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Entries from April 2009

Would Hank Haney Leave Tiger Woods?

April 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

According to Tiger Woods, Hank Haney is not on the firing block. This silly notion is pure speculation by the media. Maybe so, but the seed has been planted. And so, going forward, if his game does not round into shape, Tiger knows that the drum roll could begin for Haney’s departure. While were in […]

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Woods to Pad Bank Account at China’s HSBC WGC Event

April 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It’s official, sot of: The HSBC Champions in China is now a WGC event. But, according to the PGA Tour’s web site, it is not a PGA sponsored event. This is significant for a couple of huge reasons. Tiger Woods recently acknowledged that, “This (the PGA Tour) is the only place that doesn’t have appearance […]

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Should Tiger Woods Fire Hank Haney?

April 24th, 2009 · 7 Comments

According to several writers and swing gurus, Tiger’s got to be wondering what to do about Hank Haney. Should he stay of should he go? This could be the biggest decision of his career, so he’d better choose wisely. And what better way than to use the Ben Franklin method – make a list of […]

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Perry’s Second Doesn’t Suck

April 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the immortal words of Tiger Woods, “second sucks.” Maybe so, but you’d never know it by the outpouring of support that has come Kenny Perry’s way in the wake of his heartbreaking runner-up finish at the Masters. “I touched a lot of hearts in defeat. That made me feel better,” said Perry yesterday. No, […]

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Tags: 2009 Masters Coverage

Ridiculous Poll Shows Recency Bias

April 18th, 2009 · 9 Comments

On the GolfWorld web site they are running a poll which asks the following question: Which major would you rate as the best ever, based on the competition, winner, venue and historic significance? The choices, with the winner of each event: 1986 Masters (Jack Nicklaus)       27.32 1991 PGA (John Daly)         2.99 1996 […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Majors

Why is Tiger Woods So Mad?

April 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz described Tiger’s time at the Masters as “…a week in which his demeanor could be described as stone-faced and smoldering.” Ron Galloway at the Huffington Post, observing from a distance of 20 feet, said that Tiger was “cursing like a sailor” on the practice green. Well, Tiger does have a reverence […]

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Art Wall’s Amazing Finish at the Masters

April 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Art Wall, Jr. had a rather ordinary career despite his 14 victories on the PGA Tour from 1953 to 1975. In the majors, where history is written, he posted only five top 10s in 41 appearances during that time frame. Amazingly, for one year, Wall had the magic, winning four times, including the 1959 Masters. […]

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Mickelson Shows Nicklaus at his Best

April 14th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Phil Mickelson had far more reason to be disappointed than Tiger Woods at the conclusion of the 2009 Masters. After scorching the front nine with a record tying 30, he was -10, three ahead of Tiger. But then he dunked his ball into Rae’s Creek on the diabolical par 3 12th, made a double bogey, […]

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Tags: 2009 Masters Coverage · The Majors

Super Sunday at the 2009 Masters

April 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Angel Cabrera: Winning Breeds Winning Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods maintain that winning breeds winning. Entering Sunday’s final round, Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry had never won a major, but Angel Cabrera was the 2007 US Open champion. And he won it in style, bombing his drive on the super difficult 18th at Oakmont on […]

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Moving Day at the Masters

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera Share Lead Kenny Perry bogeyed 11 and 12 at Amen Corner. Other than those hiccups, he appeared about as stressed as if he was defending his title at the John Deere Classic, which he will in July. But why should he be? He’s second in GIR at 79.3% and he’s […]

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Tags: 2009 Masters Coverage · The Majors