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Tiger Woods’ Putter Sputters Again

April 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

On the eleventh hole on Sunday Tiger Woods hit his usual wide right into the trees. After recovery shot #1 banged into a pine, recovery #2 sailed out of the trees to within 7 feet of the cup – a shot perhaps as miraculous as Phil Mickelson’s escape from the forest on 13 a short […]

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Phil Mickelson’s Feel Good Win for the Ages

April 11th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A book could be written on Phil Mickelson’s fall from the top of major championship golf, and his subsequent return, and possibly will, considering that he penned One Magical Sunday  (a very enjoyable book) following his victory at the 2004 Masters. After more than 40 attempts to win his first major, Mickelson broke the ice […]

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Will Tiger Woods ditch the Red Shirt?

April 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tiger Woods’ imagination in playing golf shots knows no boundaries. When it comes to his Sunday wardrobe, however, he’s as predictable as the sun. Red shirt, black pants, and a glower painted across his face. When it’s winning time on Sunday, he knows only one way to dress, and to behave. But change is in […]

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Masters is Set for a Super Sunday

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Have we got some great story lines going into Masters Sunday or what? Let’s take it from the top. Lee Westwood Westwood is a likeable cuss who also happens to have won 20 times in the last 15 years on the European Tour, and who has three thirds in his last seven majors. He’s paid […]

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Wow, What a Leaderboard!

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

If we could just add a 70 to everyone’s total in the top eight after 36 holes, we’d be set for an awesome final round on Sunday. But Saturday, being moving day, and Augusta being the course it is, you can be sure there will be some tumultuous activity on the leaderboard. Adding to the […]

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Memo to the Masters Committee: Move the Tees Back

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

We all want to see red numbers at the Masters, but not because the Masters committee sets up the course like a Champions Tour layout. But that’s what they did on Thursday, and it showed on the leader’s scorecards. The field (excluding the top 10) averaged 4.74 on the par 5s compared to an average […]

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Masters Round 1: A Day of the Unexpected

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments

The Masters committee expected bad weather, so they moved the tees up and put the pins in accessible positions. There was a little wind and rain, but nothing like what was forecast, and so scores dipped deep into red as 31 of the 96 players broke par. Tiger Woods had never broken 70 in the […]

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Hello Earl: Tiger Woods’ Return to Corporate America

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments

In the summer of 1996 Tiger Woods said “Hello World” as he heralded in the Woods Era with a Nike commercial that is quoted to this day. Woods then made good on his brash welcome to the golf world, racking up 14 major titles in 13 seasons. Between then and now he has made countless […]

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Flying Under the Radar

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods felt the need to apologize to his fellow pros because they’ve had to answer so many questions about his affairs. And yet, despite his plea to the media to stop, already, with the Qs, the media has continued to bombard his peers with its ongoing inquisition. Conventional wisdom has it that his presence […]

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Tiger Woods Long Con Continues at Augusta

April 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Immediately after Tiger Woods’ press conference I sat dumbfounded as I watched the shills on the Golf Channel pontificate on his performance at the press conference. The normally hard hitting John Hawkins: “He was incredibly forthright.” Charlie “The Cheerleader” Rymer: “He didn’t avoid any of the tough questions.” Frank Nobilo, who was quite critical of […]

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