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Martin Kaymer, More Than Just World Number One

by Jeff Skinner The week at  The Accenture Match Play Championship gave us plenty to remember.  While the weather was a bit less than perfect the play on the course was spectacular.  Luke Donald played magnificent golf, never falling behind in any match and fought through the cold and snow and Martin Kaymer to win in America for the first time in five years. Donald, a PGA Tour veteran, is well known by most golf fans but Martin Kaymer is… Continue Reading

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World Golf Rankings: Kaymer to Number One, Tiger Falls

by Jeff Skinner Take a look at this week’s Official World Golf Rankings.  New number one Martin Kaymer has bumped Lee Westwood to number two and Luke Donald has jumped to number three while Graeme McDowell sits in fourth place.  Kaymer and McDowell are the two hottest golfers in the world and have been since last summer.  Kaymer’s top spot is well deserved but McDowell’s rating as the fourth best golfer in the world is questionable in my opinion.  He… Continue Reading

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Karrie Webb Takes LPGA’s HSBC Women’s Champions

by Jeff Skinner Karrie Webb called on her years of experience to make a back nine charge and take down third round leader Arimura Chie for the victory at The LPGA’s HSBC Women’s Champion’s in Singapore.   A string of four straight birdies put Webb to thirteen under par and gave the 36 year old Hall of Famer her 37th career LPGA win. Yani Tseng opened with five birdies on her front nine in an attempt to win her fifth straight… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Bubba Watson Wants to Have Fun

Today’s tip is from longballer Bubba Watson.  It isn’t about  swing thoughts or set up or anything technical.  It’s about relaxing and having fun on the golf course.  Bubba says,”I don’t want to have a job. I just want to have fun and play golf for a living.”  Like he says in his Twitter videos,” You’re welcome.”

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Baddeley Does His Best to Pick Up the Pace

by Jeff Skinner After watching Aaron Baddeley win Sunday’s Northern Trust Open I have to say he’s the type of golfer I’d like to play a round of golf with.  He plays fast.  Get me around the course in under four hours and I am as happy as Phil in a Five Guys.  Have that round drag on toward five hours and I am ready to shoot myself and the foursome ahead of me. Unfortunately for Badds, he was teamed… Continue Reading

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Baddeley Rules Old Guys

by Jeff Skinner The stage was set at Riviera Country Club for a classic battle of old versus young at The Northern Trust Open.  Fred Couples and Vijay Singh were poised to take down final round leader Aaron Baddeley.  Baddeley was looking for his first win in four years and stayed the course long enough to hold off old guys Singh and Couples and win for the third time on the PGA Tour. Fred Couples teased the crowd early on… Continue Reading

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Couples & Singh Put Pressure on the Kids

by Jeff Skinner Somebody check the water supply at Riviera Country Club. I think it’s feeding from the Fountain of Youth.  Fred Couples and Vijay Singh must have taken an extra long drink from the nourishing waters of Ponce de Leon’s dream. Couples is one back and Singh trails leader Aaron Baddeley by two as they are threatening to show the kids on tour that The Grayhairs can still get it done. Fred is on a brief hiatus from The… Continue Reading

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Freddy’s Cool, but No Twitter for Him

by Jeff Skinner So 51 year old Fred Couples can still get it around Riviera.  Laid back Freddy shoots 68-66 to take a two stroke lead on the field with some golfers still not able to finish due to darkness.  Fred knows Riviera, he’s won here twice before and it would be just like him to show those younsters that a part-time PGA Tour player with more salt then pepper in his hair can still get the ball in the… Continue Reading

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