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LLG Award Season : Player of the Year

by Jeff Skinner Rory McIlroy just finished his 2012 season with a big win on the European Tour but the fact is that Rory had earned The Player of the Year long before he ever set foot in Dubai. To say Rory is the PGA Tour Player of the Year is doing him a disservice.  Rory is the player of the year for the entire universe.  He led the PGA Tour with four victories and ten top ten finishes and… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Finishes with a Win at The DP World Tour Championship

by Jeff Skinner After a slow start to his final round, Rory McIlroy put the hammer down on the back nine to win the DP World Tour Championship and finish his 2012 season with an emphatic exclamation point. He opened with a bogey on the first hole and finished and a pedestrian 35 on the front nine that kept the race for first place tense.   Rory traded shots with playing partner Luke Donald as Charl Schwartzel and Justin Rose mounted… Continue Reading

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“Comfortable” Furyk Leads WGC Bridgestone

by Jeff Skinner Jim Furyk may have found his golf game along the firm fairways of Firestone Country Club.  After an opening 63 he leads the WGC Bridgestone Invitational by two strokes.  Coming off a missed cut at The Canadian Open Furyk took some time this week to decompress at home in Florida.  Since he missed his chance at a second U.S. Open this past June (he tied for fourth after a poor final round) his game had left him. … Continue Reading

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Interesting Threesome Finishes at Valero

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour moves on to Bourbon Street and the smile slowly leaves Ben Curtis’ face we should take a minute to reflect on the finish at The Valero Texas Open.  Ben Curtis, Matt Every and John Huh not only conspired to give us an exciting finish but each of them has their own “feel good” finish to be proud of. First of all, each one of them would have liked to putt a bit better… Continue Reading

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Donald & Simpson To Go Head to Head for Money Title

by Jeff Skinner Webb Simpson threw down the gauntlet and Luke Donald picked it up.  Donald and Simpson are looking to go mano y mano for the PGA Tour Money title.  Both Donald and Simpson had expressed their desire to claim the top money spot and with Simpson playing well at the McGladrey Classic he looks to surely earn more than the $69,000 he needs to pass Donald. Donald leads both the PGA and The European Tour in earnings and… Continue Reading

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Barclays Champion Matt Kuchar: Living the Life

by Jeff Skinner Matt Kuchar returns to the metropolitan area this week to defend his Barclays title.  The title’s the same but the place is different.   He won in a playoff last year at Ridgewood Country Club but the Barclays is rotating among a few courses in the metro area and this year’s tournament is at a new course, Plainfield Country Club. Kuchar is coming off his career year with his Barclays win in 2010 along with eleven top tens,… Continue Reading

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Tommy Two Gloves Gainey: “Going After It”

by Jeff Skinner Tommy Gainey found a little bit of fame and fortune on his days on The Big Break.  Well known for his two gloves and well liked for his amiable and humble personality, Two Gloves lit it up on the front nine with a 29 at The Wyndham Championship and shares the lead at -7 with Jeff Quinney. Gainey is having a great year and he is looking to make it an even better one this week.  He… Continue Reading

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