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One Donut Too Many For Juli Inkster

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA is finally back in action this week as the ladies are in Oregon at beautiful Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club for the Safeway Classic.  After a three week layoff the tour could use a little shot in the arm to get back in the America’s sports consciousness.   Unfortunately the ladies look to have a dud on their hands. America’s golfing sweetheart, Paula Creamer missed the cut as she is still feeling the effects of thumb surgery. … Continue Reading

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Obama Hits The Links

by Jeff Skinner You have to give President Obama some credit.  Not just because he is The President and the most powerful man on earth but because he really never backs away from a challenge.  Such was the case on Friday when he decided to hit the links again while on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. The First Golfer played a round of golf on what many call the toughest golf course on the island, Vineyard Golf Club.  This is a… Continue Reading

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It’s Love For Fred Couples

by Jeff Skinner So the PGA Tour kicks back into gear today at The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The boys will be trying to earn enough FedEx Cup points to qualify for next week’s Barclays. Fred Couples has made a strange decision.  He has opted out of the Champions Tour Jeld-Wen Tradition in Oregon, a senior major, to play in North Carolina.  At 164th on the FedEx Cup list he would need a really great finish to qualify… Continue Reading

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Jeff Overton Breaks PGA Championship Record

by Jeff Skinner Lost in all the commotion surrounding Dustin Johnson’s bunker-gate on Sunday at The PGA Championship was an exceptional round of golf played by Jeff Overton.  The Ryder Cup rookie went out first, as a single when Ian Poulter withdrew and proceeded to set a PGA Championship record.  His 79 will never qualify as a scoring record but Overton was able to get around the hills and dunes of Whistling Straights in 2 hours and 9 minutes.  The… Continue Reading

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Pavin Ponders Ryder Cup Picks

by Jeff Skinner The dust has settled at Whistling Straights, or should I say the sand has settled, and we are left with another first time major winner in the very deserving Martin Kaymer.  We also have the bulk of the 2010 Ryder Cup Team complete as The PGA Championship was the last opportunity to earn points.  Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Jeff Overton and Matt Kuchar all earned enough points to earn… Continue Reading

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PGA Championship Ends With a Thud

by Jeff Skinner The closing holes of The PGA Championship were some of the most exciting of the entire major season.  It looked like the 2010 major season would end with a bang.  Unfortunately, the day ended with resounding thud as Dustin Johnson’s mishap in a “bunker” deflated what was to be a spectacular finish. The day started strangely.  It looked like the U.S. Open with the leader stumbling out of the gate.  When leader Nick Watney opened with a… Continue Reading

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Dustin Johnson Gets Bunkered at The PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner I know a rule is a rule but how the heck can you tell if you’re in a bunker when thousands of people are standing in it. Dustin Johnson gets penalized on the final hole of the PGA Championship for grounding his club in what could best be described as the “remnants of a bunker” to the right of the 18th fairway.  We all know the rule, no grounding your club in a bunker, but come on. … Continue Reading

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Sergio Garcia Should Call Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner Sergio Garcia has started his “break from golf” since he missed the cut at The PGA Championship and has said he’ll not play for two months.  Actually, he started his break a long time ago even though he has been on the course he hasn’t been playing for a long time.  With Sergio at home in Spain he should reach out to his friends for help in getting through this difficult time.  I know another golfer that… Continue Reading

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Youngsters Look To Take PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner After two days of a stuttering start The PGA Championship finally started to look like a real golf tournament on Saturday.  With some golfers finishing their second round early Saturday morning the sky cleared to give the players a clear and fogless view of Whistling Straights.  While the tournament may now look like a major, the leaderboard looks like anything but a major championship.  Five of the top six names on the leaderboard are under thirty and… Continue Reading

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