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Matt Kuchar Wins RBC Heritage for 7th PGA Tour Win

by Jeff Skinner Matt Kuchar is known as one of the nice guys on the PGA Tour.  He is polite, kind, thoughtful and the worst you hear out of his mouth is a “gosh darn” or a “golly gee” when he happens to miss a shot.  He is also known as a top ten machine as he racks up top finish after top finish.  Recently he was on the brink of getting the reputation of not being able to close… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Early in Jack Nicklaus’ golf course design career he caught a lot of criticism for building extremely difficult courses.  Muirfield was setup fairly this week but those greens drove everyone crazy.  With speeds of 14 on the stimp-meter plenty of pros were shaking their heads. 2.  Tiger Woods seemed to have a real tough time on the greens, but he had a tough time everywhere on the course this week.  But give Tiger a break…four wins… Continue Reading

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In the Gallery at Congressional

by G. Rennie I’ve been lucky enough to attend several U.S Opens over the last 15 years or so and make a point to go to any event in the greater Northeast US. The USGA has been very obliging during this span as we’ve had more than our share of Championships within a reasonable driving distance. As a somewhat seasoned spectator I’ve gotten in the habit of comparing the amenities at the different courses and doing some up close people watching. Here… Continue Reading

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Mike Davis & His U.S. Open Setup

by Jeff Skinner This is one of the best weeks of the year if you’re a golf fan.  The U.S. Open is the major of the majors.  Congressional Country Club has plenty of history but there have been a number of changes made for the 111th Open.  Everyone’s favorite USGA Executive Director, Setup Man and genuine nice guy Mike Davis has worked his magic to challenge every golfer and give them a true test on the revamped Congressional layout.  Golf… Continue Reading

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Nick Price Has No Expectations

by Jeff Skinner Full time Champions Tour player, former world number one and all-around nice guy Nick Price turned back the clock yesterday when he fired an even par 70 on a course that was eating up young studs and old guys alike.  The winds at The Honda Classic buffeted the PGA National course with 20-30 mph winds and tortured the boys of the PGA Tour.  The par 70 course played to a 73.8 average and only eight players were… Continue Reading

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