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Park & Langer Win Majors, Gomez Breaks Through

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Inbee Park is back in form and walked away from the field at The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Harrison New York. Park’s final round 68 gave her a five shot margin of victory over Sei Young Kim. While this tournament is now billed as the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with the new partnership of the PGA, LPGA and KPMG, Park had won the older version of this event the prior two seasons. So this gives her three straight LPGA… Continue Reading

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Brittany Lincicome Prevails at The ANA Inspiration

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Brittany Linciome won The ANA Inspiration with a par on the third playoff hole over good friend Stacy Lewis. The winning putt may have been in the playoff but the shot that won her the tournament was her second shot on eighteen during regulation. Her eagle tied her with Lewis and with Lewis unable to birdie the last off to the playoff they went. From AP: Brittany Lincicome ended up in Poppie’s Pond for the second time in her career… Continue Reading

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Good Golf, Good Stuff & Good-Bye

by Jeff Skinner It was a busy and eventful weekend in the world of golf. There were some great stories of redemption and a few of heartbreak. Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship after struggling for years. He was branded a superstar when he won back to back playoff events in 2008 but entered the Wyndham as the 254th ranked player in the world. Helen Ross has his comeback story and Will Gray has the heartbreak of those who fell… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Leads the Wegman’s, Chills in Hot Tub

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA continues it very successful 2014 season this week with a final stop in Rochester, New York at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship. This major championship will become the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next year and move from upstate New York to historic Westchester Country Club. It’s a bittersweet week for many and player after player has expressed hope that the tour could return to Rochester sometime in the future as the community has strongly supported the… Continue Reading

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New LPGA/PGA Deal Leaves Rochester Out in the Cold

by Jeff Skinner The news that the LPGA has partnered with The PGA of America and KMPG is by every measure a great move for women’s golf. The increased money, status and exposure of the new KMPG Women’s PGA Championship will benefit all the LPGA players and serve to grow the women’s game. Commissioner Mike Whan has done an amazing job in transforming an LPGA Tour he took over that was struggling into a living, breathing viable product that sponsors… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie: Hometown Girl, Hometown Win

by Jeff Skinner Michelle Wie has played the Ko-Olina golf course hundreds of time.  It’s her home course and she is their adopted daughter.  But yesterday’s round was definitely the most significant round she ever played on her favorite course.  In fact, it may be the most important round of her life. Wie shot an essentially perfect 67 in the final round of the LPGA Lotte Championship to earn her third LPGA title and continue her resurgence in 2014.  Winning… Continue Reading

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The Grand Slam Awaits Inbee Park at St. Andrews

by Jeff Skinner We are on the verge of an extraordinary week in golf.  As the ladies gather at the most historic of courses, Inbee Park prepares to go where no golfer has gone before.  When she tees it up at the Old Course at St. Andrews for this week’s Women’s British Open she’ll be taking a step towards history. No golfer has ever won four professional majors in a single year.  Bobby Jones (2 Opens, 2 Amateurs), Tiger Woods… Continue Reading

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4 Tournaments, 2 Majors, 1 Great Month of Golf

by Jeff Skinner The U.S. Women’s Open was the fourth golf tournament I attended this past month.  With Inbee Park’s historic win at Sebonack Golf Club my “June of Golf” adventure has come to an end. This past week I traveled down to Southampton on Tuesday for the player’s press conferences and practice rounds and on Saturday I watched most of the third round on a great day for golf. I clocked 624 miles for two round trips, snuck in… Continue Reading

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Inbee Park Wins in Arkansas

by Jeff Skinner Inbee Park is owning the LPGA Tour this year and keeping hope alive for the “Grand Slam”  as she heads into the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday. From LPGA.com Rolex Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park captured her fifth victory of the 2013 by defeating best friend So Yeon Ryu in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G. Park overcame a four-stroke deficit on Sunday and held the outright lead for one… Continue Reading

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“June of Golf” Expedition Begins

by Jeff Skinner This week marked the start of my “June of Golf” expedition.  As the golf season heats up so will my travel plans as I am planning on attending four different professional tournaments this month. The plan is to hit a PGA, LPGA or USGA event each week of this month and maybe get a few rounds in for myself. The expedition got off to a great start this past Wednesday as a few pals and I took… Continue Reading

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