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Tiger Woods Always Moves the Needle

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You may have stashed your clubs away for the winter and the calendar is certainly closer to St. Nick than St. Andrews but this is a big week in golf. No, it’s not a major or a playoff or anything close but this week Tiger Woods is back on the course. And that’s a big deal no matter what time of year it is. Tiger may be the host of his Hero World Challenge at the exclusive Albany Golf Club… Continue Reading

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Pampling Hits Jackpot in Vegas

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Rod Pampling took a drink from the fountain of youth this week and earned his first PGA Tour win in over ten years.  The 47 year old Aussie canned a 32 foot putt to seal his victory at the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Pampling started off the week with a sizzling 11 under par 60 and backed that up on Sunday with a 65 to top Brooks Koepka by two shots.  This is his third career… Continue Reading

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At This Ryder Cup….Let the Players Play

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The Ryder Cup was started by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant with hopes of an exhibition that promoted the game of golf and the sportsmanship and camaraderie that goes along with it. I don’t think he would recognize it today. Since 1979 when all of Europe was added to the original Great Britain & Ireland Team the matches became competitive but the buildup and pressure surrounding the Ryder Cup has gone over the top. With the passing of Arnold… Continue Reading

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The King of Hearts

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Arnold Palmer’s death Sunday, at age 87, didn’t come as a total shock to me but it was hard blow, nonetheless. It might seem strange or inauthentic to claim that the passing of a celebrity figure whom you have never met can have a serious effect on a person. But millions of folks in the US and around the globe would refute that claim; indeed, they have done so through social media since the word of The King’s death was… Continue Reading

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Sports Illustrated Honors The King

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Sports Illustrated is putting The King on their cover this week.  It is the twelfth time Arnie has been on the cover. Long live The King. Behind every successful man is a good woman.  Arnie had his Winnie. The Big 3 at The Masters. Arnie and Jack before the 1965 Masters. As the 1961 Sportsman of the Year. Click here for all twelve covers.  

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Arnold Palmer, “The King” Dies at 87

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It’s darn near impossible to put into words what Arnold Palmer meant to golf. He’s the reason there is world wide tours and billions spent on golf. He’s the reason for the big money purses and the international popularity of the game. He’s the reason we can watch golf all year long and he’s the reason golf has grown into a major sports business. And yes, he’s the reason we can drink an “Arnold Palmer” and certainly he’s the reason… Continue Reading

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An Early Tee Time for the PGA Championship

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In a major championship season that seems to be moving as fast as Jason Day’s driver we are prepping for the final major of the season. The 98th PGA Championship begins Thursday with some players still not over their jet lag from the Open Championship. Thanks to the Olympics and the condensed schedule our major season will be over at the end of the July. What may have been construed as the best option to fit the PGA Tour, the… Continue Reading

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The Senior Set Does Troon

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Of the 156 competitors at Royal Troon nine are over 50 and eligible for play on The Champions Tour.  Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only two players from the geriatric set who regularly compete on the primary tours that cater to young flat bellies. But the lure of a major and the many, many ways that the R&A makes entry into the OPEN accessible typically brings in a bunch of gents who, to put it politely, are… Continue Reading

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No Worries…Jordan Spieth Is In Good Company

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While Jason Day spent the weekend winning The PLAYERS and padding his lead over Jordan Spieth in the Official World Golf Rankings much of the golf world was wondering “What’s happened to Jordan?” Stuff happens…in life and in golf. Spieth’s play at The PLAYERS was indeed surprisingly poor but let’s not push the panic button just yet. Jaime Diaz of Golf World is pretty sure Spieth will be all right and he chronicles how all the big names in golf… Continue Reading

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The Big 3 Open The Masters

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This is one of the many reasons that makes The Masters the most special golf tournament we ever watch.  Watch as Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player tee off to start the 80th Masters.  Arnold Palmer may be showing some signs of his age and elected not to drive but wouldn’t miss this for the world.  He loves The Masters and all its traditions.  And the feeling is mutual. Watch the Honorary Starters hit their tee shots to open #themasters.https://t.co/fMG8WZ87hj —… Continue Reading

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