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Woods’ quest threatened by the anchored putter

August 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods was beaten by two players who used the anchored putter at the British Open, finishing 3t behind Ernie Els and Adam Scott. And now, at the PGA, he has gutted his way into a three way tie for first at the halfway point with Carl Petterrson and Vijay Singh, who also anchor their […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

The PGA: Playing for history

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Winning a major means different things to different players. Here is my take on what a victory in this week’s PGA would mean to the players listed below. The list was created from those who are listed at 80/1 at Ladbrokes. Their odds are in parentheses. Tiger Woods (10/1) – He would end a 50 […]

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Ernie Els’ belly putter aided win has a huge impact on golf history

July 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

The historical ramifications of the anchored putting method are, in the wake of Ernie Els victory at the Open, now ramping up at a geometrical rate. At last year’s PGA Keegan Bradley became the first player to win a major using a belly putter, thereby denying journeyman Jason Dufner a major championship. Then, at last […]

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Adam Scott is poised to steal the Claret Jug

July 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

After playing 27 bogeyless holes in seven under par, Adam Scott came up for air on the thirteenth where he made a bogey, then parred the final five holes to take a four shot lead over Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker going into the final round of the British Open. One shot further back is […]

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Woods well positioned to win his 15th at the Open

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

After taking the 36 hole lead at the U.S. Open, only to fail miserably, Woods wasted no time in placing himself, and his possibly fragile psyche, on the line again by shooting his way into solo third after two rounds at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s. So, although Woods trails Brandt Snedeker by four shots, […]

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Telegraph operator Scott Van Pelt must go!!!

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

“Well, you heard a roar a moment ago, said ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. Then they showed Adam Scott’s 40 foot putt on the tenth hole – and as it approached the cup, Van Pelt added that “I think we gave away the ending. Ha ha!” If ESPN is going to show momentarily delayed shots, as […]

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Woods goes low at the Open

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods is on his Game After 14 holes Curtis Strange said that “Tiger has played flawlessly from tee to green.” Indeed he had, and he finished the day with 15 GIR and with 13 of 14 fairways hit while fashioning a tidy little 67. That one miss could have been his undoing after he […]

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USGA resorts to gimmicky pairings

June 8th, 2012 · No Comments

The USGA’s pairings for next week’s U.S. Open at Olympic C.C. fail the fairness test – miserably. On 7:33am Thursday Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bubba Watson will meet on the NINTH tee to start their round, not the tenth, which is the customary starting point. (More on this in a future post).  Despite Mickelson’s […]

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Jenkins and Capelle stand united against the Long Putters

August 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Dan Jenkins and I don’t see eye to eye on many things in golf. For example, he thinks Ben Hogan is the best ever while my choice is Jack Nicklaus (by a mile). But on one issue we are completely reunited: the long putter. I have ranted numerous times about it of late, spurred on […]

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Odds are fluctuating at the PGA

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

There is a saying in investing that you should let the trend be your friend. Many investors look at the recent movers and put their money on those stocks that have been strong of late. Well, we can apply that technique to golfers as well. Twelve days ago I made a list of the favorites […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors