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Swafford Closes Fast to Win CareerBuilder Challenge

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With half a dozen players bunched at the top of the leaderboard of the CareerBuilder Challenge it looked like extra holes would keep some players from watching the NFL Playoffs. But Hudson Swafford is a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons and he wasn’t ready to miss his team try to get to their second Super Bowl. Swafford called a blitz coming down the stretch and he birdied three of his last four holes to pull ahead and eek out… Continue Reading

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Lyle Slovick’s “Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Legends” Is a Winner

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Every golfer knows that golf, just like life can be difficult. As we make our way around the course we have as many ups as we do downs. Part and parcel of the game is facing difficult challenges and overcoming those bad breaks and poor bounces we encounter. In a new and enthralling book by Lyle Slovick we get to see that many champions of the game had to overcome major obstacles in their lives and live with difficult challenges… Continue Reading

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Report: Golf Is Growing, Not In U.S.

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For the past few years we’ve have been bombarded with reports of how golf is dying. That there are fewer players picking up the game and those regular players are playing less. Course closings out number course openings and the game is old, stale and slow so it will never appeal to this generation that demands instant gratification. Well all hope is not lost for the game of golf. According to a report by the National Golf Foundation, funded by… Continue Reading

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The European Tour…Or Is It?

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A quick view of the golf scores from around the world this morning showed that American Jessica Korda had a one shot lead at the Blue Bay LPGA in China and a glimpse at the European Tour’s ISPS Handa Perth International has native Aussie John Wade tied for the lead with Thorbjorn Olesen. The Handa marks the return of Jason Dufner back from his neck injury. Dufner was last on the course at the PGA Championship when he was forced… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think….

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Colin Mongomerie’s U. S. Senior Open win gives him two majors already this season. After an entire career of being shut out from the big ones I bet he wished he turned 50 sooner. 2.  Gene Sauers near miss at the Senior Open was heartbreaking. After coming back from a skin disease that almost took his life it would have been marvelous to see him win that thing. However, with his new outlook on life he’s… Continue Reading

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Brendon Todd Takes Byron Nelson Championship

by Jeff Skinner Mike Weir’s dream come true comeback was put on hold today by Brendon Todd who out lasted Weir to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Weir has been valiantly trying to regain his Masters winning form that has been taken from him due to multiple injuries. But he’ll have to wait at least another week before he can try and win for the first time since 2007. Instead, the dream come true belonged to the 28 year… Continue Reading

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Rookie Henley Wins in Debut at Sony Open

by Jeff Skinner This winning stuff on the PGA Tour is pretty easy, just ask Russell Henley.  To get to the PGA Tour he followed a simple formula.  All he did was earn first team All America at the University of Georgia and win the Fred Haskins Award as the nation’s most outstanding golfer.  Then he got into a Web.com Tour event on a sponsor’s exemption and then proceeded to win it, as an amateur.   He went on to play… Continue Reading

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No Tin Cup Here…Tommy Two Gloves Wins

by Jeff Skinner It reads like a Hollywood script: an unknown golfer with a homemade swing and a catchy nickname comes from nowhere to do battle with the best golfers in the world.  Only this time it wasn’t a movie and the leading man didn’t miss his chance at a life changing victory. Unlike Roy McAvoy in Tin Cup, Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey shot the round of his life on Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event at the… Continue Reading

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Kuchar’s Coach…The Next Big Thing?

by Jeff Skinner As Matt Kuchar smiled his way through the media session after he wrapped up his Players Championship he said all the things you’d expect him to say.  He thanked his parents, especially his mom on Mother’s Day and acknowledged how important his wife and family are to him. He was genuinely thrilled to win at TPC Sawgrass where his parents now make their home and relished the fact that he joined the company of some great Players… Continue Reading

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Thoughts from the Rough, Deep Rough

by Jeff Skinner Am I the only one that had enough of the Tavistock Cup?  Yes, it is nice to see golf, good golf, but this event has run its course if you ask me.  The celebration of excess that surrounds this two day party is just a bit much for me.  When they first started televising this “club championship” it was a kick to see the pros in a more relaxed atmosphere at their own clubs, no matter how… Continue Reading

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