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Entries from August 2008

Defenseless “Muni” Bleeds Red at the Deutsche Bank

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The TPC Boston looks like a stiff challenge on paper. It’s a 7,200 yard par 71 with the obligatory 600 yard par 5, two par 3s over 210, and six par 4s in excess of 450 yards. It’s got lots of trees, traps, rough and all the trappings of a difficult course. But evidently it’s […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

How Mike Weir Shot 61

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Mike Weir didn’t hit the ball all that well on the first round of the Deutsche Bank, the second leg of the FedExCup. He hit 13 greens to tie for 54th. And he tied for 69 in the field of 120 in driving accuracy. Those are hardly the stats you’d expect from a man who […]

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FexExCup Eliminations Continue

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Dodger Manager Joe Torre knows a thing or two about playoffs, having guided the Yankees to three World Titles. In the latest series of commercials that are aimed at brainwashing us on the importance of the FedExCup, he talks excitedly about golf’s playoffs. But for some reason, the adds don’t ring true. Perhaps it’s because […]

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Sunday was a Horrible Day for Real Golf

August 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Vijay Singh and Tom Kite are members of the Hall of Fame, family men, and great people. But one thing they are not is traditionalists or else they wouldn’t be caught dead putting with the long putter. But both players used the long stick to win on the PGA (Singh) and Champions Tours (Kite) on […]

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Phil Mickelson’s Consistently Mediocre Season

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson’s season would be a huge success by any player’s standards short of the elite players who measure success in major titles. He’s finished in the top 25 in 18 of 19 tournaments. He’s also won twice and has five additional top 10s. His only miss came at the AT&T Pebble Beach where an […]

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Tags: Challengers

Jason Day Arises from his Slumber

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

At the beginning of the season Tiger Woods was said to have lost sleep when the gauntlet was thrown down by Jason Day, the brash and super talented young Australian.”Everyone is working toward something. I’m trying to work toward taking that No. 1 spot from him,” said Day. His early season progress looked like a […]

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Tags: Challengers

FedExCup is Way too Corporate Sounding

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Fred Couples has this to say about the inaugural FedExCup: “I figure if I’m 40th on the money list or 80th on the money list or 144th on the money list, I get to play in the first FedEx Cup. Whoop di doo.” Since then the formula has been tweaked and we have a new […]

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Sergio Garcia is the Man in the Arena

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Remaining in the hunt until late on Sunday at the majors is so difficult that only a handful of players usually finish within two or three shots of the winner. Ah, but for those who do, the reward is an experience to be remembered forever. To be in the arena – On Sunday – In […]

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Tags: Challengers

On Woods, Phelps, Gymnasts, and More

August 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Who’s the Greatest? Golfonline.com ran a poll asking readers how is the greater athlete, Michael Phelps or Tiger Woods? Considering that the poll was run on a golf web site, Phelps did well in attracting 42.2% of the vote to Tiger’s 57.7%. Evidently MSNBC’s pollsters assumed that Phelps is the top athlete in the Olympics, […]

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Padraig Harrington vs. The Top 73 at the PGA

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage Nick Faldo made 18 straight pars to win the 1987 British Open by a shot over Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger and Roger Davis. At the 2008 PGA, Padraig Harrington’s approach couldn’t have been much different. Over the four rounds he made 9, 8, 8, and 10 pars daily. In between these […]

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