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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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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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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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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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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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Ryder Cup is Irrelevant

September 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The hype to historical significance ratio of the Ryder Cup has soared to unprecedented levels this year, even dwarfing the build up to the Super Bowl, the single biggest day on the sports calendar. And yet, oddly enough, the Ryder Cup counts for  little or nothing on a player’s resume. According to Jack Nicklaus, “It […]

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Woods is no longer the favorite

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson had a chance to take over the #1 ranking with a fourth place finish at the Bridgestone. He would, however, have had have to shot a 66 in the final round, but instead skied to a horrendous 78, one worse than Tiger Woods’ fourth round disaster. Mickelson’s final round stats showed that he […]

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Els vs. Mickelson for Second Best of the Woods Era

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ernie Els victory at the WGC-CA has sounded the alarm for the great rivalry of the coming years – Els vs. Mickelson for number two of the Woods Era. Going into the WGC Els had won only once on the PGA Tour in the last six years, but he did post a couple of top […]

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Is Tiger Woods Really Good for Golf?

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Is Tiger Woods good for the game of golf? Absolutely not. He violates the game’s traditions with his over-the-top celebrations, his sulking, and his disregard for his playing partners as witnessed by his many walk offs while his opponents have yet to putt out. He’s been teaching kids for over a decade that swearing, spitting, […]

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Woods’ 2009 Rates Tenth Best of 13

September 28th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Tiger Woods keeps saying how proud he is of his majorless season and how wonderful it was to be so consistent. But we know he’s blowing smoke because it is no secret that being shut out in the majors is, quite frankly, a disaster. The other night on the good old Golf Channel John Feinstein […]

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