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The Federer – Woods connection

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

While Roger Federer was battling towards his seventh Wimbledon crown against Andy Murray yesterday, I was wondering what had become of his relationship with Tiger Woods. No worries there. After winning, Federer said, “He (Woods) was very pumped up these last couple days, for me. He was very supportive. It’s nice, when other greats like […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Game · The Majors

PLAYERS date remains a source of controversy

May 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Every year the debate over The PLAYERS May date is part of the pre tourney conversation: Should The PLAYERS Championship be held in its current date, or in March like it used to be prior to 2007? Since John Feinstein just argued for the March date on the Morning Drive, I am compelled to take […]

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Tags: Media Matters · PGA Tour

Feinstein vs. Kuselias on public fines

April 26th, 2012 · No Comments

In a duel between golf’s two most opinionated sportscasters, John Feinstein scored a knockout over the Morning Drive’s Eric Kuselias. Feinstein believes in making fines public. “The only reason to have them is as a deterrent. What you don’t want to have are repeat offenders.” Kuselias, on the other hand, thinks that if fines are […]

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Tags: Media Matters · PGA Tour · The Game

Haney’s book on Woods shows Haney to be a world class opportunist

January 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It’s coming, and soon (late March) – a tell all book about Tiger Woods written by one of the people who was closest to him, his former instructor Hank Haney. The book is titled The Big Miss, a name that has “multiple meanings” according to Haney. That is, super wild drives and a big missed […]

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Kuselias says “Germans bombed Pearl Harbor”

September 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I was in the midst of my morning ritual, which includes coffee, brainstorming, and the Morning Drive when my ears perked up at one of co-host Eric Kuselias’ rants about not giving up in the face of adversity: “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” Wasn’t it the Japanese who were responsible for […]

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McIlroy is ready for more

July 12th, 2011 · No Comments

So many have climbed the mountain, won a major, and then tumbled back down, their life’s work as a golfer now complete. A big deal has been made about there being 12 different winners in the last 12 majors. Among them, the most plausible one and done-ers are Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink, Graeme McDowell, Trevor […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Majors

Tiger Woods: The Answer is Coming Very Soon

March 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It is possible that Tiger Woods was 100% sincere with his apology. But as he said, his actions will tell the story. And they are beginning to indicate a gap between his words and deeds. For starters, his people say that he had to make the announcement on the Friday (Feb. 19) of the WGC […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Game · The Majors

Tiger Woods Coming Out of Hiding on Friday

February 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods ran into the tree on November 27, then scurried off into hiding. Eighty-four days later he is coming out of hiding at a press conference scheduled for Friday at 11am at PGA Tour headquarters. It will be telecast on the Golf Channel. Over the next couple of days you’ll be reading and hearing […]

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The New Tiger Woods

December 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Except for his swing, Tiger Woods has resisted change his entire career. It’s pretty much been Tiger’s Way or the highway for the sporting world’s ultimate control freak. In the aftermath of the Great Tiger Woods Scandal of ’09, however, change has finally been forced upon him. The public is demanding it, sponsors will require […]

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Ridiculous Poll Shows Recency Bias

April 18th, 2009 · 9 Comments

On the GolfWorld web site they are running a poll which asks the following question: Which major would you rate as the best ever, based on the competition, winner, venue and historic significance? The choices, with the winner of each event: 1986 Masters (Jack Nicklaus)       27.32 1991 PGA (John Daly)         2.99 1996 […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Majors