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Entries from June 2008

Golf is the Photo Finish Sport

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Tiger Woods generates excitement, no doubt about it, but it’s not mandatory that he be playing for a tournament to be exciting. In truth, the back nine of the typical pro golf tournament is one of the most captivating spectacles in sport. Here’s proof: So far this year 76% of all stroke play events on […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Inbee Park is One Cool Customer

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Women’s Open We can analyze to death why some players win majors and some don’t. Talent is the price of admission to the big show. But the X Factor is that some players are born to win. They have the winner’s way, that aura of confidence that enables them to keep their cool […]

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Tags: LPGA

Johnny Miller Makes the US Women’s Open Must See TV

June 28th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Women’s Open Big deal if Tiger isn’t playing the rest of the year. The majors are still must see TV, and that includes the Women’s versions when Johnny Miller in on the mike. So on this Saturday afternoon I settled in for the third round of the US Women’s Open, notepad at the […]

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Tags: LPGA

Stevie vs. Bones

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Steve Williams has carte blanche to question any decision Tiger Woods makes. That’s the nature of their relationship – one that’s built on Woods’ complete respect for Williams’ expertise and his complete trust in his judgment. On the final hole of regulation at this year’s US Open at Torrey Pines Woods was prepared to go […]

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Tags: The Majors

US Opens on Par 73s are a Mistake

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Women’s Open The US Women’s Open is being held this week on Interlachen C.C. in Edina, Minnesota. It’s a classic old style course that dates to 1911, and was the site of the third leg of Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam in 1930. The USGA team has done its usual bang up job in […]

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Tags: LPGA

Michelle Wie is on her Way Back

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Women’s Open Michelle Wie earned her way into this week’s US Open at a 36-hole qualifier, then backed up this performance with a 24t last week at the Wegmans event on the LPGA Tour. After a miserable 2007 during which an injured wrist led to her worst season, she’s looking ahead to brighter […]

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Tags: LPGA

Tiger Woods Rides Hot Putter to Great ‘08

June 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods’ other big years, by his standards, are typically part cold, part red hot. In 2001 he won four if his first 10 starts, then cooled off, winning only one of his last nine. Through the British Open in 2007 he won three of 11events, then closed the season with four wins and a […]

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Tags: Inside the Stats

Anatomy of Tiger Woods’ Huge Putt on #72

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Tiger Woods is known for making the big putts under pressure, and none was bigger than his 12-footer that sent the 2008 US Open into overtime. Woods is also known for following his routine, but what exactly is it? I decided to find out so I tracked and timed his every movement leading to moment […]

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Tags: 2008 US Open Coverage

Mickelson: Dave Pelz, You’re Fired!

June 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

While Tiger Woods is away, it’s time for Phil Mickelson to make hay. It’s time to win that elusive fourth major, the one that will elevate him to the four majors club which, in the Modern Era, has only one other member, Ray Floyd. I know, Tiger won’t be playing, but the winner of the […]

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Tags: 2008 US Open Coverage

Tiger the One Legged Golfer is Nonsense

June 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

When you think of a pro, even one as skilled as Tiger Woods, winning on one leg, it conjures up images of a player bunting the ball 260 yards, then playing precise fairway woods into long par 4s. It does not bring up images of a player bashing the ball miles off the tee. So […]

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Tags: 2008 US Open Coverage