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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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Chip Shots…Hurley Out of Open, Spieth Wavers on Rio

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When Billy Hurley III won last week we knew his life was about to change. But the unassuming former Navy lieutenant who has captured the hearts of many golf fans showed why so many have come to count him as one of their favorites. Hurley earned an invite to the Open Championship next month as one of the perks of winning the Quicken Loans National. But his sister had scheduled her wedding that same weekend so a tough decision faced… Continue Reading

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Welcome to Bushwood

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As the grand poobahs of the USGA Rules Committee were trying to hijack the U.S. Open Championship on Sunday I was half expecting an appearance by Judge Smails to add even more comic insult to a bizarre turn of events during the competition. Many golf fans had expected Dustin Johnson to, at some point in the final round, “step on his Johnson” but his step was true while the USGA trampled all over it’s own member in questioning the ruling… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Day One: Weather Prevails

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Much less golf was played today at venerable Oakmont today than the USGA, the players and golf fans had planned on as a series of thunderstorms toyed with the championship throughout the day. The powers that be suspended play for the day at 3:51pm in  the midst of the third interruption due to Mother Nature. Downpours in June at U.S. Open’s held at courses in the northeast of the country should ‘t be a surprise to anyone. But others surprises… Continue Reading

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Another Second Chance for John Daly

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John Daly makes his champions Tour debut at the Insperity Invitational today and there is plenty of buzz surrounding Big John’s chance at golf’s greatest mulligan. Daly has had more issues than a Donald Trump Rally but his grip it and rip it attitude and “every-man” persona has won him millions of devoted and loyal fans. He has had so many ups and downs both professional and personal and all the time having them played out in the media. I… Continue Reading

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John Feinstein: Earl was Tiger’s Problem

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The Tiger Woods Watch has reached DEFCON 1 as the entire sports world awaits his return. There are rumblings that Tiger will make his umpteenth come back appearance at each and every tournament on the PGA Tour schedule. While the scene of his comeback is still a mystery the fact that he is close to being healthy isn’t. He’s been seen hitting balls at clinics and course openings and a few insiders have witnessed Woods go after the ball at… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler Dominates the 17th at Sawgrass

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I feel for those golf fans that were unable to watch the end of The PLAYERS as it was the best finish of the year.  Some are calling it the best PLAYERS ever while others can’t recall a tournament that had such a dramatic finish. Rickie Fowler showed that he is indeed a world class player and for sure a world class guy. Check out how he simply dominated the most famous par three in golf, the island green 17th… Continue Reading

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The PLAYERS Primed for a Crazy Finish

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The stage is set for a wild Sunday at The PLAYERS with a leaderboard so crowded it’s anyone’s guess who will claim this victory. Chris Kirk has a one shot lead over the most tightly packed leaderboard of the season. There are thirty players within five shots of the lead and plenty more right behind them. But this PLAYERS has a different look from previous years. Kirk, himself no household name leads a group of lesser known players with a… Continue Reading

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Finally…It’s Masters Week

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Imagine a ten year old on Christmas Eve so filled with anticipation that he can hardly breathe, no less sleep. That’s the feeling we golf fans have to deal with for the next few days. But there is hope, the end is in sight. This is Masters Week and in just three days we’ll be watching Arnie, Gary and Jack hit those oh so special opening tee shots. The most anticipated and most written about event of the season can… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Will Give It a Go at The Masters

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It is official: Tiger Woods will be playing at The Masters next week. Woods ended all the speculation with an announcement on his website and on Twitter. “I’m playing in the Masters,” Tiger said Friday afternoon. “It’s obviously very important to me, and I want to be there.” “I’ve worked a lot on my game and I’m looking forward to competing. I’m excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone’s support.”  Ok all you golf fans Tiger fans Tiger… Continue Reading

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