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Crazy Day at the PGA

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Steve Stricker’s 63 Steve Striker, who almost never does squat in the majors, opened with a major’s record tying 63, barely missing a putt for a 62 on the final green. He is such a strong frontrunner in regular PGA Tour events that if he can convince himself he is only playing in one, he […]

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Tags: The Majors

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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Tags: PGA Tour

Hoffman dazzles while Mickelson implodes – again

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Hoffman Dominates the Deutsche Bank Charley Hoffman won The Deutsche Bank by five shots in a blowout, completing 72 holes of the trouble laden and photogenic  TPC Boston course at -22. As a bonus, he moved into second place in the FedExCup standings. Starting the back nine, however, he was in a tightly contested duel […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

Holmes continues barrage of low scores

July 31st, 2010 · 4 Comments

For so long it was easy to remember Al Geiberger’s 59, which he shot in 1977. One reason is that Mr. 59 was the only one to break 60 until Chip Beck matched his feat in 1991. Now, it seems, we are being besieged by super low scores. Earlier in the year Ryo Ishikawa shocked […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Mickelson’s 66 caps a day of great stories at the U.S. Open

June 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Phil was fantastic Phil Mickelson stepped to the tee for the second round knowing that his time had come, that if he was going to contend for his first Open and keep his Slam hopes alive, that it was time to deliver the goods. After nearly holing his birdie chip on one, he scored one […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Rory and Ryo go on a rampage

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

What a difference a day makes! Entering the finale in Japan, 18 year old sensation Ryo Ishikawa trailed the veteran Shigeki Maruyama by six shots. Then he beat him by 14 with a mind boggling 58, 12 under par, to win by three over Hiroyuki Fujita and Paul Sheehan. Half way around the world and […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour · The Game

Johnson Dusts Off the Field at Pebble Beach

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Dustin Johnson Overpowers the Field For those who have been missing Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson did a good imitation with his power game as he turned the Monterey Peninsula’s par fives into par fours. Despite his long and accurate shots into the par fives, Johnson was leaking oil, having bogeyed 17 to go three over […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

PGA Tour and CBS/Golf Channel Rig Pairings for John Daly

February 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The three possible combinations for playing Pebble Beach in the AT&T are (assuming a player makes the 54 hole cut) -  rounds 1 and 4, 2 and 4, or 3 and 4. When the players who make the cut are done with the third round, all will have played each of the three courses – […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Pet Peeves Part 2: Television Coverage

February 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In part one I talked about pet peeves among players and people in golf. This second installment focuses on TV coverage. Bogus swing analysis The slow motion replays of players’ swings are great, but they typically come only after a poor shot. The announcer will then spout off some cliche explaining why the shot went […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Bias Continues in the World Golf Rankings

January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ryo Ishikawa and Charl Schwartzel know the secret to becoming one of the top 50 players in the world ahead of their time: play on a foreign circuit. Events on the Japan Tour and some of the weak fielded European Tour events may award far fewer points than the big name events on the PGA […]

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