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Welcome to The PGA Tour on MTV

by Jeff Skinner I hope all those people who call golf “boring” are taking notice now.  It seems like this season would be more at home on MTV following The Jersey Shore than it does on The Golf Channel.  I can see the commercial now.  You want excitement, controversy, drama and sex? Forget Snooki and The Situation! We have Phil and The Situation, we have Tiger and The Skanks, we have Daly on suicide watch, and we have McCarron in… Continue Reading

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Mickelson Ready for a Shootout, Daly is Being Daly, Perry Welcomes Tiger Back

Chip Shots Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for and that is the case for the PGA Tour this week.  The Farmers Insurance Open (we’ll call it Torrey Pines) was going to be the tournament that started people watching golf and talking about players other than the invisible man, Tiger Woods.  With world number two Phil Mickelson leading the way and fan favorite John Daly pursuing his 129th comeback attempt, Torrey Pines was the place we could… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson’s a Cheater?…John Daly Quits?… What the Hell?

by Jeff Skinner Just when we thought the pros would concentrate on playing golf and not the controversies and scandals surrounding golf all hell breaks loose at Torrey Pines.  The much anticipated debut of fan favorite Phil Mickelson has stirred more controversy then ever expected.  Phil and a few others are playing the twenty year old Ping Eye 2 that was grandfathered in under a lawsuit settled by Ping and the USGA.  Under the lawsuit even though the groove design… Continue Reading

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Slappy Magee Makes the Cut

by Jeff Skinner Each week we watch the pros on The PGA Tour play at beautiful locations throughout the season.  They play for million dollar checks on a weekly basis. The PGA Tour is a walking millionaires club.  Ninety one tour members earned over a million dollars on The PGA Tour last year and the top fourteen earned well over three million each, led by Tiger Woods with $10,508,163.  One win usually gets you a million bucks and a bunch… Continue Reading

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Phil Gives His “State of Phil Address”

Phil Mickelson spent about thirty minutes in the press tent yesterday giving the media a “State of Phil Address.”  He took the upfront approach and shot right from the hip.  “I’m excited to get the year started,” Mickelson said. “But before we talk about that and the tournament, there’s a few other areas I’d like to discuss before we go into that.”  He then went on to touch on Tiger, Amy and his mom, his schedule, the Tour, his support… Continue Reading

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All You Need to Know on Banned Grooves; The USGA

by Jeff Skinner Ok, be honest.  Who knows what the real story is with all this “banned groove” stuff?  I know I’m not.  But I figure I know enough to get by and I know where to go to find out.  You’ve got to go right to the source: The USGA.  They set the rules so that’s the place to go to see if your sticks are legal or if you’re playing with some outlaw clubs. The USGA website is… Continue Reading

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Phil Carries the Tour this Week

Chip Shots Tomorrow is the coming out party for The PGA Tour as their number one 2010 attraction makes his first appearance.  Phil Mickelson tees it up in his own backyard at Torrey Pines and starts this season with a good portion of the weight of The PGA Tour on his shoulders.  With Tiger sitting the season out so far and sponsors looking for a bit more bang for their buck, the heavy lifting has been left to Phil.  Good… Continue Reading

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Big Names Need to Help “The Hope”

by Jeff Skinner I spent some time Monday afternoon watching some young (cheers to Bill Haas) and not so young faces battle it out down the stretch at The Bob Hope Classic and while the golf playing out on the television was exciting and interesting, I’m am sure the casual golf fan could not have cared less.  That is not a knock on the golfers that were playing; they were a mixture of fine, experienced tour players and youngsters trying… Continue Reading

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Bill Haas and The Family Business

by Jeff Skinner Bill Haas made two birdies on the last two Holes of The Bob Hope Classic to win and finish one stroke ahead of Matt Kuchar, Tim Clark and Bubba Watson.  It was Haas’ first win on The PGA Tour but not the first time he has held a championship trophy.  His dad, Jay Haas, won The Hope in 1988 and eight other PGA Tour victories and fourteen Champions Tour wins.  Jay was there to see Bill win… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson Goes “Tin Cup”

by Jeff Skinner I know I go a little stir crazy when my round of golf gets rained out and I guess the pros go through the same thing.  Bubba Watson gets creative during the rain out at The Hope this week.  He starts going “Tin Cup and Roy McAvoy” on us as he hits balls out of his house into a bucket.  It’s a pretty good trick and Bubba seems like a real character here.  He should bring that… Continue Reading

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