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Michelle Wie: Loving Life…All of It

by Jeff Skinner The Michelle Wie Buzz continues this week at the Women’s British Open and while it looks like Michelle is about to miss the cut at Royal Birkdale we still can’t help but appreciate how far this young woman has come. From a 14 year old phenom to a 22 year old has been to the top of the golf world. Wie is the most recognized female golfer in the world, critical to the success of the LPGA… Continue Reading

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Martin Kaymer: An Open U.S. Open Champion

by Jeff Skinner Last evening after Martin Kaymer had finished dusting the field at the 114th U.S. Open he made his way into the press tent with the shiny U.S. Open in hand. A slew of media types were treated to a refreshingly honest, insightful and sometimes funny U.S. Open Champion. Kaymer took his time in crafting his answers but there was no hint of him trying to avoid sharing his most private thoughts with the eager press. He opened with… Continue Reading

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Guan Tianlang: 14 Year Old Plays The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Masters Countdown: 26 Days The Masters prides itself on growing the game beyond the borders of the United States.  International players have had a rich history at Augusta National ever since Gary Player became the first international winner in 1961. In addition to many invitations extended to amateurs that win USGA events The Masters also extends an invitation to the winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur.  This year’s Asia-Pacific invitation went to China’s Guan Tianlang who won his… Continue Reading

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Wie Finally Addresses Her Game

by Jeff Skinner Few golfers have had to deal with grand expectations like the former teenage phenom Michelle Wie.  Since the time she’s been twelve years old she has been on the national golf scene.  Wie was slapped with any and every title that even had the hint of “potential.”  Much of it was due to her phenomenal golf skills but plenty of it was due to the way she was handled during her early years.  Remember, Michelle was playing… Continue Reading

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With or Without Tiger, It’s Still The Masters

by Jeff Skinner It’s strange the difference one week can make.  Coming into this week at the WGC Cadillac Championship there was a distinct buss in golf circles.   This season had been very exciting to say the least.  We all still had a bit of the Phil Mickelson/Pebble Beach hangover going on.  Bill Haas, Phil and Keegan Bradley kept the excitement level up as Haas beat them in a playoff at The Northern Trust Open.  Rory McIlroy had his march… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson in Dubai

by Jeff Skinner Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson will be teeing it up this week at The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  It seems like Wie has been around forever even though she is only 22.  Thompson will play the LPGA full time next year just after she turns 17 and we may be looking at two of the faces that save the LPGA Tour and American Ladies golf at the same time. Wie will graduate… Continue Reading

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“Feherty” Is Another Hit for The Golf Channel

by Jeff Skinner The Golf Channel is always looking for new and interesting shows to broaden their viewership and keep us golf fanatics from switching channels.  This season they hit the jackpot with two of their new shows.  The Morning Drive has to have exceeded their expectations as they now have a half hour “Best of Morning Drive” airing in the evening.  Check out my review of The Morning Drive here. Another hit this year has been “Feherty” with the… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Is a “Special” Champion

by Jeff Skinner Each time a major championship rolls around we all hope for an exciting and historic tournament.  Thanks to Rory McIlroy we weren’t disappointed this week.  The young Northern Irishmen took control of the 111th U.S. Open early on and he really never gave anyone a chance to catch him.  With four stellar rounds of golf he closed out the deal that had evaded him at The Masters and won his first major championship in historic fashion. His… 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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Westwood Tops Jimenez at The Ballantine’s Championship

by Jeff Skinner Lee Westwood did what World Number One Golfers are supposed to do: he went out and shot a good final round to come from behind and win The Ballantine’s Championship.  His final round 67 was the low round of the day and he jumped up four places to overtake Miguel Angel Jimenez who couldn’t manage a birdie on his back nine and shot a 71 to finish one back of Westwood. From The European Tour.com: Lee Westwood… Continue Reading

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