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Get Set for a Wild Final Round at the Open

June 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

At first glance it would seem that the US Open is a two horse race because Ricky Barnes (-8 and 70) and Lucas Glover (-7 and 70) are three and four shots clear of the field respectively. But final round collapses in majors are not uncommon, and with these two suspects, a dual collapse could […]

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US Open Favorites at the Halfway Point

June 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A group of unusual suspects are hovering at the top of the leaderboard halfway through the US Open. Still, I wouldn’t expect to see any of the -3 or better crowd hoisting the trophy come Sunday, or Monday night – or whenever they conclude this rain plagued event. Among the huge surprises at the top […]

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US Open Odds Shift After Soggy Day at Bethpage Black

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Not much golf was played at Bethpage Black, but enough to cause a shift in the odds of some prominent players. The big movers were Henrik Stenson, Steve Striker, Geoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera, who impressed the oddsmakers with their play in the rain. Ian Poulter (33/1 – E thru 7) and Justin Leonard (40/1 […]

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Tiger Woods’ Driving Holds the Key

June 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After spending three weeks at home polishing the big stick, Tiger Woods put on a driving performance for the ages at the Memorial Tournament, hitting 49 of 56 fairways. But then why wouldn’t he? He had three weeks to hone his skill after The PLAYERS, he had Haney at his side monitoring every move, he […]

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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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Mickelson is a Huge Sentimental Favorite at the Open

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson was a heavy crowd favorite at the 2002 US Open at Bethpage. Now, seven years and two more Open heartbreakers later, Mickelson figures to have an even bigger part of the New York throng in his camp because of wife Amy’s battle with cancer. Mickelson will turn 39 on Tuesday, so his chances […]

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The Golf World Weighs in on the Grand Slam

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Part 3 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage Tiger Woods has said winning the Grand Slam this year is “easily within reason.” He’s naturally biased towards his cause, so I thought I would check in with several groups in the golf world and see what they think of his chances. Let’s begin with the […]

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Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam Casts a Long Shadow Over Golf

March 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Part 1 – Grand Slam – 2008 Masters Coverage So much of the talk leading up to this year’s Masters has been focused on Tiger Woods’ bid to become the first player to win the Grand Slam, golf’s most elusive prize. What you say? Didn’t Bobby Jones win the Grand Slam 78 years ago? That’s […]

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A Solution to the Tiger Woods Photographer Problem

March 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Education is a great thing. It dispels ignorance, increases awareness, and solves problems. Here’s today’s lesson for all wanna be golf photographers. If you want to capture a Pulitzer prize winning photo and establish yourself as a big league golf picture taker, concentrate on the reaction, not the action. Look for those opportunities after the […]

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Masters Rewards Experience

March 29th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15 Success begets success, and no major proves it like the Masters. Fifty Masters have been played since 1958 (the beginning of the Modern Era), and a whopping 48% of the winners have come from seven of the top eight players of the era. Consider the table below. As a […]

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