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Phil the Thrill Finds His Game

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Phil Mickelson has said he likes to play going into a major and he proved his point today as he made a move at The Shell Houston Open. Phil who will be trying for his fourth Masters title found the golf game that he has been searching for all season. With two missed cuts and his best finish only a T17 in 2015 Phil has been struggling to find his winning form.  Coming into Houston he was hitting 56% of… Continue Reading

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Webb Simpson’s Ryder Cup Stunk

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The 2014 Ryder Cup fallout continues and I suspect it won’t stop until the U.S. finally wins one. Recently one of America’s own spoke out on what a terrible experience his Ryder Cup was. Webb Simpson told The Golf Channel that his time spent in Scotland wasn’t too much fun. No kidding Webb…it was a drag for anyone hoping the Americans would be competitive. “The golf side was a terrible experience because I only played in two matches,” Simpson said.… Continue Reading

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Heroes & Zeroes at The Ryder Cup

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There was some great play from the American Ryder Cup team this week but, stop me if you heard this one, Europe just played better. A 16.5 – 11.5 point loss is just another in the progression of disappointments Team USA has to swallow. Some stellar play from the rookies wasn’t enough for Team USA to break Europe’s hold on Mr. Ryder’s Cup. Patrick Reed 3.5 points A+ : Reed paired with Jordan Spieth for some great play and was… Continue Reading

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Studs & Duds at The Ryder Cup

by Jeff Skinner DUDS Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson. We don’t have to look too far to find our first and most resounding DUD of day one at the Ryder Cup. Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson started the day off and proceeded to lay the biggest egg of the day for the Americans. Bubba and his personal head doctor couldn’t even manage a single bogey in a very disheartening 5 & 4 loss to Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Rosey… Continue Reading

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Bradley, Mahan & Simpson Named to Ryder Cup Team

by Jeff Skinner Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson ended the suspense this evening and named his three Captain’s picks to fill out the American Ryder Cup Team. With much fanfare and speaking from the Saturday Night Live set in New York City Watson named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson to join his team as they try to win back the cup in Gleneagles Scotland. The Americans are without the services of Tiger Woods (injury) Dustin Johnson (hiatus) and… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Next Swing Coach…A Major Decision

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods is back in the market for a new swing coach. You would think that there would be plenty of candidates for the job. I mean every year Golf Digest gives us their Top 50 Teachers so Tiger already has a list of top guys just sitting there. Any of them would take Tiger’s call…for sure. Well maybe some of them. Tiger has already burned through a few of them.   The perennial top teacher in the… Continue Reading

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Hunter Mahan Peaks at The Barclays

by Jeff Skinner Admittedly, Hunter Mahan hadn’t had the best of seasons. With only five top tens in 21 events his 2014 season wasn’t what he had hoped it would be. But as the season headed into the playoffs he started playing his best golf. He started with a T15 at the Bridgestone Invitational and followed that with a T7 at the PGA Championship. His game was rolling into form at a most advantageous time. He peaked today with a… Continue Reading

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2013 Memories Ease the Pain of Winter

by Jeff Skinner As 2013 winds down I have been whining about the end of my golf season for a few weeks now.  But at the same time I’ve been quietly daydreaming about the wonderful season that just passed. It wasn’t so much the year I had on the course but I really did spend a lot of time at so many events this year.  I spent so much time on the road in June and August that my game… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Buddies Weekend Needs Some New Rules

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour transitions to its new wraparound season there are some things more difficult to explain than a new year starting in October and not January.  Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel raises a very valid point in questioning the status of regular season events versus Tiger Woods’ Silly Season tournament. Tiger’s Northwestern Mutual Challenge stands as the largest most lucrative silly season event.  Tiger will host 18 lucky professionals in a no-cut, guaranteed paycheck… Continue Reading

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