One of the cool things about watching golf is that it’s possible to learn from the best players in the game. I’m not suggesting we can learn how to hit the ball vast distances, but that we can learn to hit it short distances more accurately. We’re all going to lose distance as we age but most every golfer can still hit the ball, oh, 25 yards or less no matter his or her age. That’s the scoring area, isn’t it? Think about Tiger Woods.
A columnist is supposed to offer opinions, and the stronger the more effective. I’ll do that here. I’ll offer opinions all right, two of them, and on the same subject. You see, I’m torn on the matter of the USGA’s decision to change playoffs for its Men’s U.S. Open from 18 holes on Monday, and then sudden death if need be, to a two-hole aggregate playoff after regulation play ends on Sunday, and then on to sudden death if need be.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — I’ve enjoyed and appreciated many aspects of being a golf writer, and among them is working the range. What can be better for a golf writer/swing nerd/collector of stories than to hang out on the range, especially before a tournament starts? I did this recently at a PGA Tour Champions event, which you can read about here, and Tuesday I headed over to the range at the Champions Course at PGA National to see what I might find in advance of this week’s Honda Classic.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".