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Mickelson Barely Misses Magical 59

by Jeff Skinner Phil Mickelson flirted with a course record 59 at TPC Scottsdale today at The Waste Management Phoenix Open and ended tying the course record with an eleven under par 60.  Phil came painfully close to the Holy Grail of 59 with this excruciatingly painful lip out on his final hole.   That’s Phil for you…always so painfully close.  Check out Phil’s caddie’s reaction at the 1:25 mark.  Bones couldn’t take it standing up.

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Vijay Singh Plays Dumb

by Jeff Skinner Vijay Singh has released a statement saying that he was shocked that the deer antler spray was banned by the PGA Tour. “While I have used deer antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policy,” he said. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances. I am absolutely shocked… Continue Reading

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Funniest Golf Video Ever

by Jeff Skinner This is one of the funniest golf videos ever.  Maybe it was a bit of “karma payback” for that maternity ward outfit of pink pants and blue shoes.  More likely it’s a result of combining too much alcohol with one big knucklehead. Thanks to Golf Digest’s Alex Myers for the link.

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Vijay Singh Linked to Banned Drugs

by Jeff Skinner Another week goes by and another story breaks on performance enhancing drugs in sports.  Has there been a recent story about A-Rod that doesn’t touch on his use of performance enhancing drugs?  This week, right in the middle of all the Super Bowl hype a Sports Illustrated article names All-Pro and future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis as a user of PED’s.  According to David’s Epstein’s article, Lewis used banned substances to recover from his torn… Continue Reading

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Tiger Wins…But Season Starts in April

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods took a long walk spoiled yesterday, a very long walk.  When Tiger claimed his 75th PGA Tour win at the Farmers Insurance Open what looked like a probable run away had turned into a death march.   The excruciatingly slow pace of play took a toll on Woods as he let his eight shot lead dwindle to a four shots before he closed it out.  His nearly four hour, eleven hole round got the better of… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods All Smiles After Another Torrey Win

by Jeff Skinner Chalk up number 75 for Tiger Woods as his win at The Farmers Insurance Open leaves him only seven wins short of the all time PGA Tour winner, Sam Snead.  Tiger may have stumbled down the stretch but when it takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to play eleven holes you can understand a lapse in concentration, even from him. The PGA Tour has the magic formula to get Tiger smiling: Amanda Ballionis.  Tiger hasn’t smiled that… Continue Reading

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Where the Heck Is Stewart Cink?

by Jeff Skinner We are introducing a new feature on Links Life Golf dedicated to those golfers that have entered the witness protection program. “ Where the Heck…” will focus on those players that had the good fortune to have some success on the big stages but have now become invisible on the course.  First up: Stewart Cink The 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry was one of the most exciting and fascinating major championships in recent years.  Eight time major… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Poised For at Torrey Pines

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Wood resumes his final round at The Farmer Insurance Open at his personal playground (he has 8 wins at Torrey Pines) with a 6 stroke lead.  Tiger has eleven holes left to play.  Bet the farm, it’s in the bag and Tiger is off to a hot start on the PGA Tour. Watch the finish Monday at 1:30 pm ET on The Golf Channel and then at 4:00pm on CBS.  For those stuck at the office,… Continue Reading

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TaylorMade CEO Mark King: USGA Will Be a Non-Factor In Golf

by Jeff Skinner Bifurcation: to be split or branched off into two parts.  In golfing terms it may as well mean revolution.   The anchoring/long putter debate is getting more heated with every passing day.  Mike Davis of the USGA has met with the PGA Players and Tim Finchem and his crew are mulling over the effect of a rule change on the PGA Tour. But if anyone thinks the long putter will go gently into that good night they are… Continue Reading

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