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Dustin Johnson Ties Leo Diegel

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When Dustin Johnson feathered a feel wedge from 85 years to within 3 feet on the 3rd hole at Kapalua Sunday it seemed to me the tournament was all but over. His converted birdie gave him a four stroke lead which isn’t insurmountable on this Tour (especially when you think back to DJ’s last start where he squandered a six stroke lead in the final round). But today it just looked like he was going to run away and hide… Continue Reading

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The Postage Stamp: Short & Fierce

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Royal Troon oozes history as most Open Championship courses do. I mean heck, they have been playing golf there for 140 years and this is the ninth Open Championship to be played there. By far the most famous of the holes is the short par 3 eighth hole: The Postage Stamp. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times gives us some history and a locals view of the best little hole in the Rota. Short holes have done some major… Continue Reading

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Masters Week Begins with a Grand Farewell

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While many of us are reveling in the start of Masters Week some are saying their goodbyes to Augusta National. Ron Green Jr. of Global Golf Post Tweeted out a link to his father’s goodbye to The Masters and Augusta.   The senior Green was a long time sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer and honored with many awards over his long career. He first covered The Masters in 1955 and for the first time since then he’ll be staying home. I… Continue Reading

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Countdown to The Masters, The Masters Journal

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It is official…my Masters Countdown has started. There’s only 25 days until our first major and I kicked off my Masters Countdown by grabbing a copy of The Masters Journal yesterday and as any true Masters fan knows you have to have a copy of The Journal to get the ball rolling, so to speak. As usual the Green Jackets of Augusta National have got it right. The back cover alone is worth the ten bucks. Eighty years ago Gene… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Prepares for Augusta National

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Here in the Northeast the temperature has finally settled above freezing, melting the still thick layer of snow. It’s a sign that there is hope for a golf season to appear out of this nastiest of winters. A look at the calendar today shows that another sure sign of better days is closing in, The Masters begins four weeks from today. In a month the sports world will be focused on Augusta National and Rory McIlroy’s first attempt at completing… Continue Reading

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Masters Preview: Dan Jenkins Does The Masters

by Jeff Skinner  Masters Countdown: 22 days The dean of American sportswriting and King of sarcasm, Dan Jenkins will be covering his 63rd consecutive Masters this year.  Few have see more at Augusta and even less have written about it. And absolutely no one has the biting wit of our favorite curmudgeon. In  Golf Digest’s Masters Preview edition Jenkins recalls his best memories of The Masters which he started attending in 1951 when he was a sophomore in college.  It’s… Continue Reading

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Stricker Looking to Make History at the John Deere Classic

by Jeff Skinner Steve Stricker returns to his home away from home this week as he tees it up at what has to be his favorite PGA Tour stop The John Deere Classic in Silvis Illinois.  It’s almost like a home game for Stricker who played golf at the University of Illinois and he lives about three hours north in Madison Wisconsin.  Stricker says he loves living in the mid-west despite the tough winters. Playing in the friendly surroundings of… Continue Reading

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