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Tom Watson Says Farewell

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Tom Watson said goodbye to one of the loves of his life today as the 65 year old said farewell to St. Andrews and the Open Championship. Watson waved to fans from the Swilcan Bridge just as former greats Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus had in their send offs from The Open. On a very long day that started with a three hour rain delay Watson was determined to say his goodbyes today. Certainly he would have preferred a late… Continue Reading

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Open Championship Flashback: Nicklaus Says Farewell

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Ten years ago this week Jack Nicklaus took one last walk over the Swilcan Bridge as a professional.  Paired with Luke Donald and good friend Tom Watson, Nicklaus did his best to stay in control during his eighteen hole victory.  Watson wasn’t so lucky as he said he had tears in his eyes for the entire round. St. Andrews has a special place in Jack’s heart and he wanted his last round to be at the Home of Golf. Nicklaus… Continue Reading

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Two Tiger Tales

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It has been an entire week since I last posted on Tiger Woods. That has to be some kind of record. So here goes. Everyone has a theory as to what Woods needs to do to get his game back. More practice, less practice, new coach, old coach, play more, play less and my own solution: think less. The consensus is that his problems are more mental than physical but few are willing to voice what many are thinking: it… Continue Reading

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Tiger Has Lost His Feel

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The golf world is still in collective shock at what we witnessed today. Tiger Woods, the greatest player of the day, slapped the ball around TPC Scottsdale to card a career high 82. It was difficult to watch Tiger who has lost any semblance of a tour level golf game. He had trouble with all aspects of his game from tee to green, on the green, the bunkers, the desert, the cactus…and everywhere else he visited gave him fits. What… Continue Reading

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Its Rory’s World

by Jeff Skinner Rory McIlroy sat in the locker room at Royal Liverpool spying his name on the Claret Jug just below that of Phil Mickelson. And when he looked further he saw Tiger Woods’ name in three spots and the names of all the greats that have survived and won the Open Championship. But while he appreciated the past winners this was a day to live in the present and look to his future. And the future for Rory… Continue Reading

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Must Watch Video: Michael Labrie’s Story

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

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Greg Norman vs Tiger Woods…Again

by Jeff Skinner Playing professional golf is a pretty lucrative profession.  Even an average pro can earn millions and live a lifestyle of the “one per centers.”   But there are only a handful of golfers that transcend the game and stay in the public view on a daily basis after their playing days.  Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player not only hold a significant place in golf history but have also earned “elder statesmen” status. Tiger Woods has a… Continue Reading

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Mike Davis, Merion and The USGA Museum

by Jeff Skinner U.S. Open Countdown: 44 days Today was Media Day for the 113th U.S. Open to be held at Merion Golf Club in June.  USGA Executive Director Mike Davis spoke to the Morning Drive this morning and you could hear the excitement in his voice. Returning The Open to Merion is one of “the highlights of my career” he said and he used the word “magical” many times when speaking of the iconic course which has an unparalleled… Continue Reading

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Masters Immortal, Ben Hogan

This 77th Masters Tournament marks the 60th anniversary of Ben Hogan’s second Masters victory.  1953 was an historic year for Hogan who had battled back from his life threatening bus accident in 1949 to win major championships and become one of the greatest of all time. Hogan was close to never walking again, no less playing championship golf but the determined Texan overcame tremendous odds to reclaim his historic place among golf immortals. In 1953 with Hogan hardly playing at… Continue Reading

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The Classics of Golf: A Hall of Fame Library

by Jeff Skinner For many of us golf addicted psychos this crazy game is a full blown obsession.  And I admit it, “My name is Jeff and I’m an addict.” There isn’t a moment that goes by that golf isn’t at the very forefront of my mind.  Whether it is playing, or daydreaming of playing, practicing, reading, writing or just unconsciously gripping an imaginary club, golf is never out of my mind.  My living room is an indoor practice range… Continue Reading

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