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Saturday Swing Tip: Drive It Like Lee Trevino

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Not every golfer has the perfect swing…we all just try to get the ball in the hole.  Lee Trevino made a pretty good living with a homemade swing that would make some of today’s teachers cringe. His unorthodox swing got him into the Hall of Fame, six major championships and in Jack’s pocket plenty of times.  No one got the best of Jack in the majors more than the Merry Mex. Listen as he tells us his secret to solid… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth has had Enough of the Negative Media

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As Jordan Spieth continues to struggle to find his 2015 form he says he’s grown tired of the negative questions from the media.  Spieth looked frustrated on Royal Troon today as his tee game, ball striking and especially putting showed little resemble to the form that he displayed last season. Let’s face it: 2015 with two major wins, five overall, a Tour Championship and a FedEx Cup check is a tough act to follow. But Spieth, like Tiger Woods is… Continue Reading

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The OPEN Day One: Birds & Bogeys

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What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading

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Open Championship Preview: Holes 13, 14, 15

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The thirteenth at Royal Troon is another par 4 but surprisingly has no bunkers.  Its 473 yards has enough swales and humps and bumps to give players plenty of trouble. After five stout par fours players face a challenging 178 yard par 3 at the fourteenth.  A pear shaped green is guarded by bunkers in front and a healthy wind could play havoc with many shots. Back to the tough par 4’s on the fifteenth which at 499 yards in… Continue Reading

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Despite Optimism, Phil Misses the Cut at Oakmont

Phil Mickelson walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Saturday, June 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

It always seems that pioneers and leaders in their fields think a little bit different from most of us. Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking never thought like the average Joe. Maybe that’s why they were able to accomplish things far beyond the grasp of “regular” folk. Phil Mickelson thinks differently from the average guy too. It was Phil that said his 25 years of U.S. Open experience prepared him for this Oakmont course. Well, it didn’t… Continue Reading

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James Hahn Takes the Wells Fargo Championship

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It was an exciting finish at the Wells Fargo Championship with James Hahn earning the win over Roberto Castro on the first playoff hole. Hahn had it to ten under par but an untimely bogey on the difficult 18th hole dropped him back into a tie with Castro. But his luck changed when Castro pulled his playoff tee ball into the creek that guards the left side of the fairway. He did manage an impressive up and down from behind… Continue Reading

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Mark Broadie: Forget “Putt for Dough” It’s Hitting the Green That Matters

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I am currently reading Mark Broadie’s “Every Shot Counts.” If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the Columbia University business professor that revolutionized how the PGA Tour looks at scoring. That all important “strokes gained putting” statistic is Broadie’s baby. For years golfers thought that the total number of putts was the best indicator of putting prowess. Not so according to the good professor. Broadie’s book is full of heavy duty math and sometimes may be a bit difficult,… Continue Reading

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It’s Jordan’s World…Again

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It’s Jordan Spieth’s world and right now every other pro golfer is just living in it. Once again Spieth commands the spotlight in golf as he routed the winners only field at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Spieth played such solid golf you would have thought that it was April and he was prepped for The Masters. But it’s not, it is only January and it is the first tournament of 2016. Yes, it’s not a major nor… Continue Reading

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“WTF”… Tiger Woods Struggles at the PGA

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Tiger Woods lives his life on the golf course surrounded by cameras and microphones. No athlete has had every action filmed as much as Tiger. And we all know that while golf can be an immensely rewarding and fun game we all know how frustrating it can be. Here Tiger shows the frustration of a 14 time major champion struggling to find his game at the PGA Championship.

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A Sunday Full of Golf & More

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We all will be treated to a full day of golf today as all the major tours are in action and being broadcast to us all day long. The gents of the European Tour made a great move in featuring links courses and scheduling the Scottish Open the week prior to the Open Championship.  The fields at the Scottish have become deeper and the courses have been spectacular. The star of the week so far has been the wonderful links… Continue Reading

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