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Westwood Starts Ryder Cup Smack Talk

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The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading

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Henrik Stenson, Champion Golfer of the Year

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This image says it all.  Henrik Stenson shoots a record tying 63 to tie Johnny Miller for a final round in a major to win the OPEN Championship.  His 264 is the lowest in OPEN Championship history.  And in OPEN Championship fashion he’s wished a “Well Done and See You At Royal Birkdale”.  No one does it like the OPEN Championship. Stenson’s scorecard show 10 birdies, TEN BIRDIES.  Offset by two bogeys his 63 puts him in the rarest of… Continue Reading

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Match Play at The Open Championship

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The Open Championship started on Thursday with 156 golfers, hopeful golfers. Hopeful that come Sunday evening as as the sun slipped into the Firth of Clyde that their name would be called as Champion Golfer of the Year. Well, despite what the talking heads may say this Open Championship has come down to just two golfers. 154 golfers have essentially been eliminated. Yes, there is still eighteen holes yet to play but Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson have separated themselves… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Just Plays Too Slow

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Jordan Spieth’s week at Oakmont didn’t go as he would have liked. It started with the multiple rain delays on Thursday as Spieth had an early tee time. He was one of the players that had to deal with the start, stop, start, stop action on a day that tested players and fans alike. When the weather settled down and Spieth had his chance to defend his U.S. Open title his game didn’t respond. While many players were able to… Continue Reading

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Branden Grace Wins RBC Heritage

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It was a tough day for third round leader, Luke Donald at the RBC Heritage. The former world number one could only manage an even par 71 round as everyone around him was shooting under par. Branden Grace was the prime recipient of Donald’s indifferent play as the South African went low with a closing 66 to come from three shots back to give him his first PGA Tour win. Many will remember Grace from last year’s U.S. Open when… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods a Ryder Cup Assistant Captain…Really?

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Flashback to 2014: Phil Mickelson shocks the golf world with is post Ryder Cup take down of captain Tom Watson. Before the press conference was over Mickelson was taking heat form both sides of the Atlantic. It was a shocking moment in Ryder Cup history. Shortly thereafter he PGA of America, determined to change the American Ryder Cup fortunes, appoint a Ryder Cup Task Force charged with the task of finding the European Team’s secret to dominating the cup. The… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Wins in Dubai

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Things are tough at the top.  That’s the case for world number three Rory McIlroy.  You know you are good when a four win season can be classified as a “down” year. McIlroy won the European Tour’s Tour Championship and with it the Race to Dubai (their version of the FedEx Cup) to give him four victories on the PGA and Euro tours in 2015.  But wins at the Wells Fargo, WGC-Match Play, Omega Dubai Classic and DP World Tour… Continue Reading

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Solheim Cup Epilogue: Pettersen Apologizes & More

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The victorious American Solheim Cup team is still basking in the glow of their emotional and historic comeback in Germany. Sunday was a magical day for these ladies and most likely one of the most memorable days in all of their careers. On the European front things are a bit different. With some time to reflect on her actions on the seventeenth green Suzann Pettersen has apologized for her part in the episode. Pettersen’s refusal to concede Alison Lee’s gimmie… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Jason Day’s win at the BMW is further proof that the PGA Tour and men’s golf is in wonderful shape. Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth have rotated in and out of the number one ranking the past three weeks. If you can’t enjoy watching these thee play you’re not a fan. 2. Last season when Rory won two majors and a WGC he looked like no one could touch him. Earlier this season it was Spieth with his… Continue Reading

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