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Jimmy Walker Holds Off Jason Day at PGA Championship

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Jimmy Walker continued the 2016 trend of first time major winners at the PGA Championship today with his one shot victory over defending champ Jason Day. Danny Willett started the season with his Masters win and Dustin Johnson captured the U.S. Open for his first major. Just two weeks ago Henrik Stenson dazzled at the Open Championship and today Walker made it a quartet of first time major winners. The last time we saw all four majors go to first… Continue Reading

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Past OPEN Champs Perform, or Not

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The R&A ensures The OPEN  is the most accessible of the four major championships by using thirty nine separate qualification criteria in setting the field of one hundred fifty players.  First of these many roads to The OPEN is status as a past champion with an age limit up to sixty. Sixteen players are in the field by way of at least once hoisting the Claret Jug. Some have acquitted themselves well while most have struggled, with eight missing the… 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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LLG Awards Season: Comback Player of the Year

by Jeff Skinner For some reason the PGA Tour has elected not to award a Comeback Player of the Year but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any worthy candidates. There was a time when we all thought the only award that Tiger Woods would never have a chance of winning would be Comeback Player of the Year.  But we certainly know that Tiger has had plenty to come back from.  Woods finally broke through for his first win in three… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Cheers to David Duval for making his second cut of the year.  After opening 2012 with seven missed cuts he has changed the momentum with consecutive weekends, it starts with baby steps. 2.  Ben Curtis backs up his win with a tie for thirteenth, nice. 3.  Dan Jenkins is the third sportswriter voted into the World of Hall of Fame.  Jenkins made being a smart ass really cool. 4.   Tiger blows off his press conference… Continue Reading

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Interesting Threesome Finishes at Valero

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour moves on to Bourbon Street and the smile slowly leaves Ben Curtis’ face we should take a minute to reflect on the finish at The Valero Texas Open.  Ben Curtis, Matt Every and John Huh not only conspired to give us an exciting finish but each of them has their own “feel good” finish to be proud of. First of all, each one of them would have liked to putt a bit better… Continue Reading

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Tour Reps & “Rocketballz”

by Jeff Skinner The professionals might be getting ready to start their season at Kapalua but for many of us the start is still a few snowstorms and some months away.  If you don’t live in a “year round” golf environment the best you can do is fantasize about your first round when you open up with you best round ever.  Remember, I did say fantasize. Maybe we can do more than that like dream about some new clubs that… Continue Reading

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Keegan Bradley & Major Pressure

by Jeff Skinner Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner and The Atlanta Athletic Club put on a stunning show Sunday afternoon at The PGA Championship.  It had all the makings of a classic.  There was drama and suspense.  We had joy and we had heartbreak.  The only thing missing was a marquee name. Bradley and Dufner proved that we can see great golf from guys not named Mickelson or Woods.  They’ve shown that you can fly coach and still win a major. … Continue Reading

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Royal St. Georges: Historic and Quirky

by Jeff Skinner Royal St. Georges gets more than its share of criticism for it “quirkiness” but this course has been around long enough to have plenty of history and excitement.  Here’s a sample of some of the great and not so great moments at Royal St. Georges, or Sandwich as it is called by many. This is why we love Arnold Palmer: In 1975 at The Penfold PGA at Sandwich, on the par 5 14th (which no one could… Continue Reading

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