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Remember the Fallen on Memorial Day

by Jeff Skinner Congratulations to the winning golfers over the weekend.  Zach Johnson bettered the boys on the PGA Tour at Colonial.  Tom Lehman won The Senior PGA Championship in a playoff and Luke Donald broke back into the winner’s column for the first time in four years on at The Madrid Masters. More importantly its Memorial Day and we all should take a second to reflect on the meaning of today.  Before you fire up the grill or pop… Continue Reading

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A Great Sunday for Golf

by Jeff Skinner What a difference a day makes.  We saw major changes on both the PGA Tour and The Champions Tour on Saturday.  At The Colonial, Brian Davis and Bryce Molder jumped up the leaderboard with great rounds to share the lead going into the final day.  You remember Davis; he’s the guy that called a penalty on himself at The Verizon Heritage that probably cost him the tournament.  Well he’s back in contention after three missed cuts and… Continue Reading

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Freddy Couples Leads Senior PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner Fred Couples is making the most of his rookie season on The Champions Tour as he leads The Senior PGA Championship and is looking to win his first senior major in his first appearance in one.  Couples has taken the Champions Tour by storm with three victories this year already. Couples sashayed his way around the Colorado Golf Club in four under par for the second round to take a one stroke lead over Tom Kite.  Couples… Continue Reading

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The “New Look” Golf Shoe

We have all seen Freddy Couples sporting the low profile ecco’s this season, and it seems like the golf shoe will be taking on a much different look in the near future. Almost-Sponsor-Free Ryan Moore just signed an endorsement contract with TRUE linkswear golf shoes, and we are now seeing new brands like kikkor and even veteran brands like NIKE are introducing this “new look” to the golf shoe.  For those of you who were hoping to get some of… Continue Reading

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Tiger Commits But Pavin Doesn’t

by Jeff Skinner Chip Shots… It wouldn’t be a normal week in the golf world if there weren’t two or three Tiger Woods stories.  This week is no different as Woods was in the news for what he did this week and for what he has yet to do. Tiger committed to play in Jack’s Memorial Tournament next week. It will be Tiger’s first appearance since he withdrew from The Players with that pain in his neck. It seems like… Continue Reading

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Fred Couples Leads The Champions at The Senior PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner The Champions Tour starts its major season at The Senior PGA Championship on Thursday at The Colorado Golf Club just outside of Denver.  It will be played on the longest course in Champions Tour history at 7604 yards.  The players have raved about the Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed course and with a “major setup” of deep rough and narrow fairways it will offer a sturdy test for the seniors.  Even with the altitude helping the… Continue Reading

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Ben Hogan and The Colonial

by Jeff Skinner It really doesn’t matter what the PGA Tour calls the tournament in Fort Worth Texas this week, it’s still The Colonial.  The title sponsor may like to hear “The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial” but we all know it as “The Colonial” and that means one thing: Ben Hogan.  Most of the older players still refer to it as “The Hogan.”  Last week it was The Nelson, this week it’s The Hogan. Sorry Crowne Plaza, to me… Continue Reading

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Youth Reigns at The Nelson and The Sybase

by Jeff Skinner Golf has been called an “old man’s game” by many of its detractors over the years. Well, that certainly wasn’t the case Sunday afternoon as a pair of young “twenty-somethings” won their first big league tournaments and a sixteen year old amateur showed that he could play with the big boys. “Youth will be served” and it was served well at The Byron Nelson Championship and The Sybase Match Play Championship. Twenty two year old Jason Day… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Faces Tough Test in Quarterfinals

by Jeff Skinner The magical comeback ride is over for Morgan Pressel as she fell to Amy Yang 4 & 3 in the third round of play at The Sybase Match Play Championship.  After two straight days of miraculous comebacks from two down with two to play, Pressel couldn’t survive the steady play of Yang. Number four seed, long hitter Yani Tseng dispatched Inbee Park rather easily with a 5 & 3 victory. In a big upset, 67th seeded Haeji… Continue Reading

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Byron Nelson’s Unbeatable Streak

by Jeff Skinner While the boys of The PGA Tour toil down in Dallas Texas at The Byron Nelson Championship it’s time to remember the most unbeatable record in all of sport.  Few golf fans and journalist will debate the fact that Byron Nelson was a true gentleman.  He was revered as few men in golf were for his manner off the course as well as his historic accomplishments on the course. Nelson’s 1945 season will never be duplicated, or… Continue Reading

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