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Mickelson withdraws thanks to a bad pairing

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Yesterday I wrote that the PGA Tour’s pairings can work for or against a player, a situation that can magnify good or poor play over the first 36 holes. What I forgot to say is that certain pairings should never be made in the first place. Case in point was the marquee group comprised of […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

PGA Tour should change pairings after round 1

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods hates the long putter: “I’ve never been a fan of it. I believe it’s the art of controlling the body and club and swinging the pendulum motion. I believe that’s how it should be played. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to that.” So guess what? At this week’s Memorial Woods will play […]

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Bubba Golf wins the Masters

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Bubba Watson wins the 2012 Masters! Did you see this one coming? I sure didn’t because I believed Bubba, who said he would be very nervous, and the commentators, who also felt that his nerves would betray him. Shows what we know. And then there was that stat that said 19 of the last 21 […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

Masters form chart for the final round

April 8th, 2012 · No Comments

A grand total of 19 winners in the last 21 Masters have come from the final group on Sunday. That means that you’d be crazy to bet on anyone but Phil Mickelson or Peter Hanson. Or, it could that this is one of those stats that, once mentioned, fails to predict the outcome. If you […]

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Tags: The Majors

Smart picks for the 2011 Masters

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Guess who are the co-favorites for next week’s Masters. Hint: both have won three green jackets since 2001. Okay, times up. Tiger Woods (WGR #5), with a season’s best finish 10t, and Phil Mickelson (WGR #6), who’s best finish in his  last three stroke play events is a 24t, are listed at 8-1 by Ladbrokes, […]

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Tags: The Majors

The fans agree: Johhson falls victim to a bad ruling

August 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Everyone has an opinion on the ruling that kept Dustin Johnson out of a playoff at the PGA. And that includes you, the fan. Letters poured into the editors of Golf Digest.com, articles appeared everywhere accompanied by rants and raves, and posts and comments galore at geoffshackelford.com. And, most importantly, a poll at ESPN revealed […]

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Tags: 2008 British Open Coverage · 2008 PGA Coverage · The Game · The Majors

Meet Martin Kaymer – superstar in the making

August 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Martin Kaymer did win the PGA, though you’d be hard pressed to know it considering the media’s coverage following Dustin Johnson’s unfortunate two shot penalty on the 18th hole that kept him out of the playoff. Take the Golf Channel, which spent the first 20 minutes of its wrap up show talking about Johnson’s tragic […]

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Tags: The Majors

Watson, Pavin, and Kerr make for an entertaining Sunday of golf

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Bubba Watson needed a birdie on the final hole of regulation play to get into a playoff – so all he did was launch a 396 yard cart-path-aided drive to with 51 yards of the pin on 18 at River Highlands in Connecticut. He then stuffed his wedge to within 6 feet and made the […]

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Tags: LPGA · PGA Tour · The Majors

The Line on this Year’s Masters’ Rookies

April 5th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – thru 4/15 The only rookie to win the Masters in the last 50 years is Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. Zoeller beat Ed Sneed and Tom Watson in a sudden death playoff that Jack Nicklaus missed entering by a shot. One in 50 aren’t very encouraging odds. Still, hope springs eternal for […]

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Tiger Woods Rises to the Occasion Once Again

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

I get such a kick out of those kiss of death stats. First, on the tenth green of the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the announcers mentioned that Woods was 51 for 51 for the week on putts inside seven feet. Woods then defied the odds and missed from 6’, 7”, then missed […]

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Tags: PGA Tour