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Entries from June 2009

Golf Desperately Needs a Savior

June 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

It is possible that Lucas Glover has busted loose and is now poised to fulfill his destiny as the next big thing in golf, that long awaited challenger to Tiger Woods golf has so long needed to make his quest to unseat Jack Nicklaus more than a mere formality. But the record books are filled […]

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Glover Profits from Mickelson’s Miscues

June 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes were expected to blow sky high in the final round, leaving the Open in the hands of a more experienced player such as, say, Phil Mickelson. In the early going this looked like a good call when Glover shot three over on the front nine and Barnes scored six bogeys […]

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Get Set for a Wild Final Round at the Open

June 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

At first glance it would seem that the US Open is a two horse race because Ricky Barnes (-8 and 70) and Lucas Glover (-7 and 70) are three and four shots clear of the field respectively. But final round collapses in majors are not uncommon, and with these two suspects, a dual collapse could […]

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US Open Favorites at the Halfway Point

June 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A group of unusual suspects are hovering at the top of the leaderboard halfway through the US Open. Still, I wouldn’t expect to see any of the -3 or better crowd hoisting the trophy come Sunday, or Monday night – or whenever they conclude this rain plagued event. Among the huge surprises at the top […]

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US Open Odds Shift After Soggy Day at Bethpage Black

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Not much golf was played at Bethpage Black, but enough to cause a shift in the odds of some prominent players. The big movers were Henrik Stenson, Steve Striker, Geoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera, who impressed the oddsmakers with their play in the rain. Ian Poulter (33/1 – E thru 7) and Justin Leonard (40/1 […]

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Tiger Woods’ Driving Holds the Key

June 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After spending three weeks at home polishing the big stick, Tiger Woods put on a driving performance for the ages at the Memorial Tournament, hitting 49 of 56 fairways. But then why wouldn’t he? He had three weeks to hone his skill after The PLAYERS, he had Haney at his side monitoring every move, he […]

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US Open Odds Show Woods Alone at the Top

June 15th, 2009 · No Comments

After his superlative play at the Memorial it is no surprise that everyone on the planet expects Tiger Woods to record his 15th major come Sunday at Bethpage Black. But just in case he falters or someone else gets hot, we could have a winner not named Tiger. So, for those of you who are […]

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Mickelson is a Huge Sentimental Favorite at the Open

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson was a heavy crowd favorite at the 2002 US Open at Bethpage. Now, seven years and two more Open heartbreakers later, Mickelson figures to have an even bigger part of the New York throng in his camp because of wife Amy’s battle with cancer. Mickelson will turn 39 on Tuesday, so his chances […]

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Tiger Woods is Back on Top

June 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods proved in the final round of The Memorial Tournament that he is all of the way back – and them some. His closing round of 65 Tiger featured a 14 for 14 performance of the tee that was reminiscent of host Jack Nicklaus’ best with the big stick. In fact, Nicklaus called it […]

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Ogilvy’s Masterpiece

June 6th, 2009 · No Comments

On a day when the Muirfield Village course was resistant to scoring, Geoff Ogilvy went deep with a 63, besting a quartet of golfers who fired 68s. For the record, of the 77 players who teed it up Saturday, only nine broke 70 including: 63 – Geoff Ogilvy 68 – Tiger Woods, Robert Allenby, Jose […]

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