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Phil Mickelson: Tournament Ambassador

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The PGA Tour heads to the desert for the CareerBuilder Challenge and what formerly was called The Bob Hope Classic. Hope was the driving force behind his tournament for over fifty years. Hope was instrumental in building the tournament into a ‘must-play’ on tour as he brought his fellow celebrities, from the Rat Pack to sitting U.S. Presidents to play the game he so loved. He raised millions for charities and after his passing the torch was passed to former… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Looking to Go All Beast Mode

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With the temps in the teens and the snow coming down here in the Hudson Valley watching the pros playing at Kapaula is a welcome sight and a tonic for my winter blues. Half of the 2016 winning American Ryder Cup Team is taking advantage of the wonderful Hawaiian weather so there was bound to be a few conversations concerning the overdue American triumph. Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel spent a few minutes with the emotional heart of the… Continue Reading

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Big Names Not the Way to Grow the Game at Olympics

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All right, I have to admit that Olympic fever is hitting yours truly. I have been addicted to NBC’s multiple platform broadcasts as I try to grab a little bit of all the competitions down in Rio. Sure, watching Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the swim team is great and those high flying, gravity defying gymnasts are amazing. And of course the beach volleyball is fun. How aren’t they covered in sand? But I am not limiting myself to the… Continue Reading

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LLG Open Championship Results

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This “condensed” major championship season continues its breakneck pace this week as the best field of the year tees it up at the PGA Championship at Baltustrol. But first there’s one more piece of business to close out from Henrik Stenson’s win at the Open Championship. Here are the final results for the Links Life Golf Crew Open Championship Picks. G. Rennie was the big winner as he was the only one to select the hard playing Stenson on his… Continue Reading

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UL International Crown Kicks Off Big Weeks for Women’s Golf

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As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading

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Open Championship Hangover

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Like most golf fans I still can’t get enough of the 145th Open Championship.  Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson’s 2016 version of the Duel in the Sun was as good as it gets.  “Epic” and “classic” are the words being used to describe their final day showdown and rightly so. I even caught some of the replay today on the Golf Channel…it’s OK you can admit that you all did too. Here’s a highlight reel from British TV.  It’s worth… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More….Open Championship Style

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1. The Open not only gave us a new major champion in Henrik Stenson but also a new cult hero. Andrew “Beef” Johnston with his furry, wild looking beard, healthy appetite and likable personality was also a winner at Royal Troon. The fans and the media loved him. He was just fun to watch. 2. The par three Postage Stamp doesn’t need anymore publicity, it’s a legendary hole. And watching the best golfers in the world need all their skills… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus Says Troon Tops Turnberry

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As Henrik and Phil were going at it yesterday many of us referenced 1977 at Turnberry when Nicklaus and Watson went head to head in the classic Duel in the Sun. I stated that I thought Stenson and Mickelson had outplayed Watson and Nicklaus by the sheer brilliance of their play. And I am not alone. The Golden Bear himself thinks so too. Nicklaus, who rarely watches a full round of golf, released these comments on Twitter praising Stenson and… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…Henrik Stenson Style

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1. Henrik Stenson is a fitting and deserved Champion Golfer of the Year. A 63 on Sunday at The OPEN puts him in the history books and probably makes him an official Scotsman now. 2. He hit so many clutch shots its difficult to say what the most important one was. But his scramble from the rough on sixteen to scratch out a birdie when Mickelson was looking at an eagle putt was crucial. He avoided what could have been… Continue Reading

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