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U.S. Solheim Cup…Mallon Surprises With Michelle Wie

by Jeff Skinner The U.S. Solheim Team has been finalized and Captain Meg Mallon will be trying to get her charges in top form for the August 16th-18th matches at the Colorado Golf Club. Mallon’s team features the top American golfers who battled all year to earn points with the top eight players gaining an automatic slot.  Current British Open Champion and America’s best golfer, Stacy Lewis led the points total followed by Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Brittany… Continue Reading

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Major Season Continues at The 34th US Senior Open

by Jeff Skinner The Major Championship Season continues this week with the 34th U.S. Senior Open.  The best seniors in the world will face a tough test as the USGA pays its first visit to Omaha Country Club. You wouldn’t think that a course in the Great Plains state of Nebraska would have many ups and downs but Omaha Country Club’s hilly terrain will present an additional challenge to the competitors. Playing for a national championship is always difficult but… Continue Reading

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Tom Watson Back at Turnberry

by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson and the rest of the seniors are back on the hallowed links of Turnberry this week for the Senior British Open.  This is the scene of one of Watson’s greatest victories and at the same time the place with the most bittersweet memory of all. It was here that Watson battled with Jack Nicklaus in the ‘Duel in the Sun’ and it was here in 2009 that he was two shots from winning  his sixth… Continue Reading

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The Good and Bad at The Open Championship.

by Jeff Skinner The Good… Even though many big names were sent packing early the leaderboard is packed with big guns, proven veterans and new meat. Sixty two year old Tom Watson makes birdie on the last to make the cut.  All those hot shots that missed the cut should learn from Watson, The Links Master.  There’s more to links golf than 300 yard drives. Tiger Woods playing well and contending is always a good thing for golf.  Hate him… Continue Reading

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Yani Tseng: Best Player in the World

by Jeff Skinner 2011 was a difficult year for the LPGA Tour.  With sponsors leaving and the number of tournaments dwindling it was a challenging year for the best female golfers of the world.  One golfer that made the best of a bad situation was world number one Yani Tseng. Tseng had a year most golfers would trade a kidney for.  At 22 years old she became the youngest golfer, male or female to win five majors when she successfully… Continue Reading

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Yani Tseng: Best in the World

by Jeff Skinner The best golfer in the world right now doesn’t play on the PGA Tour, does not have membership on The European Tour and certainly isn’t that dude in the red shirt that the world likes to focus on. The best golfer in the world right now is a Yani Tseng of the LPGA Tour.  If you want to call Luke Donald or Lee Westwood or Rory McILroy or Tiger the best you’d be wrong, very wrong. They… Continue Reading

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Cinderella at The U.S. Open: Chris DeForest

by Jeff Skinner Some of the names on the leaderboard on the U.S. Open are familiar like Rory McIlroy who leads at 6 under.  Some are difficult to pronounce like Louis Oosthuizen the British Open Champion.  And some are unfamiliar to everyone except the player’s family and friends.  One of those names is Chris DeForest. Deforest is a 2011 graduate of the University of Illinois that is having the time of his life at Congressional Country Club.  He qualified for… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Faces Tough Test in Quarterfinals

by Jeff Skinner The magical comeback ride is over for Morgan Pressel as she fell to Amy Yang 4 & 3 in the third round of play at The Sybase Match Play Championship.  After two straight days of miraculous comebacks from two down with two to play, Pressel couldn’t survive the steady play of Yang. Number four seed, long hitter Yani Tseng dispatched Inbee Park rather easily with a 5 & 3 victory. In a big upset, 67th seeded Haeji… Continue Reading

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Jack’s First Memorial

by Jeff Skinner This year’s Memorial Tournament will be a model of how a golf tournament should be run. Jack Nicklaus and his team at Muirfield Village will have every aspect of the tournament planned and accounted for and backup plans for the unexpected incidents. Jack’s tournament comes off like a well oiled machine, a very well oiled machine. Much like The Masters, which Jack modeled his tournament after, each and every detail is checked and rechecked. It is this… Continue Reading

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