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Dustin Johnson Takes BMW Championship

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Dustin Johnson continued his stellar play yesterday at the BMW Championship and turned his three shot lead into his margin of victory for his third win of the season. He also may have positioned himself as the front runner for Player of the Year with a major (U.S. Open ) a WGC (Bridgestone) and now a FedEx Cup Playoff event. The tag line for BMW, the cars, is “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” And that may as well be Johnson’s nickname… Continue Reading

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Wins The Barclays, Makes Ryder Cup

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Patrick Reed won big today at The Barclays as he overcame a two stroke deficit to win the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  With the win Reed not only moves into first place in the FedEx Cup standings but he assures himself of a spot on this year’s Ryder Cup Team. Third round leader Rickie Fowler’s luck ran out on the back nine on Bethpage Black.  Fowler had managed 54 holes on the testing layout with just one… Continue Reading

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An Early Tee Time for the PGA Championship

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In a major championship season that seems to be moving as fast as Jason Day’s driver we are prepping for the final major of the season. The 98th PGA Championship begins Thursday with some players still not over their jet lag from the Open Championship. Thanks to the Olympics and the condensed schedule our major season will be over at the end of the July. What may have been construed as the best option to fit the PGA Tour, the… Continue Reading

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The Rory Story

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With controversy swirling at Royal Troon in the wake of statements from two of golf’s top players it’s time to cut through the PR and marketing BS and speak plainly. Rory got it right and we all owe him a big “Thank You”for his candor even though it’s come a bit late and has become a distraction on the eve of the OPEN. None of the elite golfers in our game  (or any golfer, for that mater) has grown up… Continue Reading

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The Old “Fall Series” Still Alive and Well

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When the PGA Tour decided to rewrite the calendar and make their season a “wrap-around” season that encompassed two calendar years I, like many protested. The Fall Series, the tournaments after the FedEx Cup Playoffs and before the Tournament of Champions in January had been a kind of mini-tour school. The big name players rarely played them, full FedEx Cup points were not awarded to the winner and the winner’s paycheck never approached a million dollars. This allowed the fields… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Finishes Season as Fedex Cup Champion

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The long PGA Tour season came to a fitting end yesterday as Jordan Spieth capped off his amazing year with a win at the Tour Championship. Spieth out played and out putted an over matched Henrik Stenson on Bobby Jones’ East Lake course to finish off the FedEx Cup Playoffs with his fifth win of the season. This has been the “Season of Jordan” as the twenty-two year old has captivated us all season by first winning The Masters and… Continue Reading

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Jason Day’s Streak Continues

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The long, hot summer of Jason Day continues. And while the summer has cooled off, Day hasn’t one bit. Day lapped the field today at the BMW Championship to finish with a six shot victory over Daniel Berger. Day’s lead was never really threatened as he maintained at least a four shot lead and finished with a flourish with birdies at sixteen and eighteen. The ’15 PGA Champion lead from wire to wire and earned his fourth win in his… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. The LPGA had a bit of a break this weekend with the PGA Tour taking a week off from the FedEx Cup Playoffs. And one of their stars came through as Lydia Ko made history once again. Unfortunately it’s all about the NFL now and Ko’s miraculous win gets buried by the beast that is the NFL. 2. Ko is an amazing story and should be getting some more mainstream media coverage. But it doesn’t matter to her. She… Continue Reading

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A New Big 3? Not Just Yet

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The boys of the PGA Tour are taking a break this week from the FedEx Cup Playoffs but that hasn’t stopped the chatter about the New Big 3 or Big 4 depending on who is doing the chatting. Indeed the young bucks have laid claim to the 2015 season and have certainly made it a season to remember. Jordan Spieth with his Masters and U.S. Open wins had us on Grand Slam watch most of the summer and his near… Continue Reading

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