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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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Adam Scott Passes on the 2016 Olympics

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On Tuesday Adam Scott announced that he would not be competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Scott, currently the seventh ranked golfer in the world would have teamed with world number one Jason Day to form a very impressive Australian team. But Scott, always honest and forthright says competing in the Olympics is just too much during an already jammed summer schedule. He’d rather concentrate on winning another major championship to further his golfing legacy. “My decision has been… 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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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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Rickie Fowler … “Make It the Big 4”

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Rickie Fowler said he would like to make the Big 3 the Big 4.  He wants a piece of that action and he did all he could to earn his place today. Fowler played steady golf down the stretch at the Deutsche Bank and when leader Henrik Stenson rinsed his tee shot on the sixteenth hole Fowler was there to pounce on the lead. Fowler’s 68 was good enough to win the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  Paired… Continue Reading

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Spieth Searching for His Edge

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After an amazing spring and a long, exciting summer of hard work on the golf course Jordan Spieth has decided to take some time off during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. But unlike Sergio Garcia who decided not to play in either event Spieth is just taking the last two rounds of each event off. For the first time in his career Spieth has missed two consecutive cuts and has taken some of the luster off the shiny new “Big Three”… Continue Reading

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