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Storms Hit Congressional Country Club

The start of the A.T.& T. National was moved back to 1:00pm today as severe storms passed through the area last night.  In an effort to prevent fans from being injured the PGA Tour has banned spectators from the course today.  Saturday’s tickets will be honored on Sunday.  From PGA Tour.com: Because of a powerful storm that uprooted dozens of trees, including a 75-foot tree that crashed across the 14th fairway, the tournament was closed to spectators and volunteers because… Continue Reading

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Rants and Ramblings from the Grill Room

Each week I spend time debating all things golf with my esteemed colleague G. Rennie.  I thought it was about time we shared our rants with everyone else.  We’ll try and keep it clean. Which American is the best player right now?  GR:  The best American male player right this moment is Webb Simpson. Yeah, I picked the chalk and not because he’s the second highest ranked American in the OWGR at #5. He’s the man because he’s the man…the man… Continue Reading

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The Unforeseen Consequence of the Tiger Effect

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour returns to Congressional Country Club this week for the AT & T National with Tiger Woods as the host.  Woods will be looking to win his own tournament for the first time since 2009.  But Tiger will spend plenty of time this week dealing with other issues that requires the “host’s” attention.  Tiger’s foundation is the prime beneficiary of this tournament and it means so much to Woods.  This week you’ll see many tributes… Continue Reading

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Royal Portrush Sold Out for The Irish Open

by Jeff Skinner There’s going to be one big party at the Irish Open this week.  The European Tour’s Irish Open returns to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1953 and the most famous faces of Irish golf all will be there to kick off the festivities. Royal Portrush Golf Club is playing host to the Euro Tour for the first time since 1947 and many are speculating that this week could very well be a test case to… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Yea, Rory Sabbatini had an ace on Sunday but earlier in the week the Sabbatini family had another big day.  “Earlier in the week at Operation Shower, Sabbatini’s wife Amy surprised four military moms-to-be expecting twins whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. Navy, Naval Submarine School and Connecticut Army National Guard by announcing that she would cover airfare for the moms-to-be to fly their moms in for the birth of the babies.”  Rory may… Continue Reading

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Golfers Never Play Alone

by Jeff Skinner As I pulled myself to my computer this morning I was accompanied by a massive thunderstorm.  You know the kind where the rain comes down in sheets, thunder shakes the windows and lightning shows you who the real boss is.  It was the kind that puts an end to tee times and knocks down your flower beds. I thought to myself how a storm like this would affect the cleanup crews at The Travelers Championship as this… Continue Reading

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