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Tom Watson Honored at The Memorial Tournament

by Jeff Skinner Each year Jack Nicklaus and his Memorial Tournament honor an individual for their life contributions to the game of golf.  This year’s honoree is Jack’s long time friend and rival Tom Watson.  Together they gave us some of the greatest memories in the history of the game. Larry Dorman calls them the “golf’s last true rivalry” and indeed he is right.  No rivalry today comes close to Jack & Tom.  Whether you’re considering the sheer volume of… Continue Reading

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Zach Johnson Wins Despite Last Shot Penalty

From PGATour.com: FORT WORTH, Texas — Zach Johnson won a tournament for the first time in two years when he claimed the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial title on Sunday, pulling ahead of the field when Jason Dufner faltered. Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty for failing to replace his ball to its original position after marking it on the 18th hole. That left him with a 2-over 72 and a one-stroke victory. “I’m going to focus on the positives,… Continue Reading

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Inside Ben Hogan’s Life

by Jeff Skinner Check out Steve Elling’s profile of the enigmatic Ben Hogan.  He covers nine defining moments in Hogan’s life. “The following isn’t a ranking or any remote semblance of the most obvious episodes or issues Hogan faced in his life. After all, Hollywood covered many of those in the 1951 movie about the guy called Follow the Sun. But in the years that have passed since his death, more details about his life have been divulged, some of… Continue Reading

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Munoz Wins Sybase Amid Slow Play Controversy

From AP Sports: GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) Azahara Munoz beat Candie Kung 2 and 1 on Sunday to win the Sybase Match Play Championship, a title that was set up when Morgan Pressel was penalized for slow play while in control of their semifinal match. It was the first LPGA Tour win for Munoz, but this one is going to be shrouded in controversy. It also will put more focus on pace of play in golf. Pressel appeared to take a… Continue Reading

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Dufner Claims Second Victory

From PGATour.com: IRVING, Texas — It took Jason Dufner 164 starts on the PGA TOUR to win his first title. It took him two more starts to win his second one. Dufner survived a tough start to make the most important putt of the day, a 25-1/2 footer for birdie at the 18th hole to claim the HP Byron Nelson Championship in a Sunday shootout at the TPC Four Seasons Resort. By making birdie on the final hole, Dufner finished… Continue Reading

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Upsets & Surprises at The Sybase Match Play Championship

by Jeff Skinner Every time a match play event rolls around we hear how the pros, the media and the fans love the excitement of head to head competition and that there should be more of it on the tours.  At the same time we hear that television will never approve of an increase in match play events because they are afraid all of their big draws will be out of the tournament too early.  The Sybase Match Play Championship… Continue Reading

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Morning Drive Chair Up For Grabs

by Jeff Skinner The Golf Channel has been busy adding new programming recently and a few of their new shows are certainly worth watching.  Down the Stretch and On the Range offer viewers the behind the scenes access that golf fans rarely get to see. But there have been some issues with their early morning flagship program, The Morning Drive that may result in some frightening changes. The past month we’ve seen a revolving door of co-hosts sitting opposite mainstay… Continue Reading

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