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Entries from July 2010

Holmes continues barrage of low scores

July 31st, 2010 · 4 Comments

For so long it was easy to remember Al Geiberger’s 59, which he shot in 1977. One reason is that Mr. 59 was the only one to break 60 until Chip Beck matched his feat in 1991. Now, it seems, we are being besieged by super low scores. Earlier in the year Ryo Ishikawa shocked […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Woods, long putters, and other hot topics

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

The Race for #1 is Tightening The race for #1 is tightening as we wait for the next two point rich events on each players’ schedule – the Bridgestone in 10 days, and the PGA in 17. Due to aging, Mickelson and Westwood crept closer to Woods last weekend, whose points are aging like old […]

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Tags: LPGA · PGA Tour · The Game

Nicklaus’ seconds in the Canadian Open

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

In honor of the 101st edition of the Canadian Open, I present the record of Jack Nicklaus in this 107 year old championship (6 years it was not held since 1904), the best player to have never won it! Seven times over a span of 21 years from 1965-1985 Nicklaus finished second in this event, […]

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Tags: Inside the Stats · PGA Tour

Westwood Joins the Chase for #1

July 21st, 2010 · No Comments

In the recent past Phil Mickelson was the only player who could overtake Tiger Woods for the #1 ranking with just one big week. But now, after Lee Westwood earned 60 big points for his Silver Medal at the Open, both he and Phil could zoom past Woods with a single winning performance. Top Three […]

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Tags: The Game

Oosthuizen dominates the Open

July 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We know all about Paul Casey, the eighth ranked player, so it seemed likely that he would overtake super long shot Louis Oosthuizen, who was listed by Ladbrokes at 200-1 before the tournament. And, with a major’s resume that sparser than water in the Mohave, there was no way to know that the amiable and […]

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Tags: The Majors

British Open is in Oosthuizen’s hands

July 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Louis Oosthuizen, the 27 year old South African whose major championship resume consists of a 73rd and seven missed cuts, was supposed to shoot himself out of contention on Saturday, like his playing partner Mark Calcavecchia, who shot a 77. Instead, after three putting the first hole, the smooth swinging Oosthuizen quickly settled down, reeling […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

British Open notes from Round 2

July 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tiger Woods Woods is a notoriously poor bad weather player, but he somehow managed a 73 in 20-30MPH winds, a round that could easily been 3-4 shots lower with decent putting. This left him in a tie for 15th, eight back of Louis Oosthuizen, who the whole world figures will fold over the weekend. As […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

British Open notes from Round 1

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods Woods opened his bid for three straight at St. Andrews with a 67, which included 17 GIR. Though he is tied for eighth, you can eliminate six of the seven players ahead of him who realistically have no chance of winning. This, in effect, means that he is tied for second, four shots […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

British Open is wide open

July 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Anyone who tells you they have a bead on the probable winner of this week’s British Open is a fool or a liar. Here’s why: the favorites look anything but, the mid range players are an unpredictable lot, and it’s all but impossible to tell who, from those going off at 50-1 or higher will […]

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Tags: The Majors