Saturday, July 31, 2010

This Week in Golf

Front Nine

Hole #1 – Bernhard Langer won the Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie last week by one stroke over Corey Pavin. Those two were the frontrunners most of the tournament. Langer shot a one under par 70 on Sunday finishing with a bogie five. He shot five under par for the week.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thank you

Hello Free Keon and Slammin' Sam on Sports Media Readers,

I have not written in a little while because I have been in transition to a new job. From time to time, I will continue to post on Free Keon. However, at this point, I cannot continue my Tuesday-Thursday blogging. So for now, I just want to say thanks for reading my posts. I am grateful! Until next time, I will officially turn over the Free Keon blogging to Steve and friends. I am eager to continue to follow the posts here, and I encourage you to do the same!

Sam Miller/Free Keon

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This Week in Golf

Front Nine

Hole #1 – Louis Oosthuizen won the 150th Open Championship at the Old Course on Sunday by a whopping seven shots! The 27-year-old South African held the lead alone from Friday afternoon all the way to Sunday evening. He was a long shot to win from the beginning. Even going into the final round holding a substantial lead, many experts and gamblers alike predicted a colossal collapse. But the wee little golfer stood up under the pressure with a swing that produced impeccable consistency and incessant praise from past major champions (Watson, Weiskopf, Strange, Azinger, Goosen). Oosthuizen played an extremely impressive round with what appeared to be nerves of steel. He finished the 72nd hole at sixteen under par for his first major victory.

Monday, July 12, 2010

This Week in Golf

While scoping out other sports and golf blogs online, I discovered a format I would like to steal. It is called Front Nine-Back Nine. I will try it out beginning this week for the Open Championship. So basically, each week I will select eighteen different topics and write a few sentences about each. The Front Nine will only deal with topics from the previous week’s golf happenings. The Back Nine will look ahead to the coming golf events of the current week. Hopefully, readers will enjoy the shake-up of “This Week in Golf.”

Front Nine
Hole #1 – Paula Creamer won the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont shooting three under par for 72 holes. She was the only competitor under par for the week. Creamer is having some major wrist and thumb issues, and I did not expect her to be the American to step up to the plate for our second women’s major victory in a row. Congrats to Paula on her first major!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hammering Away with Henry

"For much of his life, Henry Aaron has felt marginalized. Hank Aaron arguably sits atop the baseball pyramid as its home run king. But what about Henry? Blessed with baseball talent that landed him among the best all-around players ever, Hank Aaron assumed a public persona. Meanwhile, “The Hammer” effectively subjugated his private side, Henry."

Read the rest of the Slammin' Sam take on "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron" on Seamheads!

Thanks for stopping by Free Keon.

Sam Miller/Free Keon

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

This Week in Golf

PGA Tour – The Quad Cities is home to this week’s Tour stop at the TPC Deere Run. The John Deere Classic is a fun-filled week for both the players and fans. It is also the pros’ last opportunity to get into the field at St. Andrews.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Slammin' Sam on Sports Media Links

Hello Free Keon and Slammin’ Sam on Sports Media Readers!

Similar to last week, plenty of hoops news to read on day one of free agency.

We start at the current center of the basketball universe in Cleveland where Brian Windhorst writes that the first domino to fall is the Cavs hiring of coach Byron Scott. What bearing will that have on LeBron?

What about the man executing the moves in Chicago?

The New York Times, meanwhile features a piece about interesting efforts to lure King James.

On that note, you have to check out Kenny Mayne’s latest video.

New to the fray is the possibility of the Nuggets trading Carmelo Anthony?? Anything’s possible these days, and it looks like Denver is in disarray.

Rumor has it LeBron is shooting to make a decision as soon as Monday. Now those would be some fireworks! Have a great holiday weekend.

Sam Miller/Free Keon
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