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USGA Still Taking Heat for DJ’s Penalty

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!It seems like everyone in the golf world had an opinion on the Dustin Johnson/USGA rules snafu except DJ himself. Yes, he said during and after the penalty was assessed, in the scoring room no less, that he didn’t cause the ball to move but that was it. As we all carry on about his misfortune and the USGA’s fumble DJ is laying… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Wins Again

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Could it be that at 19 Lydia Ko is just getting better and better? The world number one notched LPGA Tour victory number 13 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.  It’s her third win on tour this season to go with her KIA Classic and ANA Inspiration victories.  Ko has shown no signs of any let up as she lengthens her lead in the Rolex Rankings.   Click here for Amy Rogers’ story on LPGA.com.

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Billy Hurley III Earns First Win at Quicken Loans National

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Every time a player on the PGA Tour wins for the first time it is a special day.  For Billy Hurley III today was really, really special. This win at the Quicken Loans National took place in his backyard, having grown up just thirty some miles away.  Playing at Congressional just outside of Washington D.C. and a short ride to Hurley’s college home, The Naval Academy he had tons of local support from friends and fans hoping to honor their… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Dustin Johnson’s Major Winning Wedge Game

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Dustin Johnson has made his bones on letting his “big dawg eat.”  But truth be told the 2016 U.S.Open Champion earns plenty of cash with his wedge game.  As we saw at Oakmont (when the USGA wasn’t screwing up his deal) he can really do some damage with his short clubs.  In fact he leads the PGA Tour in approaches from 50-125 yards and is second from 150-175.  That’s a serious short game! Check out his wedge game tips.

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Oakmont’s USGA Rules Decision…What If?

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After back to back controversial U.S. Opens the USGA should probably get down on their collective knees and thank the golf gods. Maybe they could sacrifice a few blue blazers and some neckties while they are at it. Because when all was said and done they got lucky, very lucky. Last year at Chambers Bay they withstood criticism about the course and its barely there greens but the exciting finish with Jordan Spieth winning saved the day, except for Dustin… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Says No to Olympics

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Add Rory McIroy to the growing list of players that will take a pass on the Olympics. McIlroy decided the risk of the Zika virus was just too much chance. “After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else. “Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take. “I trust… Continue Reading

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The Grand Slam Lives…at Links Life Golf

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What a wild week at the U.S. Open. Dustin Johnson’s win will be remembered for him not only battling the mighty Oakmont course but also having to beat a pair of bureaucrats trying to get in his head on the twelfth tee. As it was, DJ wasn’t the only winner at Oakmont. And the Grand Slam Chase is alive and well, at least for the Links Life Golf Crew. Lil Skins was the big winner this week at The Open… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More… U.S. Open Style

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So much great stuff happened at the U.S. Open, its a sin that on Sunday so much of the rhetoric was focused on the USGA’s poor handling of the rules issue. They blew it plain and simple. Dustin Johnson won in an heroic fashion and let’s hope the Open is remembered for that. Here’s some ramblings on what I liked and disliked about the week at Oakmont. 1. The Oakmont course itself is very impressive. Walking those challenging holes and… Continue Reading

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Mike Davis: “The USGA Wants a Mulligan”

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Amid all the controversy and backlash about the Dustin Johnson rules kerfuffle Mike Davis, the Executive Director/CEO of the USGA has made a request: The USGA wants a mulligan. Ironic isn’t it. The USGA released a statement earlier in the day, standing by the rules decision, that Johnson caused the ball to move but apologizing for the distraction they caused on the twelfth tee. Later, Davis was a call in quest on the Golf Channel’s Golf Central. Consider this calling… Continue Reading

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Welcome to Bushwood

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As the grand poobahs of the USGA Rules Committee were trying to hijack the U.S. Open Championship on Sunday I was half expecting an appearance by Judge Smails to add even more comic insult to a bizarre turn of events during the competition. Many golf fans had expected Dustin Johnson to, at some point in the final round, “step on his Johnson” but his step was true while the USGA trampled all over it’s own member in questioning the ruling… Continue Reading

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