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Woods fully primed now to win majors

May 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

After capturing The PLAYERS, Tiger Woods has now done everything on his comeback BUT win a major. His other three wins this year were impressive – any win is – but they came on his pet tracks in regular PGA Tour events at Torrey Pines, Doral, and Bay Hill, courses that are perfectly suited to […]

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Kuchar’s win another sad day for golf

May 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I think Matt Kuchar smiles too much. And I don’t care for his baseball/golf swing one bit. If you copy that one and you are not as athletic as Matt, you might break your back. But what really bugs me is that he anchors (and is allowed to anchor) his long putter to his left […]

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Woods’ most compelling round of 2012

May 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Ian Poulter and Martin Laird grabbed the opening round lead at The Players Championship with 65s. The real story, however, is Tiger Woods’ quest to avoid missing two straight cuts for the first time in his career. Woods opened with a 74 despite playing in the morning wave. He is currently tied for 99th. With […]

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PLAYERS date remains a source of controversy

May 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Every year the debate over The PLAYERS May date is part of the pre tourney conversation: Should The PLAYERS Championship be held in its current date, or in March like it used to be prior to 2007? Since John Feinstein just argued for the March date on the Morning Drive, I am compelled to take […]

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Faldo Drops Bomb on the Long Putter

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Mark this day, May 13, 2011, and the time, 2:15pm ET because it’s the moment when Nick Faldo made his position on the broomstick perfectly clear. During The PLAYERS telecast Adam Scott made a putt on number 2 from 14 feet for a birdie and Dottie Pepper chimed in about the rise in interest in […]

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Is the Fifth Major Really About to Begin?

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Oh my gosh! I just woke up and realized that it was Thursday, May 12, the first day of golf’s fifth major. The a major is about to start without my undivided attention in front of a TV just astounds me. Maybe I am getting old. Or maybe The PLAYERS is not so major after […]

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Clark’s win tainted by use of the long putter

May 10th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Golf as done everything it can to make putting as easy as possible, especially compared with how it was in Jack Nicklaus’ prime. The greens are smooth as pool tables, the balls are now perfectly balanced, scores of regular length putters fit every style, and training devices ensure that a player is lined up perfectly. […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Mickelson’s shot at #1 and a preview of The PLAYERS

May 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I woke up from the hangover following Phil Mickelson’s astounding win and Rory McIlroy’s breathtaking performance at Quail Hollow to discover that this is, indeed, the week of THE PLAYERS. First things first. THE PLAYERS is not the fifth major as everyone knows by now, and nothing that Ponte Vedra does will ever make it […]

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Henrik Stenson has Arrived

May 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The PLAYERS champion Henrik Stenson once had the driver yips so bad his off-the-world tee shots made Tiger Woods look like Jim Furyk. Now, according to Hank Haney, the driver yips are all but impossible to cure, but Stenson did it. Two years and a half years ago Stenson coaxed the renowned caddy Fanny Sunneson […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

The Stage is Set at The PLAYERS

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments

If Retief Goosen had only parred the 18th. If Henrik Stenson had only played the last three holes in one over or better instead of two over. If Ian Poulter had only birdied the super easy playing 16th. If Tiger had not made birdies on 16 and 17. If only one of these events had […]

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