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Jordan Spieth Just Plays Too Slow

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Jordan Spieth’s week at Oakmont didn’t go as he would have liked. It started with the multiple rain delays on Thursday as Spieth had an early tee time. He was one of the players that had to deal with the start, stop, start, stop action on a day that tested players and fans alike. When the weather settled down and Spieth had his chance to defend his U.S. Open title his game didn’t respond. While many players were able to… Continue Reading

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Sunday at The Masters: It’s All Up to Jordan

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It’s been an odd week at Augusta National and The Masters. The usual roars and cheers have been replaced by gasps and murmurs. Last year we watched as Jordan Spieth went deep, real deep and tied Tiger Woods’s record winning score of 18 under par. This year he is only three under and the top four players stand a combined seven under par going into the final round. This has been one very difficult week at Augusta. Firm, very firm… Continue Reading

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Scottish Open at Gullane: An Oldie and Still a Goodie

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The European Tour’s Scottish Open is playing host to a number of American golfers and others that want to use this week as a warm up for the true links golf they’ll be playing next week at St. Andrews. Gullane Golf Club is getting great reviews from the players as being a fair but firm test of links golf. And it has been that way for a long time. While Gullane, the golf club was established in 1882 (that’s pretty… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth’s Great Day at Chambers Bay

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Excitement, drama, suspense and a quality winner. That’s all we wish for at our major championships. The 115th U.S. Open gave us all of that and more as Jordan Spieth won and lost and then won his second consecutive major championship in both a spectacular and painful finish. The drama and excitement were provided by a quartet of golfers as Spieth, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Dustin Johnson combined to give us an edge of the seat finish and then… Continue Reading

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Great Players, Great Stories at Chambers Bay

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The 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay by all accounts has been an interesting, exciting and dramatic week.  And that’s not even on the course.  In between the controversies, Tweets and finger pointing  an excellent golf championship has been unfolding.  And today’s final round is setup for plenty of excitement and maybe a little controversy too. It’s a fine leaderboard with big names, great stories, superior golfers all combining to give us a good chance of a dramatic finish. Dustin Johnson,… Continue Reading

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Jordan or Bubba?

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The PGA Tour swings into New Orleans for the Zurich Classic this week and while the rest of the tour battles the humidity and the alligators Jordan Spieth will be enjoying a hard earned rest. He’s still the golfer with the most buzz flying around him right now and he’s reached the finals of Golf.com’s “Best American Golfer Bracket.”  Spieth and his Masters winning buddy Bubba Watson are the final matchup and they are asking fans to vote for who… Continue Reading

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Spieth Making the Rounds In His Green Jacket

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Jordan Spieth has been going non-stop since he slipped on that green jacket on Monday night.  He did the Empire State Building Monday and stopped by Letterman later in the day. The pace gets no easier today with plenty more commitments for the New Face of American Golf.  Spieth stays committed to playing in this week at Hrbour Town.  Of course he does, he’s Jordan Spieth our new American hero. Tuesday’s Schedule 7:10 a.m. – Live phone interview with ESPN’s… 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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Ramblings From the Easy Chair

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by G. Rennie Two of America’s finest and most under appreciated golfers from the second half of the 20th century died this past week. Charlie Sifford passed on at the age of 92 on Tuesday February 4th in Cleveland, Ohio. Sifford was the Jackie Robinson of golf as he was the first African-American to be admitted to the PGA Tour. While Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 it took until 1961 for the PGA to… Continue Reading

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The New Order of American Golf

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Phoenix Arizona is ground zero for any sports fan this week. The Super Bowl is the biggest needle mover in all of sports and this week is all about the Super Bowl, soft balls and all. But Phoenix is also home to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Open, otherwise known as the NFL’s opening act. And it’s not a bad opening act at all. Tiger Woods comes off the bench and returns to the scene of one of the loudest… Continue Reading

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