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Nicklaus & Watson Win Again

by Jeff Skinner Old major champions don’t fade away; they just go on to The Skins Game and keep on winning.  Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson teamed up to edge Bernhard Langer and Mark O’Meara by ten thousand dollars in The Champions Skins Game in Hawaii. With five skins on the line the greatest player of all time stiffed a six iron to ten feet on the par three seventeenth.  Nicklaus’ partner, Tom Watson stroked in the birdie putt to… Continue Reading

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Hits & Misses From Torrey Pines

by Jeff Skinner Hits…. Bubba Watson validated his Travelers win with a big win over a very good field on a very large stage.  He is a feel player that can really hang with the big guys. Phil Mickelson is Phil Mickelson; he teases us every time he tees it up.  A lip out putt was all that separated him from Bubba but he put on quite a show and is happy for a great start to his season. Jhonattan… Continue Reading

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Bubba Wins as Phil’s Magic Fails

by Jeff Skinner The Farmers Insurance Open proved to be just what we all wanted it to be.  It went right down to the last hole with Phil Mickelson making the last putt.  However, that last putt was just one shot too many as Phil had to settle for second place while Bubba Watson claimed his second PGA Tour win in seven months. Bubba brought the Torrey Pines par fives to their knees as he birdied all four of them… Continue Reading

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Phil Headlines a Great Final at The Farmers

by Jeff Skinner I don’t know who is more thrilled right now: Phil Mickelson, his fans or the executives at CBS Sports.  Having Phil tied for the lead and headlining the last group off the tee is the just what CBS wanted.  The only thing missing from a TV exec’s wish list is Tiger Woods.  Woods failed to live up to his end of the bargain with an inconsistent round of 74 on Saturday and is tied for 24th. With… Continue Reading

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Casey Rules in Kingdom of Bahrain

by Jeff Skinner With a six foot putt on the final green Paul Casey hung on to win The Volvo Champions in Bahrain.  Peter Hanson and Casey were tied going into the eighteenth but Hanson failed to make par from a greenside bunker and all Casey needed was a par for the victory.  Hanson finished tied for second with forty six year old Miguel Angel Jimenez.  Jimenez continues to prove that he is still a force on the European Tour… Continue Reading

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Kingdom of Bahrain: The European Tours Latest Sandbox

by Jeff Skinner The European Tour isn’t afraid to take its tournaments to new locations.  They’ll go anywhere that promises to pay the purse.  This week they are in The Kingdom of Bahrain, another of the wealthy little countries that builds golf courses in the middle of their desert.  You know where it is…it’s right up the road Abu Dhabi and a short hop from Qatar. On the course today at The Volvo Champions, Paul Casey shot 67 to move… Continue Reading

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Friday Afternoon Nine

by Jeff Skinner No mattter where he goes he’s a star. The Coolest Guy in Golf, Miguel Angel Jimenez shares the lead at The Volvo Golf Champions and he does it with a flourish.  It seems the 46 year old was a little upset at his putter and slammed it enough to break the darn thing. He finished his last five holes putting with a lob wedge, and managed to birdie 3 of his last 4 holes.  What a character. … Continue Reading

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Tiger, Phil & Big John Daly, Back at Torrey Pines

by Jeff Skinner It was a picture perfect, postcard, chamber of commerce day in San Diego yesterday as the PGA Tour roamed the courses of Torrey Pines.  The Farmers insurance Open usually gets a lot of buzz because it marks the season debut of the two most popular players in the world.  Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played their much anticipated first PGA Tour rounds of the year and neither disappointed.  Tiger posted a respectable three under 69 on the… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson Loves Torrey Pines

by Jeff Skinner Here’s Phil’s entertaining press conference from The Farmers Insurance Open.  He says that he expects Tiger to be back to the Tiger that we have known for the last decade, “unfortunately” he added with a chuckle.  He’s not a vegetarian any longer and feels fine and expects no adverse effects on his game from his illness.  He was disappointed that The Masters was his only win last season and he ready to make 2011 the year he… Continue Reading

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