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Sunday at The Masters: It’s All Up to Jordan

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It’s been an odd week at Augusta National and The Masters. The usual roars and cheers have been replaced by gasps and murmurs. Last year we watched as Jordan Spieth went deep, real deep and tied Tiger Woods’s record winning score of 18 under par. This year he is only three under and the top four players stand a combined seven under par going into the final round. This has been one very difficult week at Augusta. Firm, very firm… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Jason Day is a beast, a beast with a great touch. He was blasting that driver so unbelievably long at the WGC-Match Play but showed great skill with his putter. Put those two together and you get back to back wins. 2. This tournament can be a nightmare for the networks and sponsors. So many years we have seen all the big names knocked out before the weekend and that can be distressing for the tour and its partners.… Continue Reading

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Can Dustin Johnson Win His Major this Year?

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As we inch closer to the next major the boys of the PGA Tour are busy getting a look at Chambers Bay and honing their game at this week’s Memorial Tournament. One of the favorites at the U.S. Open, and this and every other week on tour is Dustin Johnson. DJ has a game that can win anywhere and on occasion he does. But he still remains one of those at the top of the list of the best players… Continue Reading

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Today’s Pins & Masters Stats

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Pin Placement & Masters Stats  The three toughest holes so far: Par 4 #11 is the toughest at 4.44. Second is the long par 3 #4 played at 3.33. The third toughest is #7 a par 4 that played at 4.23. The three easiest were #13, a par five at 4.60. Then the par 5 2nd which played at 4.65 and then another par 5 the 15th came in at 4.66. Birdie leaders were Jordan Spieth with 15 (no surprise),… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie: Hometown Girl, Hometown Win

by Jeff Skinner Michelle Wie has played the Ko-Olina golf course hundreds of time.  It’s her home course and she is their adopted daughter.  But yesterday’s round was definitely the most significant round she ever played on her favorite course.  In fact, it may be the most important round of her life. Wie shot an essentially perfect 67 in the final round of the LPGA Lotte Championship to earn her third LPGA title and continue her resurgence in 2014.  Winning… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson’s Major Leap

by Jeff Skinner The first major of the year had a star-studded leaderboard to start yesterday with two of the biggest names on the LPGA Tour going head to head it what could have been a classic showdown.  Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson started the day tied for the lead at The Kraft Nabisco Championship with both looking for their first major championship. But there wasn’t much of a competition as Thompson pulled away from Wie with an front nine… Continue Reading

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PGA Tour’s Biggest “Over/Under” Achievers

by Jeff Skinner As usual another Dustin Johnson win has ignited the “underachiever” debate once again.  The boys at The Golf Channel’s Golf Talk Central put together their candidates for not only underachievers but overachievers as well. Here is their lead in: Dustin Johnson, fresh off his WGC-HSBC victory, has eight career PGA Tour wins, including at least one in his first seven full seasons on Tour. But that’s not enough for everyone. Some believe Johnson, with his immense talent,… Continue Reading

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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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10 Things I Think & More

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Fifteen year old Lydia Ko is one amazing teenager.  She just added her third win in a professional tournament at the New Zealand Women’s Open.  But she’s still an amateur and has no plans to turn pro until after college.  Oh yea, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur last year too.  It doesn’t seem to matter to her whether there is money on the line or not. 2.  Rocco Mediate comes out blazing in his first… Continue Reading

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Where the Heck Is Stewart Cink?

by Jeff Skinner We are introducing a new feature on Links Life Golf dedicated to those golfers that have entered the witness protection program. “ Where the Heck…” will focus on those players that had the good fortune to have some success on the big stages but have now become invisible on the course.  First up: Stewart Cink The 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry was one of the most exciting and fascinating major championships in recent years.  Eight time major… Continue Reading

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