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Big Names Not the Way to Grow the Game at Olympics

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All right, I have to admit that Olympic fever is hitting yours truly. I have been addicted to NBC’s multiple platform broadcasts as I try to grab a little bit of all the competitions down in Rio. Sure, watching Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the swim team is great and those high flying, gravity defying gymnasts are amazing. And of course the beach volleyball is fun. How aren’t they covered in sand? But I am not limiting myself to the… Continue Reading

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“The Real Thing”…Coke Signs Jordan Spieth

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Since Jordan Spieth came on the seen as a sixteen year high schooler playing in the Byron Nelson Championship many in the golf world knew he was something special. And he has surpassed all the expectations from the time he first won in a playoff at the 2013 John Deere all the way through his Grand Slam Chase to last week’s trouncing of the field at The Tournament of Champions. Spieth is special both on the course and off. He… Continue Reading

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Spieth’s Mom: “It’s Never Been All About Jordan”

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It’s been a busy fall in the sports world lately with the NFL in mid-season, the Royals topping the Mets, NBA and NHL seasons underway so it’s easy to lose track of the boys of the PGA Tour. But not this week. The WGC-HSBC Champions should make a little noise in the sports world as 36 of the top 60 players in the world tee it up in China. The field at the HSBC boasts many of the most accomplished… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Misses Cut…Stuff Happens

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The sky is not falling. The world isn’t coming an end. Jordan Spieth just missed a cut. Spieth struggled to an opening round 74 at The Barclays and couldn’t get on track with a 73 today. Stuff happens. And it is not like it was even close. Spieth went out in a blaze of glory, five shots off the cut line and to add insult to injury he incurred a penalty on the twelfth when he stepped on his own… 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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A Sunday Full of Golf & More

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We all will be treated to a full day of golf today as all the major tours are in action and being broadcast to us all day long. The gents of the European Tour made a great move in featuring links courses and scheduling the Scottish Open the week prior to the Open Championship.  The fields at the Scottish have become deeper and the courses have been spectacular. The star of the week so far has been the wonderful links… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Sizzles at The John Deere Classic

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So you are Danny Lee and you’re still riding high from your first PGA win last week at The Greenbrier. And you come out in the third round of the John Deere Classic and light it up with a nine under, 62 to capture the lead and you’re in great shape to go back to back. Right? Yes, under normal circumstances Lee would be in wonderful position to earn his second win in so many weeks. But there is a… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots: Drugs, Spies, Majors & More

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There is some wild stuff going on in golf right now including some suspensions, some spying and a whale of a fish story. Scott Stallings was suspended from the PGA Tour for violating the Tour’s Drug Policy. But he didn’t go all A-Rod or Barry Bonds on steroids. Stallings had taken an over the counter drug, not a steroid, prescribed by his doctor. After a players meeting explaining the policy he went to the tour and turned himself in. He… Continue Reading

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3 Crazy Golf Questions

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Here are a few “golf” questions I thought I would never, ever hear. Does golf really need Donald Trump? A while ago Trump was buying golf courses as a hobby but recently he is one of a handful of deep pocketed entrepreneurs that are some of the few that are actually building golf courses.  Like it or not Trump is a player in golf’s big time. The USGA and the PGA of America both have majors scheduled at Trump’s Bedminster… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth’s Thanksgiving Travels Pays Off

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Many Americans travel for Thanksgiving. The Wednesday before Turkey Day is the busiest travel day of the year in the States. Jordan Spieth was one of those who traveled a bit for Thanksgiving. But Spieth didn’t head home to his family in Texas, no Spieth decided to head to the other side of the world to spend a few weeks playing golf and cashing checks. Spieth has plenty to be thankful for this week after he shot a course record… Continue Reading

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