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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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Tags: 2008 US Open Coverage · 2009 Masters Coverage · Challengers · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Nicklaus is the Greatest Links Golfer

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

During last week’s Open sportscaster/former pro golfer Peter Alliss offered the opinion that Tom Watson is “the greatest links golfer. Peter Alliss is dead wrong. Yes, Watson has won five Opens to Jack Nicklaus’ and Tiger Woods’ three, which makes him most prolific Open champion of the Modern Era. But this alone does not make […]

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Perry’s Second Doesn’t Suck

April 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the immortal words of Tiger Woods, “second sucks.” Maybe so, but you’d never know it by the outpouring of support that has come Kenny Perry’s way in the wake of his heartbreaking runner-up finish at the Masters. “I touched a lot of hearts in defeat. That made me feel better,” said Perry yesterday. No, […]

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Mickelson Shows Nicklaus at his Best

April 14th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Phil Mickelson had far more reason to be disappointed than Tiger Woods at the conclusion of the 2009 Masters. After scorching the front nine with a record tying 30, he was -10, three ahead of Tiger. But then he dunked his ball into Rae’s Creek on the diabolical par 3 12th, made a double bogey, […]

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Super Sunday at the 2009 Masters

April 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Angel Cabrera: Winning Breeds Winning Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods maintain that winning breeds winning. Entering Sunday’s final round, Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry had never won a major, but Angel Cabrera was the 2007 US Open champion. And he won it in style, bombing his drive on the super difficult 18th at Oakmont on […]

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Moving Day at the Masters

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera Share Lead Kenny Perry bogeyed 11 and 12 at Amen Corner. Other than those hiccups, he appeared about as stressed as if he was defending his title at the John Deere Classic, which he will in July. But why should he be? He’s second in GIR at 79.3% and he’s […]

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Paddy Slam, Long Putters, and Woods on Moving Day

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Paddy Slam Bid Hurt By Golf’s Worst Rule Padraig Harrington was set to putt on the 15th green and you could see by the way his trousers were whipping that the wind was blowing very hard. He stepped away from his ball as it started rolling away from the cup. Now there is no way […]

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Red Numbers Abound on Day One at the Masters

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Trio of US Players Leads the Way After day one American golfers claimed the top three spots on the leaderboard. Chad Campbell got off to the fastest start in Masters history, birdieing the first five holes. Four more in a row on the back nine from 13-16 took him to -9 with two holes remaining. […]

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Masters Odds: Tiger and the Long Shots

April 8th, 2009 · No Comments

I first wrote about the favorites and long shots for this year’s Masters on April 3. I’ve since monitored the odds daily for any significant changes that might signal the public’s change in confidence for each player. My thinking was based on the fact that football odds change in small increments in response to the […]

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Tiger Woods Decoded on the Eve of the Masters

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Tiger Woods gave his customary press conference on Tuesday at the Masters. And, as has become my custom of late, I will now attempt to add some zest to his responses. (Note: the complete press conference can be found at ASAP.) Tiger is asked about his chances of winning the Grand Slam. WOODS: Well, I […]

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