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It’s the People That Matter

One of the greatest joys we get from playing golf is the people we get to play with. Spending time on the course with our friends and family is more than just an added bonus of the game. For many of us it’s the people that make the game what it is. Sometimes golf is just an excuse to spend time with the people we love. When the pros have an off day or two, many of them can be… Continue Reading

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Tiger and Phil: 10 Things We Heard on the Green

As Tiger and Phil were posing with their trophies on Sunday NBC wasn’t able to pick up all the chit chat going on.  Here’s ten things overheard as Phil and Tiger posed for pictures. 1.    Tiger to Phil:  “Mine is bigger than yours.” 2.   Phil to Tiger: “Trade ya?” 3.    Tiger: “I guess I could use it as a water bowl for my dogs.” 4.   Tiger to Phil: “I told Finchem: If I play all four tournaments, I better get… Continue Reading

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Tiger and Phil and Two Trophies

by Jeff Skinner It seemed fitting that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson shared the spotlight on the eighteenth green at The Tour Championship. Tiger and Phil stood side by side, Phil with the Tour Championship Trophy and Tiger with The FedEx Cup. They are the two most skilled and popular golfers in the United States and their spotlight sharing could be seen as a vindication of The FedEx Cup Playoff system. The tour finished its regular season with the two… Continue Reading

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Kenny, Tiger, Phil; Three Different Seasons

At the start of the season if Tim Finchem could have looked into the future and saw the leader board for the final round of The Tour Championship he would have smiled.  With Kenny Perry, Tiger and Phil atop the standings he would have been sure to think the Playoffs were a success. However, none of us, Finchem included would ever have imagined how the season was to unfold. All the question marks about Tiger and his comeback from knee… Continue Reading

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Tiger Leads The Tour Championship

Could it be all over at The Tour Championship? Has Tiger taken the lead for good? Are rounds three and four at East Lake just a victory lap for Woods? Tiger’s one shot lead over good buddy Sean O’Hair and constant playing partner Paddy Harrington should have been more. Tiger missed a short putt for eagle on fifteen and a five footer for birdie on sixteen.

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Payne Stewart’s Kids Grow Up

In addition to the season finale and a ten million dollar payoff the PGA Tour uses The Tour Championship to present The Payne Stewart Award. The award is given to a “player who shows respect for the traditions of the game, a commitment to uphold the game’s heritage of charitable support and a professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct.” This year’s choice is Kenny Perry and he is very deserving of the… Continue Reading

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The FedEx Cup Works, Just Don’t Call it a Major

by Jeff skinner The PGA Tour’s big finish starts today. Tim Finchem (Dr. Finchemstein) is happy with the “volatility” of this year’s FedEx Cup and is sure the ending will be a scenario that no one has thought of yet. Tiger Woods and the boys are back from a week off, the East Lake course is dried out, The Golf Channel and NBC are all set to broadcast hours and hours of coverage. It almost feels like a major, but… Continue Reading

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FedEx Cup Winners, Hot Clubs and Bobby’s East Lake

All right, so we all know that if any of the top five guys in the FedEx Cup win the The Tour Championship, they will win the FedEx Cup also. So all Tiger, Stricker, Furyk, Johnson and Heath Slocum have to do is win to be the FedEx Cup Champion. That’s the simple part. How does number thirty, John Senden win The Cup? Here’s how; Senden must win the Tour Championship, Tiger Woods must finish 30th; Steve Stricker must finish… Continue Reading

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Monday Night Golfer

by Jeff Skinner Over the last the last four decades Monday Night Football has occupied a significant spot in the sporting consciousness of America. From the first telecast in 1970 of the Jets at the Browns, to Howard Cosell, O J Simpson, Joe Namath and Dandy Don Meredith, Monday Night Football has been a staple for any football fan. The uniqueness of nationally televised night games has been worn away by the proliferation of NFL games on multiple networks. ESPN… Continue Reading

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Tiger and Haney are a Perfect Team

The PGA Tour starts up again this week with the final round of “The FedEx Cup Playoffs” at The Tour Championship. Tiger and the other twenty nine golfers who qualified used the past week to rest up, tweak their games and maybe watch a little football. As swing coach to the world’s best player, Hank Haney is charged with keeping him on top and to Tiger that means being willing to change. Haney says Tiger is always willing to try… Continue Reading

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