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The Fist Pump Is Back

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It didn’t take long for Tiger Woods to start feeling like his ol’ bad ass self. Tiger took his game a step further today with his bogey free 7 under 65 that had him moving up the leaderboard at the Hero World Challenge and he even broke out his classic fist pump. His wasn’t the lowest round of the day, Bubba Watson had a 63, nor was it the second lowest, Brandt Snedeker shot 64 but for Woods who is… Continue Reading

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Phil the Thrill Is Back At It Again

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Phil the Thrill is back at it again. Phil Mickelson played the major round of his life at the Open Championship today. With dozens of golfers still on the course he’s in the clubhouse with a three shot lead. But that’s not the story the story is he settled for a record tying 63 but it was a hair from a major championship record 62. Mickelson’s record breaking birdie putt at eighteen was dead center in the hole from a… Continue Reading

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Winter Golf and My “Watson” Moment

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And the season begins! An unseasonably warm spell in the Hudson Valley this week had all us golf starved hackers chomping at the bit for a few holes of real golf. With zero snow on the ground and temperatures nearing 60 all that was needed was a course to play. And thank god there was a little nine holer just minutes from my house that stays open all winter. As long as there is no snow they’re open and this… Continue Reading

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Jason’s Day at the PGA Championship

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At the 97th PGA Championship Jason Day proved to be too much for the All-American Kid Jordan Spieth who was trying to complete the All-American Slam. Let the puns begin: it was Jason’s Day. While the Australian Day could be tabbed as the Wonder from Down Under because of his nationality he could also wear that moniker for the fact that he has been so close, so often in majors we were wondering if he was ever going to finally… Continue Reading

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Great Players, Great Stories at Chambers Bay

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The 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay by all accounts has been an interesting, exciting and dramatic week.  And that’s not even on the course.  In between the controversies, Tweets and finger pointing  an excellent golf championship has been unfolding.  And today’s final round is setup for plenty of excitement and maybe a little controversy too. It’s a fine leaderboard with big names, great stories, superior golfers all combining to give us a good chance of a dramatic finish. Dustin Johnson,… Continue Reading

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Golf Is the Game of a Lifetime, Here’s Proof

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They say golf is the game of a lifetime and while many of us come to the game late those that stick with it do so exactly for that reason. For one of the many attributes of playing golf is that we can play it until we end up on the other side of the divots. John Feinstein gives us a profile of Sid Beckwith who has been playing golf for over 80 years and playing it well.   “We… Continue Reading

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Brittany Lincicome Prevails at The ANA Inspiration

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Brittany Linciome won The ANA Inspiration with a par on the third playoff hole over good friend Stacy Lewis. The winning putt may have been in the playoff but the shot that won her the tournament was her second shot on eighteen during regulation. Her eagle tied her with Lewis and with Lewis unable to birdie the last off to the playoff they went. From AP: Brittany Lincicome ended up in Poppie’s Pond for the second time in her career… Continue Reading

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Clutch Putt Gives Matt Every 2nd Arnold Palmer Victory

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Just call Matt Every the Comeback Kid.  Every defended his Arnold Palmer Invitational title with his second come from behind win at The Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Last year Every came from four shots back to win and today he started three behind leader Henrik Stenson.  His 66 tied for low round of the day, included matching 33’s on each nine and a go ahead birdie on the difficult eighteenth. Stenson had forged his lead by playing the final… Continue Reading

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Masters Flashback 2004: It Was Phil’s Time

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It was a long time coming but that may have made it a bit sweeter. Phil Mickelson had struggled to win his first major for a long time. He had zero majors in 42 attempts. But that Easter Sunday in 2004 was Phil’s Day. He started the day tied for the lead with Chris DiMarco at six under par. Phil made his charge on the back nine with five birdies in his last seven holes. He capped it off with… Continue Reading

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Great Leaderboard at the PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner It was amazing day at the 96th PGA Championship. With a water logged Valhalla allowing the world’s best to throw darts at the soft greens we were treated to a marvelous display of golf. It was a true birdie-fest as player after player posted sub-par rounds which has resulted in a jammed packed leaderboard filled with big names, young studs and even some newcomers. How gettable was Valhalla today? Very gettable. 74 players teed it up today… Continue Reading

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