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Entries from July 2008

A Shakeup is Coming in the World Golf Rankings

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage At last week’s Canadian Open there was little movement in the upper regions of the World Golf Ranking because most of the top players took the week off. As a result, Chez Reavie earned only 30 WGR points for winning. Meanwhile, in Russia, Mikael Lundberg earned a scant 24 WGR points for […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

A World without Favorites

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage I see a problem. As I look down the list of the supposed best players in the world I realize that Ladbrokes’ long odds are correct. Even without Tiger in the field every one of the “favorites” is a long shot. So much for the stepping up while he’s gone theory. Go […]

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The PGA Tour’s Brutal Homestretch

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

As the PGA Tour heads into the homestretch of another long season, the players are in for more golf, and more pressure, and more heat as they compete for a bounty of riches at the end of golf’s rainbow. The brutal stretch was kicked off by the British Open in the most challenging conditions of […]

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The One and Only Josh Broadaway

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Josh Broadaway sounds close to Broadway Joe, which was the nickname for the legendary quarterback of the New York Jets. So, if Josh, who is currently plying his trade on the Nationwide Tour, hits the big time his name will make him easy to distinguish from the anonymous hordes of wannbe superstars. And if you […]

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Tags: Challengers

Anthony Kim and the Cost of Experience

July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Anthony Kim is on everyone’s radar screen and he knows it. He’s expected to win and so he’s trying so hard to close like Tiger. On Sunday at the Canadian Open he donned a red shirt (with a Nike logo) and black slacks in preparation for the expected victory march. He lined up putts from […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Anthony Kim’s Bungee Cord Day

July 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Anthony Kim must have felt on Friday that he was on a bungee cord. He started the day tied for first at -6. After seven holes he was five over for the day and at -1 for the event. This put him right above the eventual cut line. You could already hear the excuses (reasons) […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Kim and Weir Make a Quick Adjustment

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

After dealing with the winds and hazards of Royal Birkdale, Glen Abbey Golf Club must have seemed like an executive course to Anthony Kim and Mike Weir as both shot 65s in the first round of the (corporate sponsor’s name deleted) Canadian Open. Just four days ago the duo was across the Atlantic Ocean playing […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Harrington’s Stats Surprisingly Impressive

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage Padraig Harrington’s stats are more impressive than they seem. Although he hit 29 of 56 fairways compared to an average of 28.72 for those who made the cut, those 27 misses are deceiving. Most were quality misses in which he used the right club and employed the correct strategy. As a result, […]

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Tags: 2008 British Open Coverage

British Open Weather, the Draw, and Players of Note

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage It was well documented that those with the early tee times on Thursday got the worst of the weather at the 2008 British Open. According to the commentators, the course played about four shots tougher for those went off in the morning. Indeed, the average scores for the top 15 at the […]

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The Top 10 at the British Open

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage The WGR Top 10 (at the start of play) Tiger Woods’ absence was supposed to be a boon to the long suffering members of the top 10 who have been toiling in his shadow for so long. It didn’t work out that way as three of the group missed the cut and […]

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Tags: 2008 British Open Coverage