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Dustin Johnson Ties Leo Diegel

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When Dustin Johnson feathered a feel wedge from 85 years to within 3 feet on the 3rd hole at Kapalua Sunday it seemed to me the tournament was all but over. His converted birdie gave him a four stroke lead which isn’t insurmountable on this Tour (especially when you think back to DJ’s last start where he squandered a six stroke lead in the final round). But today it just looked like he was going to run away and hide… 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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Park & Langer Win Majors, Gomez Breaks Through

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Inbee Park is back in form and walked away from the field at The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Harrison New York. Park’s final round 68 gave her a five shot margin of victory over Sei Young Kim. While this tournament is now billed as the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with the new partnership of the PGA, LPGA and KPMG, Park had won the older version of this event the prior two seasons. So this gives her three straight LPGA… Continue Reading

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The 96th PGA Championship: Here’s Our Picks

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Championship tees off today so you know what’s coming. No, I don’t mean having to watch everyone of Tiger’s shot’s, that’s a given. I am talking about the much anticipated Links Life Golf Picks. Here’s the LLG gang’s picks to win “Glory’s Last Shot”. Most of the time there is more gore than glory when we pick but we do it anyway. Lil’ Skins likes Rory McIlroy to make it back to back majors and… Continue Reading

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Jack’s Memorial Honors Raymond Floyd

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour picks it up a notch as they travel to Dublin, Ohio and Jack Nicklaus’ baby The Memorial.  Jack’s own creation, The Muirfield Village Golf Course is his tribute to Augusta National and he runs his tournament with a “Masters-Like” atmosphere. The Memorial is one of those select few tournaments that are just a notch below the major championships.  This year’s field is one of the best of the season as the top six players… Continue Reading

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PGA Tour Goes Old School at Riviera & The Northern Trust Open

by Jeff Skinner The boys of the PGA Tour get ready to take on a gem of a course at Riviera Country Club today at The Northern Trust Open.  Riviera is an old school, George “The Captain” Thomas design (1927) that has stood the test of time.  Players rave about this shot makers test and the strategy needed to be successful at Riviera. Originally, called the Los Angeles Open this course has hosted U.S. Opens and PGA Championships and boasts… Continue Reading

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Wake Up Your Short Game: Unconscious Scoring

by Jeff Skinner Like many golfers, professional and amateurs alike, I am always searching for that tip to make my game better.  I am willing to try any lesson, technique or suggestion that has a chance at lowering my score.   Unfortunately, most of my efforts with the Big Dawg go wasted but when it comes to the short game I can incorporate changes successfully. Maybe it is because I don’t take that violent rip at the ball with a wedge… Continue Reading

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Thinking Out Loud…Ryder Cup Style

by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson as the 2014 Ryder Cup Captain…did anyone see this one coming?  That is besides Tom and the new PGA President Ted Bishop. Was that question posed to Watson at the Australian Open a plant to put the thought of Watson as a captain into the golf consciousness?  Or was it a reporter that had some inside information? Ted Bishop didn’t waste any time in making a splash as the new PGA President.  In one decision… Continue Reading

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Tom Watson…2014 Ryder Cup Captain?

by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson is one of the living legends of golf.  His eight major championships, 39 PGA Tour and 14 Champions Tour wins put him in the most elite of classes.  This week Watson went back down under to play in the Australian Open where he earned one of his four international titles when he won the Australian Open in 1984. Watson still has game, even though he shot himself out of the tournament with a pair of… Continue Reading

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Keegan Bradley: Mr Clutch

by Jeff Skinner The August issue of Golf Magazine featured Keegan Bradley on the cover and the title read “Keegan Bradley: How to Be Clutch, 5 Ways to Play to Play Your Best Golf When It Matters Most.”  Consider it a premonition. Bradley was as clutch as clutch can be at The WGC Bridgestone Invitational yesterday as he came from four strokes off the lead to snatch the win from a faltering Jim Furyk.  His furious 31 on the back… Continue Reading

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