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Tiger Woods: “Life is Difficult”

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods is back on the golf course today as he takes some time to play at his good friend Notah Begay’s charity event at the NB3 Challenge. Woods and Begay appeared on this today’s Morning Drive and Woods and for a second Tiger actually sounded sincere and a bit reflective. Eric Kuselias asked Woods what he would say to himself if he could go back 15 years to a young Tiger as he started his professional… Continue Reading

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New Era in American Golf

by Jeff Skinner As soon as Dustin Johnson walked of the green after winning The Barclays last week the talk started again.  You know, that talk, the “he’s the best young American” talk.  With Tiger Woods failing to fill his role as the dominating force in golf, we are left with much debate as to who the best young American golfer is. Johnson is definitely in the discussion but it’s a broad discussion.  He has five PGA Tour wins and… Continue Reading

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Tiger to Tee It Up at The Frys.com Open

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods announced that he’ll break his habit of passing on The PGA Tour’s Fall Series and he’ll make a very rare appearance in the U.S. in October at The Fry’s.com Open.  Woods gives various reasons on his website, “I always enjoy competing in my home state, and this tournament fits my schedule perfectly,” Woods said. “I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends.”  He goes on to say, “John Fry and his company have supported the… Continue Reading

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Love It…Hate It

by Jeff Skinner Love It/Hate It from the weekend. Loved the US Amateur and the way those kids played. There were some amazing matches. Hated that there could be only one winner. Loved seeing the American women perform so well at The Canadian Women’s Open. Hated The Golf Channel for not switching to it live even though they could have. Loved the fact that NBC was covering the final match at the US Amateur. Hated that I couldn’t see it… Continue Reading

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Kelly Kraft Takes Down Patrick Cantlay for US Amateur Championship

by Jeff Skinner Patrick Cantlay had been living the summer of his dreams.  Heck, he was having a summer that few golfers, old or young, amateur or professional ever have.  The 19 year old has had a busy few months:  Top Amateur in the country, Jack Nicklaus College Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, low amateur at The U.S. Open and The Canadian Open, shot a 60 at The Travelers and of course was low amateur at the… Continue Reading

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Lincicome Wins as Americans Dominate The CN Canadian Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner In brisk winds and heavy rain Brittany Lincicome persevered long enough to win the CN Canadian Women’s Open and claim her second win of the season.  Lincicome started one stroke back of the leaders but her two under par was enough to get her to -13, one stroke clear as the leaders faltered. Michelle Wie, Tiffany Joh and Ai Miyazato started the final round tied for the lead but Joh was four over for the day and… Continue Reading

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Hurricane Irene Plays Through

This was the scene at Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday afternoon. Hurricane Irene had her way with the Robert Trent Jones layout. What looks like a lake in these pictures is normally a stream that is usually eight to tens yards wide. The downpour caused the stream to overrun its banks and was 60 yards wide on some areas of the course.                            … Continue Reading

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Couples Selects Tiger Woods Too Early

by Jeff Skinner Fred Couples decided he had enough of the questions surrounding Tiger Woods and his selection to the Presidents Cup team.  Yesterday he announced that Woods would be on the team and he told Tiger so. “I’ve told him that he’s going to be on the team.  There is no reason for me to wait till Sept. 26 to pick Tiger. He’s the best player in the world forever.” Hmmm, best player in the world forever?  I’ll take… Continue Reading

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