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A Miracle Kid & Rory McIlroy

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Our world, especially our sports world is filled with entitled, self absorbed mooks who will never realize that the world isn’t just about them.  The news is filled with them each and everyday. Rory McIlroy isn’t one of them.  Rory gets it. Rory isn’t that far removed from being a kid and idolizing his golf heroes just like his friend Traden Karch. Traden is still just a kid who had Rory as his hero as he played golf for his… Continue Reading

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PGA Beaks the Mold, Keeps Trend Going

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Soft, rain soaked conditions at Baltusrol had many expecting lights-out, record breaking scoring to be the order of the day, a day which saw both the completion of the third and fourth rounds of the 98th PGA Championship. But the pundits’, including Phil Mickelson, were all proved wrong, as the lowest score posted by anyone in the field was a 65. Dutchman Joost Luiten and the Dane Soren Kjeldsen both finished with 5 under rounds of 65 and ended tied… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think…PGA Championship Style

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Golf is a strange game. Jimmy Walker wasn’t on anyone’s hot list coming into the PGA Championship. His 2016 season hadn’t been anything special. He had managed only three top tens with five missed cuts including the the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. And then he goes out and takes the PGA in a wire to wire win. What a strange game and what a week for Walker. After years of winless seasons Walker started to win soon after… Continue Reading

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Hot Stuff & Some Not So Hot Stuff On Day One

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It was a hot day in jersey as the players at the PGA Championship sweated their way around Baltusrol. Surprisingly, some big names were feeling the heat and failed to capitalize on a course that was ripe for a low score. Here are some Hots and some Not So Hots from Thursday’s golf. Hot: Jimmy Walker shot an opening round 65, his lowest ever in a major to earn a one shot lead at five under par. Little know Emiliano… Continue Reading

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Ben An Wins Long Drive with a Ball That Just Goes Too Far

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One of the fun things at the PGA Championship is their decision to reinstate the Long Driving Competition. They had done it for years before doing away with it but since 2014 we’ve seen some massive belts. Probably the most famous of its past winners has to be the Golden Bear himself. Way back in 1963 a young Jack Nicklaus smacked one 341 yards…with a persimmon clubhead. Who knows what he could have done with one of those high tech… 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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Best U.S. Open Venue? Two Perspectives

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The boys at Golf Digest are heavily into the U.S. Open and as such have come up with a list they call “The Best U.S. Open Venues… Factoring in course layout, tradition, past winner and excitement produced, our panel provides a ‘definitive’ ranking.” They only include courses that held an Open for the past ten years so that disqualified a few favorites like Baltusrol and Oakland Hills but it’s still a heavy hitting list. Without blinking I knew Pebble Beach… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

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Newly crowned PGA Tour winner Shane Lowry made some absolutely outrageous recoveries on Sunday at Firestone. His save at the tenth hole and his clinching birdie at eighteen would have to make anyone’s highlight reel. Talk about the ultimate hangover. Troy Merritt broke through for his first win last week at The Quicken Loans and this week at the WGC he comes in dead last. An opening 82 doomed his chances but I don’t think he’s losing any sleep over… Continue Reading

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Whodunit? North Shore Country Club

by Jeff Skinner Here’s an interesting story about golf that has rumor, suspense and mystery…and it doesn’t include Tiger or any of his problems.  It seems a guy, a very wealthy guy, finally got to buy his favorite golf course.   But soon after the purchase, rumors started questioning the actual designer of the course.  For years the club was billed as an A.W. Tillinghast design and that is what the new owner thought he had purchased. “What appealed to Mr.… Continue Reading

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