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JB Holmes Spoils a Good Walk

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Somewhere Kevin Na is letting out a long sigh. Thanks to JB Holmes’ play on the 18th hole of the Farmers Insurance Open Na is no longer the poster boy for slow play. The glacial moving Holmes now lays claim to the title of the slowest player in golf. Whether or not Holmes is actually the slowest may be up for debate but his performance cast him front and center as to what is so very wrong with the pace… Continue Reading

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Li Holds Off McIlroy’s Comeback

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If you got up early this morning to catch the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic you weren’t disappointed. Heck, I was already fired up from watching Roger Federer win his 20th tennis major at the Australian Open so I tuned into The Golf Channel’s early morning telecast and watched another former number one make his comeback.  Who needs sleep anyway? While the world is focused on Tiger Woods in San Diego Rory McIlroy is well on his way to… Continue Reading

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Tiger Makes Cut, Phil Needs More Gloves

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The big news out of San Diego and the Farmers Insurance Open is that Tiger Woods made the cut and will be around for the weekend to pump up the television ratings. Woods, while not sharp was able to hack it around Torrey Pines and heroically birdie his final hole to finish on the number at one under par. One of the other big draws this week is the hometown favorite Phil Mickelson. And Phil the Thrill did just that… Continue Reading

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A Crazy Sports Weekend & Those Damn Patriots

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It was a wild weekend for golf as we saw some big names earn wins around the globe. I spent too much time watching the Golf Channel at all hours of the night hoping to catch some great golf and I wasn’t disappointed. First up was ’17 Masters champ Sergio Garcia with a five shot win at the Asian Tour’s SMBC Singapore Open. Sergio is riding high as he carries that green jacket around and has a new-found confident, relaxed… Continue Reading

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The Most Stylish People in Golf

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The Tournament of Champions started the year off with plenty of picturesque panoramas of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Continuing on that vein, Golf Magazine gives us plenty of eye candy with its February issue, The Style Issue. It is filled with many familiar faces that have become synonymous with leading fashion trends both on and off the course. Adam Scott is profiled as The Most Stylish Man in Golf and the ever changing Michelle Wie takes the same title for… Continue Reading

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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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Michael Breed Out at The Golf Channel

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Any self respecting golf fanatic spends plenty of time watching The Golf Channel and is sure to try a few of the tips offered on their many instructional programs. Well, this year there has been a significant change in their team of instructors. Michael Breed’s tag line on his Golf Fix show was,”let’s do this.”  Unfortunately he won’t be doing it any longer as he has been dropped from their lineup. According to The Man Out Front at Golfweek, Breed… Continue Reading

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Golf In Paradise Can Warm Frozen North

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It’s that time of year again. As we here in the Northeast brace for another bout of record cold temperatures our focus turns from extra sweaters and icy sidewalks to that classic winter tradition that warms all of us:golf from Hawaii. We start the golfing year (this is he real start for me, unlike the PGA Tour) this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions from the picturesque island of Maui and the iconic Plantation Course at Kapalua. Most of… Continue Reading

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Justin Thomas: Racking Up Wins & Records

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 15:  Justin Thomas of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open. Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots . In doing… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Looking to Go All Beast Mode

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With the temps in the teens and the snow coming down here in the Hudson Valley watching the pros playing at Kapaula is a welcome sight and a tonic for my winter blues. Half of the 2016 winning American Ryder Cup Team is taking advantage of the wonderful Hawaiian weather so there was bound to be a few conversations concerning the overdue American triumph. Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel spent a few minutes with the emotional heart of the… Continue Reading

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