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Entries from April 2008

Short Par 3s are Where the Drama’s At

April 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Some of the greatest holes in golf are short par 3s. Take number 12 at the Masters. This 155 yard tester over Rae’s Creek played a central role in this year’s event. Lefty Steve Flesch came to 12 in the final round at -8, and very much in contention. A water soaked double bogey took […]

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Tags: The Majors

The European Tour Soon to be The World Golf Tour?

April 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The top players on the European Tour are free to roam the globe, and they do. Adam Scott, last week’s winner at the EDS Byron Nelson, considers himself a global player. Here’s what he had to say in a fine article by Tim Rosaforte called The Revival of the European Tour. “Money is growing, and […]

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Tiger vs. Jack and the Golf Ball

April 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Tiger Woods’ third knee surgery and the prognosis that his knee could be an ongoing problem has thrown a monkey wrench in those predictions for 22-25+ majors. 19-20 is looking a whole lot better. Let’s assume Tiger finishes with 19 majors at the completion of his 19th season. In the same number of seasons Nicklaus […]

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FedExCup Points System is Absurd

April 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Be honest folks. Do your ears perk up when a golf announcer tells you how many FexExCup (FEC) points Player X stands to win? Are your eyes glued to the screen when they show the standings? If more than one in 50 of you said yes, I’d be surprised. The FEC did inject a little […]

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Feel Good Stories for a Sunday

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The top nine players in the world took the week off, opening the door for a slew of potential feel good winners. Each has been facing the demons, suffering through heartbreak, or overcoming injuries. Winning is always special, but at this point in their careers, a victory for any of these players would be all […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Countdown to Torrey Pines

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

The countdown to the 2008 U.S. Open has begun in earnest. Only 47 short days until Tiger Woods and the gang meet their date with destiny at Torrey Pines. Will Tiger be primed for the challenge this 7,600 yard monster will present? Let’s hope so. We certainly want to see the best at his best […]

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Young Phenoms with a Shot at the Majors

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Morgan Pressel did it in 2007. So did Johnny McDermott in 1911. Both won professional majors before their twentieth birthday. In the last 100 years, they are the only ones to do so. Tiger Woods, at 21 and three+ months, was not too far removed from his teens when he scored his breakthrough win at […]

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Tags: Challengers

Lorena Ochoa’s Bid for two Slams Promises to Keep Us Entertained

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Tiger Woods’ bid for the Grand Slam was really just a smokescreen. Now that his bid has failed, the curtain has been raised, and Lorena Ochoa has emerged as the one with a legitimate chance at the Grand Slam in 2008. Lorena Ochoa became a dominate player in 2006, so that seems like a good […]

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Sam Snead & Jack Nicklaus vs. Tom Watson & Tiger Woods

April 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Swing theories have long opposed each other. Should the wrists set early or late in the swing? Should a player restrict their hip turn, or let them swing freely? Keep the left arm straight, or let it bend a little? And then there is the issue about keeping the head steady. In his column in […]

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Moving on Up in the Golf World

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

In today’s global game we’ve got a number of events taking place most weeks, allowing touring pros to accumulate those precious World Golf Ranking (WGR) points all over the globe. Let’s begin with the European Tour – in China! The final round of the China Open in Bejing was played in a brutal downpour that […]

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