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Michelle Wie & LPGA Live It Up in Asia

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It is easy to get lost in this October madhouse of sports as the NFL heats up, the World Series begins, NCAA Football starts to really matter not to mention the start of the NHL and NBA. The LPGA has a difficult time getting any notice during the golf season when there is interest in golf. With the sports news stacked against it in the fall it is even tougher. But Mike Whan and his globetrotting ladies of the LPGA… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Task Force Faces Huge Challenge

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It has been a few weeks since the Europeans trashed the Americans at the Ryder Cup and then Phil Mickelson trashed Captain Tom. Phil’s evisceration of all things Ryder Cup prompted a storm of controversy that only recently has quieted. But that quiet we all hear coming from the PGA of America right now isn’t really quiet at all. Because the PGA didn’t waste any time in reacting to that resounding defeat and Phil’s (and everyone else’s) criticism. They took… Continue Reading

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Round the World Round Up

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The weather in the Northeast took a decidedly chilly turn today and any golfers on the courses here may have been breaking out the “winter golf” gear. But there still was plenty of golf played around the world this weekend and some exciting finishes at that. There was double barrel action on the European Tour this week as tournaments took place on two continents. At the limited field Volvo World Match Play Championship Mikko IIonen out dueled Henrik Stenson for… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus Defends Old Friend Tom Watson

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While many, including myself have criticized Tom Watson for his unprepared and detached Ryder Cup captaincy Old Tom got some support from an old friend. Jack Nicklaus says the European Team “just played better” and he is absolutely right, they did. Nicklaus went on to say that the hits Watson is taking are undeserved. “(The Europeans) just played better,” Nicklaus said. “It doesn’t make any difference how much planning you do, if the other team plays better, they’re going to… Continue Reading

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Webb Simpson’s Ryder Cup Stunk

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The 2014 Ryder Cup fallout continues and I suspect it won’t stop until the U.S. finally wins one. Recently one of America’s own spoke out on what a terrible experience his Ryder Cup was. Webb Simpson told The Golf Channel that his time spent in Scotland wasn’t too much fun. No kidding Webb…it was a drag for anyone hoping the Americans would be competitive. “The golf side was a terrible experience because I only played in two matches,” Simpson said.… Continue Reading

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Jarrod Lyle’s Comeback Continues at the Frys.com Open

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With all due respect to Frys.com winner Sang-Moon Bae, the best story of the week at Silverado Country Club finished a bit down the leaderboard. Jarrod Lyle was making his first start on the PGA Tour in over thirty months. Lyle is coming off his second bout with leukemia and trying to make his comeback complete by earning back his PGA Tour card. Lyle had plenty of success this week as he got into the Frys by Monday qualifying with… Continue Reading

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The PGA Tour…New Year’s in October

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For many of us October ushers in a fall season full of falling leaves, pumpkin festivals and Oktoberfest. But that’s not the case for the PGA Tour. For Tim Finchem and the mighty and all powerful PGA Tour October isn’t a time when we are heading into the end of the year it is actually the start of a new year. Yes, as only The Great and Powerful Finch can do, he has brought New Year’s into October.  This week… Continue Reading

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Tom Watson Responds to Critics

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Our Ryder Cup nightmare continues. One day after Bob Harig of ESPN released an insider’s view of the ugly and painful Saturday meeting of Tom Watson and his Ryder Cup Team Watson has released a statement. In it he now says he takes full responsibility for his communication problems and says he appreciates his players even though it didn’t sound that way a week ago. In response to all of the recent discussion about our Ryder Cup loss, I would… Continue Reading

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Saturday Night at The Ryder Cup: Watson’s Nasty Party

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After Team USA’s defeat at the Ryder Cup and Phil Mickelson’s verbal take down of Captain Tom Watson at the press conference we all knew there was more to this ugly story. Bob Harig of ESPN has now given us an inside look in the USA team room on Saturday night where Watson reached the peak of his dysfunction.   Harig quotes multiple sources present at the meeting that must have made the Sunday press conference look like a love fest. … Continue Reading

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Azinger’s Simple Fix for Ryder Cup Problems

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The folks over at the Back9 Network brought out their big guns, Jeff Rude and John Maginnes to get former winning Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger (there are far too few of them) to chat about the USA Ryder Cup failures. Zinger says it’s a very deep problem and the players and the past captains have been “filtered out of the process.” He suggests that the PGA of America take a look at the business model Team Europe has in… Continue Reading

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