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Shots From the Rough

by Jeff Skinner To say that Hank Haney has been making the rounds promoting The Big Miss is an understatement.  He’s been everywhere but he ran into pair of New York talk show hosts that were laying low for him.  Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton host a sports talk show on WFAN in the big apple.  Boomer is watchable when he is doing the NFL on CBS but when he is paired with former shock jock Carton the two of… Continue Reading

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Putting Troubles Haunt Wie and Creamer

by Jeff Skinner With the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open being rained out yesterday we got to focus on the first major of the season with the LPGA’s inaugural major The Kraft Nabisco Championship. There’s a lot of good golf being played on the LPGA Tour and don’t tell me that Yani Tseng couldn’t hold her own with the big boys of the PGA Tour.  Yani can out drive plenty of the men and her game could translate to any… Continue Reading

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LPGA Ladies Should Drop The “Caddie Check”

by Jeff Skinner Amy Yang has the lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship after a six under 66 on a perfect day to score in the desert.  Yang carded eight birdies and two bogeys to lead Lindsey Wright by a stroke with Yani Tseng only two shots back. The Golf Channel supplied live coverage during two different sessions yesterday and they should be commended for their coverage.  The LPGA is one of the most fan friendly sports organizations anywhere in… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Dumps Her Belly Putter

by Jeff Skinner So much for the belly putter being the cure all for a golfer’s putting woes.  The recent trend of professionals wielding long putters has started a call by many to ban them and even nudged the governing bodies of golf to reexamine the situation. Even though Ernie Els thinks they should be banned he has used the belly in an effort to regain his putting stroke.  Unfortunately for Ernie his putting is exactly what has stopped him… Continue Reading

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Scots Take Shot at The Donald

by Jeff Skinner If you think Tim Tebow is a polarizing personality think again.  Tebow pales when compared to Donald Trump.  No one can generate such passionate discussion like The Donald.  You either love him or hate him but you do it intensely.  There are still plenty of folks in Scotland that are fed up with Trump and his new golf course on the links of some of the most beautiful land in the country. Here’s the latest video that… Continue Reading

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Yani Tseng Looks To Take Another Leap

by Jeff Skinner Yani Tseng may be looking to keep her winning streak going this week at The Kraft Nabisco Championship but she certainly will change at least one thing she did from last year. Tseng, a past winner here in 2010 had the lead going into the final round at last year’s Kraft.  She was paired with Stacy Lewis in the final group and as she walked to the first tee she playfully grabbed the trophy that was displayed… Continue Reading

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Taking a “Major” Leap Into Poppie’s Pond

by Jeff Skinner Golf’s major season starts tomorrow as the ladies of the LPGA tee it up at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.  Jim Nantz likes to use the tag line “A tradition like no other” when he refers to The Masters and he is right.  But The Masters doesn’t have a monopoly on tradition. The Kraft features one of the most entertaining traditions in sport with the winner leaping into Poppies Pond.  It’s exciting and fun and sometimes dangerous.  When… Continue Reading

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Masters History: Larry Mize 1987

by Jeff Skinner Let’s start our countdown to The Masters with one of the most exciting shots in the history of the tournament.  Augusta native Larry Mize chips in to defeat the best golfer in the world at the time, Greg Norman in 1987.  Mize had finished tied after 72 holes with two icons of the game, Norman and Seve Ballesteros.  After Seve was eliminated on the first playoff hole and Norman was on the 11th green with a birdie… Continue Reading

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