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Ernie & Schwartzel Showdown; Stacy Lewis Tunes Up Down Under

by Jeff Skinner Even though the LPGA’s first tournament on US soil is still two weeks away, many American players have travelled the world to get their season started.  This past week saw a bunch of American’s put their games on display in Australia at the Women’s Australian Open.  The pros were joined by the hottest American amateur, Alexis Thompson as she made the trip to Melbourne worthwhile with a tie for sixteenth finish. The honor of low American went… Continue Reading

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Great Leaderboard at The CA Championship

If you ask me this is what a PGA leaderboard should look like.  It has some superstars, major winners, young guns and some up and comers.  Els, Harrington, Singh, Weir are superstar major winners.  Haas and Holmes are the young guns.  Hansen, Schwartzel and Ikeda are the up and comers.  That leaves Robert Allenby who isn’t any of the above.  He’s just are really good player that hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2001.  But he did win twice… Continue Reading

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Tiger Can Be Different This Time

by Jeff Skinner So my favorite writer from the New York Post, Mark Cannizzaro (covers my NY Jets too), has reported that Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Soon after that The Associated Press counters that report with a story that contends that Woods will stay dormant until The Masters.  The Woods Camp made headlines by hiring public relations specialist Ari Fleischer and his fledgling “sports communication” company.  Fleischer is the former press… Continue Reading

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Top Ten Golf Innovations of the Past 20 Years

by Jeff Skinner Check out Golf World’s Senior Editor Mike Johnson as he breaks down his top ten golf innovations of the past twenty years.  In my opinion the most obvious is the big 460cc driver.  Everyone plays the biggest of the Big Dogs now.  But the innovation with the most impact has probably been the ball.  300 yard drives are the norm even for double digit hackers.  If Nicklaus played with these balls he would have never lost.

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Tiger, Solheim, Rory & Jack, Daly and a Skankapotamus

by Jeff Skinner Chip Shots… The Tiger watch has heated up in the last few days.  Reports have Tiger and Hank Haney working together at Isleworth and the speculation is that Woods will return sooner rather than later.  Tiger watcher and insider, John Hawkins thinks this is a sure sign Woods will play The Tavistock Cup then Bay Hill on his way to Augusta. Ping Chairman and CEO John Solheim has once again shown the same class and dignity that… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy Share Cover on Video Game

by Jeff Skinner EA Sports has released their new Tiger Woods PGA ’11 video game cover and for the first time ever Tiger Woods shares the cover with young phenom Rory McIlroy.  It could be construed that EA Sports is protecting itself and preparing for a future when Woods would not be their preferred endorser.  For years Tiger was the only PGA Tour player on the best selling golf video game.  According to EA Sports management the change has nothing… Continue Reading

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Caddyshack 101, A New Classic

by Jeff Skinner I’ll be the first to admit that I, like many golf fanatics, probably spend a little bit too much time focusing on golf.  I am a golf junkie. I’m usually just a second away from a “golf thought” no matter what I am doing.  I am always practicing the swing, thinking about playing, talking golf, thinking golf, playing golf, writing golf or getting ready to do any or all of the above.  Yes, I’m a fanatic, I’ll… Continue Reading

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Villegas & Freddy Win but Arnie Is Still The King

by Jeff Skinner Sunday brought us some wonderful golf on the PGA and Champions Tours. I feel for those that think Tiger and Phil are the only reason to follow the tours.  Camilo Villegas topped a youthful leader board at The Honda which was studded with familiar names that could dominate the tours this season and even take home a few major championships.  Villegas, the Columbian heartthrob, took home his first trophy since 2008 and second place finisher; Anthony Kim… Continue Reading

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Karrie Webb and The Americans Win Down Under

by Jeff Skinner Patience all you LPGA fans, the season continues in two weeks, but a bunch of the American ladies spent the past week playing down under in The ANZ Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast in Australia.  Ten American LPGA players played and played well, with all but two making the cut. They had the chance to witness a great tournament as Karrie Webb shot a blazing 61 to win by six strokes.  Webb said she briefly thought… Continue Reading

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Camilo and Freddy Lead on Sunday

Camilo Villegas takes a three stroke lead into today’s final round of the Honda Classic. Villegas has a third place finish and a tie for eighth in his two previous starts this season. Can he hold on to win? Nathan Green and Vijay Singh are only two strokes back. Freddy Couples shoots a lights out 64 and leads by two shots at The Champions Tour Toshiba Classic. Freddy has a win and a second place so far on the Senior… Continue Reading

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