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Spieth Collapses…Willett Has the Time of His Life

Masters Champion Danny Willett of England during the Green Jacket Presentation after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday April 10, 2016.

Sunday at The Masters is always special and memorable and today’s final round was both for a myriad of reasons. With all the top players in the world playing so well coming into this week if just a few of them stayed in form the ’16 Masters was bound to be a good one. And the way things played out The Golden Child, Jordan Spieth was in the lead. His PGA Championship nemesis and world number one, Jason Day was… Continue Reading

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Hits & Misses Saturday at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Hits All Miguel Angel Jimenez has to do is to show up, anywhere, and he is the center of the party.  His “Coolest Guy in Golf” persona has made him a favorite among fans and players alike.  But his stretching, cigars, wine, ponytail and great sense of humor may camouflage this fact: Miguel can really play golf.  He’s fifty years old, more than twice as old as many of the kids he plays with, and 40th in… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson’s Back Nine Birdie Blitz

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson has set the mark and thrown down the gauntlet at The 78th Masters.  Will Bill Haas and the rest of the contenders pick it up?  Watson, playing his best golf in a long time, had a sizzling back nine of 32 to pull away from the field at Augusta National with a three stroke lead after he finished his second round. Bubba strung together five birdies from 12-16 to go to eight under for the… Continue Reading

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Hits & Misses Day One at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Hits Bill Haas.  The 31 year old Wake Forest grad has five PGA Tour wins but today may be the stepping stone to his first major.  Four under 68 has him one stroke ahead of three major champions. Adam Scott.  The ’13 Masters champ did his best to defend his title.  One errant shot on the par three twelft hole resulted in a double bogey, his only mistake of the day. Louis Oosthuizen.  It is either feast… Continue Reading

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All You Need for The Masters & More

by Jeff Skinner This week is unlike any other in golf.  Masters week is as special as it gets and if you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of anything and everything Masters.  What makes grown men act like kids on Christmas morning?  It’s The Masters.  No tournament or course is held in such high regard as The Masters played on the holy ground of Augusta National. We wait all year for this to come around as it marks… Continue Reading

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Why We Love The Masters

by Jeff Skinner With The Masters a little over a week away the anticipation is growing and with so many questions about who will play, no less who will win, it’s getting a little hairy out there. Tiger Woods is nursing a creaky back.  Phil Mickelson has a pulled muscle.  Bubba Watson is dealing with allergies and Jason Day is on the shelf with a thumb injury.  Those four represent eight Masters wins and a perennial contender in Day. Will… Continue Reading

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Michael Thompson Lives His Dream

by Jeff Skinner The week at The Honda Classic started with such great promise.  A solid field full of big name stars on a respected course with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus pulling hosting duties for their adopted hometown.  The Honda Classic’s reputation has grown into one of the top tier events since Jack redid PGA National and “The Bear Trap” has almost taken on legendary status.  It’s not quite Amen Corner but then what is? Memories of Rory’s victory as… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy & the Winds of Change at Augusta

by Jeff Skinner The air surrounding  Augusta National was uncharacteristically still on Saturday.  The breezes blowing around Amen Corner weren’t the winds that confuse golfers and make then hesitate on club selection, on Saturday they were more likely the winds of change.  With a fresh, young lion at the top of the leaderboard it’s easy to imagine that this Masters could signal a true changing of the guard in golf. Rory McIlroy leads a host of international golfers as he… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson & Stacy Lewis: A Win for the Good Guys

by Jeff Skinner This is the week we wait for all year, Masters Week.  Augusta, Amen Corner, Champions Dinner, Magnolia Lane, Par Three Contest and all the other traditions are great but excuse me if I still have a hangover from this past weekend. It was a great weekend for golf. We got to watch two players achieve their goals.  Stacy Lewis finally broke through in a big way to win The Kraft Nabisco Championship and Phil Mickelson attained his… Continue Reading

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Countdown To The Masters

by Jeff Skinner All right guys, with all due respect to The Shell Houston Open, it’s a great tournament with a very good field, but today starts the countdown to The Masters. April 7th can’t come fast enough for me, millions of golf fans or Phil Mickelson.  Will Phil be able to repeat and continue his love affair with Augusta National?  I don’t know but here’s a brief sampling of “Masters Appetizers” to whet your appetite. Phil Mickelson focuses on… Continue Reading

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