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Jimenez Breaks Leg on Slopes

by Jeff Skinner Miguel Angel Jimenez is known for his trademark ponytail, crazy stretching routine and a zest for life that few can imitate.  Well, that zest may have got the better of the world renown golfer as he suffered a broken leg while skiing on Saturday. Jimenez became the oldest winner in European Tour history in November when he won in Hong Kong at 48 years old.  He’ll celebrate his 49th birthday on Saturday but with his leg in… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus Borrows Signature Move

by Jeff Skinner The golf swing, in one form or another, has been around for centuries.  And it’s easy to believe that theories on the “correct” swing popped up about the same time.  I am sure that as the old Scots, Dutch or Romans (all given credit for starting the game) were taking whacks at their “ball” one of their buddies was standing by suggesting or critiquing their swing. Sure, the swing has evolved over the years and with all… Continue Reading

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Steve Stricker to Play Less on PGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner PGA Tour players are referred to as independent contractors.  That is, they work only for themselves and set their own schedule.  One of the most “independent” of the independent contractors is the unassuming Steve Stricker. He may not look like it but Stricker is a bit of a rebel on the PGA Tour.  He is one of the very few professional golfers that doesn’t flee to the warmth and sunshine in the south during the winter months. … Continue Reading

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The Best Year No One Saw

by Jeff Skinner It was no surprise that Rory McIlroy was voted best male player of the year by the Golf Writers Association of America.  The surprise was that he wasn’t a unanimous choice.   Some writers must place way too much weight on the FedEx Cup as three of them choose Brandt Snedeker over McIlroy.  Even more surprising was the single ballot cast for Tiger Woods.  Maybe someone wants an invite to TW’s new digs. Stacy Lewis was voted the… Continue Reading

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Gary Player Goes “Old School”

by Jeff Skinner Gary Player isn’t afraid to let loose with his opinions.  We’ve heard the Hall of Famer and career grand slam winner vent about everything from Tiger Woods to course length to his obsession with diet and exercise.  And it’s always entertaining. In my opinion, Player is an “Old School Progressive” as he values the traditions of the “old” game but certainly enjoys the benefits of the modern game. The Black Knight teed it up with PGA youngster… Continue Reading

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Rocco Mediate Turns 50 and Talks to Golf Digest

by Jeff Skinner Golf Digest gave Rocco Mediate a little birthday present in their January issue.  Guy Yocum focuses on Roc in “Rocco at 50” as he celebrated his fiftieth and a possible move to the Champions Tour.  Rocco got more mileage out of taking Tiger to a playoff in the 2008 U.S. Open than anyone could imagine. Rocco covers plenty of ground: from Q-School to Arnie to the young bucks to making bucks.  It’s classic Rocco, straight from the… Continue Reading

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