by Jeff Skinner Many traditionalists have issues with a golf course that ends on a par three. The Greenbrier is one of two courses on the PGA Tour that finish with a par three. East Lake Country Club is the other. But if you’re looking for excitement, sometimes a par three is just what you need. Ask Scott Stallings if he thinks finishing on a short par three is acceptable. You won’t get any argument. Stallings, a rookie on Tour… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The best golfer in the world right now doesn’t play on the PGA Tour, does not have membership on The European Tour and certainly isn’t that dude in the red shirt that the world likes to focus on. The best golfer in the world right now is a Yani Tseng of the LPGA Tour. If you want to call Luke Donald or Lee Westwood or Rory McILroy or Tiger the best you’d be wrong, very wrong. They… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner To steal a line from Forrest Gump’s mom, “The PGA Tour is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re going to get.” That’s the case at The Greenbrier Classic as the unpredictable Anthony Kim shot to the top of the leaderboard with a bogey free, eight birdie round of 62. Kim has been erratic the past two seasons as he battled back from thumb surgery and some questionable practice habits. We’ve seen what Kim can… Continue Reading
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by Jeff Skinner Michael Whan has been very busy trying to build his LPGA into the tour it used to be before a terrible economy and an even more terrible commissioner had devastated it. He has built many relationships and made plenty of decisions to help the tour regain its standing. One of those positive decisions that could bolster the LPGA for decades to come was the Lexi Thompson Decision. Whan granted Thompson permission to try and join the tour… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner This age of instant communication is a double edged sword. The cell phone has now become an appendage that many people can’t live without. This generation is one that has grown up with the need for instant information and communication. I understand it, begrudgingly. I don’t really like the fact that when you go out to dinner there are as many smart phones on the table as forks but that’s the way it is. I use Twitter… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods has surprised us once again. Woods announced that he would be playing next week at The WGS Bridgestone Invitational. He said he was “excited to get back out there” and will be playing for the first time since he withdrew from The Players Championship. While the folks at Firestone Country Club, The PGA Tour and CBS must be ecstatic, they have to be shocked as well. Tiger had stated that he would not be coming… Continue Reading
Take a look and listen to Sam Snead on this vintage Golf Channel clip. He spent years at The Greenbrier Resort where this week the PGA Tour is teeing it up. He still had it then: the swing and the wit.
by Jeff Skinner Mark Steinberg’s calendar just opened up a bit. When Steinberg left IMG, for whatever reason, Tiger Woods announced that he would follow him wherever he went. On the other hand, Steinberg’s other high profile client, Annika Sorenstam, said she would evaluate her options. Well consider the options evaluated and Mark Steinberg isn’t her choice. IMG has released a statement saying Annika will be staying put. “After much consideration and in light of my ambitions for the next… Continue Reading