Listen to Henrik Stenson, The Champion Golfer of the Year in his post round press conference. He’s typical Stenson, honest, smart and damn funny. And take a look at his highlights from round four. It’s an impressive 2 minutes.
Of the 156 competitors at Royal Troon nine are over 50 and eligible for play on The Champions Tour. Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only two players from the geriatric set who regularly compete on the primary tours that cater to young flat bellies. But the lure of a major and the many, many ways that the R&A makes entry into the OPEN accessible typically brings in a bunch of gents who, to put it politely, are… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The 2014 season has officially started this week, well at least on The Golf Channel. Monday their most popular show, The Big Break debuted with Big Break Florida and a cast full of women which is sure to get good ratings. That was followed by the season premiere of In Play With Jimmy Roberts and The Golf Channel execs were hoping to get a carryover of all those viewers watching the short skirts on Big Break. Well… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner With the start of autumn this Sunday I can’t help but reflect on this past summer and all the golf I was privileged to see. Summer of ’13 was a grand season for me as I spent days on the road traveling the northeast following the world’s best golfers. This past August I had the good fortune to see plenty of golf as I ping-ponged from tournament to tournament catching both professionals and amateurs alike. I started… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner I am still nursing a Masters hangover and have been counting the days to our next major championship. With all due respect to this week’s Zurich Classic and next month’s Players Championship (sorry, still not a Major) The U.S. Open can’t get here soon enough and it’s only 51 days away. There’s plenty of golf between now and then so I’ll have to get by with making plans to visit Merion Golf Club when they open the… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Kevin Streelman earned his first official PGA Tour win at the Tampa Bay Championship with a bogey free round highlighted by very steady play and some very clutch shot making. His tee shot to the difficult par three seventeenth afforded him his final birdie and sealed the victory. Streelman may have looked more familiar than most first time PGA Tour winners as he was in the spotlight back in 2009 when he claimed the first place million… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner There were many great tournaments this season but the Ryder Cup was so earth shattering and exciting it easily tops all the other events. The European comeback was by far the most exciting Sunday in golf this year and many say it could rank with the most exciting days in all of golf. With the Euros facing a four point deficit going into the final day of play any chance of retaining the cup looked extremely remote. … Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner They say that Disney World is “where dreams come true” and that could not have been truer on Sunday afternoon. Charlie Beljan’s dream was rooted in his nightmare Friday where a panic attack forced him to be hospitalized. But from the darkest of places on Friday when he “felt like I was going to die” Beljan gathered himself and got back on the course at The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic and worked his own miracle. Beljan… Continue Reading