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Mickelson in the pole position on US Open Sunday at historic Merion

June 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Overall, I love Merion Golf Club. Strategically and visually this is a U.S. Open site of the highest caliber, one that rewards precision golf, and that eliminates the bomb and gougers of this world. Still, it has two major flaws, and these flaws cost leader Phil Mickelson two shots in the closing five holes, and […]

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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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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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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

It’s time to end golf’s Age of Parity

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Will the much talked about streak of 15 different winners in the last 15 majors be broken at this week’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s? Or will parity continue to rule? Well, we know that recent U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson will not break the streak because he is staying home for […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Tiger Woods seeks to end drought at the Open

July 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s British Open week and time to focus on those juicy story lines. Will Englishmen Lee Westwood or Luke Donald win his first major in England? Will Open weather appear? How is Lytham & St. Anne’s playing? And the answers are no, yes, and difficult. Now let’s get to story that’s first and foremost on […]

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Open Notes: Tiger Woods’ game plan is well suited to Olympic

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

In The Big Miss, Hank Haney expounded on Tiger Woods’ ongoing troubles with his driver – then concluded with this prediction: “Unless he finds some kind of late-career fix with the driver, Tiger’s best chances in majors will come with firm, fast running fairways that will allow him to hit irons off the tee. Of […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

Who is #1?

May 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Of the 16 players who have been ranked #1 in the world, 14 have won a major championship. The two who haven’t are England’s Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. I was talking golf yesterday with Mike Massey, a golfer and the world’s best trick shot artist in pool. Mike said that the #1 player should […]

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Jason Dufner is on a roll

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Ah, life is good for Jason Dufner, Mr. Excitable. Three weeks ago he won the Zurich Classic, his first win on the PGA Tour. A week later Dufner got married to the beautiful Amanda Boyd. Then, on Sunday, he rolled in a 25 footer to win the Byron Nelson by a shot. As a bonus, […]

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No favorites at The PLAYERS

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Anything is possible on the TPC Sawgrass course. Just look at last year’s top 3 (with age in 2011): K.J. Choi (40), David Toms (44), and Paul Goydos (46). Three fourtysomethings owned the top of the leaderboard on this quirky and monstrously difficult Pete Dye creation that would seem to favor young players with nerve […]

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Your 2012 Masters form chart

April 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Its Masters’ week, which means it’s once again time to pick our favorites for golf’s first major. The first step is to make a list of the players at 80-1 or less at Ladbrokes.com, the British betting house. Since they make their living establishing odds, it is likely that anyone above 80-1 has no chance […]

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Tags: The Majors