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TIGER WOODS’ BIG DREAM QUIETLY COMES TO AN END

August 15th, 2015 · No Comments

At 8:18 CT Tiger Woods finished his second round of the PGA with a par to shoot a 4 over score of 148. He needed to shoot 146 (or better) to make the cut. With this most recent missed cut Woods has completed his 30s with 14 majors, 4 short of Jack Nicklaus’ record. As […]

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Jordan Spieth should be at the Old Course right now!!

July 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Jordan Spieth has a chance to win to become the first ever to win the modern day Grand Slam. Only Spieth (in June), Arnold Palmer (1961), Jack Nicklaus (1972), and Tiger Woods (2002) have won the first two legs of the Grand Slam since 1958. There are two schools of thought regarding his preparations: 1) […]

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Jordan Spieth’s Big Opportunity

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments

“Nothing succeeds like success.” Alexandre Dumas, French dramatist “Winning breeds more winning.” Jack Nicklaus “Now that the big guy is out of the cage, everybody better run for cover.” Arnold Palmer – after Jack Nicklaus won his first major at age 22, 5 months Indeed, nothing in sports gives a player the boost that winning […]

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Tags: 2015 Majors

Rickie Fowler to join Nicklaus and Woods at the PGA?

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Rickie Fowler has finished 5t, 2t, and 2t in the first three majors, setting himself up for the calendar year Top 5 Slam. So what, you say? No W? What is the big deal? Well, if Fowler finishes in the top five at the PGA, he will become only the third player to record a […]

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Tiger Woods’ Last Stand

January 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Tiger Woods is running out of time. Sure, he may have 48 more starts in the majors before he turns 50, but only eight of those will be when he is in his thirties. Once he turns 40, the hill gets steeper – heck, it already has as evidenced by his five year long drought […]

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Tiger Woods just kills me!

December 11th, 2013 · No Comments

The quotable Tiger Woods is a real hoot. In a post round interview following his shocking loss to Zach Johnson at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge (complete with WGR points), Tiger was asked to assess his year. His response: “Pretty damn good year.” For any other player it was just that. Five PGA Tour wins, […]

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Woods vs. Mickelson for Player of the Year

September 28th, 2013 · 8 Comments

There are, or should be, two Player of the Year Awards. The standard award goes to the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Notice the modifier. This year, Tiger Woods won it again on the strength of his five win season, which included victories at his usual haunts – Torrey Pines, Doral, Bay Hill, and […]

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Woods and Mickelson on the brink of the British Open

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Continues to be in Denial I wonder who Tiger Woods thinks he is fooling. At the pre British Open press conference he was asked what has kept him from winning majors over the last five years. Woods said “I think it’s just a shot here and there.” Actually he needs to add another […]

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Woods and others seeking to make history at Merion

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Merion Golf Club is stepped in history, it being the site of the final leg of Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam, Ben Hogan’s comeback win in the 1951 U.S. Open, and Lee Trevino’s playoff victory over Jack Nicklaus in the 1971 U.S. Open, among others. It is therefore fitting that a number of players will be […]

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Time for USGA and R&A to dump the caddy-line-up

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Now that the anchoring dragon has been slayed, what’s next? At Geoff Shackelford’s blog he asked readers to choose between 1) distance, 2) caddies lining up players, 3) simplifying the rule book, 4) all of the above, and 5) nothing. Of the 692 ballots cast, I sided with the 127 (16%) who chose #4. In […]

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