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Time for Tiger Woods to change his stripes

August 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments

Tiger Woods has gone and done it. He couldn’t be content to simply win the Bridgestone for the eighth time – he had to lap the field by seven shots, raising expectations to such lofty heights, at least amongst the media and the bettors, that Ladbrokes now has him at 3-1 for the PGA this […]

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Anatomy of Tiger Woods’ Huge Putt on #72

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Tiger Woods is known for making the big putts under pressure, and none was bigger than his 12-footer that sent the 2008 US Open into overtime. Woods is also known for following his routine, but what exactly is it? I decided to find out so I tracked and timed his every movement leading to moment […]

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Mickelson: Dave Pelz, You’re Fired!

June 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

While Tiger Woods is away, it’s time for Phil Mickelson to make hay. It’s time to win that elusive fourth major, the one that will elevate him to the four majors club which, in the Modern Era, has only one other member, Ray Floyd. I know, Tiger won’t be playing, but the winner of the […]

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Tiger the One Legged Golfer is Nonsense

June 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

When you think of a pro, even one as skilled as Tiger Woods, winning on one leg, it conjures up images of a player bunting the ball 260 yards, then playing precise fairway woods into long par 4s. It does not bring up images of a player bashing the ball miles off the tee. So […]

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Let’s Hear it for Rocco Mediate

June 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Throughout the Tiger Woods Era the media has focused on Tiger’s quest to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors. It’s as if nothing else matters. The media typically brushes over Nicklaus’ 19 seconds when they are mentioned. Worse yet, this magnificent record is often discounted. Indeed, some “experts” go so far as to say […]

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The USGA Blows it in Overtime

June 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

2008 US Open Coverage Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate battled each other to a standstill over 90 holes at the US Open. Along the way each gained and lost ground on various holes because each has holes they play well and those that give them fits. The longer holes favored Woods, who was second in […]

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Post US Open World Golf Rankings

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Open Coverage The majors offer the maximum number of World Golf Ranking points, so top finishers can often skyrocket up the list. Though Rocco Mediate lost a heartbreaker, he shot from 158th into the top 50 at #47. Not bad for a week’s work. His finish should (or could) also get him into […]

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How Tiger Woods Won his Third US Open

June 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

2008 US Open Coverage The legend of Tiger Woods took a huge stride forward with his playoff win over Rocco Mediate at the US Open. Playing in pain and without the benefit of his normal preparations, Woods defied the odds, the experts, and the golf world to capture his fourteenth major title. Woods victory was […]

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Tiger vs. Rocco for the US Open

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Open Coverage Tiger vs. Rocco sounds like a heavyweight fight. Trouble is, this Rocco is, by most any measure, a lightweight. He’s one of the shortest hitters on the PGA Tour while Tiger, when he cranks it up, is one of the longest. Over his long career, which began in 1986, he’s won […]

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Tiger Woods is Set to Steal the US Open

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 US Open Coverage After bogeying #12, Woods was one over par for the tournament and not looking good considering the condition of his knee and the solid play of Rocco Mediate and Lee Westwood. Then the Golf Gods intervened and turned the US Open on its head. This Open was set up to punish […]

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