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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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Tin Cup 20 Years Later: “this is our immortality”

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Earlier this month when I got my hard copy of Golf Magazine I was treated to a great article by Chris Nashawaty and now finally it has been posted on Golf.com. (See, buying actual magazines still pays off.) This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic golf movies ever made: Tin Cup. Nashawaty spent some time with many of the culprits that worked on the movie but from the sound of things it didn’t seem there… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots…Hurley Out of Open, Spieth Wavers on Rio

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When Billy Hurley III won last week we knew his life was about to change. But the unassuming former Navy lieutenant who has captured the hearts of many golf fans showed why so many have come to count him as one of their favorites. Hurley earned an invite to the Open Championship next month as one of the perks of winning the Quicken Loans National. But his sister had scheduled her wedding that same weekend so a tough decision faced… Continue Reading

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Billy Hurley III Earns First Win at Quicken Loans National

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Every time a player on the PGA Tour wins for the first time it is a special day.  For Billy Hurley III today was really, really special. This win at the Quicken Loans National took place in his backyard, having grown up just thirty some miles away.  Playing at Congressional just outside of Washington D.C. and a short ride to Hurley’s college home, The Naval Academy he had tons of local support from friends and fans hoping to honor their… Continue Reading

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Mark Broadie: Forget “Putt for Dough” It’s Hitting the Green That Matters

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I am currently reading Mark Broadie’s “Every Shot Counts.” If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the Columbia University business professor that revolutionized how the PGA Tour looks at scoring. That all important “strokes gained putting” statistic is Broadie’s baby. For years golfers thought that the total number of putts was the best indicator of putting prowess. Not so according to the good professor. Broadie’s book is full of heavy duty math and sometimes may be a bit difficult,… Continue Reading

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Must Watch Golf…All Weekend

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Usually on Monday morning I’ll cruise through the all the golf sites to get the inside story from the weekend. But this morning, quite frankly my head is spinning. What a crazy golf weekend. And it’s not over as the boys of the PGA Tour still have to complete the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. It was a smorgasbord of golf and we got to see golf 24 hours a day as the tournaments circled the globe. It… Continue Reading

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Larry Fitzgerald’s Golf Challenge

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Larry Fitzgerald and his division champion Phoenix Cardinals have the week off waiting for their next opponent, my money says it’s the Packers, so maybe Larry has a chance to get in a round or two. While Fitzgerald is an avid golfer and member of the exclusive Whisper Rock Golf Club, home to a dozen PGA players, his golf skills aren’t on the same level as his NFL talents.  He carries a 13.9 handicap but tallied 109 receptions this season for… Continue Reading

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Tournament of Champions Kicks Off Real ’16 Season

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Many voices in the world of golf say the professional golf season starts at The Masters. The PGA Tour (contrary to the calendar) says it starts in October. But for most golfers and fans it starts with the first tournament of the season and that is this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Recently this tournament has taken a hit with many of the world’s top PGA Tour winners taking a pass on the lovely Plantation Course to extend their winter… Continue Reading

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Spieth’s Mom: “It’s Never Been All About Jordan”

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It’s been a busy fall in the sports world lately with the NFL in mid-season, the Royals topping the Mets, NBA and NHL seasons underway so it’s easy to lose track of the boys of the PGA Tour. But not this week. The WGC-HSBC Champions should make a little noise in the sports world as 36 of the top 60 players in the world tee it up in China. The field at the HSBC boasts many of the most accomplished… Continue Reading

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