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Four Rounds, No Pain = Success for Tiger

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Tiger Woods may have finished fifteenth out of eighteen golfers this week and stumbled with his final round 76 but as strange as it may sound his week at the Hero World Challenge was a success. True, Tiger always plays with the expectation of winning and would normally never consider looking up at fourteen golfers a successful week but it certainly was. Stats wise he was hitting the ball a long ways, finding plenty of fairways, stiffing his irons and… Continue Reading

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Matsuyama Takes Hero World Challenge

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The boys at NBC and The Golf Channel were hoping for a charge from Tiger Woods today at the Hero World Challenge but it was not to be. Woods was too far back to make it interesting and he had the poorest round of his comeback week. Hideki Matsuyama was the man instead as he continued his superb recent play and topped this elite field of golfers. Matsuyama finished his week with a one over 73 but that was enough… Continue Reading

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The Fist Pump Is Back

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It didn’t take long for Tiger Woods to start feeling like his ol’ bad ass self. Tiger took his game a step further today with his bogey free 7 under 65 that had him moving up the leaderboard at the Hero World Challenge and he even broke out his classic fist pump. His wasn’t the lowest round of the day, Bubba Watson had a 63, nor was it the second lowest, Brandt Snedeker shot 64 but for Woods who is… Continue Reading

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Holmes Leads but All Eyes on Tiger at The Hero

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J.B. Holmes was the real hero today in the Bahamas but of course it was Tiger Woods we all tuned in to see. Holmes leads the elite field at the Hero World Challenge after a smoking 8 under 64 which included seven birds an eagle and a lone bogey at the opening hole. An impressive display of late season golf for sure. But it was Woods that was the “star” of the show. Woods gave us a bit of everything,… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Always Moves the Needle

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You may have stashed your clubs away for the winter and the calendar is certainly closer to St. Nick than St. Andrews but this is a big week in golf. No, it’s not a major or a playoff or anything close but this week Tiger Woods is back on the course. And that’s a big deal no matter what time of year it is. Tiger may be the host of his Hero World Challenge at the exclusive Albany Golf Club… Continue Reading

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Spieth Wins Aussie Open

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Jordan Spieth finished his 2016 season in a big way with a his second win at the Emirates Australian Open.  Spieth bounced back from consecutive bogies to birdie three of his last seven holes to force a three man playoff. Aussies Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith finished at twelve under par along with Spieth who had won this tournament in 2014.  The two time major winner closed out the Aussies with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his third… Continue Reading

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A New Attitude Pays Off for Pat Perez

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Pat Perez is back in the winner’s circle as he successfully completed a comeback from surgery with a win at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Perez was absent from the PGA Tour for eight months due to shoulder surgery and he must admit that his surgery was extremely successful. This is his second PGA Tour win in over fourteen years on tour. He last won in 2009 at the Bob Hope Classic. During his downtime for rehabilitation Perez had time… Continue Reading

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Longer Than the Pro V1… & Cheaper

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I am as susceptible to the hype about the latest and greatest golf gear as the next hacker.  But the one constant in the world of golf is the Titleist Pro V1 ball.  Yes, you know the deal…all the pros use them, the best ball in golf and of course the longest, blah, blah, blah.  Or is it? The Pro V1’s are great but plunking down close to 50 bucks for a dozen goes against my thrifty Scottish nature. But… Continue Reading

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Did Golf Enable Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”?

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Donald Trump and I travel in different circles and thank God for that.  But we both have an affinity for golf though apparently for different reasons. I enjoy the camaraderie, the challenge and the history the game offers and Trump likes making money off the game and maybe spending some time in locker rooms. Other than a few quick showers in some of Scotland’s great courses on my recent trip I haven’t spent much time in locker rooms.  Forty something… Continue Reading

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