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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Cheers to David Duval for making his second cut of the year.  After opening 2012 with seven missed cuts he has changed the momentum with consecutive weekends, it starts with baby steps. 2.  Ben Curtis backs up his win with a tie for thirteenth, nice. 3.  Dan Jenkins is the third sportswriter voted into the World of Hall of Fame.  Jenkins made being a smart ass really cool. 4.   Tiger blows off his press conference… Continue Reading

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Dufner Outlasts Els in New Orleans

by Jeff Skinner Jason Dufner finally got that monkey off his back.  In is 164th PGA Tour start he took a Hall of Famer to overtime and out lasted him.  Dufner had a two stroke lead at the start of the final round of the Zurich Classic but saw it disappear as Ernie Els shot a five under 67 to tie Dufner at the end of regulation play.  But it was Dufner that was able to birdie before Els for… Continue Reading

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Stacy Lewis Fights to LPGA Win

by Jeff Skinner Stacy Lewis took a five stroke lead into the final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic and she needed every one of them to earn her second LPGA Tour victory.  Lewis held off a hard charging Lexi Thompson who shot a seven under 65 to finish one stroke back of Lewis. Lewis got off to a great start with back to back birdies but saw her lead evaporate as Thompson tied her after Lewis bogeyed the… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods To Become Fan Friendly…Sort Of

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods has announced that he will forego his pre-tournament press conference prior to this week’s Well Fargo Championship.  Normally Woods is asked to meet with the press before most tournaments but he has elected to try something different this week. Instead of fielding questions from the accredited media he’ll be answering questions from his fans.  The plan is to take questions submitted on Twitter and Facebook and answer them in a video posted on his website. … Continue Reading

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The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends…

by Jeff Skinner John Daly continues to get by on the kindness of strangers.  Daly was given a sponsor’s exemption into the Zurich Classic of New Orleans when Boo Weekly withdrew.  What a waste. They should have given that exemption to exiled Saints coach Sean Payton, I here he has nothing to do for a year. We may get to see the name Ballesteros back on a leaderboard once again.  Seve’s son Javier will play on the Spanish Peugeot Tour… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson: The Dangers of An American Folk Hero

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson is back on the course for the first time since his amazing Masters victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  Watson has captured the imagination of legions of fans that revel in his down home, average Joe, Bubba from Baghdad persona. He seemed relaxed and candid during his pre-tournament press conference.  He admitted to finally changing the diapers of his new son Caleb and he thinks that his popularity is based on the fact… Continue Reading

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Going Old School in New Orleans

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson and the boys return to New Orleans this week as America’s most popular good old boy defends his 2011 title.  Some PGA professionals were rockin’ it old school for at the Zurich Classic for a few holes.  Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ben Crane and Camilo Villegas all dressed in circa 1912 attire during the ForeKids Foundation 3 hole Charity Shoot Out.  Complete with hickory shafts the nattily attired pros… Continue Reading

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