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The Masters Can Show Some Love to Davis

by Jeff Skinner It’s the week before The Masters and the field is set except for one very coveted spot.  The winner of the Shell Houston Open will get the last remaining space in the field for The 2010 Masters.  Davis Love III is in the same position he was last year.  Having not yet qualified under one of the criteria that The Masters selection committee uses to determine the field, Love will have to win this week.  He’ll have… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Can Win The Kraft Nabisco

by Jeff Skinner The women of  The LPGA Tour are set to take center stage this week as they open the major season at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.  The LPGA season seems a bit dysfunctional at this point in the year.  This is only the fourth tournament of the season and they have played only one full field event prior to this week’s championship and only one on US soil.  Compare that to The PGA Tour which will have played… Continue Reading

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Major Week, It’s The Kraft Nabisco, Not the Masters

by Jeff Skinner Major Season is upon us.  Forget Tiger and all the conjecture about his partners, his pairing and his press conference.  This week the LPGA beats the PGA Tour to the punch when they hold the first major of the season at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.  It isn’t The Open Championship but this tournament has a lot of history. It started in 1972 when it was called the Colgate Dinah Shore, named after one of the most influential… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie’s Expensive Penalty

by Jeff Skinner The people at the LPGA Kia’s Classic knew what they were doing when they extended a sponsor’s exemption to Hee Kyung Seo of South Korea.  She played well enough to dust the field by six strokes and claim her first victory on US soil.  The top American finishers in the tournament were Morgan Pressel and Michelle Wie who tied for sixth.  Pressel shot her lowest round of the tournament with a 68 to finish and Michelle Wie… Continue Reading

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Els & Pavin Lead the Pack

Ernie Els is looking to become the first double winner this year on the PGA Tour as he hangs on to a one stroke lead over Ben Curtis at The Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Els is playing as loose and relaxed as he ever has and could be ready to claim that green jacket in two weeks. Chris Couch scored the shot of the day when he bounced his approach off the rocks not once, not twice but three times.  The… Continue Reading

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Great Leaderboards, Great Courses

Okay, so there was plenty of compelling golf being played all over the world yesterday.  The Euro Tour is in Spain being hosted by Miguel Angel Jimenez.  The ladies of  The LPGA are in California with Michelle Wie lurking two strokes off the lead.  The flat bellies of PGA Tour are at Arnie’s place in Orlando with a leader board stacked with major winners.  Davis and Ernie share the lead with DJ Trahan and Ben Curtis at -7 but Phil… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s First Mistress: Nike

by Jeff Skinner Here’s another sign that Tiger Woods is ready to come back to his old golf routine.  TMZ is reporting that Woods was seen filming a new commercial for Nike.  It’s been full speed ahead for Team Woods since he announced he will play at The Masters.  He shot off duel “exclusive” interviews with The Golf Channel and ESPN and announced he will hold a special “Tiger Conference” on Monday of The Masters.  It looks like he and… Continue Reading

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Thursday Chips

by Jeff Skinner Chip Shots… One popular phrase that has been tossed about for years in golfing circles is the need “to grow the game.”  The players love to use that line when they travel around the world to pick up their huge appearance fees.  Well, one golfer this week is putting his money where his mouth is, his own money.  Miguel Angel Jimenez is home in Spain to bankroll the Open de Andalucía.  He feels it is so important… Continue Reading

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Jean Reynolds Is Not Your Typical LPGA Rookie

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA Tour finally starts its domestic season this week when the ladies tee off tomorrow at the KIA Classic in Carlsbad, California.  The LPGA was last seen a month ago in Singapore and all the LPGA players are chomping at the bit to get the 2010 season restarted.  This will be the first tournament of the season for many players as many didn’t qualify for the first two events of the season or opted not to… Continue Reading

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Feinstein Says “Still the Same Tiger”

by Jeff Skinner As we all continue to digest Tiger’s dueling interviews, one thing is clear: Team Tiger is still trying to control the story.  Team Tiger is in full recovery mode now as they try to take as much heat off Tiger before he tees it up at The Masters.  The decision to give short, controlled interviews to a few selected outlets looks more like a type of damage control then it does a full, open dialogue between Tiger… Continue Reading

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