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Entries from June 2011

Yani Tseng is the World’s Best Golfer

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The media has set the bar awfully high for women pro’s. Rory McIlroy won his first major, made the cover of SI, is being touted as a challenger to Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors, and is the darling of the media and fans worldwide. Meanwhile, Yani Tseng won her third major at age 21 […]

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Tags: LPGA · The Game · The Majors

McIlroy’s Vast Potential is Understated

June 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

It is no secret why Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open so convincingly – he played way better than anyone else. We heard all about his gorgeous swing because it is rather special, and because the TV people had a lot of time to kill while trying to make the telecasts as engaging as possible. […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Rory McIlroy Breaks Out

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Early 20s Majors Winners McIlroy, at 22, joined those who won majors early in their twenties – a group that went on to become prolific winners. Tiger Woods got his first at 21, Jack Nicklaus at 22, and Gary Player at 23. “Winning breeds winning,” as Nicklaus has said so often. Nicklaus Creating a Woods […]

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Tags: The Majors

Rory Set to Open the McIlroy Era

June 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Yogi Berra once said “it’s not over till it’s over.” And he was right about this year’s Masters. But not this time, for there will be no stopping Rory McIlroy from claiming his first major on Sunday at the U.S Open. Not with an eight shot lead over his playing partner, Y.E. Yang, and a […]

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Tags: The Majors

A Tale of Two Opens

June 18th, 2011 · No Comments

IF Rory McIlroy does what he’s supposed to over the final 36 holes, this U.S. Open is his. The Golf Channel commentators pointed out that he’s shot the score he needs to win. Minus 11 is the number. If he can just stay there – shoot par over the weekend – this Open is his. […]

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Tags: The Majors

Has Rory’s Time Come?

June 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Time for the cliché of clichés: It is his tournament to win or lose. If a player can shoot a 63 at St. Andrews in the opening round of a major, if a player can lead the Masters by four after three rounds, and if a player can play 36 holes of the U.S. Open […]

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McIlroy Roars to the Lead in the Open

June 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Rory McIlroy’s last round in a major was an 80 at this year’s Masters after holding the 54 hole lead. You would think that it would take some time for the emotional wounds to heal, if ever. But, no, there he is again, leading a major. This time he played a near perfect round of […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Scott Poised to Ruin Major Championship Golf

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Adam Scott will prove two things if he wins the U.S. Open. 1) He will prove that Steve Williams is the best caddie ever. 2) He will prove that a golfer can win a major with a long putter. As for the first, the widely touted Scott, a man whose swing was compared with Tiger […]

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Tags: The Majors

The U.S. Open is Wide Open

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments

You’ve probably heard the stat that the last 10 majors have been won by 10 different players. Well, here’s an interesting proposition: would you care to bet that, come Sunday evening, it will be 11 of 11? In other words, do you like the chances of any of the last 10 major champions to break […]

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Tags: The Majors

Mickelson Desperately Needs to Win THIS US Open

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson is rapidly running out of time. Sure, he’s a lock for the Hall of Fame, and he’ll go down at the second best player of the Tiger Woods Era. But if he’s still interested in bolstering his legacy as a player, he’s got to win the U.S. Open – and NOW. Why the […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack