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Chambers Bay and a “New” U.S. Open

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Normally, controversy about the U.S. Open usually happens during the week of the championship. Traditionally players will complain about the length of the rough, the speed of the greens and maybe the conversion of a par five into a par four. But this year things are different. With four weeks before play starts the sniping at the USGA has begun. Or should I say the sniping at Executive Director Mike Davis has begun. Last month Davis stated that Chambers Bay… Continue Reading

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Dan Jenkins: “Tiger Beat A Lot of Nobodies”

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Just about everyone loves Dan Jenkins. The lovable curmudgeon has been covering sports and golf in particular for what seems like forever. His wit, insightfulness and humor have made him a legend years ago.  He’s unabashedly old school and would take just Hogan or Nicklaus over any of the thousands of golfers who have walked a course since. But there is one golfer that he has no use for, and isn’t afraid to take a shot at: Tiger Woods. The… Continue Reading

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It’s Tiger’s Era No Longer

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For a long while now we have been listening to the cries that golf won’t survive when Tiger Woods is done. Well, Tiger hasn’t won a major in seven years, has created some great excuses (non-firing glutes) and now has an acute allergy to fairways. And the game is just fine. With all due respect to Mark Twain, reports of the death of golf have been greatly exaggerated. Just look at the past few weeks on the PGA Tour. Working… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Captures Second Wells Fargo Championship

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To no one’s surprise Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship today, or should I say he actually won it on Saturday. Sunday’s victory lap final round 69 officially gave him the win but it was his course record 61 on Saturday that won him his second Wells Fargo title. McIlroy not only set the Quail Hollow course record he also shattered Anthony Kim’s tournament record (272) with a four round total 267 and 21 under par. It is Rory’s… Continue Reading

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Miguel Angel Jimenez Dances Again

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He’s back at it again. The Coolest Guy in Golf to us, the Most Interesting Golfer in the World to others, Miguel Angel Jimenez is back in the spotlight. And it’s not for busting Keegan Bradley’s balls. The ageless wonder carded another hole his one while defending his title at the Open de Espana. The 51 year old treasure aced the par three eighth hole and in doing so won 288 bottles of beer. Now beer isn’t Miguel’s usual beverage… Continue Reading

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Jinxed by Cover Shoot, Wie Withdraws from Kingsmill

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Just about the same time Golf Magazine, the printed version, was hitting our mailboxes Michelle Wie was teeing it up at the LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship. Wie who continues to be the biggest draw in women’s golf graced the cover of the June issue and she’s featured on eleven pages of this issue.  First she gives us four tips on how we can rip our driver like she does (yea right) and then she’s the subject of The Golf Magazine Interview… Continue Reading

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The PLAYERS In the Books…Next Up: The U.S. Open

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Watching Rickie Fowler and the boys light it up at The PLAYERS has me Jonesing for another great tournament. And while the Wells Fargo Championship may provide us with some fireworks there is nothing like the big stage and for me the big stage is a major championship. There are 35 days and five PGA Tournaments before the U.S. Open and with all due respect to the tour, the next five weeks are all solid stops with Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…PLAYERS Style

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1.  Say what you will about Pete Dye’s Sawgrass, and plenty do, it certainly allows for excitement down the stretch. And they certainly gave it to us yesterday. 2.  The sheer quality of the play, from just about everyone on the back nine was so impressive. These guys are good, really good. 3.  I have said it before: I don’t like playoffs. Hockey yes, golf no. They are always anticlimactic. Yesterday was an exception, a great exception and one we… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler’s Classy Finish at The PLAYERS

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The Monday Morning Hangover from The PLAYERS we all have comes with a big smile and it’s just not on Rickie Fowler’s face. Sunday at TPC Sawgrass gave us all we could handle. For pure big name recognition the leaderboard lacked the big headliner but was so jammed we knew something had to happen. But we have seen this before: players fail to rise to the occasion and more end up playing poorly and the champion backs into a win.… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler Dominates the 17th at Sawgrass

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I feel for those golf fans that were unable to watch the end of The PLAYERS as it was the best finish of the year.  Some are calling it the best PLAYERS ever while others can’t recall a tournament that had such a dramatic finish. Rickie Fowler showed that he is indeed a world class player and for sure a world class guy. Check out how he simply dominated the most famous par three in golf, the island green 17th… Continue Reading

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