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Ramblings from the Easy Chair … PGA Championship Edition

By: G. Rennie Oak Hill Country Club broke out it’s major championship garb this afternoon as blue skies and swirling winds made play much more difficult at the 95th PGA Championship. Wide fairways and sponge-like greens that had brought on record low scores and red numbers by the truckload on Thursday and Friday but by the time the leaders were teeing off that was just a memory. 68 was the lowest any of the the 36 hole leading cohort could manage… Continue Reading

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1963 Masters: Jack Nicklaus’ First Masters Win

By T. Spencer It seems like when we look back on The Masters each and every year can be called significant and historic.  The 1963 Masters can be classified as both for a few reasons. In ’63 with The Masters becoming so very popular the Augusta National Members first limited the amount of patrons admitted.  It was in ’63 that the wonderful tradition of Honorary Starters was introduced.  Jock Hutchison and Freddie McLeod shared the spotlight as The Masters inaugural… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson’s Latest Toy

by Jeff Skinner We all know that Bubba Watson likes to have fun. We’ve seen plenty of his videos from The Golf Boys to trick shots and everything else. We also know that he thinks golf is boring. So Bubba and his friends at Oakley have come up with a new way to keep Bubba from being bored on the links. It’s Bubba’s Hovercraft and it looks like a heck of a lot of fun. Thanks to Devil Ball Golf… Continue Reading

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The Masters Final Field, Almost

by Jeff Skinner Masters Countdown: 8 Days The 2013 Masters field is almost complete with the total number finishing at 93 entrants vying for the green jacket.  Here is the list of the 92 current players already qualified for Augusta with only one slot remaining for the winner of this week’s Valero Texas Open. MASTERS CHAMPIONS: Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O’Meara, Ben… Continue Reading

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Holly Sonders, Perfect “Fit” On Golf Digest Cover

by Jeff Skinner The folks at Golf Digest have taken a page from The Golf Channel, many pages in fact.  The May issue features The Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders as their cover girl. It’s their Fitness Issue and indeed Sonders is fit and Golf Digest takes great effort to show just how fit she is. Sonders won a NCAA National Championship while playing at Michigan State and has parlayed her”fitness” into a prime gig on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive… Continue Reading

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David Feherty Does Bobby Knight

by Jeff Skinner David Feherty has interviewed his share of winners and losers. Tonight on Feherty he spends time with longtime NCAA coach and legend Bobby Knight. While I enjoy Feherty and his comic relief in this house Knight has always been on the top of another list. He’s a world class DB and sits atop my list of grade A A$$holes. But I’ll watch anyway.

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D.A. Points Wins in Houston

By PGATOUR.COM wire reports HUMBLE, Texas — D.A. Points can always find a ray of light in the darkest clouds. He arrived at the Shell Houston Open having failed to break 70 in his last nine rounds on the PGA TOUR. He had made only two cuts in nine tournaments this year, both times finishing at the bottom of the pack. All that changed Sunday, even after a final round most appropriately delayed by thunderstorms. Points returned from the long… Continue Reading

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