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Adam Scott is poised to steal the Claret Jug

July 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

After playing 27 bogeyless holes in seven under par, Adam Scott came up for air on the thirteenth where he made a bogey, then parred the final five holes to take a four shot lead over Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker going into the final round of the British Open. One shot further back is […]

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Woods at the U.S. Open: Inside the numbers

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

A Tale of Two Tournaments Woods came out of the gate with two rounds that were reminiscent of Woods at his major winning best. Certainly the bookies were convinced that the Old/New Tiger would get it done because they dropped his odds to 5/4 at the half way point. Though Jim Furyk (5/1) and Graeme […]

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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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Whatever Tiger Wants

December 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods reminds me of the line from that tune in Damn  Yankees – “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.” Woods wanted WGR points for his Chevron World Challenge, and now the event, with its super small field of 18 players, awards them. Graeme McDowell, last year’s winner, was awarded (gifted) 50 WGR points for edging […]

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The U.S. Open is Wide Open

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments

You’ve probably heard the stat that the last 10 majors have been won by 10 different players. Well, here’s an interesting proposition: would you care to bet that, come Sunday evening, it will be 11 of 11? In other words, do you like the chances of any of the last 10 major champions to break […]

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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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Tiger Woods Owns Torrey Pines

January 20th, 2011 · No Comments

The official record at the County Courthouse says that the City of San Diego owns Torrey Pines Golf Course. But we fans know better. Tiger Woods holds the deed based on his career long dominance at his home away from home. In 12 pro starts at Torrey his worst finish was a 10t in 2004, […]

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Tiger Woods remains a work in progress

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Let’s begin by giving Graeme McDowell due credit. After all, he gunned down Tiger in his red shirt on Sunday with a closing 69 that included a clutch 10 footer for bogey on the 17th and a 20 foot birdie putt on 18 to earn a spot in a playoff – and that after Woods […]

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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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WGC-CA at Doral – Day Two Notes

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Field Scores This tournament offers a unique opportunity to compare golfer’s from around the world on an equal footing. The results after 36 holes are exactly what you’d expect. The top 10 ranked players are averaging 1.7 shots per round less than the bottom 10 within the WGR’s top 100. The 10 players out […]

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