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Entries from January 2013

The Vijay Singh Story: Sad bookends for a HOF golfer

January 30th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Vijay Singh was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, a selection that seemed warranted based on his three major titles and his 34 PGA Tour victories (30 when inducted). With today’s breaking news from SI in a story by David Epstein, which said the Singh has been using an illegal growth substance (deer […]

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Golf Channel’s rankings go beyond major wins only

January 25th, 2013 · 8 Comments

It has long been assumed that if Tiger Woods passes Jack Nicklaus in majors won that he will be automatically become the Best Ever. This follows the logic that players should be ranked in order of major victories. Interestingly enough, however, this logic does not apply in ranking the All-Time Greatest golfers from the third […]

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Golf Channel chooses the 16 All Time Greatest Players

January 23rd, 2013 · 8 Comments

Golf Channel is running an online tournament featuring the 16 greatest players of all time. Randall Mell wrote the article introducing the event, but I suspect that the players were ranked by the Golf Channel’s panel of “experts.” The players appear in brackets on their site, so I shuffled them to create Golf Channel’s Top […]

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McIlroy does play for the money

January 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Its official: Rory McIlroy is now a Nike Athlete. While I, like you, had previously though that Rory’s biggest goal was to win majors now, it seems, he wants to make history as a member of Nike’s stable of world class athletes. Well, I guess that’s one way to transcend the game, and to become […]

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McIlroy’s big goal for 2013

January 7th, 2013 · No Comments

I have taken the liberty of setting Rory McIlroy’s big goal for 2013: Win the Masters and the British Open. Why not? All of the greats win multiple majors in one or more seasons as shown by the table of the seven most prolific major winners (6+) of the Modern Era (1958-now). The table shows […]

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The clock is ticking as Tiger Woods turns 37

January 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Tiger Woods entered his late thirties when he turned 37 on December 31. That gives him three seasons to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors before becoming 40 which, in golf terms, is still an old man. Here’s proof: Since 2000, only 3 of 52 majors have been won by players over 40 despite […]

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