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I Wonder…Out Loud

by Jeff Skinner I wonder when we are all going to stop talking about Tiger Woods chasing Jack Nicklaus. Tiger was so much closer to Jack’s record of 18 majors six years ago. That was when he won at Pebble Beach on a broken leg. Since then it has been a big zero in the major win column. Has he won? Certainly, he has 14 PGA Tournament wins since ’08 and even won Player of the Year last year…but majors?… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson’s New Driver Fails Him

by Jeff Skinner This was supposed to be a glorious debut for Phil Mickelson and his new driver.  This was going to be the round where Phil striped it down the middle and played from the short grass all day long.  This was the planned start of a new season that would see Phil in the fairway and not in the ankle deep rough.  Well some things don’t work out as planned. After days of raving about the “best driver… Continue Reading

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A Final Round Quickie for Mickelson at the PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner It was a lost week for Phil Mickelson at the 95th PGA Championship.  Unable to ride the momentum of his Open Championship victory Mickelson struggled all week at Oak Hill Country Club, the pride of Rochester, New York. Phil’s inability to hit fairways on the difficult driving Oak Hill kept him from ever mounting any charge at back to back major championships.  Hitting from the punishing rough all week took its toll on Phil as he recorded… Continue Reading

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Sergio Garcia’s Tin Cup Moment

by Jeff Skinner Be warned…this is painful to watch.  Sergio Garcia had his Tin Cup moment today at The Players Championship.  With the championship on the line Sergio choked up a big one with two balls in the water.  With Sergio’s constant whining and “woe is me” attitude his disaster brought cheers from many of the fans.  Watching him drown a few was tough but listening to the cheers as his ball sank made me cringe.

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Tiger Woods Back To World Number One

by Jeff Skinner Let this be an end to a popular debate that has been front and center in golf recently.  Tiger Woods is back and he has the numbers to prove it. With Woods’ eighth win at The Arnold Palmer Invitational he supplants his pal Rory McIlroy as the number one player in the Official World Golf Rankings.  No one has spent more time at number one and the way Woods is playing lately he isn’t about to relinquish… Continue Reading

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Match Play Snowed Out But Golf Still Goes On…Indoor Golf

by Jeff Skinner Pardon me, but I thought a tough day in the desert meant a blazing sun and temperatures over a hundred degrees, not freezing temperatures, snow angels and snowball fights.  That’s what the 64 professionals had to deal with at Dove Mountain. The Accenture Match Play Championship was halted yesterday as snow, ice and freezing temperatures sent the players scurrying for the warmth of the clubhouse.  So for a day the PGA Tour is in the same boat… Continue Reading

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Diary of a Snowbound Golfer

by Jeff Skinner Friday was a tough day if you live in the Northeast as we were in the path of a massive blizzard that reminded us all that it is still winter in the most painful of ways.   Snowfalls of over two feet were common and some locales had the unpleasant chore of digging out from over three feet of snow. For a golf nut like me watching that snow falling is doubly agonizing as not only am I… Continue Reading

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Winds Wipe Out Tournament of Champions

by Jeff Skinner So much for the wonderful weather that usually greets the PGA Tour as they open their season at Kapalua.  The wind and rain were so bad that the PGA Tour bit the bullet and cancelled the first round of the Tournament of Champions. With the wind gusting to 50 mph balls were rolling off the greens and the officials determined that the conditions were unplayable.  Most disappointed player of the day has to be Webb Simpson who… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Rory McIlroy started hot yesterday, five birds and one bogey for a 32 on the front but as the day wore on he seemed to struggle.  He mis-hit a few tee balls and his chipping wasn’t sharp.  But he hung on and that’s the mark of a champion: getting it done when you’re A-Game disappears. 2.  Tiger Woods became the first golfer to earn over $100 million on The PGA Tour.  That’s a scary number but… Continue Reading

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The Golf Channel, 24-7

by Jeff Skinner For any golf fan The Golf Channel has become required viewing.  Every chance we get to watch more golf is a good thing and a good thing has become even better with all the resources The Golf Channel now has with its blending into the NBC/Universal family.  This weekend’s spotlight on The Bear Trap is just one example. I have a hard time trying to convince my kids that ESPN hasn’t been around forever.  Now, it’s the… Continue Reading

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