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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

Padraig Harrington vs. The Top 73 at the PGA

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage Nick Faldo made 18 straight pars to win the 1987 British Open by a shot over Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger and Roger Davis. At the 2008 PGA, Padraig Harrington’s approach couldn’t have been much different. Over the four rounds he made 9, 8, 8, and 10 pars daily. In between these […]

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Meet Padraig Harrington, Golf’s Newest Superstar

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage During Tiger Woods absence golf was looking to someone to step up and fill the void. It turns out Padraig Harrington had already emerged into the big time with his win at last year’s British Open at Carnasty where Woods finished 12t. The golf world evidently needed further proof considering the number […]

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Harrington for Player of the Year

August 10th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage Harrington for Player of the Year Padraig Harrington has won two majors and has another four top five finishes in PGA Tour events this season, making him a strong candidate for Player of the Year. While Woods sole major was won in dramatic fashion, Harrington deserves points for winning his two majors […]

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Early Starters at the PGA Get Back into Contention

August 9th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage In golf’s uniquely strange way, the competitors who play the worst over the first 36 holes (among those who make the cut) get the best tee times on Saturday. While this is usually a slight advantage for early starters who can regain their A game, at this year’s PGA it looks like […]

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J.B. Holmes and Sean O’Hair Violate the Spirit of the Game

August 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

PGA Championship Coverage Golf is on the verge of a crisis. Should J.B. Holmes, the 36 hole leader, or Sean O’Hair, who is three back, win the PGA, they could usher in the widespread usage on tour of a technique that violates the very spirit of the game. When putting, they often have their caddy […]

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PGA Short Shots from Day 2 – Cut Day

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage The cut fell at 148 on Friday, spelling the end for 82 players, and leaving 73 players to fight it out for the Wannamaker Trophy over the weekend. Here are some of the more interesting stories among the survivors and those who will have the weekend off. The Survivors Charlie Wi – […]

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PGA Cut Line

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage You’ve no doubt read or heard that Oakland Hills is the Monster, that it’s roller coaster greens make it all but unplayable, etc, etc. But the truth is, a fair share of the world’s best players always find a way to survive the most tortuous tests, even if that means playing 72 […]

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PGA Short Shots from Day 1

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage Mickelson Recovers After Shaky Start Phil Mickelson looked like he was going to shoot his way out of the championship from the start when he opened with bogeys on 10 and 11, the 11th and 13th hardest holes on the course. After nine holes he’d recorded four bogeys, three birdies, and only […]

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PGA Odds – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments

PGA Championship Coverage The odds at Ladbrokes are fluctuating wildly as the English bookmakers are moving them in response to the wagering and to their perceptions of each player’s chances of winning. Their oddsmaking is anything but a precise science. For example, Lee Westwood is now at 20/1, down from 40/1 just three days ago. […]

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