultz And Sport, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2000

Tiger Woods, Ken Griffey, And Tom Landry - Charles Schultz And Sport, Richard C. Crepeau

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Three men, three stories, three sports, one early in his career, one at mid-career and one at the end of his life: Tiger Woods, Ken Griffey Jr., and Tom Landry. All three were in the news this week, and all three have made a heavy impact on their sports. On Saturday a fourth man joined the list.