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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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Let youth be served at the Masters

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Last weekend Lexi Thompson became the second youngest player to ever win a women’s major, capturing the Kraft-Nabisco at the ripe old age of 19 years and 55 days. Thompson’s win came on the heels of a third place showing at the 2013 Evian, the LPGA Tour’s fifth major. This weekend, PGA Tour winner Jordan […]

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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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Nothing but Long Shots at the Masters

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

When Tiger Woods is playing, he is always the favorite, and usually at ridiculously low odds, such as in a range from 3/1 to 5/1. But, as the whole golfing world knows, Woods is at home recuperating from surgery on his back last week. In his absence, we have nothing but longer shots (over 10/1), […]

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Is Tiger Woods already feeling the pressure?

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Tiger Woods opened with a 71, 8 back of Rory McIlroy, and in a tie for 84th at the Honda Classic. The Honda is being played on PGA National, which is NOT one of his pet courses that he routinely wins at, and his lackluster performance comes on the heels of an 80t (at Torrey […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Woods adds a 4t to his body of work in the majors at the 2013 Masters

April 16th, 2013 · 9 Comments

I discovered a story on Golf.com by the AP which featured this headline: “Woods leaves Masters empty-handed one more time.” I disagree, and I think Woods does to. Consider this from Woods: “I thought I really played well. … So overall it was a pretty good week.” So, while he didn’t win, Woods probably learned […]

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Adam Scott wins* Masters with the chicken wing stance

April 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Masters champion Adam Scott looks like an athlete with that slim waste and those rock hard biceps that rival Tiger Woods’ at his muscle shirted best. And he’s got that gorgeous golf swing that has long been the envy of his peers, that is better than Rory McIlroy’s much heralded action, and that enabled him […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Angel Cabrera set to punch his ticket to the Hall of Fame

April 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A player may or may not gain entrance to the Hall of Fame with two major titles. Take the cases of Andy North and John Daly, who have won two, but have little else to back up these wins on their resumes. As a result, neither will likely to ever be voted in unless North’s […]

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Tags: The Game

Tiger Woods record could have an asterisk now

April 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tiger Woods suffered one of the worst breaks of his career when his third shot into the 15th green rebounded off the flag and into the lake, turning an almost sure birdie into a bogey. Now, as if that was not bad enough, he’s been socked with a two shot penalty for taking an illegal […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Golf caught in the grips of Guan-mania

April 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

You can hardly watch 20 minutes of Masters coverage on the Golf Channel before the conversation once  again turns back to 14 year old Chinese phenom Tianlang Guan. While many are gushing non-stop about his game, his maturity, his putting, etc., etc., I am not. The reason? He uses the anchored putter. Guan has admitted […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors