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August 15th, 2015 · No Comments

At 8:18 CT Tiger Woods finished his second round of the PGA with a par to shoot a 4 over score of 148. He needed to shoot 146 (or better) to make the cut. With this most recent missed cut Woods has completed his 30s with 14 majors, 4 short of Jack Nicklaus’ record. As […]

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Tags: Challengers · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

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

On McIlroy and Talent

January 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

Here is Jay Townsend’s take on Rory McIlroy on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive today: “He should win because of his talent.” “He is the most talented player in the game.” The announcers make the mistake of talking only about physical talent, perhaps because they can see a player hit shots, but cannot see inside […]

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Tags: Challengers · The Game

McIlroy the Long Range Sharpshooter

May 4th, 2010 · No Comments

When the Legend of Rory McIlroy is written one day, it may say that he was the modern day Robin Hood of golf, a long range marksman without peer. Consider the evidence from Quail Hollow: With three holes to play and the threat of his third straight missed cut looming, he smoked a 4-iron into […]

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Rory and Ryo go on a rampage

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

What a difference a day makes! Entering the finale in Japan, 18 year old sensation Ryo Ishikawa trailed the veteran Shigeki Maruyama by six shots. Then he beat him by 14 with a mind boggling 58, 12 under par, to win by three over Hiroyuki Fujita and Paul Sheehan. Half way around the world and […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour · The Game

Fowler Shows Us his A Game in San Diego

February 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

The San Diego Open (sorry, but as a native of San Diego, I just can’t get into that last second name change) had, in some ways the feel of a mini major, perhaps because the event is played at Torrey Pines, which hosted the Open in 2008. I could also be biased considering that Torrey […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour

Rory and Rickie Promise to Make 2010 a Season Worth Watching

January 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

When considering the potential for greatness of highly touted prospects such as Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, it is fashionable to speculate on if and when they might become the next Phil Mickelson. That’s nonsense. After all, who wants to wait a dozen years to see them win their first major? Now I suppose it […]

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Rory McIlroy should Shoot for the Stars

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

A pro who aspires to become a Tom Watson (8 majors – first at 25), Arnold Palmer (7 majors – first at 28), or Nick Faldo (6 majors – first at 30), has got until their late twenties to early thirties to board the majors winning train. Pro’s who “only” wish to become multiple major […]

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McIlroy Registers on the Phenom Indicator

August 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One thing about these prodigies – they all produced at a very young age. Not just talk, they posted a finish high on the leaderboard of a major, which is no small accomplishment Whenever a prodigy comes along and produces, and it not just a figment of the media’s imagination, he gets our attention. As […]

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Tags: Challengers · The Majors

Woods, Harrington, and Swing Changes

August 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Padraig Harrington’s a likeable enough fellow and golf needs a proven major winner who might give Tiger Woods some competition on Sunday’s at a major. So, for those reasons, it’s good to see him emerge from the depths that his self imposed slump has taken him. Like Woods twice before, Harrington was dissatisfied with a […]

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