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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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A Great Holiday Tradition: Prime Time Golf from Hawaii

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The past few weeks have been full of family, food and fun as our holiday traditions started in mid December and spread right through to early January. It has been great and another of our traditions takes center stage this week: prime time golf from Hawaii. Oh, how I have come to treasure the PGA Tour’s early start in paradise at the SBS Tournament of Champions. It’s just the fix needed for a golf starved, house bound fanatic. I am… Continue Reading

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At Long Last, The Ryder Cup is Back Home!

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It’s been eight long years since a US side hoisted the Ryder Cup but it’s seemed like a lot longer as the specter of European Team dominance in this event has enveloped USA Team golf. The US Ryder Cup effort has had as much recent acrimony and controversy as a presidential election campaign but that can be forgotten now as this 17-11 win wipes out some of the sting of past failures. For sure it’s a redemption for Captain Davis… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed vs Rory McIlroy : An Historic, Dramatic Match

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The American Ryder Cup Team has finally broken Europe’s strangle hold on the Ryder Cup. For the first time since 2008 the Americans found a way to get out of its own way and beat a European team that always seemed to find a way to stifle the Americans. To a man each American player has said that this was a family of players, vice captains, caddies and others that found strength in each other and bought into repeat Captain… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Pressure Starts Early Sunday

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We can expect plenty of early fireworks on Sunday at the Ryder Cup as both captains have front loaded their lineups. With his team trailing 9 ½ to 6 ½ European Captain Darren Clarke hopes to jump-start a comeback with his star players leading off the Sunday Singles. The last time Davis Love III captained the USA at Medinah in 2012 they surrendered a four point lead to the Euros in a crushing defeat. Love hopes he has countered Clarke’s… Continue Reading

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Love Stands Pat, Clarke Mixes It Up for Saturday

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The two Ryder Cup captains are both tasked with a difficult challenge to keep their team’s winning hopes alive. There are still twenty points to be earned over the weekend and Davis Love III and Darren Clarke have to find the right combination of pairings on this all important Saturday. Love is dealing from a position of strength with a two point lead and looks to be putting out what he thinks are his hot hands and stud pairings. He… Continue Reading

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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson blitzed Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Loves Playing In the Red, White & Blue

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In an instance of perfect timing Golf Digest has Barclays winner Patrick Reed on their September cover with Reed being his usual blunt self in their “My Shot” column with Guy Yocum. Reed clinched his 2016 Ryder Cup spot with Sunday’s win and despite his fifth PGA win he still plays with a large chip on his shoulder. And it might as well be painted red, white and blue. “… when Henrik Stenson and I were all square going into… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Wins The Barclays, Makes Ryder Cup

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Patrick Reed won big today at The Barclays as he overcame a two stroke deficit to win the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  With the win Reed not only moves into first place in the FedEx Cup standings but he assures himself of a spot on this year’s Ryder Cup Team. Third round leader Rickie Fowler’s luck ran out on the back nine on Bethpage Black.  Fowler had managed 54 holes on the testing layout with just one… Continue Reading

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