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Entries from August 2011

Mickelson set to defect to golf’s dark side

August 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments

In his book, God Save the Fan, Dead Spin founder Will Leitch said it was not good to know our favorite athletes too well. His point: the better we know them, the more likely it is that we are not going to like them. Case in point is Phil Mickelson. I have rooted for him […]

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Tags: The Game

Peter Kostis flip flops on the long putter

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Golf’s announcers have little choice but to go along with the long putter, whether they like or not. If they denounced it, you could just hear the director yelling in their ear, “You idiot, quit talking bad about our product.” The demand for political correctness has never been tested like it has over the last […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

Long putters abound at the Wyndham

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Here is your leaderboard after 36 holes of the Wyndham Championship. You will notice that five of those in the top nine are using the long putter (LP). -12 Tommy Gainey -9  Webb Simpson (LP) -9  Stuart Appleby (LP) -9  Ernie Els (LP) -9  Daniel Summerhays -8  Jim Furyk (LP) -8  Retief Goosen (LP) -8  […]

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Tags: Tiger vs. Jack

Gainey’s 63 shows what’s wrong with golf

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey shot shoot a seven under 63 in the first round of the Wyndham Championship, and yet shockingly complained that he drove terribly. How was that possible? I checked that stats and discovered that he was right – that he hit only five of 14 fairways to tie for 152nd in driving […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Jenkins and Capelle stand united against the Long Putters

August 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Dan Jenkins and I don’t see eye to eye on many things in golf. For example, he thinks Ben Hogan is the best ever while my choice is Jack Nicklaus (by a mile). But on one issue we are completely reunited: the long putter. I have ranted numerous times about it of late, spurred on […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Real Golfers vs. Long Putters at the PGA

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Team golf has come to the majors. On Sunday the final pairing will be comprised of rookie Brendan Steele (-7) and veteran grinder Jason Dufner (-7). Steele is a member of the Long Putters while Dufner is a Real Golfer. In the second group we have another rookie, Keegan Bradley (-6), also a member of […]

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Tags: The Majors

Woods ties Nicklaus at the PGA

August 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Misses the Cut After 10 holes Woods was seven over for the tournament, so he had an outside chance of making the cut if he played the final seven in three under. But a double on 11 ended his chances of playing the weekend. To his credit, he continued to grind away until […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Crazy Day at the PGA

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Steve Stricker’s 63 Steve Striker, who almost never does squat in the majors, opened with a major’s record tying 63, barely missing a putt for a 62 on the final green. He is such a strong frontrunner in regular PGA Tour events that if he can convince himself he is only playing in one, he […]

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Tags: The Majors

Why Mickelson skipped the press conference

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments

When preparing for the PGA, Phil Mickelson likely has been coached by his caddy on course strategy, Dave Pelz on the short game, Dave Stockton on putting, and Butch Harmon for his swing. That’s quite a stable of advisors. And yet, that’s not all, for he has quietly added Washington, D.C. based mental game coach […]

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Tags: The Majors

PGA could decide the Player of the Year

August 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Glory’s Last Shot is also the candidates for the Player of the Years’ last chance to bag a major and possibly put a stranglehold on the top spot. The double major winners deserve it method points towards Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, and Darren Clarke. The winners of the first three are obviously the only players […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors