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The Coolest Guy in Golf Leads in Thailand

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Our favorite golfer, Miguel Angel Jimenez is at it again, busy dancing his way to the lead in the European Tour’s True Thailand Championship.  He just keeps on keepin on. From European Tour.com: Even a bout of flu could not slow Miguel Angel Jiménez as he established a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the True Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain began. Jiménez had complained of feeling under the weather during his opening 67, although that had not… Continue Reading

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Monday Morning Quarterback… Quick Six Points

by Jeff Skinner The delayed finish of the BMW Championship may be good news for Tiger Woods.  The two Monday finishes on the tour this year, The Farmers and the Arnold Palmer, were both won by Tiger. This Monday finish at the BMW does put a damper on the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  But it does give the Tour just what it wanted when they designed this finish.  They won’t have to worry about going against the… Continue Reading

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Lee Westwood Leads Open Championship after Duel with Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner It wasn’t quite Turnberry in ’77 but with the sun shining over the links of Muirfield at The Open Championship and Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods battling it out for the lead, it was a fairly good reproduction. Westwood, he of new putting confidence and Woods, he of 14 majors, faced off in a match play like situation that saw the Englishman get the better of the fourteen time major winner. In a strange switching of personas… Continue Reading

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Miguel Angel Jimenez, the Coolest Guy in Golf, Leads Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner Saturday at the Open Championship saw plenty of carnage coming down the stretch.  Players in the afternoon wave were sliding down the leaderboard as the tough Muirfield course turned even more difficult as the afternoon sun baked the already dry links. First round leader Zach Johnson, after falling out of the lead early in his round had worked his way back into the lead at -5 only to go four over par over his last six holes… Continue Reading

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Huge Win for Young Matteo Manassero

From European Tour.com Italy’s Matteo Manassero became the youngest ever winner of the BMW PGA Championship as he claimed his fourth European Tour title at the age of 20 on the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off. Manassero, Scotland’s Marc Warren and 2010 champion Simon Khan went into extra holes after finishing tied on 10 under par at Wentworth Club, with Khan setting the clubhouse target after a closing 66 that no one could overtake. “I feel unbelievable, really emotional,”… Continue Reading

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Bringing Cool Back…Miguel Angel Jimenez Plays In Spain

by Jeff Skinner The European Tour, and the world for that matter, welcomes cool back to the world of golf this week.  The Coolest Guy in Golf is back on the course as Miguel Angel Jimenez tees it up at The Open de Espana. Jimenez is playing for the first time since breaking his leg in a skiing accident back in December.  No golfer, including Fred Couples or Masters Champ Adam Scott exudes the essence of cool like Miguel. Whether… Continue Reading

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Jimenez Breaks Leg on Slopes

by Jeff Skinner Miguel Angel Jimenez is known for his trademark ponytail, crazy stretching routine and a zest for life that few can imitate.  Well, that zest may have got the better of the world renown golfer as he suffered a broken leg while skiing on Saturday. Jimenez became the oldest winner in European Tour history in November when he won in Hong Kong at 48 years old.  He’ll celebrate his 49th birthday on Saturday but with his leg in… Continue Reading

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Miquel Angel Jimenez…Euro Tour Player of the Month

From European Tour.com:  Miguel Angel Jiménez has been named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month for November in recognition of his record-breaking victory in the UBS Hong Kong Open. The Spaniard made it a Hong Kong hat-trick with his one stroke win over Sweden’s Fredrik Andersson Hed, adding to the titles he won at Fanling in 2005 and 2008, and in doing so became the oldest winner in European Tour history at 48 years and 318… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More…Open Championship Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  One of the things I like about the Open Championship venues is that the houses you see near the course are actually part of a town with regular working people living in them.  Unlike in the U.S. where those houses are part of some ritzy real estate development. 2.  Call me corny and maybe I do fall hook, line and sinker for ESPN’s hype but those Ian McShane pieces kick ass. 3.  Cheers to Mark Calcavecchia… Continue Reading

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