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Thinking Out Loud…Ryder Cup Style

by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson as the 2014 Ryder Cup Captain…did anyone see this one coming?  That is besides Tom and the new PGA President Ted Bishop. Was that question posed to Watson at the Australian Open a plant to put the thought of Watson as a captain into the golf consciousness?  Or was it a reporter that had some inside information? Ted Bishop didn’t waste any time in making a splash as the new PGA President.  In one decision… Continue Reading

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Tom Watson…2014 Ryder Cup Captain?

by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson is one of the living legends of golf.  His eight major championships, 39 PGA Tour and 14 Champions Tour wins put him in the most elite of classes.  This week Watson went back down under to play in the Australian Open where he earned one of his four international titles when he won the Australian Open in 1984. Watson still has game, even though he shot himself out of the tournament with a pair of… Continue Reading

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Everything You Could Want At The U.S. Open

by Jeff Skinner This is the kind of day real golf fans hope for during the U.S. Open.  It was a day filled with just about everything you could hope for.  And it was just great fun to watch. The USGA made a smart move by putting a little water on the course for fear of having it get out of control.  Their foresight kept the course from becoming too dry, too fast and too hard.  But that did let… Continue Reading

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Allenby & Ogilvy Tussle Down Under

by Jeff Skinner Robert Allenby’s week at The Presidents Cup was about as bad as bad can get.  He went 0-4-0 and was the only player on either team not to score any points.  Considering that Greg Norman went out on a limb to select him when there were other players performing far better than Allenby has to add to his frustration. Well, it looks like his frustration hit the breaking point on Sunday evening in Australia.  There are reports… Continue Reading

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The Presidents Cup 2011: A Win For All

by Jeff Skinner For the casual fan that just glanced at the leaderboard a few times or watched only a few minutes of The Presidents Cup it might have looked like another boring American victory.  Well, they may be half right: it was certainly a decisive win, 19-15 but it was hardly boring.  The players, the course, the fans and Mother Nature combined to give us four days of interesting and entertaining golf. Royal Melbourne lived up to the hype… Continue Reading

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Major Groupings at the PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Championship may be the least popular major among the casual golf fan (what do they know) but The PGA traditionally has a superb field and as the season’s last major always offers plenty of storylines. The PGA has put together some very interesting pairings and thankfully avoided the three ring circus of a Tiger Woods/Adam Scott grouping. John Daly, Mark Brooks, Jerry Pate. Despite his poor play John Daly is still a fan favorite (who… Continue Reading

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The Season Without Tiger…Doing Just Fine

by Jeff Skinner Believe it or not this is my first post on Tiger Woods in three full weeks.  My last “Tiger Post” was on June 8th.  Taking that long between Tiger stories is borderline blasphemy in the golf blogging world and most editors would probably fire someone if that was the case at a magazine or newspaper.  But the truth is I haven’t missed him. I am probably in the minority when I say that but I think this… Continue Reading

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Interesting Groups at the U.S. Open

by Jeff Skinner The USGA leaves nothing to chance when it runs a championship especially its flagship event The U.S. Open.  The USGA has come up with some intriguing groupings, some based on standing, some on nationality and maybe some were selected just for fun.  Here are some of the interesting groupings that we all we be watching on Thursday. 7:33  Matt Kuchar, Paul Casey, K.J Choi. These three are playing wonderful golf.  Choi is always a threat at every… Continue Reading

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Inspirational Win for Frazar

by Jeff Skinner In a PGA Tour season that continues to amaze us each week the FedEx St. Jude Classic was no different.  Another Sunday means another playoff for the PGA Tour and another story than defies logic.  A lifelong journeyman, Harrison Frazier found the right formula to outlast Robert Karlsson in a playoff for his first career win in his 355th attempt. It is especially sweet for Frazar because he was on the verge of quitting the game as… Continue Reading

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David Toms Gets What He Wanted

by Jeff Skinner It may have come a week later then he planned but David Toms finally got what he wanted today.  Last week Toms missed a short putt on the first playoff hole of The Players to give the win to K.J.Choi. There would be no playoff today as Toms found his game at The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and finally won for the first time since 2006. Early on at The Colonial it looked like Toms was… Continue Reading

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