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Pampling Hits Jackpot in Vegas

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Rod Pampling took a drink from the fountain of youth this week and earned his first PGA Tour win in over ten years.  The 47 year old Aussie canned a 32 foot putt to seal his victory at the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Pampling started off the week with a sizzling 11 under par 60 and backed that up on Sunday with a 65 to top Brooks Koepka by two shots.  This is his third career… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Pressure Starts Early Sunday

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We can expect plenty of early fireworks on Sunday at the Ryder Cup as both captains have front loaded their lineups. With his team trailing 9 ½ to 6 ½ European Captain Darren Clarke hopes to jump-start a comeback with his star players leading off the Sunday Singles. The last time Davis Love III captained the USA at Medinah in 2012 they surrendered a four point lead to the Euros in a crushing defeat. Love hopes he has countered Clarke’s… Continue Reading

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Sports Illustrated Honors The King

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Sports Illustrated is putting The King on their cover this week.  It is the twelfth time Arnie has been on the cover. Long live The King. Behind every successful man is a good woman.  Arnie had his Winnie. The Big 3 at The Masters. Arnie and Jack before the 1965 Masters. As the 1961 Sportsman of the Year. Click here for all twelve covers.  

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New Course at St. Andrews + Wind = True Links Golf

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Another day of warm sunshine at St. Andrews.  We are taking advantage of the unusually warm and sunny weather but rumor is next week it’s rain, rain and more rain. We’ll take all the sun we can! Had a wonderful experience on the New Course today as we played a bit of true links golf with a firm, fast course and greens that never hold any approach.  Divot repair tools don’t get much use here.  The strong breeze made it… Continue Reading

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Henrik Stenson, Champion Golfer of the Year

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This image says it all.  Henrik Stenson shoots a record tying 63 to tie Johnny Miller for a final round in a major to win the OPEN Championship.  His 264 is the lowest in OPEN Championship history.  And in OPEN Championship fashion he’s wished a “Well Done and See You At Royal Birkdale”.  No one does it like the OPEN Championship. Stenson’s scorecard show 10 birdies, TEN BIRDIES.  Offset by two bogeys his 63 puts him in the rarest of… Continue Reading

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More Trouble Than Meets the Golfer’s Eye at Oakmont

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Oakmont Country Club is widely regarded as the toughest golf course in America. Its slick greens are legendary. Its Church Pew bunkers are so famous they have their own name. And the rough is deep. So deep balls vanish, players look to be literally knee deep in the stuff and a small dog or two has been known to disappear. As if that wasn’t enough to punish the players that will try and survive this beast of a course there’s… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Writing A Book

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With all that time on his hands Tiger Woods may be going a little stir crazy. After all how many soccer games and rehab can one man take? To break up the boredom Tiger has decided to write a book. Yes, he of the closed mouth, reserved answers and and cherished privacy is writing a book. Now, don’t get too excited. Tiger isn’t going the full Monty here. He won’t be dishing about his entire life so there won’t be… Continue Reading

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Masters Thoughts Day One: Spieth Rules Again

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As they say you can’t win The Masters on Thursday but you certainly can lose it. Ernie Els looks like he tried to lose it on his first hole as he six putted for a nine… from 3 feet. It was the most painful thing to watch all day. Once again Jordan Spieth proves that he’s superhuman. Can we get a DNA test on this kid! So much for “Jordan is off his game.” His bogey free 66 was stellar.… Continue Reading

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More Jack: The Golf Channel Celebrates with “86”

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Set your DVR or make sure to be in front of your TV on Tuesday at 9:00pm EST when The Golf Channel airs its latest tribute to Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters win. It looks to be a fine mixture of Jack’s historic charge with plenty of new commentary from players, announcers, family and fans. I haven’t seen it yet but I love it already.  I can watch the ’86 Masters all day long.

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