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Day Leads PLAYERS after Record Tying 63

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The PLAYERS Championship opened just as one would expect…sort of. If you put the best golfer in the world on a firm fast course with soft greens and only a slight breeze he’s going to go low. But a 63…amazing. Jason Day played up to his ranking as the top golfer in the world and scorched TPC Sawgrass with a course record tying round that had him in the lead by two strokes on a day that let dozens of… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair: Masters Day 2

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By G. Rennie Augusta National is very welcoming to its former champions each Masters week with an assortment of activities that allows those past their playing prime to socialize, reminisce, teach the next generation the nuances of the course and to compete in the Par 3 Tournament on Wednesday. Champions are also invited to play the tournament without proving current form like the rest of the invitees. Two former champions eligible for Champions Tour play distinguished themselves in the first… 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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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie World Golf Championships are a boon to professional golfers, especially those who find themselves outside the top 125 on the Fed Ex Cup points list. This is so as the PGA Tour schedules an alternate full field event to run concurrently with the WGC. As the top 76 ranked players in the world teed it up at venerable Firestone CC for the WGC Bridgestone Championship this week another field of hungry pros competed at the Barracuda Championship.… Continue Reading

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Erik Compton, Not Out of Anything Yet

by Jeff Skinner All week we have been carrying on about the new and improved Pinehurst and how the top players in the world will adjust to the different kind of U.S. Open that they have been presented with. Some haven’t received the new setup well and missed playing the weekend. Others, most notably Martin Kaymer who has a 5 stroke lead have adapted their games quite well. But today wasn’t just about birdies (scarce) and bogeys (plentiful). Erik Compton… Continue Reading

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Kaymer Leads at Pinehurst…and More

by Jeff Skinner It was an adventurous day at the 114th U.S Open at Pinehurst, for me and the players. I finally got a chance to see the restoration and it didn’t disappoint. It’s an impressive course even from outside the rope. For most of the day it looked like one or two under would hold up for the lead but Martin Kaymer, who just went through his own “restoration” project, pulled away from the field for a thee stroke… Continue Reading

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Inbee Park Back in the LPGA Win Column

From the AP: WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Inbee Park won the Manulife Financial Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in more than 11 months, matching the course record with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr. A week after losing the top spot in the world ranking to Stacy Lewis, Park finished at 23-under 261 at Grey Silo for her 10th LPGA Tour title and first since the U.S. Women’s Open. She had only… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…PLAYERS Championship Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  At first Justin Rose wasn’t penalized on Saturday. Then after some rules official watching the European broadcast called his mates in the states and said he saw it move Rose was penalized. Then after the local authorities (PGA Tour & USGA) reviewed the video and their own rules again they withdrew the penalty. Glad to see I am not the only one that gets confused about the rules. 2.  Rory McIlroy stayed true to form this… Continue Reading

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Scott Falters, Every Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

by Jeff Skinner The game of golf can be a humbling game.  PGA Tour golf can be even more humbling.  That was obvious during the closing holes of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The reigning Masters Champ was humbled by his balky putter and winner Matt Every was humbled by the fact that he finally broke through for his first PGA Tour win.  The 30 year old Every benefitted from Scott’s poor round and hung on as Keegan Bradley’s last chance… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott Cards Quintuple Bogey

by Jeff Skinner Each time an average golfer tees it hop he has hope that this will be the day he plays like a pro.  It never happens.  But that doesn’t mean hope is lost because even though we can’t play like them sometimes they do play like us.  Well, at least for one hole anyway. That was the case for world number two Adam Scott at the World Cup of Golf.  It seems that Scotty lost it, literally and… Continue Reading

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