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Ten Things I Think…Ryder Cup Style

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1. After the USA Ryder Cup Team closed out their victory Davis Love III joked that all he did was “write some names down and drive a cart around.” But he was there as captain for a reason. The Task Force, including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk who were on that losing team in 2012 felt they failed their captain and he deserved another shot. He got it and he did exactly the same thing he did in… 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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Hot Stuff & Some Not So Hot Stuff On Day One

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It was a hot day in jersey as the players at the PGA Championship sweated their way around Baltusrol. Surprisingly, some big names were feeling the heat and failed to capitalize on a course that was ripe for a low score. Here are some Hots and some Not So Hots from Thursday’s golf. Hot: Jimmy Walker shot an opening round 65, his lowest ever in a major to earn a one shot lead at five under par. Little know Emiliano… Continue Reading

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The OPEN Day One: Birds & Bogeys

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What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading

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Forget the Big 3…We Have The Wild Bunch

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All season there has been much written about a new Big 3 in golf. Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy had won plenty of tournaments and in many eyes appeared to separate themselves from the pack. Sure, some of it was their victory totals but I think much of it was their “likability” factor. All are young, strong, attractive with interesting backstories. We golfers love our history and after Tiger Woods’ departure from contention we wanted something to hold… Continue Reading

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Best U.S. Open Venue? Two Perspectives

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The boys at Golf Digest are heavily into the U.S. Open and as such have come up with a list they call “The Best U.S. Open Venues… Factoring in course layout, tradition, past winner and excitement produced, our panel provides a ‘definitive’ ranking.” They only include courses that held an Open for the past ten years so that disqualified a few favorites like Baltusrol and Oakland Hills but it’s still a heavy hitting list. Without blinking I knew Pebble Beach… Continue Reading

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Day Leads PLAYERS after Record Tying 63

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The PLAYERS Championship opened just as one would expect…sort of. If you put the best golfer in the world on a firm fast course with soft greens and only a slight breeze he’s going to go low. But a 63…amazing. Jason Day played up to his ranking as the top golfer in the world and scorched TPC Sawgrass with a course record tying round that had him in the lead by two strokes on a day that let dozens of… Continue Reading

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Saturday at the PGA Championship: Fun, Fun, Fun

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Watching day three at the 97th PGA Championship was about as much fun as any golf fan could take. The day was marked by big names, spectacular shots, creative play, great bounce backs and a level of drama that only happens at the majors. The tone was set early when players out early put up plenty of red numbers. And when the leaders hit Whistling Straits they did as Ben Hogan once said and ”brought this monster to its knees.”… Continue Reading

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Our PGA Championship Picks

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It’s PGA Week and no major would be complete without the pathetic prognostications of the Links Life Golf Crew. “Glory’s Last Shot” isn’t just for the players it’s for us also. G. Rennie is the current champ having won at The Open Championship. We’ll all do our best to take him down. Remember: bet with your head and not your heart. Lil Skins: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Louie Oosthuizen and Dark Horse (as usual) Miguel Angel Jimenez. Gordo:… Continue Reading

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