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Q-School, Tiger Woods and More This Week

by Jeff Skinner The first week of December brings the familiar sights and sounds that we have come to expect this time of year.  No, it’s not Christmas carols, Charlie Brown Christmas or visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads.  It’s golf of course and plenty of it. Amazingly this week gives us not one tournament, not two, not even three, but four golf tournaments.  It seems more like a week in June then is does a week in December. … Continue Reading

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Trump International Golf Links & Some Bagpipes

by Jeff Skinner Take a look at Brian Morgan’s shots of  Trump International Golf Links or as The Donald calls it “the greatest golf course in the world.”  It looks like the course is growing in just fine and there are certainly some dramatic vistas.  It is scheduled to open next July but I’m not sure it will be ready…I didn’t see any shots of Trump’s trademark waterfall. Link to Geoff Shackelford story.

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Allenby & Ogilvy Tussle Down Under

by Jeff Skinner Robert Allenby’s week at The Presidents Cup was about as bad as bad can get.  He went 0-4-0 and was the only player on either team not to score any points.  Considering that Greg Norman went out on a limb to select him when there were other players performing far better than Allenby has to add to his frustration. Well, it looks like his frustration hit the breaking point on Sunday evening in Australia.  There are reports… Continue Reading

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Lee Westwood Likes The FedEx Cup

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour received good news last week when Lee Westwood announced that he would once again join the U.S. PGA Tour and play the required minimum 15 tournaments.  Westwood said he actually missed The Players Championship last year while he was catching it on television.  He’ll start his PGA season at The Accenture Match Play in February and play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Westwood is currently third in the World Golf Rankings and he’ll be… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Anniversary, Two Years Today

by Jeff Skinner It was two years ago today that the Tiger Woods hit that fire hydrant and started a collapse that is unequalled in all of sport.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that Woods was claiming majors like they were his and his only.  No athlete in history has fallen as far as Woods has.  He went from icon to pariah quicker than you can say Augusta National. It is still difficult to believe that Woods carried on… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods: Life is Good

by Jeff Skinner This week marks two years since Tiger Woods left his house for that post Thanksgiving ride that ended with him hitting the fire hydrant.  From that moment on Tiger’s world has never been the same.  But time heals all wounds, as they say, even Tiger’s. These past two weeks have been good for Tiger.  His golf game is very close to being where he wants it.  He finished third at the Australian Open and this week at… Continue Reading

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Studs & Duds at The Presidents Cup

by Jeff Skinner The victory by the American Presidents Cup Team was a real team effort.  Each player earned some points but there certainly were some Studs and Duds in Australia.  The big winner was the Royal Melbourne Golf Course which was the toughest stud of all. The Stud of the Week has to go to Jim Furyk and his 5-0 record.  He may have had an off regular season but he was money this week.  He was 3-0 with… Continue Reading

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