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Monty’s Tough Ryder Cup Picks

by Jeff Skinner Say what you will about Colin Mongomerie’s wild card selections for The Ryder Cup but the fact is he couldn’t please everyone.  The European players are so strong that no matter which player he left off the team there was bound to be some grumbling and plenty of second guessing.  Monty hasn’t exactly been a fan favorite in the states or Europe for that matter but you have to feel a bit for the guy.  He was… Continue Reading

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Matt Kuchar Smiles His Way To Victory

by Jeff Skinner Playing golf as a professional on the PGA Tour can be a tough job.  Sure, the pros are playing for millions of dollars on the finest courses in the world and are catered to like prized thoroughbreds. But believe it or not life on the tour can wear you down over the course of the season.  To keep your spirits up week in and week out can be a difficult task for some.  For Matt Kuchar it’s… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Takes The Canadian Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner On Thursday after their first rounds both Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie were leading their respective golf tournaments.  Wie had the outright lead at The Canadian Women’s Open and Tiger was tied for the lead after a stellar 65.  While Tiger played well this week compared to his fortunes of late, it is Michelle Wie that performed like the champion she was supposed to become. Her two under par 70 gave her a three stroke margin in… Continue Reading

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The Classic 17th at The Barclays

by Jeff Skinner I spent a few hours roaming the grounds of The Barclays on Saturday and got to see some splendid golf.  I can understand why the players like Ridgewood Country Club.  It’s a healthy challenge with tree lined fairways, strategic bunkering and severely sloped greens.  It’s a Tillinghast classic. Matt Kuchar should hire me as his good luck charm. I watched him play four holes over two days and he birdied every one of them.  By the time… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson Misses His Chance

by Jeff Skinner The Golf Gods give and the Golf Gods take.  Unfortunately for us, the Gods were in a taking mood this week when it came to Phil Mickelson.  Philly Mick missed the cut at The Barclays after two mediocre wounds of 72 and 74.  It wasn’t pretty for Phil as he couldn’t hit a fairway (8/14) or a green (9/18).  His short stick was miserable also as he averaged 31 putts per round over his two rounds. This… Continue Reading

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Wie & Woods Lead, The Way It Was Supposed To Be

by Jeff Skinner This is how leaderboards were supposed to look.  Way back in 2002 when Michelle Wie started playing in professional golf tournaments she was touted as the female Tiger Woods.  Wie was going to dominate the ladies game.  She had so much athletic talent and hit the ball a mile she was a sure bet to win everything.  Tiger was Tiger and winning titles by the dozen and tracking down Jack’s 18 major record.  It’s funny how life… Continue Reading

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Jim Furyk Gets Screwed

by Jeff Skinner Over the past few weeks we have all seen some strange dealings with the rules of golf.  Dustin Johnson’s poor play in the bunker at The PGA, Juli Inkster’s donut and Sarah Brown getting pulled off the course for her grooves made us shake our heads and ask ”What the heck is going on here?”  Now The PGA Tour gets in the act with the “rules violation of the year.” Jim Furyk gets disqualified for missing his… Continue Reading

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The Playoffs Start At The Barclays

by Jeff Skinner Last year at Liberty National the FedEx Cup Playoffs got off to rousing start with Heath Slocum taking down the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Paddy Harrington and Steve Stricker.  Slocum entered the 2009 Barclays at 124thplace in The FedEx Cup points list and stole the show from the big name golfers.  All he did was sink a twenty foot par putt on the eighteenth hole to win the first tournament of the playoffs.  It was… Continue Reading

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Tiger & Elin Woods Divorce

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren have announced through their attorneys that their divorce is final.  After ten months of scandal, speculation and rumors the two finally have a bit of closure to an utterly distasteful period of their lives.  Tiger and Elin have been separated for months and this will allow the two of them to attempt to move on and get their respective lives together.  Their statement emphasizes their commitment to their children and… Continue Reading

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Cheers to the Winners

by Jeff Skinner Cheers to Arjun Atwal as he parred the last to win The Wyndam Championship. He came into the tournament with nothing to lose as he had no chance at getting into the FedEx Cup playoffs.  He went out and qualified on Monday and ended up cashing the winner’s check.  He said he was playing to win and not worrying about anything else.  That certainly worked for him.  “I told my caddie, ‘We’ve got nothing to lose this week.… Continue Reading

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