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Character(s) Leads the Open

by Jeff Skinner It seems the fresh air off the west coast of Scotland has energized some of the more “seasoned” golfers at The Open Championship.  Forty five year old Miguel Angel Jimenez has a one stroke lead over five time Open Champion, fifty nine year old Tom Watson.  Watson is joined on the leader board by his fellow Champions Tour member, Mark O’Meara and a pair of forty-something’s in Mark Calcavecchia and Vijay Singh. The intricacies and demands of… Continue Reading

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Tom Watson is Home Again

By G. Rennie The Open Championship kicked off this morning with an unexpected twist- no wind. The Ayershire coast at Turnberry was calm and sun splashed, at times. But it wasn’t quiet as appreciative fans joined in the thunder that rolled across the Ailsa Course seemingly from years past as Tom Watson delighted the golfing world with a brilliant exhibition of ball striking. The history of this tournament has no rival in golf and Watson, a true student of the… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s the Best Bet

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Finally, The Open Championship is under way today.  Turnberry looks ready to offer a strong test to the world’s best golfers.  The British press is not much different from the US press when it comes to covering Tiger Woods.  There are plenty of stories on how Tiger is the favorite and how he can win this Open using driver or not using driver.  Personally, I… Continue Reading

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No Great Scots at this Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner Nothing says Open Championship golf like a Scottish venue hosting the Open. Visions of St Andrews, links golf, Old Tom Morris, the wind and weather, the passionate fans and the “Champion Golfer of the Year” holding the Claret Jug on the eighteenth green are just some of the sights and memories that make this championship special. However there is one glaring omission that the native Scots have been missing for years; a home grown Scot holding the… Continue Reading

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Enough of Norman and Evert

by Jeff Skinner The Golf Channel’s new magazine show “Golf in America” is pretty watchable. The host, Anthony Anderson is an avid golfer and he has a pair of good gigs. He is the kick ass cop on “Law and Order” and to satisfy his golfing passion he hosts “Golf in America.” On this week’s show Rich Lerner did a piece on Greg Norman and his wife Chris Evert. Last year at the Open Championship Norman shocked everyone and played… Continue Reading

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Turnberry in 1994: Price Wins, Parnevik Blow’s It

by Jeff Skinner Another great week for golf is upon us as The Open Championship starts on Thursday at Turnberry in Scotland. The last time Turnberry hosted The Open was in 1994 when Nick Price strode to victory and marched to number one in the world. Price was in his prime then and had already won his first major in 1992, The PGA Championship. Price and Greg Norman were the best golfers in the world at the time. Price was… Continue Reading

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Open Week All Over Again

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Drama and tragedy seemed to rule the day for the American players at the US Women’s Open. On Saturday we watched fan favorite Paula Creamer implode on the tenth with a triple bogey that lost her the tournament. On Sunday Cristie Kerr entered the final round with a two stroke lead and a resume that included a US Open Championship. On Saturday evening Kerr spoke… Continue Reading

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Kerr Leads, Paula Stumbles, Cinderella Stays Around

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. This week’s US Women’s Open had plenty of drama on Saturday. Cristie Kerr battled the course at Saucon Valley and was able to scratch out a one over par 71 to give her a two stroke lead going into the final round. Kerr has a 2007 US Open trophy on her mantle and is ready to add another to make a fine set of bookends.… Continue Reading

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Kerr Looks for Another US Open

The USGA tightened up Saucon Valley on Friday and made the course play as tough as they can get it. Well almost as tough, they could still speed up the greens to hyper speed if they wanted. Pars were to be cherished in the third round as only six players recorded sub-par rounds and there are only three ladies under par for the tournament. They tucked the pins and moved back the tees so the ladies were challenged and par… Continue Reading

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Honest Golfers and Tiger Takes a Shot

by Jeff Skinner Golf is one of the few sports that expect its players to police themselves when it comes to following the rules. The rules and etiquette of the game supposed to be self enforced with players expected to call penalties on themselves. Honesty and integrity are as much a part of the game as chips and putts. Any self respecting golfer plays by the rules all the time, not just when it is convenient. Most golfers follow the… Continue Reading

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