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Miracle in Medinah AND The Choke in Chicago

October 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments

There were two teams competing for the 2012 Ryder Cup, and two very distinct stories, so this series of observations deserves a two sided headline Kaymer makes putt for a winning tie! When Martin Kaymer made a six footer on the 18th to beat Steve Sticker, he locked up a tie, and with it, a […]

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Bradley and the hot putter factor

August 6th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Keegan Bradley won the WGC Bridgestone by a shot thanks to Jim Furyk’s double bogey on the final hole – AND the anchored putter. If you look at Bradley’s season long putting stats going into the WGC, he was not that impressive. Inside 5 feet he was ranked 39th. From 5-15 feet he was 52nd, […]

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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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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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Furyk and Toms playing for the Hall of Fame

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Three players are tied for the lead at one under par after two rounds at the U.S. Open at Olympic. We know what a win would mean to one of them, Tiger Woods: 15th major, fourth U.S. Open (tying him with four greats), the breaking of his majors slump, etc. But what about co-leaders Jim […]

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Woods’ booming tee shots an ominous sign

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

The skies may be blue over San Francisco, but there are some ominous clouds forming over the chances of Tiger Woods’ peers – not just at this U.S. Open, but in majors to come. After his play on Friday, the evidence is mounting that Woods has learned to consistently hit fairways as well as anyone […]

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Long putters abound at the Wyndham

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Here is your leaderboard after 36 holes of the Wyndham Championship. You will notice that five of those in the top nine are using the long putter (LP). -12 Tommy Gainey -9  Webb Simpson (LP) -9  Stuart Appleby (LP) -9  Ernie Els (LP) -9  Daniel Summerhays -8  Jim Furyk (LP) -8  Retief Goosen (LP) -8  […]

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Jenkins and Capelle stand united against the Long Putters

August 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Dan Jenkins and I don’t see eye to eye on many things in golf. For example, he thinks Ben Hogan is the best ever while my choice is Jack Nicklaus (by a mile). But on one issue we are completely reunited: the long putter. I have ranted numerous times about it of late, spurred on […]

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Woods ties Nicklaus at the PGA

August 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Misses the Cut After 10 holes Woods was seven over for the tournament, so he had an outside chance of making the cut if he played the final seven in three under. But a double on 11 ended his chances of playing the weekend. To his credit, he continued to grind away until […]

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