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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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Ten Things I Think

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1. Golf Digest is once again the target of LPGA fans because this month Paige Spiranac graces their cover. While Spiranac is attempting to make it to the LPGA her game is still a long way off but her popularity far exceeds her game. She is what you would call an “internet sensation” with over 670,000 Instagram followers, most of which are between the ages of 15-30. Now that’s the demographic that Golf Digest and the game itself needs to… Continue Reading

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Riviera’s 10th: To Drive or Not to Drive

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If you read anything about the past great architects or listen to the accomplished designers of today you hear things like options, challenges, play-ability when they talk about a golf hole. With today’s unencumbered distances and ball smashing swings of the longest golfers in the world it is difficult to design a hole that can challenge both the long driver and the short hitter. But George C. Thomas found the magic formula,actually we should call it the “Classic Formula” as… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

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Newly crowned PGA Tour winner Shane Lowry made some absolutely outrageous recoveries on Sunday at Firestone. His save at the tenth hole and his clinching birdie at eighteen would have to make anyone’s highlight reel. Talk about the ultimate hangover. Troy Merritt broke through for his first win last week at The Quicken Loans and this week at the WGC he comes in dead last. An opening 82 doomed his chances but I don’t think he’s losing any sleep over… Continue Reading

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Marco Dawson Takes Down Bernhard and Monty at The Senior Open Championship

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There was no letdown in the golf world this week as all the major tours provided interesting and exciting tournaments and winners. First up may be the most inspiring and heartwarming of all the winners. At the Senior Open Championship at historic Sunnydale Golf Club in Berkshire, England Marco Dawson took on two giants of the Senior Tour and came out the winner. Dawson could be called the journeyman’s journeyman. He had a less than stellar PGA Tour career where he… Continue Reading

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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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Friday’s Chip Shots

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Brooks Koepka paired a second round 67 to go with his opening round 64 to take a one shot lead over youngster Austin Cook who is in just his third PGA Tour event. Koepka isn’t hitting a lot of fairways (13/28) at The FedEx St. Jude Classic but his iron play has been stellar hitting 78% of his Greens in Regulation. Personally, I hope Brooks isn’t peaking too early as I already have him slated as my Dark Horse pick… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from a Grumpy Old Golfer

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So Rory McIlroy laps the field last week at the Wells Fargo jets off with his buddies to England and misses the cut at the BMW PGA. It’s no big deal like many would try to make it. Rory will miss some cuts, most golfers not named Tiger Woods (in his prime) miss cuts. The kid could use the weekend off, after all he hoisting the Irish Open at Royal County Down. “I’d love to have played the weekend but… Continue Reading

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Monday Chip Shots

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Lydia Ko just keeps adding to her legacy. That’s if it’s possible for an 18 year old to have a legacy. She celebrated her birthday over the weekend and promptly defends her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. And she didn’t have her best stuff. Morgan Pressel had the tournament in hand and a two shot lead until two late bogeys did her in. That’s part of the game and for Ko just hanging around earned her another LPGA… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  Some will ridicule Brandt Snedeker for breaking down and fighting back the tears after his win at Pebble Beach. Not me, I think it is great. Emotion is so much a part of our lives and our game it’s fine with me. Sneds has become the tour’s new Steve Stricker who cried each time he spoke into a microphone. 2.  Dustin Johnson is rounding into form after his six month sabbatical. After a missed cut last week he finished… Continue Reading

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