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2018 Wish List

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The PGA Tour starts in earnest today as The Sentry Tournament of Champions honors last seasons winners this week and is followed by 2018’s first full field event next week on Oahu at the Sony Open. I can’t help but hope for another trip to Hawaii sometime soon but for now I am left with just my hopes for the pro tours in 2018. Here are some things I am hoping we get to see this season. Can Rickie Fowler… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots from My Couch

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It’s official: I’ve played my last round of 2016.  Freezing temps have closed all the courses in the Hudson Valley and as I am writing this snow is falling outside.  But that didn’t stop me from walking a few holes today. Instead of a boring walk through the neighborhood I headed up to James Baird State Park, an old Robert Trent Jones design and choose to walk a few holes (without clubs) to get myself off the couch and maybe… Continue Reading

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Lang Wins U.S. Women’s Open as Nordqvist Takes Penalty

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Another USGA championship and another controversy at the U.S. Women’s Open. This is getting old but first let’s talk about the winner. Brittany Lang came from two strokes back on a tough course to finish at six under and tie Anna Nordgvist and then eventually defeat her in a playoff. Third round leader Lydia Ko and Sung Hyun Park who had the lead at one time faded after they were put on the clock on the twelfth hole and left… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Jason Day is a beast, a beast with a great touch. He was blasting that driver so unbelievably long at the WGC-Match Play but showed great skill with his putter. Put those two together and you get back to back wins. 2. This tournament can be a nightmare for the networks and sponsors. So many years we have seen all the big names knocked out before the weekend and that can be distressing for the tour and its partners.… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Wins First Major at Evian Championship

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Some traditionalists had issues when the LPGA declared that the Evian Championship it newest and fifth major championship. Somehow I don’t think Lydia Ko had any objections. Ko re-wrote another line in the record book yesterday as she became the youngest major winner, male or female in modern golf. At 18 years and 4 months she eclipsed Morgan Pressel by six months. The youngest male golfer to win a major was Young Tom Morris way back in 1868 when sheep… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Gets It

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Lydia Ko continues to be one of the best stories in sport. The seventeen year old already has two worldwide wins and two second place finishes this season and seems to break another record each times she wins.  The youngest ever number one golfer continues to amaze us each time she shows up. But it just isn’t on the course where she impresses us. It’s off the course also. Each of Ko’s performances is marked with patience and maturity, two… Continue Reading

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Exciting Final Weekend of Golf

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For die hard golf fans it was one heck of a weekend. If you were willing to do a little overnight and early morning viewing there was some exciting golf to watch. And if you could pull yourself away from NFL Sunday the ladies of the LPGA provided another thrilling finish to their dream season. I was one of the few, the proud, the crazies that had the Golf Channel on for what seemed like 48 straight hours.  Like many… Continue Reading

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The Good, Bad & Ugly at the Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner Good things at day one of the Open Championship: Rory McIlroy’s bogey free 66 was as good as it can get on Thursday. Now comes Freaky Friday. This will be Rory’s toughest mental test. Tom Watson shows that links golf will always be his golf. The 64 year old shoots one over, 73. That’s great stuff. Jim Furyk’s four under 68 has him in great position to continue the sting of forty-something winners at the Open. Darren… Continue Reading

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A Love Story: Stacy Lewis & Arkansas

by Jeff Skinner The dream season on the LPGA Tour continued yesterday at the WalMart NW Arkansas Championship. Michelle Wie was the story early in the week with back to back 66’s but the week of celebration may have took its toll on the 2014 U.S. Open champion as she faded with a 73 and toppled down the leaderboard. But that left the stage open for a host of players to make a charge. And charge they did. Angela Stanford… Continue Reading

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Haas & Price Named as Presidents Cup Captains

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour announced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup and three time captain Fred Couples is out, sort of. Jay Haas was named as a first time captain for the U.S and returning for a second consecutive stint is 2013 captain Nick Price. I will say this: there aren’t two classier gentlemen in the game of golf. Both Haas’ and Price’s careers have been marked by class, sportsmanship and a total respect for the game… Continue Reading

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