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Patrick Reed vs Rory McIlroy : An Historic, Dramatic Match

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The American Ryder Cup Team has finally broken Europe’s strangle hold on the Ryder Cup. For the first time since 2008 the Americans found a way to get out of its own way and beat a European team that always seemed to find a way to stifle the Americans. To a man each American player has said that this was a family of players, vice captains, caddies and others that found strength in each other and bought into repeat Captain… 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….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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Si Ri Pak Ready for a New Life

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Si Ri Pak has announced that the 2016 season will be her last playing on the LPGA Tour. Pak has fashioned a hall of fame career with 25 LPGA Titles and five major championships. But her impact goes far beyond her world class statistics. Pak burst on the the scene in 1998 as a rookie when she won four tournaments including two majors, the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. That season was the spark that ignited an… Continue Reading

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Grand Slam: Four or Five Majors?

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Our great national controversy is over. The LPGA has released a statement that finally puts the question of what constitutes the “Grand Slam.” Sort of. With the LPGA’s history of changing sponsors and now naming five different championships as majors the debate whether the Grand Slam is now five majors rather than the traditional four has reached critical mass. With Inbee Park’s win at the Women’s British Open she has been correctly credited with the career grand slam. But the… Continue Reading

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Zach Johnson Wins Open on a Wild Day at St. Andrews

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  In  2010 Louis Oosthuizen won the Open at St. Andrews in a runaway.  This year the leaderboard was packed with many solid golfers hoping to write their own amazing story at the Home of Golf and a runaway wasn’t in the realm of possibilities. The story all week was Jordan Spieth’s run at the Grand Slam and little was heard about Zach Johnson who clawed his way into the lead with a clutch birdie at eighteen.  It wasn’t Jordan’s day…it… Continue Reading

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The Open at St. Andrews…A Major Like No Other

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Our third major of the season is here and the Open Championship offers us so many interesting stories and possibilities. Will Jordan Spieth match Ben Hogan’s record and win the third major of the season? Is the Grand Slam in his reach? Can Rickie Fowler do the “Mickelson Double” and go back to back with wins at The Scottish Open and The Open Championship? Is there really a new “Big Three” of Rory, Jordan and Rickie? Will Jordan displace an… Continue Reading

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The Spieth Buzz…All Jordan All the Time

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The afterglow of Jordan Spieth’s U.S. Open win continues as it has been all Spieth all the time everywhere you look. I first caught him on The Golf Channel today and then the buzz got louder when he posted a shot of his Masters Green Jacket lying next to the U.S. Open Trophy on Instagram. Oh it must be nice to be Jordan. CNN Money called him “The Next Endorsement Superstar” and claimed “Even if he doesn’t win the next… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson’s Grand Slam Quest Falls Short

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Phil Mickelson’s 2015 chase for the career grand slam came to a end today, a painful end. Phil was out of contention from the first tee ball today, really the first tee ball yesterday, and as it usually goes when he has no chance it became a tortuous march to the last hole for him. Unfortunately it got worse for Phil as he stumbled to an ugly double bogey seven on eighteen (which included a whiff from the rough) to… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from a Grumpy Old Golfer

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So Rory McIlroy laps the field last week at the Wells Fargo jets off with his buddies to England and misses the cut at the BMW PGA. It’s no big deal like many would try to make it. Rory will miss some cuts, most golfers not named Tiger Woods (in his prime) miss cuts. The kid could use the weekend off, after all he hoisting the Irish Open at Royal County Down. “I’d love to have played the weekend but… Continue Reading

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