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Time to Make Some History at the PGA!

August 13th, 2015 · No Comments

The majors are always about making history, and the four players who can make the most significant impact on the record book are Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, and Phil Mickelson. Spieth – If he wins his W-W-4t-W year in the majors would, IMO, be the best in the Modern Era (1958-now). Woods won […]

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Tags: 2015 Majors

Mickelson’s last shot

June 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is your preview for the 2014 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson. Seriously, is there any other story that comes even close to Phil’s bid to win the Open, and to capture the Career Grand Slam? Okay, this is Johnny Miller’s final U.S. Open (we think) because Fox will take over broadcasting it next year. And […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

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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Tags: The Majors

Tiger Woods just kills me!

December 11th, 2013 · No Comments

The quotable Tiger Woods is a real hoot. In a post round interview following his shocking loss to Zach Johnson at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge (complete with WGR points), Tiger was asked to assess his year. His response: “Pretty damn good year.” For any other player it was just that. Five PGA Tour wins, […]

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Woods vs. Mickelson for Player of the Year

September 28th, 2013 · 8 Comments

There are, or should be, two Player of the Year Awards. The standard award goes to the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Notice the modifier. This year, Tiger Woods won it again on the strength of his five win season, which included victories at his usual haunts – Torrey Pines, Doral, Bay Hill, and […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Mickelson earns a “major” upgrade

July 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments

Phil Mickelson’s closing 66, with four birdies on the last six holes, propelled him to his fifth major, and to a major upgrading by the entire golf community. Before the Open Mickelson was a great player and a member of the HOF. Even though he was tied with Ernie Els with four majors, he was […]

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

Woods and Mickelson on the brink of the British Open

July 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Continues to be in Denial I wonder who Tiger Woods thinks he is fooling. At the pre British Open press conference he was asked what has kept him from winning majors over the last five years. Woods said “I think it’s just a shot here and there.” Actually he needs to add another […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Jason Day’s day is coming

June 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Forget about all of the other young guns you have been reading about. Jason Day, 25, is unquestionably the second best player in the majors under the age of 30 – and that makes him second best in the world among the younger set as well. In his last nine starts in the majors, Day’s […]

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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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Woods and others seeking to make history at Merion

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Merion Golf Club is stepped in history, it being the site of the final leg of Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam, Ben Hogan’s comeback win in the 1951 U.S. Open, and Lee Trevino’s playoff victory over Jack Nicklaus in the 1971 U.S. Open, among others. It is therefore fitting that a number of players will be […]

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