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Phil Mickelson + Stephen Hawking = U.S. Open Win

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One of the ongoing themes the players have been repeating this week is that Oakmont will be the toughest, most difficult U.S. Open ever. Put Phil Mickelson down as one of those players. “It’s one of the most difficult golf courses I think we’ll ever play. I think that it is a very strategic course that you’ll have to put the ball in the right, correct spots, and if you don’t, kind of accept the fact you’ll make a bogey… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  Matt Every played some clutch golf on Sunday at The Arnold Palmer Invitational. A 66 and the most clutch of clutch putts on eighteen. That’s how you close out a round.  2.  The only thing missing from Arnie’s stop was the rare double eagle. Then we get two in one tournament: Daniel Berger on Saturday and Zack Johnson on Sunday, amazing. 3.  I love Lydia Ko and all she brings to the LPGA. She’s talented, humble and gets it.… Continue Reading

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Great Leaderboard at the PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner It was amazing day at the 96th PGA Championship. With a water logged Valhalla allowing the world’s best to throw darts at the soft greens we were treated to a marvelous display of golf. It was a true birdie-fest as player after player posted sub-par rounds which has resulted in a jammed packed leaderboard filled with big names, young studs and even some newcomers. How gettable was Valhalla today? Very gettable. 74 players teed it up today… Continue Reading

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Lucy Li…One Cute Golfer

by Jeff Skinner I can’t actually remember what I was doing at eleven years old but I can imagine it went something like this: pop tarts, bike riding, wiffle ball, swimming, kick ball and hanging out with my knucklehead friends. Lucy Li is eleven is eleven and playing in the U.S. Women’s Open.  Man what a bum I was. Watch this interview and see just how adorable, intelligent and funny this pig-tailed kid is.  It should be a fun week… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More…U.S. Open Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Martin Kaymer is a genuine nice guy and a very gracious man. It’s a shame the American golf audience won’t take an interest in him. 2.  Phil Mickelson came into Pinehurst looking for his short game and left empty handed. No putting means no U.S. Open. 3.  I spent some time on the practice range all week. I saw alignment poles, umbrellas, ropes, tennis balls and a women hitting balls off a bottle. But most of… Continue Reading

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Pinehurst Reckoning

by G. Rennie The Links Life Golf crew did not do well with predicting the winner or contenders for the 114th US Open that Martin Kaymer finally claimed yesterday.  From a competitive perspective, Kaymer won this championship on Friday after posting his second consecutive round of five under 65. The final tally goes like this: The Greek made the best call with Dustin Johnson who finished T4 at one over par. It was a long way down the leader board until… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson Not Discouraged

by Jeff Skinner Phil Mickelson continued his lackluster play today at the U.S. Open with a 2 over par 72. But with the very difficult conditions facing the players here at Pinehurst No. 2 he really wasn’t too disappointed. Under par won’t be in the cards for many today according to Mickelson. Phil thought the USGA may have put some pins in tough locations today to thwart another low score from happening in their Open. “Interesting day. A little different… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson Finds U.S. Open Greens “Unfriendly”

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson may have just cast the first volley at the new and revamped Pinehurst No.2. Watson called these U.S. Open greens “unfriendly” and said he may need to “lay farther back” than normal in order to avoid trouble. Watson gave an example of hitting an eight iron to his selected spot on the green and watched the ball bounce off the back. When prodded he wouldn’t go as far and use the word unfair but did… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Memories: Winged Foot 2006

by Jeff Skinner It’s 2006 and the U.S. Open had come to historic Winged Foot Country Club in Westchester County, New York. Since Winged Foot is only forty five minutes from my house I had a chance to spend all week there from practice days to Sunday’s final round. Early in the week during a practice round I was at wandering around watching the best players in the world try and figure out one of the toughest courses in the… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott Deals with Sunday Failure

by Jeff Skinner If you watched the early rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational you saw Adam Scott put on an impressive display of golf.  His opening 62 tied the course record and his second round 68 gave him a seven stroke lead over the field.  The announcers on The Golf Channel were ready to hand Scott the trophy as he “lapped the field.” His game looked flawless and he was poised to claim his eleventh PGA Tour win but… Continue Reading

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