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Phil Mickelson’s Shot at the Grand Slam

April 14th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Talk of winning the Grand Slam (the real one, not the one with amateur titles) is more of an exercise in intellectual curiosity than a practicality. After all, no one has won it, and no one has come all that close to sweeping all four majors. Since Arnold Palmer popularized the concept in 1960 only […]

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Tiger’s Grand Slam Bid Well Under the Radar

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Early last year Tiger Woods brazenly asserted that ”I think it’s easily within reason,” in referring to the Grand Slam Remember that he said that with a bum knee. Then he went out and finished second at Augusta and won the US Open before retiring for the year. If Tiger could be so confident with […]

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Surprise: Tiger Woods has Some Competition at the ’08 Masters

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – thru 4/15 Going into this Masters if felt as if this year’s edition would be about as competitive for Tiger Woods as the Target World. There was short list of about a half dozen legitimate contenders. But as the sun set on Thursday’s opener, it turns out the rest of the […]

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Tiger Woods Has Very Little Chance of Winning the Grand Slam

April 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Part 4 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage Great athletes have beaten huge theoretical odds to accomplish the seemingly impossible. In baseball, Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games, and Don Drysdale hurled 58 1/3 consecutive innings of shut out ball. Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses won 122 consecutive races in the […]

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The Golf World Weighs in on the Grand Slam

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Part 3 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage Tiger Woods has said winning the Grand Slam this year is “easily within reason.” He’s naturally biased towards his cause, so I thought I would check in with several groups in the golf world and see what they think of his chances. Let’s begin with the […]

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Best Bids for the Grand Slam in the Modern Era

April 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Part 2 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage The Masters is sort of like a qualifying tournament for the Grand Slam. The winner emerges as the only player eligible for the Slam that year. And, unless the winner is an elite player like Tiger Woods, or possibly Phil Mickelson, then the Masters may also […]

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Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam Casts a Long Shadow Over Golf

March 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Part 1 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage So much of the talk leading up to this year’s Masters has been focused on Tiger Woods’ bid to become the first player to win the Grand Slam, golf’s most elusive prize. What you say? Didn’t Bobby Jones win the Grand Slam 78 years ago? That’s […]

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Tiger vs. Jack at the Masters

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods share many things in common, including an uncommon brilliance at an early age. Woods showed his in the U.S. Amateur, winning three in a row. Nicklaus won two of three in last three years as an amateur. But what was truly remarkable was his […]

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Streaks: Tiger Woods Can’t Have it Both Ways

March 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments

It’s official. The Streak is over thanks in part to the golf gods who smiled on Geoff Ogilvy all week long. I mean, how else can you explain a one bogey performance over 72 holes that featured 29 missed fairways off the tee, and a chip that was headed 10 feet past the cup on […]

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AOL Polls Reach New Levels of Absurdity

March 1st, 2008 · No Comments

AOL likes to run golf polls, which is generally a good thing since polls get the fans involved. But lately their polls have ventured from the sublime to the ridiculous, thanks in no small part to runaway Tigermania. First there are the Grand Slam Polls. On Friday readers were asked: What are Tiger Woods’ chances […]

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