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Jordan Spieth: “I’m Not Really Sure What Happened”

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Jordan Spieth was playing well this week at The WGC Dell Match Play Championships until he hit the range this morning.  Spieth had gone 3-0 and was paired against Louis  Oosthuizen who had looked just as impressive and shared Spieth’s 3-0 record. Once Spieth started warming up this morning he realized his game had deserted him and he was slicing the ball.  Welcome to  the world of mere mortals Jordan. “I was hitting some slices with my irons,” he said. … Continue Reading

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Round the World Round Up

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The weather in the Northeast took a decidedly chilly turn today and any golfers on the courses here may have been breaking out the “winter golf” gear. But there still was plenty of golf played around the world this weekend and some exciting finishes at that. There was double barrel action on the European Tour this week as tournaments took place on two continents. At the limited field Volvo World Match Play Championship Mikko IIonen out dueled Henrik Stenson for… Continue Reading

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Jason Day: Healthy and Ready to Win

by Jeff Skinner Here’s a newsflash: Jason Day wants to win a major, really bad. The affable Aussie told the media today that in trying to win his first major he pushed himself back into play at The Masters and it cost him to miss another three weeks of golf. Day says he is “100% healthy, no issues with any part of my body which had been an issue in the past.” But he did acknowledge that his injury could… Continue Reading

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Stacy Lewis: Ready for “Hometown” Win & More

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA returns to Arkansas this week at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and the top American golfer is feeling right at home.  World number two, Stacy Lewis is an University of Arkansas alum and knows this is truly a home game for her. Lewis was an All-American at Arkansas and still has strong ties to the school and the area.  She looks at this tournament as  just a step below a major for her and would… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  With Tiger Woods absent from the HP Byron Nelson Championship millions of golf fans missed the chance to see a great comeback from one of the new faces on the PGA Tour.  Sang-Moon Bae had a four stroke lead on Keegan Bradley but let it slip away.  But he battled back for a two stroke victory and his first PGA Tour win. 2.  Bradley is still hard to watch with his constant stutter-stepping to the ball… Continue Reading

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Graeme McDowell Wins Volvo Match Play Championship

by Jeff Skinner It’s been an up and down season for Graeme McDowell and he notched another “up” with his win today at the Volvo Match Play championship in Bulgaria.  He’s missed three cuts this year on the PGA Tour but also has four top tens including his win at The RBC Heritage. This European Tour win at the Match Play is his latest win in a streak of ups and downs.  His last four events started with a missed… Continue Reading

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Finchem & PGA Tour Oppose USGA’s Anchoring Ban

by Jeff Skinner On Sunday PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem took some time to address the assembled press at The Match Play Championship on the Tour’s stance on the anchoring ban. The Commish says it’s the PGA Tour’s stance that a ban on anchoring would be bad for the game and more specifically for the PGA Tour. The USGA and the R&A notified us several months ago about their intention to put forward a proposal to change    essentially change the… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Talks Obama & Match Play

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods realizes how volatile 18 hole match play can be and he is ready to take on his pal Charles Howell III.  He says he had fun golfing with President Obama and the two of them ended the round as winners.  The first day of the Match Play Championship is always an exciting day as half of the field gets an early weekend.  Woods is hoping to hang around a bit longer than that.

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LLG Awards Season: Rookie of the Year

by Jeff Skinner As millions of golfers put their clubs in hibernation until next spring there is still plenty of golf to be decided.  Well, not on the course, but golf just the same.  Its awards season and as the PGA Tour membership decides it yearend awards, Links Life Golf will get a jump on them with the announcement today of our Rookie of the Year. The PGA Tour ballot for Rookie of the Year includes Charlie Beljan, Jonas Blixt,… Continue Reading

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