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Team USA poised to win first anchored putter assisted Ryder Cup*

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I will be rooting today for team USA, but not for Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Matt Kuchar, who have already made their mark on the 2012 Ryder Cup. After two days of play, the eight parings that featured one of these three players are 7-1, while the remaining eight matches have gone to the […]

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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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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

Darren Clarke wins the Open

July 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Darren Clarke went out and won this Open. There was no back up and no signs of choking in the final 18, something that could not be said of his closest pursuers. Clarke, it has been said, is one of us, a common man who just so happens to play great golf. His win is […]

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British Open set for stirring final act

July 16th, 2011 · No Comments

If Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods pre 2009 were leading the Open by themselves after 54, this one would be over. But at the top we have Darren Clarke (-5), who has not finished in the top 10 in a major since 2001. One shot behind him is Dustin Johnson, who shot a final round […]

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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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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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The PGA is Watney’s to win or lose

August 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods (72) and Phil Mickelson (73) stayed put on moving day, shooting themselves out of contention. Meanwhile, those who worked their way into the top 10 going into Sunday averaged 67.2 on a soft and vulnerable Whistling Straits. Nick Watney (66), who is taught by Butch Harmon, was making every putt and looked to […]

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Big Stories from Round 2 at the PGA

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Woods missed four of the first five greens in places where mere mortals would have made bogeys or worse. But he escaped with pars on all four before missing a four foot birdie putt on the sixth hole. At this point, darkness set in, which is just as well because he was struggling […]

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McDowell proves that par is a great score at the U.S. Open

June 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Graeme McDowell is your 2010 U.S. Open champion. Boy, I never saw that one coming, especially after listening to Johnny Miller, who convinced me that his short and fast swing would not hold up on Sunday pressure. But it did, and he kept punching out pars with an occasional bogey for an uninspiring, yet winning […]

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Tags: The Majors