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A Miracle Kid & Rory McIlroy

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Our world, especially our sports world is filled with entitled, self absorbed mooks who will never realize that the world isn’t just about them.  The news is filled with them each and everyday. Rory McIlroy isn’t one of them.  Rory gets it. Rory isn’t that far removed from being a kid and idolizing his golf heroes just like his friend Traden Karch. Traden is still just a kid who had Rory as his hero as he played golf for his… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think…Ryder Cup Style

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1. After the USA Ryder Cup Team closed out their victory Davis Love III joked that all he did was “write some names down and drive a cart around.” But he was there as captain for a reason. The Task Force, including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk who were on that losing team in 2012 felt they failed their captain and he deserved another shot. He got it and he did exactly the same thing he did in… Continue Reading

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An Historic Ryder Cup for Phil Mickelson

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Davis Love III has to be feeling great about his Ryder Cup Team’s victory over Team Europe. He was the hand picked leader of the Ryder Cup Task Force who wanted Love to have a second chance at a win to make amends for his 2012 team that threw away a four point lead going into the final day. Instrumental in his being named captain was Phil Mickelson who was also instrumental in the creation of the Task Force with… Continue Reading

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Westwood Starts Ryder Cup Smack Talk

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The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think…PGA Championship Style

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Golf is a strange game. Jimmy Walker wasn’t on anyone’s hot list coming into the PGA Championship. His 2016 season hadn’t been anything special. He had managed only three top tens with five missed cuts including the the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. And then he goes out and takes the PGA in a wire to wire win. What a strange game and what a week for Walker. After years of winless seasons Walker started to win soon after… Continue Reading

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Flop Shots: Greg Norman & Ted Bishop

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The world of golf doesn’t lack for over-sized egos. Whether you are walking down the practice range, through the hallways of any of the administrative bodies or watching the talking heads on any television broadcast egos abound. It’s one thing to have a bit of an ego when you’re involved in playing the game and playing with the world’s best. I mean who hasn’t told Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson how great they are? Same for Jordan Spieth and Rory… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think: PGA Championship Style

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1.  You can’t be a golf fan or a human being for that matter and not appreciate Jason Day’s journey. It is a dramatic story of dedication and redemption made possible by Day and all those close to him. 2.  Rory McIlroy has been acknowledged as the best long driver on tour. Yesterday Jason Day took driving the golf ball to another level. There is such an advantage in length and accurate length is so much more. If Day can… Continue Reading

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3 Crazy Golf Questions

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Here are a few “golf” questions I thought I would never, ever hear. Does golf really need Donald Trump? A while ago Trump was buying golf courses as a hobby but recently he is one of a handful of deep pocketed entrepreneurs that are some of the few that are actually building golf courses.  Like it or not Trump is a player in golf’s big time. The USGA and the PGA of America both have majors scheduled at Trump’s Bedminster… Continue Reading

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Ted Bishop At It Again

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And file this in the “He just doesn’t get it” category. Ted Bishop, the not so recently deposed president of the PGA of America lets loose with another troublesome Tweet. You would think Ted would have learned after his controversial Tweet calling Ian Poulter a “lil girl” got him bounced from his presidency and banned for life from anything of consequence at the PGA. But no, he couldn’t leave things be. After Rickie Fowler’s dramatic win at The PLAYERS good… Continue Reading

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Ron Sirak Honored with PGA Lifetime Achievement Award

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One of the great sportswriters of our time was honored last night with the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement in Journalism at the annual Golf Writers Association of America dinner in Augusta. Sirak doesn’t just write about the PGA Tour and the men that dominate the headlines. He covers the business side of the game, the amateurs and most importantly the women in the game. The LPGA, LET and the women that make up those sometimes overlooked tours have been… Continue Reading

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