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U.S. Open Countdown…One Month to Go

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The U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club starts one month from today.  It’s called the most difficult course in the United States, with Carnoustie taking all world honors and it has been home to many memorable Opens.  Hogan, Nicklaus and Miller all won there and it has hosted the U.S. Open nine times. It’s time to start taking a look at what faces the ’16 field that will try and earn their piece of history at this historic course. Here… Continue Reading

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Team USA Looking for Revenge at the Solheim Cup

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The Solheim Cup starts tomorrow at the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany and the American team is desperate to finally get one in the win column. Team USA has taken it on the chin in the past two meetings with a pair of painful losses in both 2013 and 2011. In ’11 Europe took down the Americans who were tied at 8-8 going into Sunday Singles in Ireland. A 7-5 win in singles where the Americans looked superior left… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler … “Make It the Big 4”

Rickie Fowler holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rickie Fowler said he would like to make the Big 3 the Big 4.  He wants a piece of that action and he did all he could to earn his place today. Fowler played steady golf down the stretch at the Deutsche Bank and when leader Henrik Stenson rinsed his tee shot on the sixteenth hole Fowler was there to pounce on the lead. Fowler’s 68 was good enough to win the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  Paired… Continue Reading

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Billy Casper: Golf’s Most Underrated Golfer Dies at 83

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Golf lost one of the greats on Saturday when Billy Casper passed at his home in Utah. Casper was 83 and over a long professional career compiled a record worthy of one of the all time greats. Casper won 51 times on the PGA Tour which included three major championships. His first major was the 1959 U.S. Open at Winged Foot where he famously laid up each day at the long, difficult par 3 third hole. He used his crafty… Continue Reading

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Tiger Says “There was blood all over the place”

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Tiger Woods spoke to the media today as he returns to play at the Waste Management Open. Woods seemed more relaxed than usual at the microphone and even cracked a joke or two. Of course his missing tooth at Lindsey Vonn’s ski championship was a hot topic and in explaining he said he was trying to be inconspicuous but he did acknowledge that there aren’t many “brown dudes at ski races.”  He is sticking to his story about a videographer… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Allenby, Belichick & Brady: Really Hard to Believe

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It is tough being a sports fan today. It seems the headlines are full of items that are questioning the honesty and character of our sports heroes. It may be a sign of the times where everything is public domain and athletes have no privacy or it may be the fact that these men have become so entitled that they feel they can do anything with no consequences.  Tiger Woods’ missing tooth is the subject of much discussion lately. Team… Continue Reading

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Just What Every Golfer Needs

by Jeff Skinner If you are a passionate golfer like me you probably outfit yourself with some good quality clubs, a decent grade ball, some comfortable shoes and maybe a few good looking golf shirts. I don’t have many vices but I do like to treat myself with mostly anything golf related.   This season I have come across something new, well new to me at least. I am sure this little gizmo was taken out on the course about the… Continue Reading

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Great Play Not Enough for Johnny Miller

by Jeff Skinner During the NBC broadcast Johnny Miller commented on how “great a tournament we would have if Martin Kaymer hadn’t shown up.” Really Johnny? I would think that such an astute analyst as Miller would realize two things. First, I will acknowledge that overcoming a five stroke lead is a daunting task. But that is why they play the game. Kaymer had been a machine making only one bogey during the first two rounds. Today he carded five… Continue Reading

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Kaymer Holds On to Lead at Pinehurst

by Jeff Skinner It was a tough day at Pinehurst as player after player commented on how more difficult the course played today. Pinehurst No.2 had more bite today with difficult pin placements and a firm and fast setup that got firmer and faster by the minute. Only two players were able to finish their rounds under par. Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton both carded three under par 67’s. There were only five rounds at even par and leader Martin… Continue Reading

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Martin Kaymer’s Sets Record at U.S. Open

by Jeff Skinner Martin Kaymer ruled the day at Pinehurst No. 2 today. His five under par 65 matched the new U.S. Open record at Pinehurst which he set yesterday. His 36 hole total of 130 broke Rory McIlroy’s Congressional record of 131 set in 2011. With golfers still on the course but no one making a huge move, Kaymer looks to be heading to dinner with a healthy lead. He sits at -10 with Brendon Todd six back at… Continue Reading

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