In 2013 I was at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. My son was living nearby at the time and we grabbed some tickets to watch the best golfers in the world try for “Glory’s last Shot.” Friday morning the course was getting soaked by an unrelenting rain that tested both golfers and fans. We toughed it out through the mud and the rain and by the afternoon the sun was bright and the skies were blue. While… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner As 2013 winds down I have been whining about the end of my golf season for a few weeks now. But at the same time I’ve been quietly daydreaming about the wonderful season that just passed. It wasn’t so much the year I had on the course but I really did spend a lot of time at so many events this year. I spent so much time on the road in June and August that my game… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner With the start of autumn this Sunday I can’t help but reflect on this past summer and all the golf I was privileged to see. Summer of ’13 was a grand season for me as I spent days on the road traveling the northeast following the world’s best golfers. This past August I had the good fortune to see plenty of golf as I ping-ponged from tournament to tournament catching both professionals and amateurs alike. I started… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Winner: Of course Jason Dufner was the biggest winner at Oak Hill. Grabbing your first major, breaking the course record and shooting 63 gives you that winning feeling for sure. But if you watched any of the post round interviews with Duf you saw and heard an intelligent, thoughtful and humble winner. Loser (in name only): They say second place is the first loser but I think in Jim Furyk’s case he proved he still had game. … Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Another major weekend and another early flight home for Tiger Woods. Despite having a “great” season with five PGA Tour wins another major championship eludes Tiger’s grasp. For the man in the red shirt major championship Sundays used to mean late afternoon tee times followed by trophy presentations and a late flight back home. By now Woods is probably dropping his bags at his house in Florida and kicking his dog as he adds another frustrating major… Continue Reading
By Jeff Skinner OK boys and girls it’s time for us at Links Life Golf to dabble in a bit of prognostication and show the world exactly how little we know about golf. And how crazy a game this can be. Remember the last time the PGA came to Oak Hill Shaun Micheel won. I bet no one had any money on him. Well this year none of us are picking Shaun for an Oak Hill repeat so that means… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner This was the shot of a lifetime and for Shaun Micheel. It won him the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club and put his name in the books as a major champion. In 379 PGA Tour starts the PGA remains his only victory.
by Jeff Skinner It’s PGA Championship Week and the top golfers in the world will be doing their best to capture the season’s last major at venerable Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. For years the PGA Championship used the tag line, “Glory’s Last Shot” and it was a fitting title for the final major of the year. But rumor has it that Tim Finchem and crew twisted a few arms to get the PGA of America to… Continue Reading