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Problems with the FedExCup

September 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wow that was exciting! The good old FedExCup sure delivered again. Not. Yes, I am happy for Brandt Snedeker, one of golf’s nicest guys.  He finished off the game’s richest event in style with a closing 68 despite a water logged double bogey on the brutal par three sixth hole, and he putted like a […]

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Woods and the high cost of rivalries

September 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On Golf Channel’s Legendary Conversation special last night Jack Nicklaus sat at a table with Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. In aggregate, those three cost Nicklaus seven majors – the number Palmer won in his career. The total also showcases the high cost that superstar rivals can have on a player’s career. To […]

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McIlroy is quickly mastering the art of the W

September 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rory McIlroy’s latest triumph at the BMW Championship has made it clear that he is quickly mastering the art of winning. ”The more you put yourself in this position, and the more you win and the more you pick up trophies, it becomes normal. And it feels like this is what you’re supposed to do.” […]

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Simpson and the Hot Putter Factor

September 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Question: If someone told you that a player hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation in the first round of the BMW Championship at Pete Dye’s Crooked Stick (with a par of 72), what would you think would be the best that he could shoot? A scrambling round of 71? Possibly a 69 or 68 […]

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PGA Tour courses tougher than Euro Tour layouts

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

While discussing match ups for the upcoming Ryder Cup matches this AM on Morning Drive, Gary Williams compared Francisco Molinari’s GIR of 78.7% on the European Tour to Tiger Woods’ best of 75.2% in 2000 while building his case for the Italian. The trouble is that this is a classic case of apples to oranges. […]

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A Boston Tee party

September 4th, 2012 · No Comments

This Labor Day weekend they held a Boston Tee Party, and what a happening is was. Take the setting. The Tournament Players Club Boston is one of the most photogenic courses on tour – it’s got a reachable par five 18th, wild grasses of all colors, forests, water hazards, and it just looks great! No […]

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Woods is back – to winning PGA Tour titles

July 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods positioned himself to win the AT&T at Congressional on Sunday by playing the first 15 holes in three under with nary a bogey. Then he used the Nicklaus philosophy to score his third win of the season: let your opponents give it to you. With three to go, Woods was tied with Bo […]

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Woods’ booming tee shots an ominous sign

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

The skies may be blue over San Francisco, but there are some ominous clouds forming over the chances of Tiger Woods’ peers – not just at this U.S. Open, but in majors to come. After his play on Friday, the evidence is mounting that Woods has learned to consistently hit fairways as well as anyone […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Open Notes: Tiger Woods’ game plan is well suited to Olympic

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

In The Big Miss, Hank Haney expounded on Tiger Woods’ ongoing troubles with his driver – then concluded with this prediction: “Unless he finds some kind of late-career fix with the driver, Tiger’s best chances in majors will come with firm, fast running fairways that will allow him to hit irons off the tee. Of […]

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Is Lee Westwood really a major contender?

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments

In pool, a lamb killer is a player who specializes in winning against players that he is heavily favored to beat. With his win yesterday at the Nordea Masters in Sweden yesterday, Lee Westwood has proven, once again, that he has the right stuff as long as he is playing against much weaker competition. At […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game · The Majors