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Chip Shots from the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Morgan Hoffmann leads at Arnie’s Place and rightly so. He’s making birdies by the bunch, hitting greens and leading the field in putting. That will get you to -13 and a three stroke lead. Hoffmann fought off the distraction of his grandmother’s death right before the tournament and seems to have used it as motivation realizing there are more important things in life… Continue Reading

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Arnie & The Masters

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There are two things that are dominating all the ‘golf talk’ this week; Arnold Palmer and The Masters. Arnie is hosting the PGA Tour at his Bay Hill home and everyone, players and fans alike are looking forward to The Masters which tees off three weeks from today. So here’s a mashup of both Arnie and The Masters. The King won four green jackets and seven majors in all. It’s hard to believe that his 1964 Masters win turned out… Continue Reading

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Arnold Palmer: Celebrate “The King”

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Its Arnie’s Week as the PGA Tour makes its annual visit to the home of The King. The Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of the most admired stops in a long season of golf. Arnie draws player after player to his winter home at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge and gets a solid field for one reason and one reason only: Arnold Palmer. He’s The King and players recognize that. If it wasn’t for Arnold Palmer there would be… Continue Reading

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Masters Flashback 2004: It Was Phil’s Time

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It was a long time coming but that may have made it a bit sweeter. Phil Mickelson had struggled to win his first major for a long time. He had zero majors in 42 attempts. But that Easter Sunday in 2004 was Phil’s Day. He started the day tied for the lead with Chris DiMarco at six under par. Phil made his charge on the back nine with five birdies in his last seven holes. He capped it off with… Continue Reading

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Spieth vs Reed a Rivalry in the Making

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Sunday’s finish at The Valspar Championship had us on the edge of our seats. Drama and excitement ruled the day as the players seemed to be challenging each other, saying “can you top this?”  But two of the actors in this drama may be setting the stage for a long run of sequels. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are two of the top young American golfers and they may just be on a trajectory to carry the PGA Tour into… Continue Reading

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Thrills & Chills at The Valspar Championship

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There were so many amazing shots at The Valspar Championship it looked like one continuous highlight reel. Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Sean O’Hair and Ryan Moore put on some display of skill…with a little luck thrown in. Moore holed out for eagle on the sixth hole. Reed sunk a clutch, 24 footer for birdie on eighteen. O’Hair canned a long putt for birdie on sixteen. Spieth drained a monster on fourteen for birdie. Spieth got up and down on eighteen… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Thrills with a Win at The Valspar Championship

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That is why we watch the PGA Tour, plain and simple. The final round at The Valspar Championship was one heck of a Sunday. This was the best golfing Sunday on the PGA Tour since Rory McIlroy out dueled Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in the dark at the PGA Championship. There were so many great shots and lead changes coming down the stretch it had the feel of a major championship. Jordan Spieth may have been the last man… Continue Reading

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Countdown to The Masters, The Masters Journal

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It is official…my Masters Countdown has started. There’s only 25 days until our first major and I kicked off my Masters Countdown by grabbing a copy of The Masters Journal yesterday and as any true Masters fan knows you have to have a copy of The Journal to get the ball rolling, so to speak. As usual the Green Jackets of Augusta National have got it right. The back cover alone is worth the ten bucks. Eighty years ago Gene… Continue Reading

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Tiger Passing On Arnie’s Place

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I know we’ve heard this before, but…the Tiger Woods saga continues. Woods announced on his website that he would not be playing in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and says he still hopes to play at The Masters.   From TigerWoods.com: I spoke to Arnold today and told him that I will not play in his tournament this year. I’m sorry I won’t be in Orlando next week, but I know it will be a really successful event. I’ve put in… Continue Reading

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Golf May Be In Trouble But On-Line Golf Gambling Is Growing

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No one will deny that the NFL is the Big Kahauna in sports. The NFL has turned itself into a year round sport and sports fans eat it up. One of the aspects that the NFL brass doesn’t like to talk about publicly is the appeal of the NFL to sports gamblers. Each week millions are bet on the NFL both legally and illegally. The growth of fantasy leagues has exploded and there’s plenty of money involved there too. Golf… Continue Reading

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