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Entries from July 2009

Tiger Woods at the Buick Open?

July 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tiger Woods’ schedule is about as predictable as the sun. He plays in the majors, the sub majors, FexExCup events, his events, tournaments where his sponsors are involved, Arnie and Jack’s events, and where he wins. Oh, and overseas where they pay him a not so small fortune just to show  up. Period. He does […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Calcavecchia’s Streak in Perspective

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

First we have the soon to be 49 year old Kenny Perry winning tournaments in droves – five in the last 14 months to be exact. Then Tom Watson, 59, comes within a putt of winning the British Open. Now in the latest installment of Old Power we have Mark Calcavecchia, 49, setting a new […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Nicklaus is the Greatest Links Golfer

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

During last week’s Open sportscaster/former pro golfer Peter Alliss offered the opinion that Tom Watson is “the greatest links golfer. Peter Alliss is dead wrong. Yes, Watson has won five Opens to Jack Nicklaus’ and Tiger Woods’ three, which makes him most prolific Open champion of the Modern Era. But this alone does not make […]

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Tags: 2009 Masters Coverage · The Majors

Tom Watson is Second Winner

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

All week long Tom Watson was talking about the spiritual side of golf, a notion that had first made itself evident to him 32 years earlier at the Duel in the Sun. As you no doubt have heard a dozen times this week, Watson turned to Nicklaus on the 14th tee of the final round […]

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Tags: The Majors

Watson Upsets Woods in the Duel at Turnberry

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Tom Watson had won his second Duel at Turnberry in the biggest upset in the history of sports. Going into the Open the 59 year old Watson was, as memory serves me, a 1,000 to 1 to win while Tiger Woods was listed at 7/4 when I penned my preview on July 11th . But, […]

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Tags: The Majors

Day 1 at the British Open

July 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Woods’ Wide Rights Return Just when it looked like Tiger Woods had mastered his driver and would never lose another major, the wide rights returned. The announcers said that he hit four, and that he was lucky to draw some great lies following his errant tee shots. He also made bogeys on 15 and sixteen […]

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Who to Root for at the British Open

July 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

If you are a big Tiger Woods fan, then you’re work is cut out for you. You know who you are going to be rooting for at the Open. Ladbrokes now has him at 5/2. If you are not pro Tiger, then you’re choice is not easy. In fact, given the parity in golf (under […]

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Odds Favor Woods and the Field at the Open

July 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Let’s see, who’s got a good shot at winning the British Open, which begins next Thursday? That’s a tough one because we’ve a field of 156 players and the world of pro golf is now supposedly populated with so many great players. Yeah, right. The sad reality is that there is only one name that […]

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Woods vs. Kim in Golf’s Duel of the Year

July 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Golf, which has been suffering through a lackluster season,  has been blessed with the matchup of the year tomorrow. Tiger Woods, 34, the reigning king, against Anthony Kim, 24, wannabe superstar. Eighteen holes for the AT&T National, starting out dead even at ten under. Who will feel the pressure? Tiger the intimidator who has causes […]

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Tiger Woods’ Streak is on the Line

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have ridiculously stringent criteria on what makes a successful season. One major title or more makes a great year. No majors and the season is a disaster. During his prime from 1962 through 1980 Nicklaus had 12 great years and seven disasters. To date, Woods has chalked up nine great […]

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