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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

Why is Tiger Woods So Mad?

April 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz described Tiger’s time at the Masters as “…a week in which his demeanor could be described as stone-faced and smoldering.” Ron Galloway at the Huffington Post, observing from a distance of 20 feet, said that Tiger was “cursing like a sailor” on the practice green. Well, Tiger does have a reverence […]

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Harrington’s Stats Surprisingly Impressive

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage Padraig Harrington’s stats are more impressive than they seem. Although he hit 29 of 56 fairways compared to an average of 28.72 for those who made the cut, those 27 misses are deceiving. Most were quality misses in which he used the right club and employed the correct strategy. As a result, […]

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British Open Weather, the Draw, and Players of Note

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage It was well documented that those with the early tee times on Thursday got the worst of the weather at the 2008 British Open. According to the commentators, the course played about four shots tougher for those went off in the morning. Indeed, the average scores for the top 15 at the […]

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The Top 10 at the British Open

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage The WGR Top 10 (at the start of play) Tiger Woods’ absence was supposed to be a boon to the long suffering members of the top 10 who have been toiling in his shadow for so long. It didn’t work out that way as three of the group missed the cut and […]

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Harrington Proves he’s a Match for Anyone

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage Padraig Harrington reminded me on Sunday of a great thoroughbred charging home to victory. He hung with the pack, trailing Greg Norman by a shot at turn. Then as the race turned towards the homestretch, he went into another gear, playing a series of four long distance approach shots the likes of […]

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British Open Short Shots from Day 4

July 20th, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage Greg Norman Leaves a Winner Norman really didn’t have anything to lose this week, his goal merely to enjoy another leg on his extended honeymoon with Chris Evert and to prepare for next week’s Senior British Open. But then his game fell into place, he became the Shark of old, and his […]

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British Open Short Shots from Day 3

July 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

British Open Coverage Greg Norman Turns Back the Clock In winds that blew from 30-37mph all day long, Greg Norman carved out a masterful 72 to assume the 54 hole lead at the British Open. Norman, who spent 331 weeks as the number one ranked player in the world pre-Tiger era, showed that a fit […]

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British Open Short Shots from Day 2

July 18th, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage The Surprise Leaderboard The names at the top of the British Open include three players that were such long shots that any wager on them on Wednesday would have been considered a total waste of money. Take 36-hole leader K.J. Choi. In his last six outings his best is 41st and he’s […]

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British Open Short Shots from Day 1

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage Mickelson vs. Els Fails to Materialize I wrote yesterday that the battle for number two in the Woods Era between Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson could be settled at the British Open – or possibly at the PGA thanks in part to Tiger’s absence. According to the old saying, a player can’t […]

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