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Entries from May 2008

Millions of Swings Come at a Cost

May 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

When I read in an article by Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch that a golfer will swing a club millions of times during their career, I thought, no way. Millions plural, as in three or more million? That seemed like a huge exaggeration, so I did the math just to prove how wrong he […]

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Jack’s Payback

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Some tune up. The guys playing in this week’s Memorial probably thought they were in for some player friendly conditions going into the US Open. They came to Columbus, Ohio thinking they would loosen up their long ball hitting swing on the expansive fairways of Muirfield Village for the super long Torrey Pines. Once safely […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Nicklaus Sees the Woods Era as a Different Day

May 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The week of the Memorial Tournament is Jack Nicklaus’ time to shine. Although his playing days are well behind him, he can still fire off some deadly accurate shots – verbal ones that is. During the course of a 70-minute interview/speech on media day, Nicklaus ventured far and wide, offering his well considered opinions on […]

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Tiger vs. Phil at the U.S. Open

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I respectfully submit that the oddsmakers at Ladbrokes or the betting public have gone nuts. How else can you explain the 6/4 odds on Tiger Woods winning the U.S. Open? Maybe Ladbrokes is so leery of Tiger that they are keeping the odds artificially low to discourage the public from betting on him. They’ve already […]

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Phil Mickelson Played and Celebrated Like a Tiger

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Golf fans made due without Tiger Woods for the sixth consecutive weekend, but the show must go on, and so it did. On the Golf Channel we were treated to reruns of the free spirited Miguel Angel Jimenez’s hole in on one that was instrumental in his victory at the BMW PGA Championship, one of […]

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Tiger Woods Subject to Second Guessing

May 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If recovering to near full strength from an operation was a precise science, Tiger Woods’ decision to have surgery in the middle of the season would not be a disaster in the making, but it’s not. The original estimates called for 4-6 weeks of recovery time. The four week forecast came and went eleven days […]

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USGA Replaces History with Mystery

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The old version of the fourteenth hole at Torrey Pines was a good hole because a canyon ran down the entire left side, providing a challenging tee shot and some gorgeous scenery. Then noted US Open doctor Rees Jones came along and improved it immensely by moving the green to the edge of the canyon, […]

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A Use for the FedExCup Standings

May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

I much prefer the World Golf Rankings for ranking the players because the points they award are tied to the strength of the field. In contrast, the FedExCup has offers up a set number for the typical tour event. Still, over the course of the season the cream among regulars on the PGA Tour rises […]

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The Dumbest Job in Golf

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The other day I wrote that I contact the big organizations with suggestions in the hopes that they will one day implement changes for the betterment of the sport. Then a post came from someone named Porter who was wondering what were some of my issues. I responded with a few ideas. This got me […]

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Vijay Singh is Golf’s Reining Rock Star

May 19th, 2008 · No Comments

The Rolling Stones performed 148 times from August 10, 2005 through August 27, 2007 on their Bigger Bang tour. Only 14 shows were on consecutive nights at the same venue. Now these guys are rock stars – they get around, and they perform. And they’ve been doing this for over 40 years. Rock stars go […]

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