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The Roots of Tiger’s Battle with the Media

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I am still trying to figure out this whole Tiger Woods/Dan Jenkins war of words. I mean there are plenty of things I get: Dan has no use for Tiger, Dan loves giving him the needle, Dan is old school…really old school. Tiger has no use for Dan, never did in fact Tiger has little use for any writer. He seems to view any attempt by a bona fide journalist to get an interview as an intrusion. His press conferences… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think…Super Sunday Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: Super Bowl 48 sucked.  Denver was so overwhelmed in all aspects of the game it was painful to watch.  The game was so bad I had to fight the urge to switch to Downton Abbey. 2.  So Phil Mickelson’s golf game isn’t quite there yet but man does he have an arm.  Did you see him chucking that football on Saturday?  The Broncos could have… Continue Reading

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You + 10,000 Hours = Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner There is good news for all of us hackers who want to lower our handicap and actually get really good at this game.  The secret to this game is that there is no secret and according to author  Geoff Colvin we “have as much talent as Tiger Woods.”  That’s right, we have as much golfing talent as Mr. Woods of 18 majors and 79 PGA Tour wins.  So I guess it’s just bad luck that I haven’t… Continue Reading

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Rory Isn’t Tiger

by Jeff Skinner With his second major championship at such a young age Rory McIlroy has entered some rarified air.  He’s faster to two majors than Tiger Woods and dominated them both in classic Woods style.  But we do a disservice to Rory with these comparisons to Tiger. I am as guilty as the rest with my comparisons and quick to call him the Next Tiger.  But I learned my lesson and we all should realize that while it’s fun… Continue Reading

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Nike’s Method Midnite Lets You Love Your Putter

by Jeff Skinner Dr. Bob Rotella is a leading sports psychologist who works with many high profile golfers.  I’ve read every one of his books and try to adhere to his “Ten Commandments” that are designed to keep you relaxed and able to play your best golf.  Number ten on his list is “Love Your Wedge and Your Putter.” I do, I honestly do.  I’ve been using the same putter for fifteen years, ever since I stole it from my… Continue Reading

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Rants and Ramblings from the Grill Room

Each week I spend time debating all things golf with my esteemed colleague G. Rennie.  I thought it was about time we shared our rants with everyone else.  We’ll try and keep it clean. Which American is the best player right now?  GR:  The best American male player right this moment is Webb Simpson. Yeah, I picked the chalk and not because he’s the second highest ranked American in the OWGR at #5. He’s the man because he’s the man…the man… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think..and More

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Kevin Na’s week took a bad turn on Sunday but I can’t help but feel for him.  I despise slow play but watching I couldn’t help but empathize with him.  I came out of the week liking him more than I thought I could. 2.  It looked like the pros have to re-learn the gentle subtleties of some of those greens all over again.  There were plenty of makeable short putts that were missed and a… Continue Reading

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Nick Faldo on Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner It’s strange how things can change in life.  Not too long ago Tiger Woods was untouchable.  He had a gold plated life.  There wasn’t much he did wrong and if he did, certainly no one ever called him on it.  Now it seems that Tiger is everyone’s punching bag. The latest high profile pundit to take a swing at Mr. Woods is Sir Nick Faldo. After years of never saying a word to anyone while he was… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Neck, A Baseball Great & The LPGA’s Loss

by Jeff Skinner Chip Shots… Tiger Woods insists that his neck injury is not related to his Thanksgiving accident and he has been dealing with the pain since before The Masters.  The pain he can take, it’s the spasms that make it impossible to play golf. (See the full transcript.) I don’t doubt it that he can take the pain; this is the same guy that won the US Open on a busted leg and a torn ACL.  I do… Continue Reading

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Feherty Says Tiger is Human but Not His Friend

by Jeff Skinner I’m one of a dying breed.  I still like to read magazines and newspapers.  You remember them.  They were big before this internet thing took off like it has.  On Sunday there is nothing better than spending a few hours with the Sunday paper.  I still have subscriptions to a few monthly golf magazines and I look forward to them each month.  Thumbing through each and every page is a simple pleasure I relish.  One of my… Continue Reading

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