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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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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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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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Open favorites with 36 to play

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments

The cruelest cut of all took place on Friday as WGR #1 Luke Donald and #2 Lee Westwood ballooned to rounds of 75 and 74 respectively, earning a weekend pass after entering the Open as the co-favorites behind Rory McIloy. Ouch! Indeed, those who missed the cut are considered such lepers that the Open’s leaderboard […]

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Super longs shots lead the Open (for now)

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

After the first round at the Open, a group of five players separated themselves from the rest by two or three shots with their 65s and 66s. After perusing their names, I would say that none has a much better chance of winning than before the round because this group of long shots faces 54 […]

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McIlroy and the long shots at the Open

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Remember the days when Tiger went off at ridiculously low odds like 5/1 and such, and yet he was a good bet at that! Well, now that he’s still recovering from his injuries, Rory McIlroy is the favorite going into the Open at 8/1 – odds this low largely because he is coming off an […]

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The U.S. Open is Wide Open

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments

You’ve probably heard the stat that the last 10 majors have been won by 10 different players. Well, here’s an interesting proposition: would you care to bet that, come Sunday evening, it will be 11 of 11? In other words, do you like the chances of any of the last 10 major champions to break […]

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Smart picks for the 2011 Masters

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Guess who are the co-favorites for next week’s Masters. Hint: both have won three green jackets since 2001. Okay, times up. Tiger Woods (WGR #5), with a season’s best finish 10t, and Phil Mickelson (WGR #6), who’s best finish in his  last three stroke play events is a 24t, are listed at 8-1 by Ladbrokes, […]

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Tiger Woods Mired in a Deep Slump

February 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods is in a slump. There is no denying it, and yet I’m amazed at the absence of the “S” word in the media. Still, it’s true, and there is plenty of proof. Using the majors won indicator, which is the one that matters most to Tiger, his slump dates back to the days […]

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Kaymer poised for greatness

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Last January I asked whether Rory McIlroy or Rickie Fowler had a chance to become the Best Ever. Both were long shots, but following their 2010 seasons I am willing to state now that neither fits the mold. McIlroy did manage two 3t’s in the majors, but he was never close to winning the British […]

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