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Justin Thomas: Racking Up Wins & Records

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 15:  Justin Thomas of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open. Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots . In doing… Continue Reading

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Day 2 Takeaways from Chambers Bay: Brown Greens & Short Skirts

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For all the crying about the greens at Chambers Bay the greens seemed to play a bit better today. Of course there will be a differences from early morning to late afternoon but there isn’t a course on this planet that can avoid that. But all the players play the same course and whatever happened to “you play the course as you found it.” So Chambers Bay isn’t Augusta National and that’s a good thing. Golf courses are faced with… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair: U.S. Open Day 1

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By columnist G. Rennie Through 8 holes of play, the most stylish shot played by Tiger Woods was his high left hook and release on his second shot from the rough right of #8 fairway. His iron sailed gracefully in a high arc landing well behind Tiger. Meanwhile, I think Tiger feels he’s behind the eight ball as his play is totally erratic and a good shot is not just the exception, it’s a surprise.  There was much speculation on… Continue Reading

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Spieth vs Reed a Rivalry in the Making

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Sunday’s finish at The Valspar Championship had us on the edge of our seats. Drama and excitement ruled the day as the players seemed to be challenging each other, saying “can you top this?”  But two of the actors in this drama may be setting the stage for a long run of sequels. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are two of the top young American golfers and they may just be on a trajectory to carry the PGA Tour into… Continue Reading

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Martin Kaymer Dominates the U.S. Open

by Jeff Skinner Martin Kaymer continued his dominance over the field at the U.S. Open today in winning his second major championship by eight strokes. Kaymer wasn’t spectacular today but he had already been spectacular enough on Thursday and Friday. Kaymer had ridden the lead he crafted with opening 65’s and it was a cushion that was insurmountable if he could just manage to stay out of trouble. He did just that and a little more with his one under… Continue Reading

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29 Days and Counting to the U.S. Open

by Jeff Skinner With THE PLAYERS Championship in the books it is time to look towards the next big tournament and with all due respect to the next four weeks on the PGA Tour, that is the 2014 U.S. Open. Pinehurst #2 will host both the Men’s and the Women’s Open starting in less than a month. It’s the first time ever both national championships have been held in consecutive weeks on the same course. The USGA loves Pinehurst and… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus May Be Rooting Against Ohio State

by Jeff Skinner Ohio State’s most famous alum looks like he could be rooting against the Buckeyes if they make it to the BCS National Championship game. Jack Nicklaus has very deep roots in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born and bred there and graduated from OSU on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time.  Ohio State and Jack and his dad go back a very long way.  Nicklaus still spends plenty of time in Columbus and hosts… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Wins Playoff at Wyndham

by Jeff Skinner Patrick Reed’s final hole of the Wyndham Championship is a microcosm of his brief time on the PGA Tour. He won his first PGA Tour event with a shot that came out of nowhere, just like he has, well sort of. After Reed and Jordan Spieth tied on the first playoff hole Reed’s tee ball on the second hole landed a few feet from being out of bounds.  With a difficult lie and a horrible stance he… Continue Reading

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Amateurs Look to Make History at The Country Club

by Jeff Skinner The last time most of us saw The Country Club in Brookline Ma. the American Ryder Cup Team was sprinting across the green as they celebrated Justin Leonard’s remarkable putt.  It was 1999 and the U.S. had completed an amazing comeback against the European Team. This week the world’s top amateurs will try and write their own chapter in the history of one of America’s most historic clubs as the USGA has returned to the scene of… Continue Reading

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Major Season Continues at The 34th US Senior Open

by Jeff Skinner The Major Championship Season continues this week with the 34th U.S. Senior Open.  The best seniors in the world will face a tough test as the USGA pays its first visit to Omaha Country Club. You wouldn’t think that a course in the Great Plains state of Nebraska would have many ups and downs but Omaha Country Club’s hilly terrain will present an additional challenge to the competitors. Playing for a national championship is always difficult but… Continue Reading

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