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With all due respect to Frys.com winner Sang-Moon Bae, the best story of the week at Silverado Country Club finished a bit down the leaderboard. Jarrod Lyle was making his first start on the PGA Tour in over thirty months. Lyle is coming off his second bout with leukemia and trying to make his comeback complete by earning back his PGA Tour card. Lyle had plenty of success this week as he got into the Frys by Monday qualifying with… Continue Reading
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
For many of us October ushers in a fall season full of falling leaves, pumpkin festivals and Oktoberfest. But that’s not the case for the PGA Tour. For Tim Finchem and the mighty and all powerful PGA Tour October isn’t a time when we are heading into the end of the year it is actually the start of a new year. Yes, as only The Great and Powerful Finch can do, he has brought New Year’s into October. This week… Continue Reading
Our Ryder Cup nightmare continues. One day after Bob Harig of ESPN released an insider’s view of the ugly and painful Saturday meeting of Tom Watson and his Ryder Cup Team Watson has released a statement. In it he now says he takes full responsibility for his communication problems and says he appreciates his players even though it didn’t sound that way a week ago. In response to all of the recent discussion about our Ryder Cup loss, I would… Continue Reading
After Team USA’s defeat at the Ryder Cup and Phil Mickelson’s verbal take down of Captain Tom Watson at the press conference we all knew there was more to this ugly story. Bob Harig of ESPN has now given us an inside look in the USA team room on Saturday night where Watson reached the peak of his dysfunction. Harig quotes multiple sources present at the meeting that must have made the Sunday press conference look like a love fest. … Continue Reading
The folks over at the Back9 Network brought out their big guns, Jeff Rude and John Maginnes to get former winning Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger (there are far too few of them) to chat about the USA Ryder Cup failures. Zinger says it’s a very deep problem and the players and the past captains have been “filtered out of the process.” He suggests that the PGA of America take a look at the business model Team Europe has in… Continue Reading
1. I think the European Team certainly played like the favorites they were going into the Ryder Cup. They were sharp, motivated and overpowered an outmanned US Team. 2. They also really know how to celebrate and they have plenty of experience. That champagne spraying scene never gets old, no matter what team is holding the bottle. 3. There were some new stars that introduced themselves to the world and none more so that Frenchman Victor Dubuisson. He played like… Continue Reading