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PGA Pro Punts Putter

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Every major championship is tough and can often be a frustrating day for any player.  It got a little frustrating for Patton Kizzire yesterday at the PGA Championship. Kizzire missed a short putt with one of those agonizing lip outs we all have had frost our pumpkin.  And he was not different.  But he did react a bit differently…with a quick and pretty good punt of his putter. He got some distance and some pretty good hang time on that… Continue Reading

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PGA Championship Picks…Glory’s Last Shot

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The PGA Championship starts today as we close out the major season a bit early. Those Olympics are screwing up everything…but that’s another rant. It wouldn’t be a major without the Links Life Golf Crew Picks so here we go. Fresh off his big win at the Open Championship is G. Rennie: So far this is the season of first time major winners and I think the trend is likely to continue. So my first three picks are from the… Continue Reading

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Ben An Wins Long Drive with a Ball That Just Goes Too Far

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One of the fun things at the PGA Championship is their decision to reinstate the Long Driving Competition. They had done it for years before doing away with it but since 2014 we’ve seen some massive belts. Probably the most famous of its past winners has to be the Golden Bear himself. Way back in 1963 a young Jack Nicklaus smacked one 341 yards…with a persimmon clubhead. Who knows what he could have done with one of those high tech… Continue Reading

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An Early Tee Time for the PGA Championship

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In a major championship season that seems to be moving as fast as Jason Day’s driver we are prepping for the final major of the season. The 98th PGA Championship begins Thursday with some players still not over their jet lag from the Open Championship. Thanks to the Olympics and the condensed schedule our major season will be over at the end of the July. What may have been construed as the best option to fit the PGA Tour, the… Continue Reading

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Jhonattan Vegas Birdies His Way to a Win at the RBC Canadian Open

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Jhonattan Vegas came from five shots back of the lead to earn his second PGA Tour victory in a surprising win at the RBC Canadian Open. Third round leader Brandt Snedeker couldn’t hold on tho his one shot lead as Vegas got off to a hot start with five straight birdies starting at the second hole and finished just as hot with three straight birdies for a final round 64. He last won in 2011 but has found his game… Continue Reading

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The Rory Story

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With controversy swirling at Royal Troon in the wake of statements from two of golf’s top players it’s time to cut through the PR and marketing BS and speak plainly. Rory got it right and we all owe him a big “Thank You”for his candor even though it’s come a bit late and has become a distraction on the eve of the OPEN. None of the elite golfers in our game  (or any golfer, for that mater) has grown up… Continue Reading

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The Open Championship…The Best Major of Them All?

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I am a prisoner of the moment when it comes to major championship golf. The week of each major I can think of many reasons why that major is the best one. This week is no different. And Gary Van Sickle of Golf.com thinks the same way in his piece “10 Reasons the Open is the Best Major of Them All.” I cannot disagree with number one: The Open Championship is golf’s greatest event because it’s the oldest and has… Continue Reading

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Oakmont Country Club and Its Disappearing Trees

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Much has been made about the “new and improved tree-less” Oakmont Country Club.  When it was first built it was built to be tough, no, the toughest course in the land. Years later members planted thousands of trees that grew and enfringed on the original layout of the course.  Now after two periods of intense tree removal over 15,000 trees have been removed revealing the course in all its original splendor. Here’s a great piece from Matt Ginella of The… Continue Reading

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Brooke Henderson Tops Lydia Ko for 1st Major Championship

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For those sports fans that were busy watching the PGA Tour finish or the Stanley Cup Final or any of the dozen soccer games that were on and missed the finish of the LPGA’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship…well you missed a great one. Brooke Henderson made her way in and around, over and under all the trees at Sahalee Country Club to chase down Lydia Ko and earn her first major title and second LPGA Tour win. Ko who was… Continue Reading

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Major Week at The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

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It’s another major championship this week as the LPGA Tour moves to Sahalee Country Club in Washington for their second major of the season. Inbee Park is the three time defending champion and a win would put her in the LPGA Hall of Fame. But a wrist injury has kept her from performing her best and caused her to withdraw from her last two events. Lydia Ko won the first major of the season at the ANA Inspiration and with… Continue Reading

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