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Entries from May 2010

Nicklaus’ should be golf’s official Best Ever

May 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

NOTE: This is the second of 2 parts on ESPN’s election. Last week ESPN held an important election. The question it asked was this: Who will be remembered as the greatest golfer of all time? The two candidates were Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The operative word in the question is WILL. ESPN asked voters […]

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Tags: The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

Nicklaus strengthens lead over Woods

May 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

I called the election for Jack Nicklaus yesterday because he had garnered 51% of the popular vote and was leading in states won, 30-17 with three still deadlocked. In addition, he held sizable leads in many of the biggest vote getting states including California (51%), Florida (55%), Georgia (57%), Ohio (55%), Pennsylvania (51%), and Illinois […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Nicklaus beats Woods in Nationwide Election

May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

NOTE: This is the first of two parts. In one of the hardest fought elections on record, Jack Nicklaus, the incumbent, has retained his position as Golf’s Greatest of All Time. While returns are still dribbling in, this writer is calling the election at 12pm ET on May 22 for Nicklaus with perhaps 98% of […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Haney and Huggan at odds with the truth

May 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

John Huggan is at it again, siding with Hank Haney while spouting off a litany of questionable opinions,  all for the purpose of defending his good friend and co-author of a couple of instructional books. And, as with a previous defense of Haney, he waited until we are well into his piece (582 of its […]

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Tags: Inside the Stats · The Game

Nicklaus’ swing makes him the Best Ever

May 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Let’s take a fresh look at the Best Ever debate. With Tiger Woods’ injuries, scandal, poor play of late, and now the departure of his coach, Hank Haney, many are questioning whether he can pass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles. It is assumed that if Woods succeeds, he would automatically become the new […]

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Haney abandons the “hot seat”

May 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Did Tiger Woods let Hank Haney go, but allow Haney to save face by announcing that it was his decision? Or was this a voluntary decision, as Haney claims: “Just so there is no confusion I would like to make it clear that this is my decision.” Woods could have let Haney say he was […]

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Clark’s win tainted by use of the long putter

May 10th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Golf as done everything it can to make putting as easy as possible, especially compared with how it was in Jack Nicklaus’ prime. The greens are smooth as pool tables, the balls are now perfectly balanced, scores of regular length putters fit every style, and training devices ensure that a player is lined up perfectly. […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Haney’s defense counsel misses the mark

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I enjoy reading John Huggan because he sticks his neck out and has no fear of saying what’s on his mind – he’s the Johnny Miller of the print world with a touch more of hyperbole, and a dash less of knowledge. Sometimes I cheer him, but on others he makes my blood boil. Recently, […]

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Mickelson’s shot at #1 and a preview of The PLAYERS

May 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I woke up from the hangover following Phil Mickelson’s astounding win and Rory McIlroy’s breathtaking performance at Quail Hollow to discover that this is, indeed, the week of THE PLAYERS. First things first. THE PLAYERS is not the fifth major as everyone knows by now, and nothing that Ponte Vedra does will ever make it […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

McIlroy the Long Range Sharpshooter

May 4th, 2010 · No Comments

When the Legend of Rory McIlroy is written one day, it may say that he was the modern day Robin Hood of golf, a long range marksman without peer. Consider the evidence from Quail Hollow: With three holes to play and the threat of his third straight missed cut looming, he smoked a 4-iron into […]

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Tags: Challengers