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Jack Nicklaus Plays Host at The Memorial Tournament

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Jack Nicklaus is the gracious host this week as the PGA Tour gathers at his Muirfield Village course for The Memorial Tournament. The high regard in which Nicklaus and his course are held is reflected in the strength of this field. It features Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the top three golfers in the world who are all coming off wins in their last starts. Many players put this event on their schedules as a show of respect… Continue Reading

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The PLAYERS: A “Major” Debate

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The PLAYERS Championship starts today and if the finish can compare to last year’s Rickie Fowler coming out party we are in for a treat. But the debate still rages: Is The PLAYERS the fifth major? The PGA Tour’s marquee event has struggled to be held in major championship status to the consternation of Commissioner Tim Finchem. He has tried everything he could. The PLAYERS has the biggest purse in all of golf, $10.5 million with a cool $1.89 mil… Continue Reading

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Butch Harmon Learned from the Best

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Butch Harmon has been voted the top golf instructor for what seems like forever. Few instructors/coaches/gurus, whatever you label them can boast such a heralded list of players that have heeded the gospel according to Butch. Of course there’s Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman and Ernie Els and Freddy Couples. But there’s also Adam Scott, Davis Love III, Justin Rose, Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Natalie Gulbis. And there… Continue Reading

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Solheim Cup Epilogue: Pettersen Apologizes & More

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The victorious American Solheim Cup team is still basking in the glow of their emotional and historic comeback in Germany. Sunday was a magical day for these ladies and most likely one of the most memorable days in all of their careers. On the European front things are a bit different. With some time to reflect on her actions on the seventeenth green Suzann Pettersen has apologized for her part in the episode. Pettersen’s refusal to concede Alison Lee’s gimmie… Continue Reading

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Ron Sirak Honored with PGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Two Classics: Sirak & Jenkins

One of the great sportswriters of our time was honored last night with the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement in Journalism at the annual Golf Writers Association of America dinner in Augusta. Sirak doesn’t just write about the PGA Tour and the men that dominate the headlines. He covers the business side of the game, the amateurs and most importantly the women in the game. The LPGA, LET and the women that make up those sometimes overlooked tours have been… Continue Reading

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Tiger Says “There was blood all over the place”

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Tiger Woods spoke to the media today as he returns to play at the Waste Management Open. Woods seemed more relaxed than usual at the microphone and even cracked a joke or two. Of course his missing tooth at Lindsey Vonn’s ski championship was a hot topic and in explaining he said he was trying to be inconspicuous but he did acknowledge that there aren’t many “brown dudes at ski races.”  He is sticking to his story about a videographer… Continue Reading

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The Eternal Struggle: Tiger Woods vs Dan Jenkins

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November is usually the time for the golf season to finally wind down. The PGA Tour goes quiet and the European and LPGA Tours wind up their season ending championships this week. Normally those two tournaments would be the big story in golf, but not this week. Tiger Woods, who usually hogs all the headlines in golf, has done so again. And not with his clubs but with his pen.  In a surprising reversal of roles Woods has put down… Continue Reading

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Pinehurst Hangover: Michelle & Martin, True Open Champions

by Jeff Skinner While the rest of the golf world moves on to the return of Tiger Woods at the Quicken Loans National I am still fighting off that U.S. Open hangover. Or should I say U.S Opens, hangover. Both were wonderfully entertaining.  So while everyone else turns their Tiger Trackers on I’ll just keep busy nursing this Pinehurst buzz. Watching Michelle Wie win the U.S. Women’s Open was a rare treat. Not because of the way she killed it… Continue Reading

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A Cure for The Golfer’s Winter Blues

by Jeff Skinner Another day in the Hudson Valley and another forecast for more snow.  I am sitting here watching it come down again with a possible 3-5 inches expected.  It is ironic that we are snowbound and frosty over here while the Winter Olympics in Sochi are troubled by warm temperatures and lack of snow.  Maybe the Hudson Valley can put in a bid for the Winter Olympics?  I for one can’t want to see bare ground again. In… Continue Reading

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