Rick Vacek at The Turn

Golf and baseball have a very similar challenge, and it didn’t hit me until Steph Curry played in the Web.com event in Hayward last week. After making a long birdie putt, Curry dialed up his inner Jordan Spieth and yelledREAD MORE

I like rules. I’m a rules follower. If the road sign indicates “no left turn,” I don’t turn left. I count my items in the express lane at the grocery store to make sure I don’t have more than 15.READ MORE

As Jordan Spieth stood amid the trucks on the edge of the driving range Sunday, looking up at a hill that seemed about a thousand feet tall, the rest of us mere mortals had to wonder this: What would IREAD MORE

I’ve played golf when it was 110 degrees. I’ve played when the temperature was barely above freezing. I’ve played in steady rain. I’ve played with leftover melting snow on the ground adding an extra place where you could lose yourREAD MORE

Playing golf in the dark is like trying to walk through your darkened house – you can picture in your mind where everything should be, but actually getting from Point A to Point B without stubbing your toe is anREAD MORE

It wasn’t the Shot of the Year just because Jordan Spieth so artfully leaped into the moment. It also was because it was Jordan Spieth. As Spieth’s bunker shot trickled into the hole Sunday and I leaped off my sofaREAD MORE

Imagine stepping up to every drive and just knowing that you’re going to rip it 330 yards down the middle. Or having a 3-iron in your hands and not worrying for a second about all the nastiness up by theREAD MORE

If you play the same course all the time – either you’re a member, or you just like it, or both – that’s great. But don’t you get a little charge out of tackling a new layout? I sure do.READ MORE

Here’s an interesting question for your next 19th-hole debate: If you could eliminate one of these features from a golf course you play a lot, which one would it be? What would be your second choice? How about your third?READ MORE

By Rick Vacek   Back in 2015, Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post described Jordan Spieth thusly:   Scan him up and down, and you search in vain for a defining feature. The colorless hair, the medium build, the solidREAD MORE

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