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A Quick Pick Six

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1. Props to Emiliano Grillo for hanging in there and beating Kevin Na in a playoff for his first win at the Frys.com Open. He’s had eight starts on tour but this was his first event as a full member of the PGA Tour. With his win he gets an invite to The Masters, a two year exemption to the PGA Tour and $1.8 million. Not bad for a 23 year old kid. 2. While the PGA Tour was starting… Continue Reading

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Tiger Shocks World Again: Has Back Surgery

Wyndham Championship - Final Round

I guess we all should have learned by now to never be shocked by what Tiger Woods does, either on or off the course. Woods pulled another shocker yesterday when he announced that he had just undergone another back surgery and will be sidelined until next year. He had consistently said during his sub-par 2015 season that he was one hundred percent healthy and out of the blue he goes under the knife. From Tigerwoods.com: “Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy… Continue Reading

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Jarrod Lyle’s Comeback Continues at the Frys.com Open

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With all due respect to Frys.com winner Sang-Moon Bae, the best story of the week at Silverado Country Club finished a bit down the leaderboard. Jarrod Lyle was making his first start on the PGA Tour in over thirty months. Lyle is coming off his second bout with leukemia and trying to make his comeback complete by earning back his PGA Tour card. Lyle had plenty of success this week as he got into the Frys by Monday qualifying with… Continue Reading

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Bae Wins the Frys.com Open

Frys.com Open - Final Round

The first week of the 2014-15 wrap-around PGA Tour season is in the books and Sang-Moon Bae is the first winner of the new season at the Frys.com Open. The twenty eight year old Korean native won his second PGA Tour event as he fought through his worst round of the week to hang on for a two shot win over Steven Bowditch. Bae started the round with a comfortable four stroke lead and extended it to six early on… Continue Reading

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The PGA Tour…New Year’s in October

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For many of us October ushers in a fall season full of falling leaves, pumpkin festivals and Oktoberfest. But that’s not the case for the PGA Tour. For Tim Finchem and the mighty and all powerful PGA Tour October isn’t a time when we are heading into the end of the year it is actually the start of a new year. Yes, as only The Great and Powerful Finch can do, he has brought New Year’s into October.  This week… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Buddies Weekend Needs Some New Rules

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour transitions to its new wraparound season there are some things more difficult to explain than a new year starting in October and not January.  Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel raises a very valid point in questioning the status of regular season events versus Tiger Woods’ Silly Season tournament. Tiger’s Northwestern Mutual Challenge stands as the largest most lucrative silly season event.  Tiger will host 18 lucky professionals in a no-cut, guaranteed paycheck… Continue Reading

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Golf ‘Round the World

by Jeff Skinner With the NFL and the baseball playoffs dominating the sports headlines the exciting golf that was played this past weekend can be easily over looked.  You’ll be forgiven if you missed some of the great play on the weekend as you sucked down beers and wings while cheering for those damn Patriots and Red Sox. Of the four winners this weekend, the one with the most upside is Lexi Thompson.  The eighteen year old Thompson won her… Continue Reading

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Happy New Year! New PGA Tour Season Starts This Week

by Jeff Skinner Time was when the PGA Tour season started in January with the start of the new year. That was the old PGA Tour where January was the first month of the year.  But the folks at the New PGA Tour decided for a number of reasons to eschew the traditional calendar and start their own October to September calendar.  So this Thursday the official 2013-2014 PGA Tour season starts at the Frys.com Open.  There are six full field… Continue Reading

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The “New” PGA Tour Season

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour has released next season’s schedule of tour events.  Notice, I said next season’s and not next year’s schedule.  That’s because next season actually starts this season, I mean this year.  I mean this year is next season and next season is this year and next year…oh damn!  It sounds like an Abbott and Costello routine. Who’s on first?  It’s the Frys.com Open, that’s who’s on first for the opening week of the New PGA… Continue Reading

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