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Golf Channel Boys Fighting Over Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner There was plenty of great play at the PGA Championship yesterday but some of the best entertainment came after the pros had put their clubs away. Two of the Golf Channel’s best got into it hot and heavy. I thought for a moment that Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo were going to take it outside. Of course the subject was Tiger Woods. Frank and Brandel debate Tiger’s swing and health and it was great television. When they… Continue Reading

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The Good, Bad & Ugly at the Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner Good things at day one of the Open Championship: Rory McIlroy’s bogey free 66 was as good as it can get on Thursday. Now comes Freaky Friday. This will be Rory’s toughest mental test. Tom Watson shows that links golf will always be his golf. The 64 year old shoots one over, 73. That’s great stuff. Jim Furyk’s four under 68 has him in great position to continue the sting of forty-something winners at the Open. Darren… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie: Loving Life…All of It

by Jeff Skinner The Michelle Wie Buzz continues this week at the Women’s British Open and while it looks like Michelle is about to miss the cut at Royal Birkdale we still can’t help but appreciate how far this young woman has come. From a 14 year old phenom to a 22 year old has been to the top of the golf world. Wie is the most recognized female golfer in the world, critical to the success of the LPGA… Continue Reading

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USGA Upstages PGA Championship with Move to Fox

by Jeff Skinner The United States Golf Association and Fox Sports have announced that the USGA will be leaving NBC and ESPN and has signed a twelve year deal to air the U.S. Open and other USGA events. After nineteen years with NBC the USGA has jumped ship to the Fox Networks in a move that has shocked the industry. Fox has grown into a big player in televised sports but to date has never televised tournament golf.  But the… Continue Reading

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Play a Nicklaus Design: The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge

by Jeff Skinner Living in the Northeast has its advantages and disadvantages if you’re a golfer.  True, we can’t play golf all year but when the weather warms up we have a vast number of great golf courses to choose from in the metropolitan area. One of those courses that is a must play for anyone in the area is The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge.  Located in the rolling hills of Monroe, New York Mansion Ridge is barely an… Continue Reading

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Great First Day at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Leader Lee Westwood is focused on this major.  His five under 67 matches his best round at Augusta and his driving was superb.  He hit 12 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens.  “I’ve won all there is to win other than a major championship. That’s my primary focus and it’s been a long time coming around since the PGA [Championship] last year.”  The putter Lee…the putter. Forty eight year old Miguel Angel Jimenez continues to… Continue Reading

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Tiger Looks Very Healthy at Tavistock Cup

by Jeff Skinner To the naked eye Tiger Woods and his strained Achilles looked perfectly healthy at The Tavistock Cup yesterday.  Woods showed little effect from a tender Achilles that sidelined him from Doral a little more than a week ago.  He was ripping drives with no sign of favoring his leg.  The fact that he looked so fit has caused some speculation that maybe Tiger wasn’t as hurt as he made out to be when he walked off the… Continue Reading

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Allenby & Ogilvy Tussle Down Under

by Jeff Skinner Robert Allenby’s week at The Presidents Cup was about as bad as bad can get.  He went 0-4-0 and was the only player on either team not to score any points.  Considering that Greg Norman went out on a limb to select him when there were other players performing far better than Allenby has to add to his frustration. Well, it looks like his frustration hit the breaking point on Sunday evening in Australia.  There are reports… Continue Reading

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Luke Donald’s a Throwback

by G. Rennie The enduring image from Sunday’s round at Castle Stuart was the effortless control exhibited by Luke Donald as he took his first Scottish Open trophy.  They say the great ones make the difficult look easy and Luke made his 63 over the saturated links look routine. Donald doesn’t overpower a course as much as seduce it with fairly straight but short driving, superb wedge play, an unmatched sand game and steely putting. This is all brought together with a… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler Can Help the PGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour is like most businesses in these difficult economic times: it could use some help increasing its bottom line. There are some players that could help The PGA Tour this year deal with fewer dollars, less viewers and a “Tiger-less” season. We’ll take a look at some of the players that could have a positive impact on the tour this year. Rickie Fowler is one of the young, new breed of golfers that may appeal… Continue Reading

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