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An Emotional Day Leaves Teams Spent and USA Leading

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It was an amazing day at the Ryder Cup as Team USA and Team Europe battled it out over a Hazeltine course packed with 45,000 rabid fans. The European Team won the morning foursomes 2 ½ points to 1 ½ points featuring a huge meltdown from the super pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. The Americans squandered a 4 Up lead over Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello. The Europeans won four of the last six holes to scratch… Continue Reading

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Love Stands Pat, Clarke Mixes It Up for Saturday

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The two Ryder Cup captains are both tasked with a difficult challenge to keep their team’s winning hopes alive. There are still twenty points to be earned over the weekend and Davis Love III and Darren Clarke have to find the right combination of pairings on this all important Saturday. Love is dealing from a position of strength with a two point lead and looks to be putting out what he thinks are his hot hands and stud pairings. He… Continue Reading

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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson blitzed Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia… Continue Reading

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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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10 Things I Think

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1. Talk about a feel good story…that’s what James Hahn’s come from behind win at the Wells Fargo was for sure. He hadn’t even sniffed a lead in months having missed eight straight cuts. In fact he hadn’t had a top ten since last October. 2. Hahn likes tough, old school golf courses. His first win came at Riviera last year and that was in a playoff also. He’s remembered by fans for dancing “Gangnam Style” at the sixteenth at… Continue Reading

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Butch Harmon Learned from the Best

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Butch Harmon has been voted the top golf instructor for what seems like forever. Few instructors/coaches/gurus, whatever you label them can boast such a heralded list of players that have heeded the gospel according to Butch. Of course there’s Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman and Ernie Els and Freddy Couples. But there’s also Adam Scott, Davis Love III, Justin Rose, Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Natalie Gulbis. And there… Continue Reading

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Spieth Collapses…Willett Has the Time of His Life

Masters Champion Danny Willett of England during the Green Jacket Presentation after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday April 10, 2016.

Sunday at The Masters is always special and memorable and today’s final round was both for a myriad of reasons. With all the top players in the world playing so well coming into this week if just a few of them stayed in form the ’16 Masters was bound to be a good one. And the way things played out The Golden Child, Jordan Spieth was in the lead. His PGA Championship nemesis and world number one, Jason Day was… Continue Reading

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Sunday at The Masters: It’s All Up to Jordan

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It’s been an odd week at Augusta National and The Masters. The usual roars and cheers have been replaced by gasps and murmurs. Last year we watched as Jordan Spieth went deep, real deep and tied Tiger Woods’s record winning score of 18 under par. This year he is only three under and the top four players stand a combined seven under par going into the final round. This has been one very difficult week at Augusta. Firm, very firm… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think….Masters Style

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1. One of the most interesting characters in The Masters this week is amateur Bryson DeChambeau. He’s the current U.S. Am and NCAA Individual Champion and is an oddity in golf as he plays a special set of irons that are all about the same length as the average 6 iron. He has a chance to truly make a statement here at Augusta National. 2. If you think that think Bryson’s clubs are based on some new, revolutionary thinking you’re… Continue Reading

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