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Entries from September 2009

Woods’ 2009 Rates Tenth Best of 13

September 28th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Tiger Woods keeps saying how proud he is of his majorless season and how wonderful it was to be so consistent. But we know he’s blowing smoke because it is no secret that being shut out in the majors is, quite frankly, a disaster. The other night on the good old Golf Channel John Feinstein […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Pheel Good Win for Mickelson

September 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Phil Mickelson won twice early in the season at Riviera and Doral, two high quality Ws, to get the season off to a bang. Then he played the most exciting 9 holes of the year on the front nine on Sunday at the Masters before fading to solo fifth. Then he got hit with double […]

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The FedExCup After 36

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Tiger Woods, to absolutely no one’s surprise, has grabbed a one shot lead at the half way point and seems like a semi lock to win his second FEC (does that sound corporate enough?). The oddsmakers liked his chances at the start, listing him at even money. Now that Tiger’s proven he didn’t lose his […]

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Woods is 50/50 at the Tour Championship

September 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Writers regularly pen columns about Tiger vs. The Field, myself included. But it is never an even bet no matter how well he is playing. Well, things have changed. I just checked with British betting house Ladbrokes and they’ve got Tiger at even money to win the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. That’s […]

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FedExCup: What’s In a Name?

September 16th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Some day 30 years or so from now, marketing people will look back on the FedExCup and realize what a blunder the shipping giant committed with their series of events. They went for the bludgeon-them-over-the-head approach with their corporate naming of the cup when they could have exercised Goodwill Marketing 101. Call it an opportunity […]

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Woods Destroys the Par 5s at Cog Hill

September 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

If you are looking for a reason why Tiger Woods destroyed the field at Cog Hill, look no further than the par 5s. He played the 12 par fives in 10 under par thanks to long and accurate driving. Despite averaging over 306 yards off the tee, he managed to hit nine fairways on the […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Hail to the King!

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

It seems like only yesterday when I took up golf, though it was in 1959. I bought the golf magazines and quickly discovered that Arnold Palmer was the man. At that time he had already won a Masters and a dozen tour victories, and he had the golf world buzzing. And he had a new […]

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Tags: The Game

A Solution to Woods’ Bad Behavior

September 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tom Watson calls Tiger Woods the greatest ever (even though he’s Jack Nicklaus’ great buddy), yet he deplores Woods’ behavior so much he wrote him a letter (Golf Digest, October): I did write Tiger a note earlier in the summer about his behavior, but it’s personal. Don’t know whether he received it, and I don’t […]

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Tags: The Game

Woods’ Latest Outburst and Other Musings About the FedExCup

September 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This FedExCup is not as bad as I thought. The point system’s been tweaked so if anyone in the top 5 going into the Tour Championship wins, they can capture the Cup. That’ better than the old system – and that’s about as far as I care to get into the points nonsense. Ah, but […]

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Woods to Mount Charge for GIR Title?

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I’m a stat nut, though I try to contain myself in these posts, knowing that to some readers, snail races are of greater interest. Still, the regular season (minus the useless Fall Series) is rapidly coming to a close and all eyes are on the FedExCup, though other meaningful titles are on the line. Like […]

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Tags: Inside the Stats