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Golf in the Olympics: I’m Done…for Now

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Let it be known that this will be my last piece with any mention of the Olympics, golf in the Olympics, players in the Olympics, players not in the Olympics, the Olympic Flame, the Olympic Rings, Olympic Paint…anything Olympic…at least until we crown the Champion Golfer of the Year. All this Olympic baloney is taking the focus away from the oldest and maybe the greatest major of them all. That being said I need to vent for a bit before… 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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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 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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Michelle Wie Leads an Exciting U.S. Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner The 2014 golf season just keeps getting better for the LPGA. With new tournaments, new sponsors, fresh new faces and plenty of publicity the U.S. Women’s Open started with much anticipation. So far it hasn’t disappointed at all. With the women following the men at Pinehurst No.2 Mike Whan couldn’t have written a better script for the first two rounds. He should send the USGA a big thank you note. The week started with plenty of buzz… Continue Reading

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Stacy Lewis Wins in AC, Back to No.1

by Jeff Skinner Thousands of people head to Atlantic City each year to try their luck in the casinos and spend some time at the beach. Stacy Lewis’ weekend in Atlantic City finished with a Sunday that wasn’t a gamble at all and was as relaxing as a day at the beach. At least she made it look that way.  Starting the day with a one shot lead over the resurgent Christina Kim, Lewis pulled away from the field and… Continue Reading

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Lizette Salas: American Dream on the LPGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner Lizette Salas finally found a way to win on the LPGA Tour. After two seasons of near misses in half a dozen tournaments the second year LPGA player nailed down her first tour win at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Salas had blown leads, chunked shots, been outplayed and lost in a playoff before this win but there would be no denying her on Sunday. A good way to win is to start with a three… Continue Reading

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