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The Masters: who are you rooting for – and against?

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Like any fan, I suppose that you have those players who you root for – and possibly against! I know that I do and, as each round is completed, my list of potential heroes and villains becomes clearer still. My cliffs notes version for who I root for, and against, is as follows: For – […]

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Playing for History at the 2013 Masters

April 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Tomorrow the real golf season begins at the Masters. “Who is you pick to win” is the most commonly asked question in the days leading up to the first round of play. In the days when Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods were in their prime, you could choose them and feel pretty good about your […]

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Ryder Cup fails the Nicklaus Test

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On this morning’s Morning Drive Annika Sorenstam uncorked this gem: “There is nothing like the Ryder Cup. Everyone was there.” What about these international super-stars, each of whom would have been a strong addition to either team? WGR #6 – Adam Scott, the runner-up at this year’s British Open, wasn’t there #12 – Louis Oosthuizen, […]

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PGA Tour courses tougher than Euro Tour layouts

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

While discussing match ups for the upcoming Ryder Cup matches this AM on Morning Drive, Gary Williams compared Francisco Molinari’s GIR of 78.7% on the European Tour to Tiger Woods’ best of 75.2% in 2000 while building his case for the Italian. The trouble is that this is a classic case of apples to oranges. […]

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A Boston Tee party

September 4th, 2012 · No Comments

This Labor Day weekend they held a Boston Tee Party, and what a happening is was. Take the setting. The Tournament Players Club Boston is one of the most photogenic courses on tour – it’s got a reachable par five 18th, wild grasses of all colors, forests, water hazards, and it just looks great! No […]

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2012: The year of the dreaded others

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

When pros play, they seldom make more than a bogey, and those dreaded “others” – triple bogeys or worse, are as rare as the proverbial dodo bird. At the Masters there was 1 other in every 373 holes among those who played 72 holes,. At the U.S. Open, it was 1 in every 576 holes. […]

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The PGA: Playing for history

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Winning a major means different things to different players. Here is my take on what a victory in this week’s PGA would mean to the players listed below. The list was created from those who are listed at 80/1 at Ladbrokes. Their odds are in parentheses. Tiger Woods (10/1) – He would end a 50 […]

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Oosthuizen’s unusual putting problem

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Louis Oosthuizen is the fellow who scored that double eagle at this year’s Masters, only to lose a playoff to Bubba Watson. He also won the 2010 British Open by seven shots. And he’s got a gorgeous swing and unlimited potential. So, when Jay Townsend said, “I think Louie (Oosthuizen) questions his putting,” on Morning […]

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Bubba Golf wins the Masters

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Bubba Watson wins the 2012 Masters! Did you see this one coming? I sure didn’t because I believed Bubba, who said he would be very nervous, and the commentators, who also felt that his nerves would betray him. Shows what we know. And then there was that stat that said 19 of the last 21 […]

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Masters form chart for the final round

April 8th, 2012 · No Comments

A grand total of 19 winners in the last 21 Masters have come from the final group on Sunday. That means that you’d be crazy to bet on anyone but Phil Mickelson or Peter Hanson. Or, it could that this is one of those stats that, once mentioned, fails to predict the outcome. If you […]

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