Tag Archives: Sean Foley

Aug
9
2017

*UPDATED: Thanks to a tech savvy friend — the crappy audio from the pod has been fixed! You can actually hear them talk now! Yay.*

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Welcome to the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club! There’s so much to share and discuss, but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to hear about the changes to the golf course, which plays hosts to a regular PGA Tour event, and the overwhelming negative reaction to the tweaks from the players.

I caught up with Mike Small, the head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Illinois, which has become an NCAA powerhouse under his leadership. He’s also won two Web.com Tour events, played on the PGA Tour, competed in multiple majors, won the PGA Professional Championship three times — just to name a few of his accolades and achievements in the game. Coach Small is obviously a man of many talents and I’m not sure how he manages to do it all, but it’s very impressive.

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Nov
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Nothing like news related to Tiger Woods to kick off your Saturday. (I mean, some of us actually have plans on the weekend and can’t post such important news right away!) So, as you already probably know by now, Woods tweeted that he is now working and consulting on his swing with Dallas-based instructor, Chris Como. He did not name Como, a biomechanics specialist of the golf swing, as his official swing coach. (Semantics?)

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Apr
23
2014

The long and difficult road to playing professional golf — and making it to the bigs — is amass with obstacles to overcome. Golfers are bound to encounter challenges, whether they’re health-related and/or financial. For 31-year-old Andrew Parr, it’s been a combination. (Be sure to watch the video above — I promise you won’t regret it.)

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May
8
2012
By Conor Nagle under Tiger Woods

Old timers hold forth on matters Woods. (c/o G. Shackelford)

Octogenarian inductees Dan Jenkins and Peter Alliss gave a provocative press conference in advance of yesterday evening’s Word Golf Hall of Fame ceremony.

Segueing between half-jokes, half-truths and familiar anecdotes like a well-rehearsed vaudeville duo, the pair riffed on everything from the Ryder Cup to belly putters, never once losing momentum.

The strongest words of the event, however, were reserved for a brief discussion of former world No1 Tiger Woods.

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Apr
22
2012

Putter throw!

Tiger Woods’ current and former swing coaches, Sean Foley and Butch Harmon, respectively, both weighed in with opinions on the 14-time major champ earlier this week. Foley thinks the fish-bowl critiquing of Tiger has gotten out of control. (Hasn’t he always been under more scrutiny than everyone else? It’s part of the gig.) Speaking on the XM Sirius show “Fairways of Life” hosted by Matt Adams, Foley says, back off, my man!

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Apr
1
2012

Yani: Still smiling

I’m not sure where to start, but how about that finish at the LPGA’s first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship!? You know, just when I thought we were finally going to have a relatively calm and boring (in a good way) Sunday, mayhem broke loose.

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Mar
26
2012

"F-yeah!"

Who else has a Bay Hill hangover? I do. Combine that with heavy turbulence in the last 30 minutes of a flight from MCO to EWR, along with the crazy cab ride (if you think NYC cabbies are bad, I suggest an experience with one in Newark. Glad I took an extra barf bag with me!/end rant), and you can imagine how I feel. Well, now that I’ve voiced my god-awful complaints because you all asked, I’ll move on to the actual point. Don’t think I can’t hear those massive violins you’re playing softly in the corner.

While Tiger Woods was presented with the trophy for winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational by a commanding five shots and being fitted for his seventh Blue Jacket on the 18th green at Bay Hill, we cornered his veteran and highly-respected caddie, Joe LaCava, in a media scrum next to the scoring trailer.

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Mar
25
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I'm back...to winning, suckers!

Wow, I’m still overwhelmed by the chaos, emotions and mind-blowing events of the day. Would you expect anything less, though? Of course not! After all, Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour event since the sex scandal that led to his rapid fall from grace, which were triggered by his minor car accident in the wee hours the day after Thanksgiving in 2009.

Woods captured his seventh victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and his 72nd on the PGA Tour — he now only needs one more to tie Jack Nicklaus for second in all-time victories.

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Oct
5
2011

Joey's first week with Tiger

After Tiger Woods finished his pro-am at CordeValle for the Frys.com Open on Wednesday afternoon, he spoke to the press. Surprise! — there were no surprises. I’d like to call it the Groundhog Day edition. Tiger says he’s healthier, more prepared than his last starts at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, playing 36-45 holes a day, and refined his swing changes with instructor Sean Foley.

Here are highlights along with some asides:

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Sep
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Mahan is projected No. 1 in FEC points through 54 holes

After a disappointing finish at the BMW Championship, Hunter Mahan entered the playoff finale ranked No. 21 in FedExCup points. Now he’s tied for the lead with Aaron Baddeley at nine-under going into Sunday at the Tour Championship.

Mahan rolled in a birdie on the tough par-3 18 to shoot a solid four-under 66 on a day where the leaders struggled, including the top five in FEC points. He’s currently projected to win the FedExCup. When he found out, he said he was “shocked.”  He had no idea until NBC’s Jimmy Roberts told him.

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