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Open Championship Preview: Holes 10, 11, 12

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Royal Troon gets difficult, very difficult as the players turn for home.  The three toughest holes on the course greets the field when they make the turn. The long par 4 tenth will play at 451 yards and was the third hardest hole in 2004. A longer par 4, named Railway will play at 482 yards with the railroad bordering the hole on the right.  This traditionally is the most difficult hole on the course. Yet another stout par 4… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Preview: Oakmont Holes 13 & 14

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Continuing with the U.S. Open Preview we may have found some birdies. The par 3 thirteenth hole is the shortest hole on the course and in 2007 played as the easiest par 3.  A back to front sloping green is virtually surrounded by large bunkers.  Hitting to the correct part of the green will be key for players to challenge for a birdie. Players could possibly string two birdies together here if they execute well.  The par 4, 358 yard… Continue Reading

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A Brutal Day at The Masters…Spieth Hangs On

Apr 8, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 7th hole during the second round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

So much for the walk-away Masters win for Jordan Spieth. Spieth called Augusta National “U.S. Opens conditions” today and the results certainly backed him up. Only four players were able to finish under par today and Spieth wasn’t one of them. Spieth’s two over 74 was just enough to keep him in the lead. It was brutally tough at Augusta National but Spieth’s round started out anything but. With birdies at the first and third he had it to eight… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Leads an Exciting U.S. Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner The 2014 golf season just keeps getting better for the LPGA. With new tournaments, new sponsors, fresh new faces and plenty of publicity the U.S. Women’s Open started with much anticipation. So far it hasn’t disappointed at all. With the women following the men at Pinehurst No.2 Mike Whan couldn’t have written a better script for the first two rounds. He should send the USGA a big thank you note. The week started with plenty of buzz… Continue Reading

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Martin Kaymer: An Open U.S. Open Champion

by Jeff Skinner Last evening after Martin Kaymer had finished dusting the field at the 114th U.S. Open he made his way into the press tent with the shiny U.S. Open in hand. A slew of media types were treated to a refreshingly honest, insightful and sometimes funny U.S. Open Champion. Kaymer took his time in crafting his answers but there was no hint of him trying to avoid sharing his most private thoughts with the eager press. He opened with… Continue Reading

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Ravings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie For television watching golf fanatics this weekend was a perfect storm of close competition.  Of the five tours that are covered on American TV four were decided in playoffs!  I can’t remember that ever occurring before and the overlapping coverage commitments of CBS and Golf Channel had TV execs scrambling to cover the most compelling action. First up was the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart links otherwise known as Phil’s Show. That loopy lefty gave away the… Continue Reading

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