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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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Tags: The Game · The Majors

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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Tags: PGA Tour

Alternative history at the Northern Trust Open

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Below is the actual leaderboard for the Northern Trust Open, and the adjusted one, which does not include those who used the belly putter. The figures in parentheses are the players’ GIR totals for 72 holes. Notice that five of the six closest pursuers hit many more greens than the belly boys. Which one do […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Open favorites with 36 to play

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments

The cruelest cut of all took place on Friday as WGR #1 Luke Donald and #2 Lee Westwood ballooned to rounds of 75 and 74 respectively, earning a weekend pass after entering the Open as the co-favorites behind Rory McIloy. Ouch! Indeed, those who missed the cut are considered such lepers that the Open’s leaderboard […]

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Tags: The Majors

A Tale of Two Opens

June 18th, 2011 · No Comments

IF Rory McIlroy does what he’s supposed to over the final 36 holes, this U.S. Open is his. The Golf Channel commentators pointed out that he’s shot the score he needs to win. Minus 11 is the number. If he can just stay there – shoot par over the weekend – this Open is his. […]

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Tags: The Majors

US Open Odds Show Woods Alone at the Top

June 15th, 2009 · No Comments

After his superlative play at the Memorial it is no surprise that everyone on the planet expects Tiger Woods to record his 15th major come Sunday at Bethpage Black. But just in case he falters or someone else gets hot, we could have a winner not named Tiger. So, for those of you who are […]

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Tags: The Majors

Tiger Woods’ Closing Skills are Exagerated

May 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The media is constantly reminding us that Tiger Woods is the ultimate closer because he’s won 14 of 14 majors when he’s held or shared the third round lead. But after witnessing his bogey-bogey close at the 2009 Masters, I decided to take a closer look at his perfect Sunday record. Upon inspection, four categories […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Paddy Slam, Long Putters, and Woods on Moving Day

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Paddy Slam Bid Hurt By Golf’s Worst Rule Padraig Harrington was set to putt on the 15th green and you could see by the way his trousers were whipping that the wind was blowing very hard. He stepped away from his ball as it started rolling away from the cup. Now there is no way […]

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Tags: 2009 Masters Coverage · The Majors

Woods and Mickelson Top Masters Picks

April 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

It almost seems as if this year’s Masters is Tiger’s or Phil’s to lose. This fact that has not gone unnoticed by the oddsmakers at Ladbrokes, who have made them the heavy favorites to don the Green Jacket on April 12. When Woods was out of action, a host of wannabe challengers threw their collective […]

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Tags: 2009 Masters Coverage

Tiger Woods Rediscovers the Art of the W

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Tiger Woods proved that he hasn’t forgotten the art of winning as he erased a five shot lead to beat Sean O’Hair by a shot at Bay Hill. Woods putting down the stretch won the tournament and offered more proof that you can throw the theoretical odds out the window when it’s winning time on […]

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