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Entries from August 2010

The fans agree: Johhson falls victim to a bad ruling

August 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Everyone has an opinion on the ruling that kept Dustin Johnson out of a playoff at the PGA. And that includes you, the fan. Letters poured into the editors of Golf Digest.com, articles appeared everywhere accompanied by rants and raves, and posts and comments galore at geoffshackelford.com. And, most importantly, a poll at ESPN revealed […]

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Tags: 2008 British Open Coverage · 2008 PGA Coverage · The Game · The Majors

Meet Martin Kaymer – superstar in the making

August 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Martin Kaymer did win the PGA, though you’d be hard pressed to know it considering the media’s coverage following Dustin Johnson’s unfortunate two shot penalty on the 18th hole that kept him out of the playoff. Take the Golf Channel, which spent the first 20 minutes of its wrap up show talking about Johnson’s tragic […]

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Tags: The Majors

The PGA is Watney’s to win or lose

August 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods (72) and Phil Mickelson (73) stayed put on moving day, shooting themselves out of contention. Meanwhile, those who worked their way into the top 10 going into Sunday averaged 67.2 on a soft and vulnerable Whistling Straits. Nick Watney (66), who is taught by Butch Harmon, was making every putt and looked to […]

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Tags: The Majors

Big Stories from Round 2 at the PGA

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Woods missed four of the first five greens in places where mere mortals would have made bogeys or worse. But he escaped with pars on all four before missing a four foot birdie putt on the sixth hole. At this point, darkness set in, which is just as well because he was struggling […]

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Tags: The Majors

Hot Topics from Day 1 at the PGA

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Woods started hot, moving to -3 after four holes, then he lost his way off the tee, missing six of his last eight fairways. On the par-three 17th he faced a 60 foot putt (720 inches). As the ball neared the cup, Woods raised his putter in anticipation of a monster putt dropping, […]

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Tags: The Majors

Woods is no longer the favorite

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson had a chance to take over the #1 ranking with a fourth place finish at the Bridgestone. He would, however, have had have to shot a 66 in the final round, but instead skied to a horrendous 78, one worse than Tiger Woods’ fourth round disaster. Mickelson’s final round stats showed that he […]

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Tags: The Majors

Tiger Woods is in a deep slump, but is he finished?

August 6th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Tiger Woods is in a slump. There is not getting around it any longer. It’s time to pull out the dreaded “s” word. It’s time for the real reporters in the interviews to ask him about his slump and “how do you plan to break out of it.” All season long Tiger has told us […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Crashing the Party at Golf Digest

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Golf Digest just recently held a roundtable of writers to discuss the hot topics of the day. After reading it I wanted to stand up and applaud some of their opinions, while on others, throwing rotten tomatoes seemed like a more appropriate response. And so, with all due respect to those in attendance, here is […]

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Tags: Golf in General

Yani Tseng lays claim to best in the world

August 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Yani Tseng has laid claim to title of the world’s best golfer with her win at the Women’s British Open. At the age of 21 and 6 months, she has now won three majors at a much earlier age than anyone else. Se Re Pak was 23 years and 10 months old when she claimed […]

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Tags: LPGA · The Game