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Woods’ W at the Buick Deserves an Asterisk

August 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I knew the field at the Buick Open was weak. A check of the World Golf Rankings confirmed that when it showed that Tiger Woods “earned” only 36 points for his win compared to the 60+ that go at well attended events. And, of course, that total was boosted by his appearance, so the field […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour

Sean O’Hair Makes a Statement

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Despite his rather placid on course demeanor, Sean O’Hair is one interesting fellow. The story of his tortured upbringing by his gung ho dad need not be retold again except to say that what didn’t kill him has evidently made him stronger. A couple of years ago he boldly went for the pin at the […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour

While Tiger’s Been Away, Some Did Play

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Twelve weeks have passed since Tiger Woods hung up his spikes for the year. Upon the news of his forced sabbatical the golf world wondered who would step up and advantage of his absence. Would the big names loosen up and rediscover the magic? Would there be some surprising disappointments? And would some budding young […]

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Phil Mickelson’s Consistently Mediocre Season

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson’s season would be a huge success by any player’s standards short of the elite players who measure success in major titles. He’s finished in the top 25 in 18 of 19 tournaments. He’s also won twice and has five additional top 10s. His only miss came at the AT&T Pebble Beach where an […]

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Jason Day Arises from his Slumber

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

At the beginning of the season Tiger Woods was said to have lost sleep when the gauntlet was thrown down by Jason Day, the brash and super talented young Australian.”Everyone is working toward something. I’m trying to work toward taking that No. 1 spot from him,” said Day. His early season progress looked like a […]

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Sergio Garcia is the Man in the Arena

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Remaining in the hunt until late on Sunday at the majors is so difficult that only a handful of players usually finish within two or three shots of the winner. Ah, but for those who do, the reward is an experience to be remembered forever. To be in the arena – On Sunday – In […]

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The One and Only Josh Broadaway

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Josh Broadaway sounds close to Broadway Joe, which was the nickname for the legendary quarterback of the New York Jets. So, if Josh, who is currently plying his trade on the Nationwide Tour, hits the big time his name will make him easy to distinguish from the anonymous hordes of wannbe superstars. And if you […]

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Anthony Kim to Golf’s Rescue

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

British Open Coverage Big names like Nick Faldo (39) and Greg Norman (41) were aging rapidly as the 1996 season was drawing to a close, so golf was in need of a fresh new face to pump some life into the game. With Hollywood like timing Tiger Woods appeared on the scene. Now that he’s […]

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Tags: 2008 British Open Coverage · Challengers

Phil Mickelson is on Golf’s Hot Seat

July 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Over the last three seasons during Tiger Woods has literally owned the British Open and PGA. Consider his record from 2005-2007: British Open: W, W, 12t PGA: 4t, W, W With Tiger on the sidelines, conventional wisdom says that Phil Mickelson has a huge opportunity to bolster his resume by winning either of these events. […]

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Anthony Kim Busts Loose

May 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Three months after his 21st birthday Anthony Kim tied for second in his first PGA Tour event in September 2006. Then he attended the infamous Q School about two months later and finished 13t, earning his card for 2007. Eight tournaments into his rookie season Kim went on a tear. Starting at the Shell-Houston Open […]

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