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Furyk Wins Again

by Jeff Skinner Lost in all the Tiger interview hoopla was the fact that Jim Furyk won the Transitions Championship yesterday.  Furyk doesn’t mind the fact that his win is relegated to story number 1001 behind 1000 Tiger stories.  He’ll happily take the trophy and cash the check in the quiet, humble, unassuming way he always has.  It was his first win since 2007 and fourteenth in his career.   It’s great to see another one of “the old guard” get… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Takes His First Step

by Jeff Skinner Sunday afternoon we witnessed another chapter in the Tiger Woods saga when Tiger spoke to The Golf Channel and ESPN.  In what looked like a strategy a politician might use, (thanks Ari Fleischer) Tiger gave two, quick interviews to Kelly Tilghman and Tom Rinaldi.  It’s accepted political practice to use the Sunday morning talk shows to get your message across if you are a politician. OK, so it wasn’t Meet the Press or Face the Nation but… Continue Reading

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Ogilvy’s Extra Trip Pays Off

by Jeff Skinner So you think life as a golf professional is easy. So you think these millionaires in spikes have it all figured out.  So you think these men of the world have everything planned out for them.  Well, think again.  Sometimes even these guys are knuckleheads. Such is the case of former U.S Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy.  Ogilvy is no knucklehead on the course.  He has seven PGA Tour wins including three World Golf Championship titles and finished thirteenth… Continue Reading

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Whodunit? North Shore Country Club

by Jeff Skinner Here’s an interesting story about golf that has rumor, suspense and mystery…and it doesn’t include Tiger or any of his problems.  It seems a guy, a very wealthy guy, finally got to buy his favorite golf course.   But soon after the purchase, rumors started questioning the actual designer of the course.  For years the club was billed as an A.W. Tillinghast design and that is what the new owner thought he had purchased. “What appealed to Mr.… Continue Reading

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More Tiger Texts…But Who Cares?

by Jeff Skinner Just when we all thought the Tiger Woods scandal couldn’t sink any lower, one of Tiger’s mistresses, who can remember what number, Joslyn James proves there is no floor to this bottomless pit of sleaze.  At least for the last few weeks the sleaze front had subsided and we were left with the “when will Tiger comeback” speculation.  So as Tiger makes headlines with his “I’ll be back at The Masters” statement one of his seedy, ex-girlfriends… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Return: Good for Tiger, Bad for The Masters

by Jeff Skinner The countdown to Tiger’s return at The Masters continues and while most people in and out of the golf industry have opinions on everything Tiger few have the perspective of Tiger’s friend Notay Begay.  Tiger’s old college buddy and close friend gave Brian Wacker of PGATour.com some insights to Tiger’s state of mind. Begay is close to Woods and was one of the few friends that attended “Tiger’s Apology” last month.  He thinks that Augusta is the… Continue Reading

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Who Needs Tiger? Real Golf Today!

by Jeff Skinner Who needs Tiger? We’ve got golf today!  The Transitions Championship features plenty of great golfers on a course that some call the toughest on the Florida swing and unlike most tracks in the sunshine State it even has hills!  Old guys, young guys, major champs and youngsters trying to make their mark will be walking the hills of The Innisbrook Copperhead Course.  It’s worth a watch. World #2 Steve Stricker is looking for win #2 this year.… Continue Reading

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Selfish Tiger Back At Augusta

by Jeff Skinner So the next chapter in the Tiger Woods Saga is about to be written: The Comeback.  With his announcement that he’ll play in The Masters the “Tiger Watch” has shifted into overdrive.  It’s understandable why Woods chose Augusta for his comeback tournament.  The boys with the green jackets run a tight ship down there.  They won’t tolerate any heckling, screaming or hollering at Augusta.  So the press better watch out or they’ll be hustled out of there… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus Plays It Off His Left Heel

by Jeff Skinner Up here in the Northeast the heavy rains of last week has washed away most of the remaining snow and that brings us a few days closer to opening day for the local golf courses.  With the memory of the Florida golf trip fading fast I’m anxiously awaiting the day when I can tee it up and once again walk down a fairway.  Now’s the time each swing is perfect, each drive lands in the fairway, every… Continue Reading

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A Special Week for Ernie Els

by Jeff Skinner This is a special week for Ernie Els.  This is a special week for a special guy.  This week Els has seen more than his share of good fortune and winning the WGC CA Championship is only a small part of a wonderful time for Els and his family.  Every golfer at one time or another has paid homage to “The Golfing Gods” and Els is no different.  This time however it seems like The Gods are… Continue Reading

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