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Major Season Starts at The Kraft Nabisco Championship

by Jeff Skinner We don’t have to wait until next week at The Masters for our first major championship.  Major season starts tomorrow at the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship.  The Kraft Nabisco has been designated a major since 1982 and boasts a long line of great past champions.  Amy Alcott won the first major Kraft and names like Inkster, Bradley, King, Pepper, Sheehan, Sorenstam, Webb, Pressel and Ochoa have won at the Mission Hills Course.   In fact the LPGA has… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Stars Down Under

by Jeff Skinner It seems rather odd that in the middle of November when most of the U.S. is trading in golf clubs for leaf blowers and snow shovels we can sit back and watch some warm weather golf in prime time.  Thanks to the wonders of television and the world-wide appeal of the game The Golf Channel is giving us some wonderful golf in the evening as we face the oncoming winter. At the Presidents Cup Warm Up Tournament,… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie: “Back” in Dubai

by Jeff Skinner Most college students are cramming for mid terms about this time of year but Michelle Wie isn’t most college students.  Wie is busy on the other side of the world at The Dubai Ladies Masters and she may have been better off if she had stayed at Stanford and played some video games, beer pong or whatever the latest craze is on campus. While Wie is playing fairly well, tied for 16th but she has re-aggravated her… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie and The LPGA Are Back, Finally

by Jeff Skinner It is a big week for golf in Alabama, both The Champions Tour and The LPGA Tour are back in action on courses from The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.  There are plenty of great courses down in ‘Bama and I am anxious to see the ladies of The LPGA get back in action.  This season the LPGA has been seen about as often as Bigfoot but The Bell Micro LPGA Classic starts the heart of their… Continue Reading

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Lorena’s Farewell to The Ai Miyazato Tour

by Jeff Skinner As Lorena Ochoa bid farewell to the LPGA and golf in her native Mexico at The Tres Marias Championship, Ai Miyazato continued to put her mark on the 2010 season as she collected her third win in five starts on the tour.  Miyazato played steady golf with her only blemish being a bogey on fifteen.  Her final round 67 kept her a stroke clear of Stacy Lewis and two ahead of Michelle Wie. Lorena was met with… Continue Reading

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Big Week for Tiger, Phil & Lorena

by Jeff Skinner This is a big week in golf.  Tiger and Phil make their first appearance since The Masters with a world class field at the Quail Hollow Championship.  In the soap opera that has become Tiger’s season he’ll try and keep his world number one ranking as Phil tries to take him down.  Despite what Woods says about his schedule not being set it appears he is back to being a full time golfer.  There was no mention… Continue Reading

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Lorena’s Teary Farewell

by Jeff Skinner We all can ask ourselves why someone like Lorena Ochoa would call it quits at the absolute pinnacle of her career.  A 28 year old golfer is just hitting their prime and to see one step away from the game causes you to stop and ask why?  All you need to do is to read any of the quotes from Ochoa’s press conference to see that she couldn’t be at a better place in her life right… Continue Reading

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Lorena Ochoa to Retire

by Jeff Skinner The news that Lorena Ochoa will announce the details of her impending retirement on Friday has to shock many in the LPGA family.  Ochoa has been the best player on tour since the retirement of Annika Sorestam but she has meant much more to the LPGA Tour. Ochoa was the international player that appealed to everyone.  She had as many fans in the US as she had in her home of Mexico.  Her 27 wins, two majors… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie is Growing Up

by Jeff Skinner From the Mags… For years Michelle Wie was as difficult interview to land as anyone.  She lived a very public life but a very insulated one.  He team limited her time with any media but in the March issue of Golf Magazine, Wie is given an opportunity to speak her mind.  To some extent she does but you can still see that “Team Wie Media Training” coming through.  Connell Barrett does an admirable job in trying to draw… Continue Reading

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Cinderalla at the Players Championship

by Jeff Skinner I saw it but I had a hard time believing it. Tiger mania is at full volume as he scrambled around The Stadium Course with a two under 70 to end the day tied for second. Woods started the day tied for 22nd, he finished around five o’clock and watched most of the field drift back to him. The only player that didn’t lose ground was the leader Alex Cejka. Cejka, the 267th ranked player in the… Continue Reading

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