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The Vijay Singh Story: Sad bookends for a HOF golfer

January 30th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Vijay Singh was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, a selection that seemed warranted based on his three major titles and his 34 PGA Tour victories (30 when inducted). With today’s breaking news from SI in a story by David Epstein, which said the Singh has been using an illegal growth substance (deer […]

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PGA Championship final round preview

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The 16 – a progress report Rory McIlroy has a three shot lead going into the final round and wouldn’t it be great for him to proceed to victory so this ridiculous streak of 16 winners in the last 16 majors can be mercifully brought to an end. The 54 hole scores of the 11 […]

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At the PGA it is Us versus Them

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Is it the job that makes the announcers root for players who hate the long putter, or do they genuinely pull for those players who use one? I wonder, because I just heard Brandel Chamblee say, “Everybody is pulling for Adam Scott to make a comeback.” I am not, and I suspect there are others, […]

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Woods’ quest threatened by the anchored putter

August 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods was beaten by two players who used the anchored putter at the British Open, finishing 3t behind Ernie Els and Adam Scott. And now, at the PGA, he has gutted his way into a three way tie for first at the halfway point with Carl Petterrson and Vijay Singh, who also anchor their […]

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Els vs. Mickelson for Second Best of the Woods Era

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ernie Els victory at the WGC-CA has sounded the alarm for the great rivalry of the coming years – Els vs. Mickelson for number two of the Woods Era. Going into the WGC Els had won only once on the PGA Tour in the last six years, but he did post a couple of top […]

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Woods and the PGA – Assorted Topics

August 17th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Tiger’s Climb About to Steepen Jack Nicklaus said the majors were easier to win because a big part of the field did not believe they could, and were defeated from the start. Over his career, Tiger Woods has confirmed the Nicklaus philosophy as so many doubters have self destructed in his presence. But this year’s […]

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Day 1 at the PGA

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Tiger Woods Makes Most of the Pole Position Tiger Woods got the favorable Thursday morning draw as he does at most majors, and he made the most of it, opening with a rock solid 67 that featured accurate driving, pin high iron shots, and Tiger-like putting. Putting Tiger out first is better for him – […]

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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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The Road to the Masters Leads Through Tiger Woods

April 7th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – thru 4/15 Tiger Woods has played in 12 majors since his Hank Haney Swing started producing Ws in early 2005. Given that he’s finished in the top four in 10 of them, there is no reason to believe that he won’t be stalking the leaderboard on Masters Sunday. Knowing that Tiger […]

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Major Milestones at the Masters

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – thru 4/15 The golfers who play for history have major milestones riding on each big four championship. Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, and a long list of majorless wanna be greats are looking to get the monkey off their back so they can begin to make a serious move on the history […]

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