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Jason Day’s day is coming

June 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Forget about all of the other young guns you have been reading about. Jason Day, 25, is unquestionably the second best player in the majors under the age of 30 – and that makes him second best in the world among the younger set as well. In his last nine starts in the majors, Day’s […]

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Mickelson in the pole position on US Open Sunday at historic Merion

June 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Overall, I love Merion Golf Club. Strategically and visually this is a U.S. Open site of the highest caliber, one that rewards precision golf, and that eliminates the bomb and gougers of this world. Still, it has two major flaws, and these flaws cost leader Phil Mickelson two shots in the closing five holes, and […]

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Ryder Cup fails the Nicklaus Test

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On this morning’s Morning Drive Annika Sorenstam uncorked this gem: “There is nothing like the Ryder Cup. Everyone was there.” What about these international super-stars, each of whom would have been a strong addition to either team? WGR #6 – Adam Scott, the runner-up at this year’s British Open, wasn’t there #12 – Louis Oosthuizen, […]

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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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Real Golfers vs. Long Putters at the PGA

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Team golf has come to the majors. On Sunday the final pairing will be comprised of rookie Brendan Steele (-7) and veteran grinder Jason Dufner (-7). Steele is a member of the Long Putters while Dufner is a Real Golfer. In the second group we have another rookie, Keegan Bradley (-6), also a member of […]

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PGA could decide the Player of the Year

August 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Glory’s Last Shot is also the candidates for the Player of the Years’ last chance to bag a major and possibly put a stranglehold on the top spot. The double major winners deserve it method points towards Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, and Darren Clarke. The winners of the first three are obviously the only players […]

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Open favorites with 36 to play

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments

The cruelest cut of all took place on Friday as WGR #1 Luke Donald and #2 Lee Westwood ballooned to rounds of 75 and 74 respectively, earning a weekend pass after entering the Open as the co-favorites behind Rory McIloy. Ouch! Indeed, those who missed the cut are considered such lepers that the Open’s leaderboard […]

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Super longs shots lead the Open (for now)

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

After the first round at the Open, a group of five players separated themselves from the rest by two or three shots with their 65s and 66s. After perusing their names, I would say that none has a much better chance of winning than before the round because this group of long shots faces 54 […]

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McIlroy Roars to the Lead in the Open

June 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Rory McIlroy’s last round in a major was an 80 at this year’s Masters after holding the 54 hole lead. You would think that it would take some time for the emotional wounds to heal, if ever. But, no, there he is again, leading a major. This time he played a near perfect round of […]

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