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Quick Take: Restaurateur McDowell Focused On Golf

Graeme McDowell is proud of his restaurant near TPC Sawgrass. (Photo Credit: NonaBlue.Com)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – As you leave TPC Sawgrass and before you turn onto A1A you might notice a cluster of upscale shops and restaurants. One of the restaurants is Nona Blue and it’s owned by Graeme McDowell, a sister restaurant of one of the same name in Orlando….

Quick Take: ‘Anointed’ Rahm Makes His Mark

Jon Rahm has proven himself to be far from a flash in the pan. (Photo Credit: Peter Casey, USA Today Sports)

  PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – As if the plaudits for Jon Rahm were not loud enough when he arrived to compete in his first Players Championship in his first season as a professional, they have now increased by many decibels. “Jon Rahm, Jon Rahm,” the spectators cried as the…

Quick Take: Poulter A Picture Of Placidity

Ian Poulter shot an opening 72 at the 2017 Players Championship. Photo Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports /Reuters

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – There is a calmness about Ian Poulter these days that wasn’t always there. Once he might have come storming off the course bemoaning the fact that he had been 3 under after nine holes but could only finish level par. A waste! he might have…

Quick Take: A Stern Exam Commences

Luke Donald plays his shot from the 17th tee during the first round of The Players at TPC Sawgrass. (Photo credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – It has started. The sights and sounds of the strongest field in golf coming to terms with the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship. The Masters is April’s ritual. The Players is May’s murder. Is it a form of torture for the…

Retirement is Just a Word, Not an Option, for Langer

Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer at the 2017 Masters is showing no signs of slowing down. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Sixty is a good age to retire, isn’t it? Three score years and all that? Time for a rocking chair, an extra glass of wine, more time with the grandchildren. That fits the life plans of many golfers – do well on the regular tour,…

QUICK TAKE: Beware The Happy Golfer

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia walk together during a Masters practice round. (Photo Credit: Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Golf is a four-letter word and so is love and there is a lot of love talk in golf at the moment. Some of Sergio Garcia’s newfound happiness, which contributed to his success in winning The Masters at Augusta last month, is due to his…