‘Tanks’ for the Memories: MLB Teams Embrace ‘Lose to Win’ Philosophy – Dennis Richardson

30 June 2018 ORLANDO, FL — On May 9, two bitter rivals – the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox – squared off at Yankee Stadium in a clash of teams with the best won-lost records in Major League Baseball: a combined 50-20.   Some 200 miles to the south, the Baltimore Orioles were hosting the Kansas City Royals in a game between teams with the worst records: a combined 20-50.   Though separated by just a four-hour drive on this day, those four teams are polar opposites in their records, aspirations and prospects for the 2018 season.   … Continue reading ‘Tanks’ for the Memories: MLB Teams Embrace ‘Lose to Win’ Philosophy – Dennis Richardson

Koepka Stands Above the Rest in Eventful U.S. Open – Dennis Richardson

18.6.2018   ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka – correction, make that two-time Open champion — cemented his reputation as one of the world’s best golfers at the 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, NY, this weekend. Meanwhile, another multiple-major winner, Phil Mickelson, tarnished his.   In one of the more eventful Open championships in recent memory, one golfer joined an elite fraternity, another come within inches of making golf history, a third player deliberately hit a moving ball to draw a two-shot penalty, and the United States Golf Association took the rare step of publicly … Continue reading Koepka Stands Above the Rest in Eventful U.S. Open – Dennis Richardson

New Playoff Format is Right Move for USGA – Dennis Richardson

15 June 2018 ORLANDO, FL – Ten years ago today Tiger Woods is standing on the 18th green in the final round of the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course near San Diego, looking over a 12-foot birdie putt that would tie him with Rocco Mediate for first place.   As Woods surveys the putt from all angles, Mediate anxiously watches the TV monitors in the clubhouse. If Woods makes it, he forces a playoff; miss, and Mediate wins.   It is not an easy putt; the green is showing the effects of four days of play. Putts … Continue reading New Playoff Format is Right Move for USGA – Dennis Richardson

Once Again, Mickelson Sets Sights on Elusive U.S. Open Victory – Dennis Richardson

6.6.2018 ORLANDO, FL — To quote an old proverb, “Time and tide wait for no man.” Phil Mickelson probably hears the clock ticking louder than other golfers at this week’s U.S. Open.   Twenty-five times he’s played in the national championship. Twenty-five times he’s come away empty handed, including finishing second a record six times. With each passing year, the pressure mounts.   “The difficult thing for me is I continue to put a little bit too much pressure on myself in the majors now because I know that I don’t have a ton of time to win them, especially … Continue reading Once Again, Mickelson Sets Sights on Elusive U.S. Open Victory – Dennis Richardson