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UL International Crown Kicks Off Big Weeks for Women’s Golf

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As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading

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A Battered Mickelson Stays Optimistic

by Jeff Skinner The battle is over but the crusade continues. Phil Mickelson finished his disappointing try at the career Grand Slam today at the U.S. Open with another mediocre round of golf. The five time major champion and six time Open runner up carded a two over 72 that left him some fifteen shots off the lead when he left the course. Mickelson came in here so full of promise, so full of hopes but so lacking in that trusted… Continue Reading

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Bubba Lets Em Back in at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner What a Saturday at The Masters.  Things were moving so fast and furious I had to keep telling myself that this is Saturday, not Sunday at The Masters.   The third round saw plenty of players make significant moves up the leaderboard and with Bubba Watson giving up his four stroke lead and giving it up early. Several players now have a chance at the green jacket.  Bubba’s two over 74 which included a great up and down… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson Leads Another Tough Day at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Augusta National played like Augusta National again today and frustrated many of the best golfers in the world.  Firm and fast greens seemed to be the demise of many of the big names as shot after shot looked to want to settle anywhere except on the green.  Statistically the course played slightly easier today with an average score of 74.08 compared to 74.47 yesterday.  But don’t ask Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Ernie Els if… Continue Reading

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Errie Ball…Last Man Standing from First Masters

by Jeff Skinner The Golf Channel and its crew are doing a fantastic job with their Live at The Masters coverage.  For junkies like me its addicting.  But The Golf Channel needs to showcase the very talented and insightful Rich Lerner a bit more.  We don’t see enough of him.  Case in point is this piece he did on Errie Ball the last surviving member of the first Masters played in 1934.  Errie looks like quite a character and Lerner… Continue Reading

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Masters Flashback: The Science of Bubba’s Shot

by Jeff Skinner In 2012 Bubba Watson became an American folk hero when he won The Masters.  Bubba’s road to the green jacket took an unlikely detour, through the woods on the tenth hole.  On the second hole of his playoff with Charl Schwartzel he hit one of the most amazing and historic shots in Masters history. The guys at Sports Science were as amazed as we were with Bubba’s miracle shot.  They break down the physics of Bubba’s improbable… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed’s Old School Training Aid: Hogan’s Driver

by Jeff Skinner We spend millions of dollars each year on golf training aids, practice equipment and other gadgets all in that valiant search for our perfect swing.  Patrick Reed is smarter than that. The three time PGA Tour winner who’s so confident he said he’s one of the top five golfers in the world found a way to groove his swing on the cheap.  It’s not like he would actually have to pay for anything golf related anyway but… Continue Reading

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20 Days to Augusta National: The 2014 Masters Journal

by Jeff Skinner Twenty days and counting to The Masters and I just got what I need to make those three weeks fly by: The 2014 Masters Journal.  It gets better each year and this year’s journal is packed with great articles from top writers, Masters facts, Masters records, a hole by hole layout and amazingly the secret of how to play Augusta National by none other than Jack Nicklaus.  Click here for The Masters website. Dave Shedloski gets the… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Withdraws from The Arnold Palmer Invitational

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods is off to his worst season as a professional and it isn’t getting any better.  Woods had to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to his persistent back spasms. Woods had to pull out of the Honda Classic three weeks ago in the final round and his back started to spasm the next week at Doral forcing him to struggle to a 78, his worst final round score in his career. From Tiger’s website:… Continue Reading

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