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Jordan Spieth Pulls Out of Olympics

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And Jordan Spieth makes it a foursome. But it’s not the kind of foursome the International Olympic Committee had expected. Spieth let it be known that he would not be competing for Team USA at the Olympics and his withdrawal has all of the top four golfers in the world passing on the Olympics. Spieth called Peter Dawson of the International Golf Federation with the news and this has to be the biggest of body blows for golf’s inclusion in… Continue Reading

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One Man’s Vision, Two Great Courses

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Where does a golf course get its start? It is not a question most of us ask as we drop off our clubs at the bag drop. But for a golf geek like me learning the history of the course is sometimes more enjoyable than playing especially when my slice has come to town. Golf course architects will tell you that the best courses are built by Mother Nature herself. Case in point is The Old Course at St. Andrews.… Continue Reading

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Is Donald Trump Good for Golf?

by Jeff Skinner It’s a big week on the PGA Tour as the world’s best golfers do battle at another World Golf Championship, the Cadillac Championship.  At the same time the tour is hosting the rest of the PGA Tour brethren at the Puerto Rico Open.  The thread that connects the two tournaments, I mean besides the huge paychecks, manicured courses and coddled professionals may be a surprise.  It’s Donald Trump. Yes, the King of Braggadocio, Donald Trump is the… Continue Reading

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Jason Dufner & Gang Invade China

by Jeff Skinner This crazy/confusing 2013-14 PGA Tour season continues this week with the World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. This event is great for the pre-tournament publicity and they never fail to provide some odd moments as they insist on putting these golfers from the West into some traditional costumes from the East. Check out this year’s publicity shot of Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Dufner.  Pro… Continue Reading

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Donald Trump’s Big PGA Tour Week

by Jeff Skinner We will be seeing a lot of Donald Trump this week as he hosts the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral.  The Donald is pulling double duty by hosting not one, but two PGA Tour events this week as The Puerto Rico Open takes place on another Trump course. Trump is planning to tear up most of Doral’s signature course, The Blue Monster as part of a two hundred million dollar renovation to the resort.  Gil Hanse… Continue Reading

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Golf Inc.’s Most Powerful People In Golf

by Jeff Skinner Every golfer is always looking for a little more power and that’s not just on the course.  The power players in golf are constantly planning their next move to become most influential person in the game.  Golf Inc.com has released their ranking of “The Most Powerful People in Golf.” Now Golf Inc. has a different view of the “power players” in the game.  Unlike a many publications that are concerned with television ratings, Q-ratings and popular opinion… Continue Reading

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Sweet Redemption

by G. Rennie What happened at Medinah Golf Club today defies rational description as Team Europe came back from a four point deficit to bury Team USA in the singles competition and win the Ryder Cup outright 14.5 to 13.5. Team Europe’s resurrection was numerically equal to the USA triumph a Brookline in ’99 but it surpasses that Ben Crenshaw inspired miracle since it has occurred on foreign soil. So how to explain it? I can’t, it’s a mystery, a phenomenon… Continue Reading

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