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Jimmy Walker Holds Off Jason Day at PGA Championship

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Jimmy Walker continued the 2016 trend of first time major winners at the PGA Championship today with his one shot victory over defending champ Jason Day. Danny Willett started the season with his Masters win and Dustin Johnson captured the U.S. Open for his first major. Just two weeks ago Henrik Stenson dazzled at the Open Championship and today Walker made it a quartet of first time major winners. The last time we saw all four majors go to first… Continue Reading

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Sunday at The Masters: It’s All Up to Jordan

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It’s been an odd week at Augusta National and The Masters. The usual roars and cheers have been replaced by gasps and murmurs. Last year we watched as Jordan Spieth went deep, real deep and tied Tiger Woods’s record winning score of 18 under par. This year he is only three under and the top four players stand a combined seven under par going into the final round. This has been one very difficult week at Augusta. Firm, very firm… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Jason Day is a beast, a beast with a great touch. He was blasting that driver so unbelievably long at the WGC-Match Play but showed great skill with his putter. Put those two together and you get back to back wins. 2. This tournament can be a nightmare for the networks and sponsors. So many years we have seen all the big names knocked out before the weekend and that can be distressing for the tour and its partners.… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth & His Plans for Riviera

Pacific Palisades, CA--05/30/12--2012 NCAA Championship at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.--(Photo by Tracy Wilcox/GOLFWEEK)

Another “oldie but goodie” hosts the PGA Tour this week as Riviera Country Club and Hogan’s Alley welcome the PGA boys to the Northern Trust Open. Riviera boasts an impressive legacy. The classic George Thomas design has been home to the U.S. Open, PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open. Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open here and past winners of the L.A. Open/Northern Trust include Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson. With as… Continue Reading

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Paul Azinger Comes Back to the Booth

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Good news for every golf fan: Paul Azinger is coming back to work. According to reports, first reported by Jaime Diaz, and he never gets it wrong, Azinger will be the new analyst for Fox Sports replacing the recently departed Greg Norman. “Zinger” is a voice dearly missed. He has a resume that few analysts can match: he is actually a winning former Ryder Cup Captain. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is Azinger. Azinger is a… Continue Reading

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Open Championship Flashback: Faldo Wins at St. Andrews

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There is only two weeks left before the start of the Open Championship, or as the uninformed call it the British Open. With a return to the Old Course at St. Andrews this year is certain to be special. Tom Watson and his five Open Championships (and painful near miss) will be saying good bye to The Open.  Sir Nick Faldo and his three Open wins will be saying farewell as well. Listen to Sir Nick’s memories of his second… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods & Lucas Glover: “Yippee-ki-yay”

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Watching the Farmer’s Insurance Open this weekend we got to see some faces that haven’t been near the top of the leaderboard for awhile. Charles Howell III, Nick Watney, J.J. Henry and he of the great nickname, Johnny Vegas all got some television time as they tried to win at Torrey Pines. Another player that got some TV time, and he wish he hadn’t was Lucas Glover. Glover struggled mightily with his putter and yipped his way to a 77… Continue Reading

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Ted Bishop: I Got a Raw Deal

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Former PGA president Ted Bishop should be working on getting his 45 hole Legends Golf Club ready for next season. If all went as planned at last fall’s Ryder Cup he would have been riding a high for a very long time. But the ass whipping taken by the Americans at the hands of those pesky Europeans screwed up Ted’s plans. Then came the Tweet that brought down the President. After spending the day with Nick Faldo at the Greenbrier… Continue Reading

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Ted Bishop…Another Twitter Casualty

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You can’t make this stuff up. A few months ago PGA President Ted Bishop was riding high. Bishop had been lauded as a “maverick” during his time as president. He had become one of the most visible PGA Presidents in their history. He stood up to the USGA and the R&A during the anchored putter debate. He and CEO Pete Bevacqua had brought the PGA of America into the spotlight with new partnerships with the PGA Tour and a newly… Continue Reading

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18 Things I Think…Ryder Cup Style

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1.  I think the European Team certainly played like the favorites they were going into the Ryder Cup. They were sharp, motivated and overpowered an outmanned US Team. 2.  They also really know how to celebrate and they have plenty of experience.  That champagne spraying scene never gets old, no matter what team is holding the bottle. 3.  There were some new stars that introduced themselves to the world and none more so that Frenchman Victor Dubuisson. He played like… Continue Reading

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