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Tiger Woods Always Moves the Needle

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You may have stashed your clubs away for the winter and the calendar is certainly closer to St. Nick than St. Andrews but this is a big week in golf. No, it’s not a major or a playoff or anything close but this week Tiger Woods is back on the course. And that’s a big deal no matter what time of year it is. Tiger may be the host of his Hero World Challenge at the exclusive Albany Golf Club… Continue Reading

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Jim Furyk Shoots PGA Tour’s First Ever 58

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As the leaders at the Travelers Championship were finishing thier breakfast Jim Furyk went out and made history.  Furyk broke the 59 barrier with a sensational 58 on the par 70 TPC River Highlands Course. Furyk’s 58 is the first ever shot during a PGA Tour event. This summer we watched golfers at The Open Championship and PGA threaten the major championship record 63 to no avail. But Furyk, playing well off the lead at the notoriously low scoring Travelers… Continue Reading

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PGA Beaks the Mold, Keeps Trend Going

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Soft, rain soaked conditions at Baltusrol had many expecting lights-out, record breaking scoring to be the order of the day, a day which saw both the completion of the third and fourth rounds of the 98th PGA Championship. But the pundits’, including Phil Mickelson, were all proved wrong, as the lowest score posted by anyone in the field was a 65. Dutchman Joost Luiten and the Dane Soren Kjeldsen both finished with 5 under rounds of 65 and ended tied… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Usually while I am watching a golf tournament I’ll be pulling for my favorites and hoping for great shots from all (well, most of) the pro golfers. But yesterday I was seriously hoping that amateur Lee McCoy would pull a stunner and win the Valspar Championship. He was playing on his home course which he said he played a thousand times and I was hoping he would go all “Phil Mickelson” on the tour. Phil was the last am… Continue Reading

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Spieth Says Globetrotting Is Over

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Who doesn’t love Jordan Spieth? The Golden Child has become must watch golf whenever and wherever he tees it up. But Spieth, who in his short but amazing career has displayed a maturity well beyond his years may have fallen victim to his fame. When you win two majors and chase the Grand Slam you become a popular commodity. Spieth was offered millions of dollars in appearance fees to play around the world in non PGA Tour events. And you… Continue Reading

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The Old “Fall Series” Still Alive and Well

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When the PGA Tour decided to rewrite the calendar and make their season a “wrap-around” season that encompassed two calendar years I, like many protested. The Fall Series, the tournaments after the FedEx Cup Playoffs and before the Tournament of Champions in January had been a kind of mini-tour school. The big name players rarely played them, full FedEx Cup points were not awarded to the winner and the winner’s paycheck never approached a million dollars. This allowed the fields… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Finishes Season as Fedex Cup Champion

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The long PGA Tour season came to a fitting end yesterday as Jordan Spieth capped off his amazing year with a win at the Tour Championship. Spieth out played and out putted an over matched Henrik Stenson on Bobby Jones’ East Lake course to finish off the FedEx Cup Playoffs with his fifth win of the season. This has been the “Season of Jordan” as the twenty-two year old has captivated us all season by first winning The Masters and… Continue Reading

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Tiger Shocks World Again: Has Back Surgery

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I guess we all should have learned by now to never be shocked by what Tiger Woods does, either on or off the course. Woods pulled another shocker yesterday when he announced that he had just undergone another back surgery and will be sidelined until next year. He had consistently said during his sub-par 2015 season that he was one hundred percent healthy and out of the blue he goes under the knife. From Tigerwoods.com: “Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy… Continue Reading

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Friday’s Chip Shots

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Brooks Koepka paired a second round 67 to go with his opening round 64 to take a one shot lead over youngster Austin Cook who is in just his third PGA Tour event. Koepka isn’t hitting a lot of fairways (13/28) at The FedEx St. Jude Classic but his iron play has been stellar hitting 78% of his Greens in Regulation. Personally, I hope Brooks isn’t peaking too early as I already have him slated as my Dark Horse pick… Continue Reading

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Bae Wins the Frys.com Open

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The first week of the 2014-15 wrap-around PGA Tour season is in the books and Sang-Moon Bae is the first winner of the new season at the Frys.com Open. The twenty eight year old Korean native won his second PGA Tour event as he fought through his worst round of the week to hang on for a two shot win over Steven Bowditch. Bae started the round with a comfortable four stroke lead and extended it to six early on… Continue Reading

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