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At the PGA it is Us versus Them

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Is it the job that makes the announcers root for players who hate the long putter, or do they genuinely pull for those players who use one? I wonder, because I just heard Brandel Chamblee say, “Everybody is pulling for Adam Scott to make a comeback.” I am not, and I suspect there are others, […]

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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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The 16 winners in 16 majors phenomenon

August 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I have been fascinated by this whole 16 different winners in the last 16 majors deal, which has been such a big topic of conversation. The big takeaway by most in the media is that the reason for so many different winners is the level of competition – that golf is in the age of […]

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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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PGA is much more than the “fourth major”

August 7th, 2012 · No Comments

The PGA Championship deserves far more respect than it gets. In years past, it was felt that their venues were somewhat suspect. If so, then those that host the U.S. Open must be as well because 15 of the last 21 courses that have hosted the PGA have also been home to the U.S. Open. […]

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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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Simpson’s win comes with an asterisk (*)

June 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

According to 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Arnold Palmer has “…meant the world to me. I’ve always been such a big fan of the King and what he represents.” Well, if he really believed in Palmer’s values, he would not use the belly putter because, according to the King, “It isn’t golf.” But Simpson does, […]

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Tiger Woods: Anatomy of a Potential Comeback

June 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell are the co-leaders of the U.S. Open at 209 after three rounds. After a disastrous third round 75, Tiger Woods is 14t at 214 with three other players. In between are 11 more contenders. Given the current state of the leaderboard, what has to happen for Woods to notch his […]

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Dufner waggles his way to victory

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Jason Dufner waggled his way to his first PGA Tour victory at the Zurich Classic. In doing so, the likeable and low key veteran erased just a bit of the pain from recent Sunday failures and, most importantly, from his playoff loss to Keegan Bradley at last year’s PGA Championship. Dufner is now one for […]

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Praying for Couples to implode on Moving Day

April 7th, 2012 · No Comments

I know, I know. Everyone loves thirty-six hole Masters co-leader Frederick “Freddy” Couples. But as far as I’m concerned, the day good old Freddy went belly up was the day that he sold out, and lost his cool forever. Now, in the words of Ernie Els, Couples must be a “cheater” because he uses a […]

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