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Adam Scott Passes on the 2016 Olympics

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On Tuesday Adam Scott announced that he would not be competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Scott, currently the seventh ranked golfer in the world would have teamed with world number one Jason Day to form a very impressive Australian team. But Scott, always honest and forthright says competing in the Olympics is just too much during an already jammed summer schedule. He’d rather concentrate on winning another major championship to further his golfing legacy. “My decision has been… Continue Reading

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Phil’s Showing Off Again

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Phil Mickelson has all the shots. In fact he has some shots no one else has and wouldn’t ever think of trying in competition. But then most golfers aren’t Phil. This is typical Phil. At The Barclays he’s kind of back in the pack and out of reach of the leaders so when he gets a chance to show off he grabs it. Phil wants us all to know that he can do things with a golf ball that others… Continue Reading

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Range Session Solid, Tiger’s Back…Not So Much

by Jeff Skinner I was lucky enough to be able to tune into The Golf Channel’s Pre-Game telecast today.  For the longest time they had cameras stationed on the practice range and we got to see most of Tiger Woods’ warm-up. Watching any of these talented pros up-close is a treat but watching the most scrutinized athlete in the world is special indeed.  Throw in the Pro-Tracer that tracks the ball flight and a few of The Golf Channel’s best… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…FedEx Cup Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Henrik Stenson picked the best possible time to get hot.  He didn’t start the’13 PGA Tour season hot but in July he was hitting his stride.  A second place at the Open was followed by a T2 at The Bridgestone and then a third at the PGA Championship.  His win at the Deutsche Bank catapulted him to the top of the FedEx Cup and he kept up his great play through the Tour Championship. 2.  … Continue Reading

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The “New” PGA Tour Season

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour has released next season’s schedule of tour events.  Notice, I said next season’s and not next year’s schedule.  That’s because next season actually starts this season, I mean this year.  I mean this year is next season and next season is this year and next year…oh damn!  It sounds like an Abbott and Costello routine. Who’s on first?  It’s the Frys.com Open, that’s who’s on first for the opening week of the New PGA… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott’s Barclays Interviews

by Jeff Skinner By his own account Adam Scott was “playing like a dog” on Saturday but managed to salvage a one over 72.  On Sunday it was a different story as his Sunday charge 66 gave him The Barclays, his second win of the season and maybe with his Masters title the inside track on Player of the Year. Here’s Scott immediately after he found out he had won and click here to see his entire post round interview. … Continue Reading

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From the Mags: Golf Channel Talking Heads, Bobby Jones & Tiger

by Jeff Skinner While you golf fans are waiting for television coverage of The Barclays to kick in here something to keep you busy: three great articles from the top golf magazines. You remember magazines….they are those things we used to page through while we were at the barbershop.  Yes, there are still barbershops.  Not everyone gets their haircut at a “salon.” Read on…all three are worth the time. In Golf World, Ed Sherman gives us the inside dope on… 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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Hurricane Sandy Plays Through Many Golf Courses

by Jeff Skinner Last Sunday I opted to pass on the sickening ritual of watching the New York Jets imitate an NFL football team and along with some friends played Bethpage Black on Long Island.  Little did we realize that we may have played one of the last rounds of the season on the home of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens. Hurricane Sandy devastated sections of Long Island and as thousands of people struggle to put their lives back… Continue Reading

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