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Entries from March 2008

Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam Casts a Long Shadow Over Golf

March 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Part 1 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage So much of the talk leading up to this year’s Masters has been focused on Tiger Woods’ bid to become the first player to win the Grand Slam, golf’s most elusive prize. What you say? Didn’t Bobby Jones win the Grand Slam 78 years ago? That’s […]

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A Solution to the Tiger Woods Photographer Problem

March 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Education is a great thing. It dispels ignorance, increases awareness, and solves problems. Here’s today’s lesson for all wanna be golf photographers. If you want to capture a Pulitzer prize winning photo and establish yourself as a big league golf picture taker, concentrate on the reaction, not the action. Look for those opportunities after the […]

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Andres Romero is Heating Up for the Masters

March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 Going into the British Open last summer Andres Romero had finished MC, 34t, 65 in his three previous starts. Not exactly a golfer on a tear. And then boom – he nearly wins the British Open with a 10 birdie statement making effort at Carnoustie. After birdies at 13 […]

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European Tour’s Masters Hopefuls Will Have to Wait till Next Week

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 Masters pressure possibly made itself felt across the Atlantic Ocean at the MAPFRE Open de Andalucía by Valle Romano. Peter Hedbloom entered the final round two shots back of third round leader Lee Westwood, and with hopes earning an invite to golf’s most elite party. A win would have […]

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Masters Rewards Experience

March 29th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 Success begets success, and no major proves it like the Masters. Fifty Masters have been played since 1958 (the beginning of the Modern Era), and a whopping 48% of the winners have come from seven of the top eight players of the era. Consider the table below. As a […]

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Tiger Woods Sacks Dana Jacobson Twice

March 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Poor Dana Jacobson never had a chance. The clock was ticking the moment the interview started, she needed to drive the length of the field in 90 seconds, and she was up against Tiger Woods’ seasoned defense. He smothered her with two quick sacks. Play #1 – Dana opens with a question about the appropriateness […]

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Approaching the Masters: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 The Masters starts in 13 days, so it’s time to get a read on who’s hot, and who’s not. Tiger Woods is the perennial #1 and is red hot. No surprise there. Phil Mickelson (#2) and Ernie Els (#3) have won this year, and Jim Furyk’s (#5) putter came […]

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Masters Derby has Two Weeks to Go

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 As of this week there are 90 players in the field for the Masters. The list, however, does not include Martin Kaymer (WGR #23) and Justin Leonard (WGR #34) who will be in the WGR’s top 50 come April 6th. Since it is impossible for them to drop out […]

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Davis Love III at the Crossroads Once Again

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 One week before the 1995 Masters Davis Love III had not yet qualified for Augusta. He’d won eight tour events in the previous eight seasons, including the 1993 PLAYERS Championship and, at age 30, the long hitting Love was a rising star. Except for one big problem: he routinely […]

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Gary Player’s Miraculous Finish

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 There was no good reason for Gary Player to think that he could win the 1978 Masters when he stepped to the first tee for the final round. He was 42 years old, an advanced age for most golfers in the ‘70s, even given his level of fitness. He […]

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