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Entries from August 2009

Cheerleader Haney Exaggerates All Things Tiger

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

You would think that Hank Haney would be a credible source of information on Tiger Woods. But he’s so defensive and biased that almost everything he says has to be run through a truth-ometer where it usually fails the test. Let’s consider some of these choice morsels that appeared in a story by Golf Digest’s […]

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Tags: The Game

Nicklaus a Most Interested Spectator

August 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Jack Nicklaus has repeatedly said that he seldom watches golf on TV. But, like those part time fans who flock to their sets, Nicklaus makes it a point to watch Tiger when he’s in contention for a major. And Nicklaus doesn’t just watch – he observes it all with those steely eyes that used to […]

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US Retains the Solheim Cup

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

I figured my golf hangover following last week’s incredible PGA would keep me away from the TV this weekend. But as the day wore on, I couldn’t resist the call of the Solheim Cup. What a good decision that turned out to be. The contest was not decided until late in the day, which made […]

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Rory McIlroy should Shoot for the Stars

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

A pro who aspires to become a Tom Watson (8 majors – first at 25), Arnold Palmer (7 majors – first at 28), or Nick Faldo (6 majors – first at 30), has got until their late twenties to early thirties to board the majors winning train. Pro’s who “only” wish to become multiple major […]

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Tags: Challengers

McIlroy Registers on the Phenom Indicator

August 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One thing about these prodigies – they all produced at a very young age. Not just talk, they posted a finish high on the leaderboard of a major, which is no small accomplishment Whenever a prodigy comes along and produces, and it not just a figment of the media’s imagination, he gets our attention. As […]

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Tags: Challengers · The Majors

Woods and the PGA – Assorted Topics

August 17th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Tiger’s Climb About to Steepen Jack Nicklaus said the majors were easier to win because a big part of the field did not believe they could, and were defeated from the start. Over his career, Tiger Woods has confirmed the Nicklaus philosophy as so many doubters have self destructed in his presence. But this year’s […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Yang Bags a Tiger at the PGA

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments

I predicted that there was no way Tiger Woods would not win the PGA after both the second and third rounds – and that Y.E. Yang would be Tiger’s latest Sunday victim. But then again, I was not alone in this assessment. Yang, however, was not about to roll over and play dead.  From his […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Moving Day at the PGA

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

After making a birdie at the second, Tiger Woods went into a prevent defense the rest of the way, more intent on keeping a lead than extending it. You know how well this strategy works in football, and it did nothing for Tiger as well. He had trouble getting his irons close, his drives missed […]

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Tags: The Majors

Tiger Woods Puts Chokehold on PGA

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments

This would be a highly competitive PGA without Tiger Woods. At the half way point We’ve got five players tied at -3 including major champions Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington and Lucas Glover. And another 19 players are within three shots of this group. But this is not 2008, Tiger is playing and, it appears, has […]

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Tags: The Majors

Too Soon to Concede PGA to Woods

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Those who drew the afternoon tee times on Thursday were hoping to find a kinder and gentler Hazeltine for their second round in the hopes of making up some ground on Tiger Woods (67) and Padraig Harrington (68). But with morning winds of 9-17 MPH, Hazeltine has bared it’s teeth and it looks as if […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack