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McIlroy does play for the money

January 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Its official: Rory McIlroy is now a Nike Athlete. While I, like you, had previously though that Rory’s biggest goal was to win majors now, it seems, he wants to make history as a member of Nike’s stable of world class athletes. Well, I guess that’s one way to transcend the game, and to become […]

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Is Lee Westwood really a major contender?

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments

In pool, a lamb killer is a player who specializes in winning against players that he is heavily favored to beat. With his win yesterday at the Nordea Masters in Sweden yesterday, Lee Westwood has proven, once again, that he has the right stuff as long as he is playing against much weaker competition. At […]

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Woods blows his chance to build momentum

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I had the obvious headline written for this piece on Saturday night – “Tiger is Back.” And he would have been if not for a final round of 72 at the Abu Dhabi, which dropped him into a 3t. After all, Woods was slamming his clubs again, he was hitting greens like a machine (85% […]

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Woods wrongly shoots up the WGR

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Now that the hyperbole surrounding Tiger Woods’ victory at Sherwood Forest has subsided a bit, it’s time to put his victory in to perspective. Yes, Woods closed strongly, birdying the last two holes in vintage Woods fashion. But to get himself into position for these end-of-tournament heroics, he only had to beat 16 players and […]

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Woods qualifies for 2011 Chevron because of the points he “earned” at the 2010 Chevron!

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Tiger Woods squeaked in under the deadline, having qualified for his Chevron World Challenge by virtue of his 49th position in the World Golf Ranking as of this past weekend. He needed to finish in the top 50 to be eligible for his own tournament. I wish Woods had finished 51st or worse just so […]

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Westwood deserves to be #1

June 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Luke Donald has been on a roll that started at the end of October of last year. During that time he’s finished in the top 10 in 14 of 15 events, including his last nine in a row. He’s also won three times in the last 12 months, and during the entire 24 month period […]

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Westwood Joins the Chase for #1

July 21st, 2010 · No Comments

In the recent past Phil Mickelson was the only player who could overtake Tiger Woods for the #1 ranking with just one big week. But now, after Lee Westwood earned 60 big points for his Silver Medal at the Open, both he and Phil could zoom past Woods with a single winning performance. Top Three […]

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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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Mickelson vs. Woods for #1 in the World

May 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

In the last two events in which both have competed, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have each used 559 strokes. If you include the WGC-CA, which is the third stroke play event they have in common this season, Phil, who won it, enjoys an eight shot advantage over Tiger in 216 holes of competition in […]

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Sergio Garcia wants Major More than World #1

March 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

USA Today ran the numbers, which revealed that if Sergio Garcia wins the WGC CA this week and Tiger Woods finishes 27th or worse, he will become the new #1 in the World Golf Rankings. This monumental achievement would end Tiger’s 195 week stay at the top. Big deal. If ever there was a story […]

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