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Li Holds Off McIlroy’s Comeback

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If you got up early this morning to catch the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic you weren’t disappointed. Heck, I was already fired up from watching Roger Federer win his 20th tennis major at the Australian Open so I tuned into The Golf Channel’s early morning telecast and watched another former number one make his comeback.  Who needs sleep anyway? While the world is focused on Tiger Woods in San Diego Rory McIlroy is well on his way to… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think, Super Bowl Sunday Style

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Disclaimer: This past weekend we were all treated to some very exciting and historic golf but on Super Bowl weekend everything gets overshadowed by the biggest game of the year. The Super Bowl eclipses everything in its path especially when we witness the stupidest play call in the history of the game. You run Marshawn Lynch from the one yard line! It’s simple…run the most powerful back in the league and then run him again if you need to. Pass… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Leads in Dubai

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Most of the sports world is focused on Phoenix this week as the Seahawks and Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. With the big game in town things at the Waste Management Phoenix Open always get a little crazier. With Tiger Woods playing for the first time this season things got crazier still. But the former world number one simply stunk up the place yesterday. There is no other way to put it. On the other side of the world,… Continue Reading

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Rory McILroy Leads Tiger & Company in Dubai

by Jeff Skinner I was one of those psycho golf fans that stayed up late to watch Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods play in the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. And I wasn’t disappointed. Both Rory and Tiger put on a display of golf that shows why they are two of the best golfers in the world. Rory looks to have found his game as he was solid in every aspect of the game. He was driving… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie ***** Golf fans were able to get their fill of televised desert golf this weekend as Golf Channel offered up extensive coverage of both major tours.  The Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale is the site of the most bizarre golf hole in tournament play anywhere in the world. But people have gotten used to the crazed confines of #16 and now it’s expected and even “normal” at least for Phoenix.  I guess I’m now a fan of… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think, and More…

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Fiery Suzann Pettersen opened with an 80 in Australia.  I can’t imagine how many F-bombs she let loose during that round. 2.  Pebble Beached looked idyllic on Thursday bathed in sunshine.  But it looks just as beautiful to me in that gray, windy mist. 3.  Lexi Thompson was supposed to make noise down under but it was another young American, eighteen year old Jessica Korda that won for the red, white and blue.  The future of… Continue Reading

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Cabrera-Bello Tops Westwood In Dubai

From European Tour.com Rafael Cabrera-Bello produced a nerveless final round performance to claim the biggest win of his career at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. One behind Lee Westwood overnight, the 27 year old Spaniard – whose only previous European Tour victory came at the 2009 Austrian Golf Open – carded a bogey free 68 to reach 18 under and triumph by a solitary stroke.  Three of Cabrera-Bello’s birdies, including a crucial three on the 17th, came on the back… Continue Reading

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Westwood Surges to Lead at Dubai

From European Tour.com: Lee Westwood stormed to the top of a congested leaderboard on day three of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic as Rory McIlroy and Thomas Björn faltered. After finishing his second round 65 with three straight birdies, World Number Three Westwood picked up shots on three of his first four holes today en route to a 67 that lifted him to 15 under. Germany’s Marcel Siem and Scot Stephen Gallacher – Westwood’s playing partners – were a solitary… Continue Reading

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McIlroy & Bjorn Battle in the Desert

by Jeff Skinner Pardon the pun but things are heating up in the desert.  At the Omega Dubai Desert Classic world number two, Rory McIlroy has found his stride and shares the lead with the rejuvenated Thomas Bjorn at thirteen under par.  McIlroy and Bjorn have matching rounds of 66 and 65 and hold a one stroke lead over opening round leader Rafael Cabrera-Bello.  World number four, Martin Kaymer is two strokes back. McIlroy looks to be off to a… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Spitter Twitter

by Jeff Skinner This wasn’t how this year was supposed to go for Tiger Woods.   Tiger was going to start 2011 with a new swing and a new attitude.  He was going to be more considerate and respectful on the course.  He was going play better, score better, win some tournaments on his way to The Masters and behave himself while doing it.  So far he has failed on all accounts. Tiger’s trip to Dubai was a disaster on all… Continue Reading

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