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Yowser! Justin Thomas Shoots 59

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Wow! When Justin Thomas gets on a roll he stays on a roll. Fresh off his win at the SBS Tournament of Champions he scorched the Waialae Country Club course with a record setting 59. Record setting because the 23 year old pro is now the youngest player ever to card a 59. Thomas’s round included 8 birdies, 1 bogey and 2 eagles including his eagle putt on his last hole, the ninth to get him to -11 for the… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think…Ryder Cup Style

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1. After the USA Ryder Cup Team closed out their victory Davis Love III joked that all he did was “write some names down and drive a cart around.” But he was there as captain for a reason. The Task Force, including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk who were on that losing team in 2012 felt they failed their captain and he deserved another shot. He got it and he did exactly the same thing he did in… Continue Reading

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At This Ryder Cup….Let the Players Play

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The Ryder Cup was started by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant with hopes of an exhibition that promoted the game of golf and the sportsmanship and camaraderie that goes along with it. I don’t think he would recognize it today. Since 1979 when all of Europe was added to the original Great Britain & Ireland Team the matches became competitive but the buildup and pressure surrounding the Ryder Cup has gone over the top. With the passing of Arnold… Continue Reading

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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Jim Furyk Shoots PGA Tour’s First Ever 58

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As the leaders at the Travelers Championship were finishing thier breakfast Jim Furyk went out and made history.  Furyk broke the 59 barrier with a sensational 58 on the par 70 TPC River Highlands Course. Furyk’s 58 is the first ever shot during a PGA Tour event. This summer we watched golfers at The Open Championship and PGA threaten the major championship record 63 to no avail. But Furyk, playing well off the lead at the notoriously low scoring Travelers… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think…PGA Championship Style

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Golf is a strange game. Jimmy Walker wasn’t on anyone’s hot list coming into the PGA Championship. His 2016 season hadn’t been anything special. He had managed only three top tens with five missed cuts including the the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. And then he goes out and takes the PGA in a wire to wire win. What a strange game and what a week for Walker. After years of winless seasons Walker started to win soon after… Continue Reading

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Jimmy Walker Holds Off Jason Day at PGA Championship

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Jimmy Walker continued the 2016 trend of first time major winners at the PGA Championship today with his one shot victory over defending champ Jason Day. Danny Willett started the season with his Masters win and Dustin Johnson captured the U.S. Open for his first major. Just two weeks ago Henrik Stenson dazzled at the Open Championship and today Walker made it a quartet of first time major winners. The last time we saw all four majors go to first… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More… U.S. Open Style

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So much great stuff happened at the U.S. Open, its a sin that on Sunday so much of the rhetoric was focused on the USGA’s poor handling of the rules issue. They blew it plain and simple. Dustin Johnson won in an heroic fashion and let’s hope the Open is remembered for that. Here’s some ramblings on what I liked and disliked about the week at Oakmont. 1. The Oakmont course itself is very impressive. Walking those challenging holes and… Continue Reading

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Mentally Strong Johnson Wins U.S. Open

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Dustin Johnson started the final round of the 116th U.S. Open four shots back of the leader Shane Lowry. He faced a challenge he had never yet accomplished: winning a major championship. Lowry had started the day on a hot streak as he finished up his third round with two birdies over his last four holes. If Lowry had his druthers he may have wanted to keep playing right there instead of taking the seven hour break to come back… Continue Reading

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Dustin Johnson Wins Botched U.S. Open

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Sunday at the U.S. Open is one of the most special days of the golfing year. Especially at a revered venue like Oakmont the stage was set for a great finish. Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy, Sergio Garcia and Branden Grace were trading blows, both birdies and bogeys throughout the day and then all hell broke loose. But it had nothing to do with any shot hit by any player. Rather, the USGA and its rules team decided that… Continue Reading

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