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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner With all due Respect to Peter King, here are 10 things I think. 1.  It may be hard to tell who his competition is but Robert Rock has the best hair in men’s golf.  I bet he’s leaving some cash on the table by not taking a hat endorsement deal too. 2.  It was agonizing watching Kyle Stanley give the Farmers away.  But give the kid some credit.  He says he knows he’ll be back. 3.  Adding… Continue Reading

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Stanley’s Good Shot Gets Wet

by Jeff Skinner Every win on the PGA Tour is certainly earned.  Brandt Snedeker certainly played well in his win at Torrey Pines at The Farmers Insurance Open.  He shot the low round of the day with a five under par 67 and came from seven strokes back to be there when Kyle Stanley imploded. Snedeker out lasted Stanley for the win and he got a good break on the second playoff hole when he was given a drop from… Continue Reading

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Kyle Stanley’s Good Walk Spoiled

by Jeff Skinner It was supposed to be a walk in the park for Kyle Stanley but it turned into a walk off the plank.  It was going to be a victory lap but he stumbled on the home stretch.  It was supposed to be a very good walk but it turned into a good walk spoiled.  No one, including the Farmers Insurance Open Champion Brandt Snedeker could have envisioned what happened on the last hole of regulation. Kyle Stanley… Continue Reading

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Robert Rock Goes Head to Head with Tiger and Wins

by Jeff Skinner As Robert Rock stood on the eighteenth tee at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship he had earned a two stroke lead over Rory McIlroy and three over Tiger Woods.  Rock had played steady golf and looked to be as solid as his last name.  He had five birdies to go with only two bogeys for the day and had reached 14 under par and gained his cushion going into the last. But a poor driver off the… Continue Reading

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Tiger & Rock Share Lead at Abu Dhabi

by Jeff Skinner It looks like the European Tour and the folks at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship made a smart investment when they decided to pay Tiger Woods a few million dollars to play in the desert.  Woods has given them a grand return on their investment as he shares the lead going into the final round. Woods has improved his score each round and today he managed a bogey free, six under 66 to move up three slots… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Confused at Torrey Pines

by Jeff Skinner While Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley lit up the north course at the Farmers Insurance Open with opening 62’s Phil Mickelson had a poor round over the south course that left him confused and 15 strokes off the lead. Mickelson, who admitted to coming into Torrey Pines with high expectations shot a stupefying 77 on a course that he knows better than anyone.  The tally wasn’t good by any measure: six of fourteen fairways, nine of eighteen… Continue Reading

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Kids Lead at Abu Dhabi with Tiger & Rory In the Hunt

by Jeff Skinner The youngsters had their way with the course at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday as the world’s most famous golfers were still trying to find the secret to the desert course.  Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen, 21 shot a 67 to jump up eight slots and take the lead by a stroke.  Nineteen year old Matteo Manassero shot the low score of the tournament with a bogey free, seven under 65 to vault himself into a… Continue Reading

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Putter Gives Tiger Trouble

by Jeff Skinner You have heard it a million times: “drive for show and putt for dough.”  That’s the case at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship where Tiger Woods drove the ball well but could not find his putting stroke.  He needed 35 putts to get around the course and still shot a very respectable two under par.  If he putts like this over the next three days he won’t be putting for much dough on Sunday. Tiger set himself… Continue Reading

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A Change for the European Tour

by Jeff Skinner This week the professional golf season starts to heat up as many of the bigger names in the sport get off their couches and get back on the course.  Torrey Pines plays host to the PGA Tour at The Farmers Insurance Open and half way around the world The European Tour moves from its South African swing to the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Tiger Woods has taken some heat for passing… Continue Reading

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