The first week of the 2014-15 wrap-around PGA Tour season is in the books and Sang-Moon Bae is the first winner of the new season at the Frys.com Open. The twenty eight year old Korean native won his second PGA Tour event as he fought through his worst round of the week to hang on for a two shot win over Steven Bowditch. Bae started the round with a comfortable four stroke lead and extended it to six early on… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner This PGA Tour Playoff season just got a bit more controversial. In a very surprising move Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the BMW Championship. Mickelson didn’t cite any specific injury or illness for his early morning withdrawal but rather stated his need to focus on the Ryder Cup. “Without a chance to contend at the Tour Championship,” he said “the most important thing for me now is to prepare for the Ryder Cup.” What? Ryder Cup in… Continue Reading
by G. Rennie It was a birdie fest at Valhalla Golf club today as the 96th PGA Championship field went low across the board with benign conditions ripe for scoring. Most of the Links Life Golf crew rode that wave with their picks, here’s the standings after today’s play: 5. The Greek was done in by the balky back of defending PGA champ Jason Dufner who withdrew at +8 after ten holes of play due to his bulging disk problem.… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Great cover from Pinehurst on The Pilot’s Open Daily. Achtung Baby! Click here for some of the best golf writers in the nation at The Pilot.com.
by Jeff Skinner This crazy/confusing 2013-14 PGA Tour season continues this week with the World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. This event is great for the pre-tournament publicity and they never fail to provide some odd moments as they insist on putting these golfers from the West into some traditional costumes from the East. Check out this year’s publicity shot of Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Dufner. Pro… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner It has been an incredible season for PGA Tour Rookie Jordan Spieth. The youngster is a walking dream come true. He started with no status on tour and earned his way onto the Presidents Cup Team. The PGA Tour has nominated three other golfers for the Rookie of the year Award but this is a one horse race. Russell Henley, Derek Ernst and David Lingmerth had good, solid seasons but Spieth is in a class by himself.… Continue Reading
The par 3 13th hole at Muirfield: The long par 4 14th: The 15th is another long, dogleg right par 4:
by Jeff Skinner The LPGA moves to Rochester, New York this week for the second major of the season at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship. 2012 champion Shanshan Feng will be defending against a stacked field of golfers. The top 10 golfers in the Rolex Rankings and the top 50 on the LPGA Money List comprise one of the best fields of the year. Fresh off her Shoprite win last week, Hall of Famer, Karrie Webb has a wonderful history at… Continue Reading
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