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Rooting Against Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner I love watching the pros play golf, I really do.  I’ll watch any tour, PGA, LPGA, Champions, Euro, Nationwide, it doesn’t matter.  I’ll watch and enjoy them all.  But I felt very strange yesterday as I watched a little of The Memorial.  For me this tournament ranks up there really close to the majors.  Seeing Jack Nicklaus showcase his baby, Muirfield, and listening to him all week is the best.  But yesterday brought out a side of… Continue Reading

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Scott, Pak and Green Seek Redemption

by Jeff Skinner This past Sunday could have been billed as “Redemption Sunday” on the professional golf tours.  We saw two comebacks culminate in victory for two players that have struggled recently and watched another dramatic comeback, still in its infancy, continue to make huge progress. Adam Scott had been billed as the next Greg Norman when he first came on to the PGA Tour.  Like his fellow Aussie he had a big game and his movie star good looks… Continue Reading

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Hank Haney Talks Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner The Golf Channel aired the full Jim Gray interview with Hank Haney last night and as usual Gray did a superb job.  He asked all the right questions and if Tiger Woods wasn’t going to be sitting down with Gray then Hank Haney is the next best choice.  Haney spent over 100 days per year over the last six years with Woods tweaking his swing and picking his brain.  He gave Gray some surprisingly honest and insightful… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Biggest Problem? Take Your Pick

by Jeff Skinner Last year during the third round of The Deutsche Championship I followed Tiger Woods and Lucas Glover for their entire round.  On one hole the tee was very isolated and roped off from the entire gallery.  The only one inside the ropes and a hundred yards away from anyone were Woods, Glover, their caddies, myself and one lone policeman on security duty.  It was the only time during the entire round that Tiger wasn’t surrounded by thousands… Continue Reading

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Hank Haney Wins By Leaving Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner The resignation of Hank Haney as Tiger Woods’ swing coach has finally put an end to all the rumors that were circulating about his relationship with Tiger.  You can call me crazy but I think Hank Haney is the big winner here.  Right now hanging out with Tiger Woods isn’t what is was in years past.  Tiger’s inner circle has never been so criticized or scrutinized.  For a guy like Haney who finds no joy in the… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Phil & The Most Important Players Championship Ever

by Jeff Skinner Forget all the debate about The Players Championship being the fifth major.  Disregard the debate about it being a bigger tournament then The World Golf Championships.   Here are the pertinent facts: There are four and only four majors. The WGC events are good tournaments.  The Players Championship is a great tournament with a great field on a great course, period.  We don’t need to label it anything other than The Players Championship. However, this year’s Players Championship is… Continue Reading

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Big Week for Tiger, Phil & Lorena

by Jeff Skinner This is a big week in golf.  Tiger and Phil make their first appearance since The Masters with a world class field at the Quail Hollow Championship.  In the soap opera that has become Tiger’s season he’ll try and keep his world number one ranking as Phil tries to take him down.  Despite what Woods says about his schedule not being set it appears he is back to being a full time golfer.  There was no mention… Continue Reading

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Phil & Tiger Are Back: Forget the Blog Tiger, Just Play Golf

by Jeff Skinner With Tiger and Phil joining the mere mortals of The PGA Tour this week at The Quail Hollow Championship the golf season is back in high gear.  Things always run a little hotter with Phil and Tiger in the field and since this is their first face off since The Masters all eyes will be focused on the two of them. Last we saw Phil he was cruising through the Krispy Kreme with the kids wearing the… Continue Reading

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Lorena’s Teary Farewell

by Jeff Skinner We all can ask ourselves why someone like Lorena Ochoa would call it quits at the absolute pinnacle of her career.  A 28 year old golfer is just hitting their prime and to see one step away from the game causes you to stop and ask why?  All you need to do is to read any of the quotes from Ochoa’s press conference to see that she couldn’t be at a better place in her life right… Continue Reading

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Ken Green Makes His Comeback This Week

by Jeff Skinner For the four months prior to The Masters much of the world’s media, and all of golf’s media, were focused on the comeback of Tiger Woods from the biggest scandal in golf history.  This week we will be witness to another comeback to the course as Ken Green will make his first appearance on The Champions Tour since his horrific accident last June.  There won’t be any non-golf media at The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, after… Continue Reading

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