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Shot In The Dark Turns Into An Ace

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour’s Fall Series has a tough task: going head to head with the NFL on Sunday afternoons.  It’s pretty tough to attract any viewers while the boys of the NFL are conducting their business.  Late Sunday afternoon the boys of the PGA Tour gave those diehard PGA Tour fans their money’s worth when Jonathan Byrd aced the fourth playoff hole to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Byrd beat Martin Laird and… Continue Reading

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Wonder Boy & Wonder Woman

by Jeff Skinner It is often said that golf is a game that can’t be won, only played.  This Sunday the game gave us a little taste of how it can be both.  Two golfers on two continents, a generation apart showed why golf is indeed the greatest game.  Italian sensation, Matteo Manassero became the youngest winner in the history of the European Tour when he won the Castello Masters by four strokes.  Manassero is only 17 years old, 17… Continue Reading

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Timberlake & PGA Tour Goes Retro

by Jeff Skinner Quick, name the celebrities that have their names attached to a PGA Tour event.  If you had to stop and think for a minute you are out of touch with the PGA Tour.  Only the late, great Bob Hope and the young, hip Justin Timberlake have their names atop the marquee on the PGA Tour.  Yes, Wayne Gretzky hosts a Nationwide Tour but on the PGA Tour their remains only those two. It didn’t use to be… Continue Reading

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Els Takes The PGA Grand Slam of Golf

by Jeff Skinner It doesn’t have the appeal that it used to or even the weather but The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is a good deal for the four players, no matter who they are. It seems the PGA can’t get the participation of all the major champs, Phil will probably never play there again, so the PGA invites players that they think played well in this year’s majors.  It worked out fairly well  for Ernie Els and David… Continue Reading

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Jamie Sadlowski is Freakin Scary

by Jeff Skinner There isn’t a golfer alive that doesn’t want to hit it longer. We all have seen what length can do for the pros and we all would kill for a few more yards.  Golf Magazine has called its November issue “The Power Issue” and has a bunch of tips and articles to help all of us pound it a few yards further down the pipe.  One of the more interesting pieces is written by Cameron Morfit and… Continue Reading

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Monday Night Football Means Sunday Morning Golf

by Jeff Skinner We all think that those Monday Night Football announcers have the life.  They get to travel all over the country to call the games and get paid for something that any of us would do for free.  Well, maybe for a little less anyway.  But what do they do before kickoff?  Play golf of course.  Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski spent a little time taking on the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, not a bad perk for a… Continue Reading

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