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Ryder Cup records should carry ZERO weight in the new HOF criteria

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Who knows exactly why the golf’s Hall of Fame cancelled the 2014 ceremony, but many would point to Ray Floyd as the driving force behind the time out. According to golf.com, Floyd said “the bar has been lowered”, and “it’s not fair to the people who went in early” in reference to some recent inductees, […]

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Couples, Kite, and the long putter

July 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fred Couples famously said, “Whoop-di-doo,” when the FedEx Cup initially announced the playoffs, completely masking his obvious enthusiasm. In response to Couples victory in the Senior Open yesterday, I also say “Whoop-do-doo.” Who cares? Couples blew his chances to win the real majors long ago when his 26 top tens in resulted in ONE major […]

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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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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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Peter Kostis flip flops on the long putter

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Golf’s announcers have little choice but to go along with the long putter, whether they like or not. If they denounced it, you could just hear the director yelling in their ear, “You idiot, quit talking bad about our product.” The demand for political correctness has never been tested like it has over the last […]

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Masters is Set for a Super Sunday

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Have we got some great story lines going into Masters Sunday or what? Let’s take it from the top. Lee Westwood Westwood is a likeable cuss who also happens to have won 20 times in the last 15 years on the European Tour, and who has three thirds in his last seven majors. He’s paid […]

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Memo to the Masters Committee: Move the Tees Back

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

We all want to see red numbers at the Masters, but not because the Masters committee sets up the course like a Champions Tour layout. But that’s what they did on Thursday, and it showed on the leader’s scorecards. The field (excluding the top 10) averaged 4.74 on the par 5s compared to an average […]

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Masters Round 1: A Day of the Unexpected

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments

The Masters committee expected bad weather, so they moved the tees up and put the pins in accessible positions. There was a little wind and rain, but nothing like what was forecast, and so scores dipped deep into red as 31 of the 96 players broke par. Tiger Woods had never broken 70 in the […]

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Freddymania has Erupted

April 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Freddymania has erupted on the heels of his three consecutive wins on the Champions Tour. So now, when the pre Masters buzz is not centered on Tiger Woods, it is focused on Couples’ chances of winning his second green jacket. The short answer: no way. The oddsmakers at Ladbrokes agree, because they have him at […]

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Short Shots at the Masters

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – thru 4/15 Par 3 Tournament Turns into Romper Room I tuned in to see the Par 3 Tournament for the very first time, and got Romper Room instead. Now I love kids, adore them. But watching kids play on the hallowed putting surfaces of Augusta National, even if it was the […]

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