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Matsuyama Takes Hero World Challenge

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The boys at NBC and The Golf Channel were hoping for a charge from Tiger Woods today at the Hero World Challenge but it was not to be. Woods was too far back to make it interesting and he had the poorest round of his comeback week. Hideki Matsuyama was the man instead as he continued his superb recent play and topped this elite field of golfers. Matsuyama finished his week with a one over 73 but that was enough… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Pressure Starts Early Sunday

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We can expect plenty of early fireworks on Sunday at the Ryder Cup as both captains have front loaded their lineups. With his team trailing 9 ½ to 6 ½ European Captain Darren Clarke hopes to jump-start a comeback with his star players leading off the Sunday Singles. The last time Davis Love III captained the USA at Medinah in 2012 they surrendered a four point lead to the Euros in a crushing defeat. Love hopes he has countered Clarke’s… Continue Reading

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An Emotional Day Leaves Teams Spent and USA Leading

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It was an amazing day at the Ryder Cup as Team USA and Team Europe battled it out over a Hazeltine course packed with 45,000 rabid fans. The European Team won the morning foursomes 2 ½ points to 1 ½ points featuring a huge meltdown from the super pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. The Americans squandered a 4 Up lead over Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello. The Europeans won four of the last six holes to scratch… Continue Reading

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Love Stands Pat, Clarke Mixes It Up for Saturday

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The two Ryder Cup captains are both tasked with a difficult challenge to keep their team’s winning hopes alive. There are still twenty points to be earned over the weekend and Davis Love III and Darren Clarke have to find the right combination of pairings on this all important Saturday. Love is dealing from a position of strength with a two point lead and looks to be putting out what he thinks are his hot hands and stud pairings. He… Continue Reading

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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson blitzed Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia… Continue Reading

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Rory’s Little Change Goes A Long Way

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When players are slumping, and slumping is a relative term, they are searching for that magic fix. Unfortunately in most occasions that “fix” can take months to finally take hold so a player can dig himself out of his slump. Not so for Rory McIlroy. He won the Deutsche Bank Championship today after making a few changes over the weekend. He surged from six shots back of Paul Casey to earn his twelfth PGA Tour win and put a new… Continue Reading

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Loves Playing In the Red, White & Blue

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In an instance of perfect timing Golf Digest has Barclays winner Patrick Reed on their September cover with Reed being his usual blunt self in their “My Shot” column with Guy Yocum. Reed clinched his 2016 Ryder Cup spot with Sunday’s win and despite his fifth PGA win he still plays with a large chip on his shoulder. And it might as well be painted red, white and blue. “… when Henrik Stenson and I were all square going into… Continue Reading

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Big Names Not the Way to Grow the Game at Olympics

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All right, I have to admit that Olympic fever is hitting yours truly. I have been addicted to NBC’s multiple platform broadcasts as I try to grab a little bit of all the competitions down in Rio. Sure, watching Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the swim team is great and those high flying, gravity defying gymnasts are amazing. And of course the beach volleyball is fun. How aren’t they covered in sand? But I am not limiting myself to the… Continue Reading

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