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Spieth Wins Aussie Open

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Jordan Spieth finished his 2016 season in a big way with a his second win at the Emirates Australian Open.  Spieth bounced back from consecutive bogies to birdie three of his last seven holes to force a three man playoff. Aussies Ashley Hall and Cameron Smith finished at twelve under par along with Spieth who had won this tournament in 2014.  The two time major winner closed out the Aussies with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his third… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Smash It Like Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas has made a big splash on the PGA Tour with his booming drives and his Spring Break Trips with Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman and Rickie Fowler. He crushes the ball with his driver and here he offers a tip on how to get the most out of the big dawg. Here we get some of the scientific reasons behind Justin’s 300 yard plus drives.  And he gets all that distance from his slight 145 pound frame.  Pound for… Continue Reading

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The Rory Story

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With controversy swirling at Royal Troon in the wake of statements from two of golf’s top players it’s time to cut through the PR and marketing BS and speak plainly. Rory got it right and we all owe him a big “Thank You”for his candor even though it’s come a bit late and has become a distraction on the eve of the OPEN. None of the elite golfers in our game  (or any golfer, for that mater) has grown up… Continue Reading

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Olympics 2016: Another One Bites the Dust

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The U.S. Olympic Golf Team took another hit as Dustin Johnson announced he would not be heading to Rio.  Johnson cited the Zika Virus as the main reason for declining to compete in golf’s re-entry into the Olympics.  The last time golf was in the Olympics was 1904. “This was not an easy decision for me,” Johnson said in a statement. “But my concerns about the Zika virus cannot be ignored.” “I feel it would be irresponsible to put myself,… Continue Reading

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Forget the Big 3…We Have The Wild Bunch

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All season there has been much written about a new Big 3 in golf. Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy had won plenty of tournaments and in many eyes appeared to separate themselves from the pack. Sure, some of it was their victory totals but I think much of it was their “likability” factor. All are young, strong, attractive with interesting backstories. We golfers love our history and after Tiger Woods’ departure from contention we wanted something to hold… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots…Hurley Out of Open, Spieth Wavers on Rio

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When Billy Hurley III won last week we knew his life was about to change. But the unassuming former Navy lieutenant who has captured the hearts of many golf fans showed why so many have come to count him as one of their favorites. Hurley earned an invite to the Open Championship next month as one of the perks of winning the Quicken Loans National. But his sister had scheduled her wedding that same weekend so a tough decision faced… 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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10 Things I Think

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1. Sunday started with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Golf Channel team earned its money. They say you can have all four seasons in one day in Ireland and that’s just what happened. Rain, heavy rain, thunder, lightning, hail, (yes hail) were featured during the final round as Rory McIlroy surged and Danny Willett faded. And Willett finished up in sunshine and short sleeves on a day that’s a weatherman’s dream. Amazing. 2. What really was amazing… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Already Knows How to Get His A Game Back

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The U.S. Open is just a month away and the world’s best will be working on refining their game in the coming weeks as they head into Oakmont, their toughest test of the year. At the top of that list has to be the defending champion, Jordan Spieth who isn’t playing anywhere near the level he used to win two majors last season. Can Spieth regroup and settle down to find the magic that had him take the Master, U.S.… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth’s Stupid Human Trick

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Jordan Spieth isn’t letting his substandard play get him down, at least off the tour anyway.  Spieth has some fun while giving a junior clinic before the AT&T Bryon Nelson Classic. Watch Spieth as he pops a marshmallow into the air as he hits his ball and then proceeds to catch it in his mouth.  What a talent he is! Luckily he didn’t hurt himself as he stumbled to the ground laughing.  Yes, he’s still a kid. .@JordanSpieth the magician… Continue Reading

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