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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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Arnold Palmer, “The King” Dies at 87

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It’s darn near impossible to put into words what Arnold Palmer meant to golf. He’s the reason there is world wide tours and billions spent on golf. He’s the reason for the big money purses and the international popularity of the game. He’s the reason we can watch golf all year long and he’s the reason golf has grown into a major sports business. And yes, he’s the reason we can drink an “Arnold Palmer” and certainly he’s the reason… Continue Reading

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Saturday Golf Tip: Get Jason Day’s Putter

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 15:  Jason Day of Australia reacts on the second green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 15, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Jason Day put himself in great position to defend his PGA title with a great round of 65 to move into a tie for third place just two strokes back of Jimmy Walker and Emiliano Grillo. Day drove it long and straight, hit his irons pure and putted like he’s been known to: superbly. If you want to putt like Jason first thing you need is his specially made TaylorMade Red Spider Putter.  Now, you won’t be able to get… Continue Reading

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Casey Martin & His Oregon Ducks are National Champions

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I absolutely loved watching the NCAA Division 1 Championships this week, both the men and the women. That match play format just screams drama and suspense. And dramatic it was as Oregon and Texas went to extra holes before Sulman Raza a home grown Duck topped Taylor Funk (Fred’s boy) in 21 holes to give Oregon its first NCAA golf championship. Oregon coach, Casey Martin has to be living the dream. He grew up on the Eugene Country Club golf… Continue Reading

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Riviera’s 10th: To Drive or Not to Drive

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If you read anything about the past great architects or listen to the accomplished designers of today you hear things like options, challenges, play-ability when they talk about a golf hole. With today’s unencumbered distances and ball smashing swings of the longest golfers in the world it is difficult to design a hole that can challenge both the long driver and the short hitter. But George C. Thomas found the magic formula,actually we should call it the “Classic Formula” as… 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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Zach Johnson Wins Open on a Wild Day at St. Andrews

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  In  2010 Louis Oosthuizen won the Open at St. Andrews in a runaway.  This year the leaderboard was packed with many solid golfers hoping to write their own amazing story at the Home of Golf and a runaway wasn’t in the realm of possibilities. The story all week was Jordan Spieth’s run at the Grand Slam and little was heard about Zach Johnson who clawed his way into the lead with a clutch birdie at eighteen.  It wasn’t Jordan’s day…it… Continue Reading

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He’s Back…Dustin Johnson Out Drives & Out Lasts Field at Doral

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It was the PGA Tour’s version on “The Last Man Standing” at Doral yesterday as Donald Trump’s baby exacted a bit of revenge from the players and Dustin Johnson was left standing alone, victorious on a difficult day in Miami. Johnson won for the ninth time on the PGA Tour but not before we watched The Blue Monster rear up and take down a pair of the longest hitters in the game. J.B Holmes squandered a five shot lead by… Continue Reading

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The Roots of Tiger’s Battle with the Media

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I am still trying to figure out this whole Tiger Woods/Dan Jenkins war of words. I mean there are plenty of things I get: Dan has no use for Tiger, Dan loves giving him the needle, Dan is old school…really old school. Tiger has no use for Dan, never did in fact Tiger has little use for any writer. He seems to view any attempt by a bona fide journalist to get an interview as an intrusion. His press conferences… Continue Reading

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Good Golf, Good Stuff & Good-Bye

by Jeff Skinner It was a busy and eventful weekend in the world of golf. There were some great stories of redemption and a few of heartbreak. Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship after struggling for years. He was branded a superstar when he won back to back playoff events in 2008 but entered the Wyndham as the 254th ranked player in the world. Helen Ross has his comeback story and Will Gray has the heartbreak of those who fell… Continue Reading

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