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Rory McIlroy Sidelined with Rib Fracture

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The golf world was dealt an unexpected blow this week as Rory McIlroy announced he needed to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will need to rest to allow it to heal. There is no timetable for his return. The world number two had “toughed it out” by playing through the pain at the South African Open for a playoff loss to Graeme Storm and… Continue Reading

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Winners ‘Round the World

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There were some big happenings around the world in golf this weekend as players follow the sun as 2016 winds down. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Justin Thomas staged a final round comeback to successfully defend his title at the CIMB Classic. Thomas was money for the first two rounds (64, 66) and led the tournament until a horrid streak at the turn during the third round where he dropped four strokes to par over three holes. But he found his… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Butch & Rickie…Must Make 4 Footer

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Butch Harmon’s stable of players continues to shine as two of his prized pupils start the third round of the Honda Classic in first and second place. Rickie Fowler continues his great 2016 as he holds the 36 hole lead and Jimmy Walker, another winner from Butch’s very long list of PGA Tour winners sits one stroke back. There’s no doubt that Butch is the greatest coach of his era. Watch as he and Rickie demonstrate how to sink those… Continue Reading

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The Amazing Jordan Spieth Wins The John Deere Again

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It was déjà vu all over again at The John Deere Classic. In 2013 Jordan Spieth won here in a playoff that catapulted him into a trajectory unseen since Tiger Woods. Today Spieth, who struggled early, found a way to get it done and win in a playoff once again as he dispatched 47 year old journeymen Tom Gillis. Gillis shot a sizzling 64 and had finished the day at twenty under par and then waited for the field to… Continue Reading

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Rory Helicopters 3 Iron Into Lake

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The past two tournaments on the PGA Tour have tested the best golfers in the world. Last week we watched shot after shot at The Honda Classic’s PGA National meet a watery end. This week is no different at Trump National Doral. The best golfers in the world are feeling the bite of Gil Hanse’s redo of the Blue Monster. Throw in a little wind and it is all that, a monster and very, very blue. Blue as in the… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  All right, I can’t take it anymore. That Omega watch commercial with Rory McIlroy has pushed me to the edge. Is it too much to ask for a different song or something from the Omega people? I’ve heard that so much I want to jump off one of those Dubai skyscrapers.  2.  The Monday finish of the Honda Classic was the most exciting golf of the tournament. The weather certainly fouled up the weekend and the Monday golf while… Continue Reading

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Paddy Harrington Survives to Win The Honda Classic

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Padraig Harrington began the restart at today’s Honda Classic at two under par, five shots off the lead and seemingly out of contention. With so many good players between him and the lead his chances were slight at best. But that’s why they play the game and an amazing string of four straight birdies from 11-14 brought the three time major champion right into the mix. Of course Paddy doesn’t like to do things the easy way. He splashed his… Continue Reading

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Monday Morning Shootout at The Honda Classic

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This is the kind of finish the folks at The Honda Classic had hoped for. No, not a Monday morning closeout, but the exciting shootout that is about to take place. It’s like the shootout at the OK Corral, where the gunslingers were poised to take each other down. This is a packed leaderboard and thanks to what may be the worst shot of Ian Poulter’s career, the Honda Classic has boiled down to a Monday Morning Shootout. There’s plenty… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Starts 2015 as “The Man”

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The start of the golf season has become so blurred here in the states. With the PGA Tour instituting its wraparound season their season starts in November. Traditionally the 2015 season started with the calendar in January at the Tournament of Champions. For years we’ve heard “the season starts with The Masters.” Oh it’s so very confusing. But to me the season starts when the big boys come out and play. And make no mistake; Rory McIlroy is golf’s “big… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Needs Less Thinking, More Swinging

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On Wednesday Tiger Woods announced that he was taking time some time to work on his game. The last two weeks have been very disappointing to me, especially Torrey, because I never want to withdraw. Unfortunately, lately injuries have made that happen too often.  This latest injury is not related to my previous surgery. I am having daily physical therapy and I am feeling better every day.  Right now, I need a lot of work on my game, and to… Continue Reading

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