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Rory McIlroy Starts 2015 as “The Man”

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The start of the golf season has become so blurred here in the states. With the PGA Tour instituting its wraparound season their season starts in November. Traditionally the 2015 season started with the calendar in January at the Tournament of Champions. For years we’ve heard “the season starts with The Masters.” Oh it’s so very confusing. But to me the season starts… Continue Reading

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Players, Not PGA Will Determine Love’s Fate

2016 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain Announced

It’s déjà vu all over again. The PGA of America officially announced that Davis Love III would captain the 2016 Ryder Cup Team in an attempt to regain the cup from the dominating European Team. If it feels like we have been here before it is because we have. Love came into the 2012 captaincy with all the optimism and confidence that every captain professes before the matches. Love was a successful captain crafting a 10-6 lead going into Sunday… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  Riviera played like a major championship all week and the rains halfway through the final round seemed to make the course tougher. No one could get the ball to the hole on eighteen. 2.  Retief Goosen started the final round with a two shot lead and things looked great with an opening birdie. But a bogey on seven and a double on eight ended his chances for the win. Still, at 46 with a new lease on a golfing… Continue Reading

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James Hahn Earns First PGA Win at Northern Trust Open

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At The Northern Trust Open James Hahn survived the rain, the field and Riviera as he hung on to defeat Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a three hole playoff. Hahn had almost given up on a career in golf a few years back but toughing it out on the Web.com Tour paid off with a win in 2012 and kept him going. He was nearly speechless immediately after his win, “This is amazing,” Hahn said. “I never would have… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko: The Best Kept Secret in Sport

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the boys of the PGA Tour may dominate the headlines and garner all the attention in golf and that’s a shame. Contrary to popular thought it isn’t all about Tiger. It should be all about Lydia Ko, a seventeen year old that is breaking records and setting the sports world on its collective ass.  Ko won the Australian Women’s Open yesterday and proved once again that she is the best female golfer on the planet… Continue Reading

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This Week’s “Classic Doubleheader”

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With the PGA and LPGA Tours visiting old, classic courses this week we have been treated to two of the most “classic” of the classic courses we will see all season. The Northern Trust Open is being played on George C. Thomas’ masterpiece, Riviera Country Club. Thomas, known as The Captain, designed and built many courses in California after moving there from Philadelphia but Riviera is considered his best. It is an old school, strategic design which was restored by… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus Talks Tiger Woods

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Jack Nicklaus paid the boys at Morning Drive a visit this morning. Jack was flown in by helicopter to Doral where his pal Donald Trump was opening the Jack Nicklaus Villas at his newly revamped Trump National Doral. The Golf Channel had Gary Williams and Matt Gianella on site so since The Greatest of All Time was in town they grabbed him for a quick chat. It is obvious that Jack doesn’t watch much golf, he’s far too busy building… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Helps McGarrett on Hawaii 5-0

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The LPGA is down under this week at the Women’s Australian Open. Ariya Jutanugarn, Ha Na Jang and world number one Lydia all share the lead at six under after round two at the marvelous Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Michelle Wie has decided to pass on the warm Aussie weather this week but that doesn’t mean she won’t make an appearance on our television screens. Michelle makes a cameo on tonight’s Hawaii 5-0 as she happens upon a struggling Steve… Continue Reading

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Two Tiger Tales

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It has been an entire week since I last posted on Tiger Woods. That has to be some kind of record. So here goes. Everyone has a theory as to what Woods needs to do to get his game back. More practice, less practice, new coach, old coach, play more, play less and my own solution: think less. The consensus is that his problems are more mental than physical but few are willing to voice what many are thinking: it… Continue Reading

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Euro’s Tap Darren Clarke as Captain

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We spent yesterday talking Ryder Cup and the “non-announcement” of Davis Love III being named the American Captain. The PGA wouldn’t officially comment and Love diplomatically wouldn’t confirm Tim Rosaforte’s report. If Rosaforte reports it then we know it’s accurate. But on the other side of the pond there was no such uncertainty: Darren Clarke was officially named the 2016 European Team Ryder Cup Captain. Clarke beat out Miguel Angel Jimenez and will lead the Euro’s as they defend at… Continue Reading

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