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Smokin’ on Tour, Watson, Free Shoes and Tiger’s New Deal

by Jeff Skinner Robert Garrigus is coming off a great U.S. Open where he tied for third place.  In an in depth interview with Dave Shedloski in Golf World he gives us a perspective on his life and the depths from where he came.  Too much drinking, partying and even some pot smoking while playing on The Nationwide Tour was how he spent his early years.  He’s come a long way. (Thanks to Ryan Ballengee at Pro Golf Talk.) We… Continue Reading

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The Season Without Tiger…Doing Just Fine

by Jeff Skinner Believe it or not this is my first post on Tiger Woods in three full weeks.  My last “Tiger Post” was on June 8th.  Taking that long between Tiger stories is borderline blasphemy in the golf blogging world and most editors would probably fire someone if that was the case at a magazine or newspaper.  But the truth is I haven’t missed him. I am probably in the minority when I say that but I think this… Continue Reading

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Erik Compton Is More Than a Golfer

by Jeff Skinner Recently we have had several interesting stories in the world of golf.  Rory McIlroy’s amazing win at The U.S. Open, Yani Tseng’s historic victory, Patrick Cantlay’s wild ride through big time golf, Sergio Garcia’s recent resurgence, Harrison Frazar’s win and The Golf Boys crazy video even caught our interest for a bit.  But this week we got to witness an emotional story that involves much more than golf. Erik Compton’s victory on The Nationwide Tour isn’t just… Continue Reading

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Yani Tseng: Young Superstar

by Jeff Skinner It isn’t that often that history is made on the golf course.  Thanks to Tiger Woods, today’s golf fans are a generation that has come to expect historic performances at every turn.  We saw it last week at the U.S. Open as Rory McIlroy set or tied twelve Open records.  And we had watched Tiger shatter record after record for a dozen years.  Maybe we have become a bit jaded when it comes to the golf records.… Continue Reading

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Plenty of Sunday Golf

by Jeff Skinner At The Wegman’s LPGA Championship Yani Tseng is on the verge of rewriting history, again.  Last season she became the youngest player to win three major championships at 22 years of age.  She’ll become the youngest to four majors if she holds onto her lead at Locust Hill Country Club.  With a five stroke lead over Cindy Lacrosse and Morgan Pressel, Tseng looks to have a great chance at winning her fourth major.  Let’s face it: she… Continue Reading

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Patrick Cantlay’s Wild Summer Vacation

by Jeff Skinner When  amateur Patrick Cantlay gets back to UCLA in the fall he’ll have some stories to tell when he’s asked how he spent his summer vacation. After finishing second at the NCAA Championship the nineteen year old won the Jack Nicklaus Award as College Player of the Year.  He also was named Freshman of the Year (Phil Mickelson Award) and he was named Golf Week’s Player of the Year.  Quite a first year at college for the… Continue Reading

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The Wegman’s LPGA Championship Live on The Golf Channel, Sort Of

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA Tour has entered a significant part of its season.  The second major of the season, The Wegman’s LPGA Championship is underway and two of the next three tournaments are the remaining two majors (U.S. Open & British Open) along with their “fifth major” the Evian Masters. So it was with great anticipation I sat down this afternoon to get a glimpse of the best female golfers in the world.  Only it was a disappointing “watch”… Continue Reading

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Ken Green: Playing Golf & Living a Nightmare

by Jeff Skinner Lee Trevino called the Champions Tour the “Ultimate Mulligan.”  And for most of the Seniors Champions it truly is.  They get to play golf with their friends for a ton of money and live the life they always wanted without the pressures of the PGA Tour.  They all admit it’s a great deal. Ken Green is back playing on the Champions Tour this week but his life is anything but ideal.  Still dealing with the physical and… Continue Reading

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Tom Watson Loves Beating the Competition

by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson is in the midst of a career renewal thanks to his desire to show his son that he still has what it takes and thanks to a little tournament called the Open Championship at Turnberry.  He not only captivated the golf and sports world as he tried to win a major at 59 years old, he had half the world tuned to their TV sets as he tried to make history in a most amazing… Continue Reading

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