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Rickie Fowler to join Nicklaus and Woods at the PGA?

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Rickie Fowler has finished 5t, 2t, and 2t in the first three majors, setting himself up for the calendar year Top 5 Slam. So what, you say? No W? What is the big deal? Well, if Fowler finishes in the top five at the PGA, he will become only the third player to record a […]

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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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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’ miracle shot serves notice that he’s back

June 4th, 2012 · 8 Comments

On Sunday Tiger Woods put on a finishing kick on the final four holes, playing them in three under to shoot past Rory Sabbatini to win his fifth Memorial Tournament. The signature shot, which you may have seen a dozen times by now, was an incredible flop shot on the water guarded par 3 sixteenth […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · Tiger vs. Jack

Mickelson withdraws thanks to a bad pairing

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Yesterday I wrote that the PGA Tour’s pairings can work for or against a player, a situation that can magnify good or poor play over the first 36 holes. What I forgot to say is that certain pairings should never be made in the first place. Case in point was the marquee group comprised of […]

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PGA Tour should change pairings after round 1

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods hates the long putter: “I’ve never been a fan of it. I believe it’s the art of controlling the body and club and swinging the pendulum motion. I believe that’s how it should be played. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to that.” So guess what? At this week’s Memorial Woods will play […]

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The Real Golfers vs. The Wand Wavers at the WGC

August 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I love the long putter because it gives me villains to root against. In the days before the wand weavers had begun their takeover of pro golf, it was tough to find reasons to root against certain players. Let’s face it – golfers don’t give you many reasons to dislike them. But now, thanks to […]

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Darren Clarke wins the Open

July 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Darren Clarke went out and won this Open. There was no back up and no signs of choking in the final 18, something that could not be said of his closest pursuers. Clarke, it has been said, is one of us, a common man who just so happens to play great golf. His win is […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

British Open set for stirring final act

July 16th, 2011 · No Comments

If Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods pre 2009 were leading the Open by themselves after 54, this one would be over. But at the top we have Darren Clarke (-5), who has not finished in the top 10 in a major since 2001. One shot behind him is Dustin Johnson, who shot a final round […]

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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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