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Fireworks on The Fourth

by Jeff Skinner

It hasn’t been a bad few weeks for Justin Rose.  In his last three tournaments he has a win at Jack’s Memorial then he tied for ninth at The Travelers and now he claims his second PGA Tour win at The AT&T National.  That’s a pretty good streak and the icing on his cake is that he now qualifies for The Open Championship at St. Andrews in two weeks.  Things are looking pretty good for Justin right now.

Speaking of a good streak, how about our Ryder Cup Captain, Corey Pavin.  Last week while he was scouting the potential Ryder Cuppers on the PGA Tour he found himself in contention at The Travelers Championship and fell out of the playoff to finish tied for second.  This week he was back at the Champions Tour and finished tied for third place at The Montreal Championship. That’s not bad for a golfer with another full time job.

Along with Rose, Ryan Moore and Bubba Watson have qualified for The Open Championship.  It’s great for them and great for The Open.  It will be a little bit more colorful with the addition of those three.

Just like the fine wine he loves so much Miguel Angel Jimenez proves that he is getting better with age.  The Coolest Guy in Golf won his 17th career event on the European Tour at The Alstom Open de France. As usual Jimenez does things his own way.  He stood on the eighteenth tee with a two shot lead and promptly put his approach in the water and had to head to a three man playoff before he could claim the trophy as his own.  Ten of his seventeen wins have come since he turned forty and he now is fifth in Ryder Cup points for the European Team.  He’s one of a kind and a Ryder Cup at age forty six would be an amazing thing to see.

The ladies of The LPGA went to a four women playoff at The Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic and Na Yeon Choi hung on to win at the second hole.  Christina Kim had a chance to win the tournament on her last hole but missed her 15 foot birdie putt.

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