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Lyle Slovick’s “Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Legends” Is a Winner

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Every golfer knows that golf, just like life can be difficult. As we make our way around the course we have as many ups as we do downs. Part and parcel of the game is facing difficult challenges and overcoming those bad breaks and poor bounces we encounter. In a new and enthralling book by Lyle Slovick we get to see that many champions of the game had to overcome major obstacles in their lives and live with difficult challenges… Continue Reading

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Golf in the Olympics: I’m Done…for Now

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Let it be known that this will be my last piece with any mention of the Olympics, golf in the Olympics, players in the Olympics, players not in the Olympics, the Olympic Flame, the Olympic Rings, Olympic Paint…anything Olympic…at least until we crown the Champion Golfer of the Year. All this Olympic baloney is taking the focus away from the oldest and maybe the greatest major of them all. That being said I need to vent for a bit before… 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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Another Second Chance for John Daly

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John Daly makes his champions Tour debut at the Insperity Invitational today and there is plenty of buzz surrounding Big John’s chance at golf’s greatest mulligan. Daly has had more issues than a Donald Trump Rally but his grip it and rip it attitude and “every-man” persona has won him millions of devoted and loyal fans. He has had so many ups and downs both professional and personal and all the time having them played out in the media. I… Continue Reading

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Butch Harmon Learned from the Best

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Butch Harmon has been voted the top golf instructor for what seems like forever. Few instructors/coaches/gurus, whatever you label them can boast such a heralded list of players that have heeded the gospel according to Butch. Of course there’s Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman and Ernie Els and Freddy Couples. But there’s also Adam Scott, Davis Love III, Justin Rose, Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Natalie Gulbis. And there… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth & His Plans for Riviera

Pacific Palisades, CA--05/30/12--2012 NCAA Championship at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.--(Photo by Tracy Wilcox/GOLFWEEK)

Another “oldie but goodie” hosts the PGA Tour this week as Riviera Country Club and Hogan’s Alley welcome the PGA boys to the Northern Trust Open. Riviera boasts an impressive legacy. The classic George Thomas design has been home to the U.S. Open, PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open. Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open here and past winners of the L.A. Open/Northern Trust include Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson. With as… Continue Reading

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Saturday at the PGA Championship: Fun, Fun, Fun

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Watching day three at the 97th PGA Championship was about as much fun as any golf fan could take. The day was marked by big names, spectacular shots, creative play, great bounce backs and a level of drama that only happens at the majors. The tone was set early when players out early put up plenty of red numbers. And when the leaders hit Whistling Straits they did as Ben Hogan once said and ”brought this monster to its knees.”… Continue Reading

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The Open at St. Andrews…A Major Like No Other

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Our third major of the season is here and the Open Championship offers us so many interesting stories and possibilities. Will Jordan Spieth match Ben Hogan’s record and win the third major of the season? Is the Grand Slam in his reach? Can Rickie Fowler do the “Mickelson Double” and go back to back with wins at The Scottish Open and The Open Championship? Is there really a new “Big Three” of Rory, Jordan and Rickie? Will Jordan displace an… Continue Reading

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My Moments with Jack Nicklaus

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On the rare occasions that a person is in the presence of greatness it can be a humbling experience. I had such an experience earlier this week when I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Jack Nicklaus. At the opening of the Jack Nicklaus Room at the USGA Museum I sat in the audience and listened to Jack and the USGA’s dignitaries and that was wonderful. Nicklaus must have told his stories hundreds of time by now but… Continue Reading

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Dan Jenkins: “Tiger Beat A Lot of Nobodies”

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Just about everyone loves Dan Jenkins. The lovable curmudgeon has been covering sports and golf in particular for what seems like forever. His wit, insightfulness and humor have made him a legend years ago.  He’s unabashedly old school and would take just Hogan or Nicklaus over any of the thousands of golfers who have walked a course since. But there is one golfer that he has no use for, and isn’t afraid to take a shot at: Tiger Woods. The… Continue Reading

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