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Bubba Watson Leads On the Weekend

by Jeff Skinner It looks like it will be an interesting weekend across the three major tours.  In New Orleans, long hitter and crowd favorite Bubba Watson leads the Zurich Classic on a course he says doesn’t fit his eye.  “There were a lot of tough tee shots for me,” Watson said. “A lot of times the water’s on the left for me being left‑handed. So when I look up at the target, there is always water glaring at my… Continue Reading

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It’s Time to Blow Up The Official World Golf Rankings

by Jeff Skinner As Lee Westwood tees it up this week at the Ballantine’s Championship is South Korea the debate on the validity of his number one world ranking continues.  John Feinstein is one of the most vociferous  critics of the Official World Golf Rankings and how they allocate points to the players. Feinstein lists his issues with the system and offers his plan for a new way to decide the top players in the world on Golf Channel.com. While… Continue Reading

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The Golf Channel: All Golf, All Day

by Jeff Skinner These are the days that we really appreciate The Golf Channel.  The three major golf tours all are in action and we will get to see a bit of each of them thanks to The Golf Channel’s “All Golf, All Day” programming.  For a golf junkie there isn’t much better. The day starts with a little morning golf as The European Tour plays The Ballantine’s Championship in Seoul, South Korea.  Dustin Johnson is the biggest American name… Continue Reading

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Time Running Out On Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods and his team have announced that he will not be playing in The Wells Fargo Championship next week due to “minor injuries”  he sustained at The Masters.  On his website Woods said he “suffered a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while hitting a difficult and awkward second shot from the pine straw under the Eisenhower tree left of the fairway… Continue Reading

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The Pros Favorite Places to Play

by Jeff Skinner We all have our favorite courses, you know the ones we love to play and even when we are having a bad round the fact that we are on that particular course makes it worthwhile.  Well the pros are no different.  They all have their favorites too.  Golf Digest got some of the biggest names to tell them what their favorites are. Palmer, Player, Miller,  Els, Faldo, Floyd, Annika and more list their most cherished tracks.  I… Continue Reading

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Lee Westwood Back as World Number One…Really?

by Jeff Skinner So Lee Westwood secures a win over the weekend and climbs back atop the Official World Golf Rankings.  Westwood had a chance at not recapturing his top spot if Luke Donald had closed the deal at The PGA Tour’s Heritage.  But Donald’s loss to Brandt Snedeker meant Westwood once again is World Number One and once again I have to question the validity of the World Ranking criteria. If Westwood’s victory came on the European Tour, against… Continue Reading

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Snedeker Steals Heritage From Donald

by Jeff Skinner This was supposed to be Luke Donald’s show today.  The Heritage was to be his crowning moment.  He was going to birdie his way to a win and claim the top spot in the World Golf Rankings.  For awhile it looked like it might just happen but Luke’s party was crashed by an uninvited Brandt Snedeker who started the day six strokes behind Donald.  Snedeker opened the front nine with a sizzling six birdie barrage and soon… Continue Reading

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Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey and “His Heritage”

by Jeff Skinner It could be a momentous day at The Heritage in Hilton Head South Carolina today.  Luke Donald leads defending champion Jim Furyk by a stroke and a host of others are within striking distance.  Donald can attain the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings with a win and he would be a well deserved number one.  But he isn’t the only story at The Heritage. South Carolina native and cult hero, Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey… Continue Reading

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