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Entries from May 2009

Steve Stricker Proves that Nice Guys Can Finish First

May 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Steve Stricker, a genuinely nice guy, has been one of the best and most consistent players this year. Still, five months into the season he was without a W, his last win coming at the 2007 Barclays. It looked like the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial would extend his winless streak after he missed a […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Tiger Woods’ Closing Skills are Exagerated

May 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The media is constantly reminding us that Tiger Woods is the ultimate closer because he’s won 14 of 14 majors when he’s held or shared the third round lead. But after witnessing his bogey-bogey close at the 2009 Masters, I decided to take a closer look at his perfect Sunday record. Upon inspection, four categories […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Where Have All of the Players Gone?

May 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Rory Sabbatini is most famous for saying he “liked the new Tiger” when Woods, for a brief spell a couple of seasons ago, looked beatable. Sabbatini, #43 in the WGR prior to the start of the HP Byron Nelson, won it this weekend, boosting his notoriety among a TV audience of family, friends, and a […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Support for Amy Mickelson and Family

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Amy Mickelson appeared brightly on golf’s radar screen in 1999 when Phil, who was contending for the US Open, said he would leave immediately to be by her side should she go into labor. After losing to Payne Stewart by a shot, Mickelson arrived home the next day in time for the birth of Amanda, […]

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Tags: Golf in General

Henrik Stenson has Arrived

May 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The PLAYERS champion Henrik Stenson once had the driver yips so bad his off-the-world tee shots made Tiger Woods look like Jim Furyk. Now, according to Hank Haney, the driver yips are all but impossible to cure, but Stenson did it. Two years and a half years ago Stenson coaxed the renowned caddy Fanny Sunneson […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

The Stage is Set at The PLAYERS

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments

If Retief Goosen had only parred the 18th. If Henrik Stenson had only played the last three holes in one over or better instead of two over. If Ian Poulter had only birdied the super easy playing 16th. If Tiger had not made birdies on 16 and 17. If only one of these events had […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Who Most Deserves The PLAYERS Title

May 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Now that notables such as Adam Scott, Sean O’Hair, Rory McIlroy, Anthony Kim, and Trevor Immelman have been sent packing, we can now concentrate on those who made the cut. Below are my picks among those who would look best with The PLAYERS trophy in their hands based on what they have accomplished so far […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

The PLAYERS is Not a MAJOR

May 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The PLAYERS all caps spelling shouts that it is big time, but it will never be a major, much less the fifth major. Here’s why: 1) They say the course doesn’t favor any player, and that includes Tiger Woods, who has won it once and was close on only one other occasion. That alone says […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Mickelson vs. Woods for #1 in the World

May 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

In the last two events in which both have competed, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have each used 559 strokes. If you include the WGC-CA, which is the third stroke play event they have in common this season, Phil, who won it, enjoys an eight shot advantage over Tiger in 216 holes of competition in […]

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Sean O’Hair Makes a Statement

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Despite his rather placid on course demeanor, Sean O’Hair is one interesting fellow. The story of his tortured upbringing by his gung ho dad need not be retold again except to say that what didn’t kill him has evidently made him stronger. A couple of years ago he boldly went for the pin at the […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour