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Entries from June 2010

Watson, Pavin, and Kerr make for an entertaining Sunday of golf

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Bubba Watson needed a birdie on the final hole of regulation play to get into a playoff – so all he did was launch a 396 yard cart-path-aided drive to with 51 yards of the pin on 18 at River Highlands in Connecticut. He then stuffed his wedge to within 6 feet and made the […]

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Tags: LPGA · PGA Tour · The Majors

1972 vs. 2010 at Pebble Beach

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

I get a kick out the pampered pros of today whining about the difficulties of Pebble Beach. Take Tiger Woods for example. He said on Thursday that the greens were “awful.” Then, rather than softening his stance a bit, claimed that others felt the same way. Then we have Ryan Moore, who everyone once thought […]

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Tags: The Majors

McDowell proves that par is a great score at the U.S. Open

June 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Graeme McDowell is your 2010 U.S. Open champion. Boy, I never saw that one coming, especially after listening to Johnny Miller, who convinced me that his short and fast swing would not hold up on Sunday pressure. But it did, and he kept punching out pars with an occasional bogey for an uninspiring, yet winning […]

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Tags: The Majors

It’s Johnson’s U.S. Open to win or lose

June 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Like a marathon race, as the U.S. Open heads into the final stretch, the vast majority have turned into stragglers, leaving only six players in the hunt. Below are the contenders and their vital stats. Sc.–GIR—Odds 207—40—10/11—Dustin Johnson 210—31—9/2——Graeme McDowell 212—34—3/1—-Tiger Woods 213—27—50/1—Gregory Havret 213—35—12/1—Ernie Els 214—34—12/1—Phil Mickelson Dustin Johnson If the same Dustin Johnson […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Mickelson’s 66 caps a day of great stories at the U.S. Open

June 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Phil was fantastic Phil Mickelson stepped to the tee for the second round knowing that his time had come, that if he was going to contend for his first Open and keep his Slam hopes alive, that it was time to deliver the goods. After nearly holing his birdie chip on one, he scored one […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Woods whines and other stories from round one at the U.S. Open

June 18th, 2010 · No Comments

No Advantage to Either Wave I did the math – the top 20 in the AM averaged 71.60, and the 20 best in the PM averaged 71.75. Furthermore, the only three 69s came from the afternoon wave, including a 22 putt 69 from Shaun Micheel and a 23 putt 69 from Paul Casey. And yet […]

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Tags: The Majors

Mickelson heads up a short list of U. S. Open favorites

June 15th, 2010 · 8 Comments

A whopping 156 hopefuls will tee it up at the U.S. Open on Thursday – all fine players. But the truth of the matter is that you could send the 118 players at odds of 125-1 or greater back home before play begins and the winner would remain unchanged. Of the remaining 38, most are […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Woods not as golf smart as his teachers’ think

June 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods’ instructors keep insisting that no one knows more about the swing than he does, that he is by far the most knowledgeable player in the game. If so, now is his time to prove it. Right now Woods’ swing is a big mess. When he gets stuck on the downswing, which is happening […]

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Champions Tour should not count towards entry to HOF

June 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

A player can earn their way into the HOF with their performance on either the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour, or a combination of both. Below are the criteria for the seniors as listed at the HOF web site: Champions Tour Champions Tour member for five years 20 wins between PGA TOUR and Champions Tour […]

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Tags: The Game · Tiger vs. Jack