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JB Holmes Spoils a Good Walk

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Somewhere Kevin Na is letting out a long sigh. Thanks to JB Holmes’ play on the 18th hole of the Farmers Insurance Open Na is no longer the poster boy for slow play. The glacial moving Holmes now lays claim to the title of the slowest player in golf. Whether or not Holmes is actually the slowest may be up for debate but his performance cast him front and center as to what is so very wrong with the pace… 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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Lexi Thompson Dominates in Thailand

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When Lexi Thompson turned professional the folks at Cobra/Puma jumped on her to endorse their products and be their female face of golf.  They saw the huge potential in the teenager that drove it as long as the boys.  And Thompson has lived up to their expectations and more. The 21 year old Thompson continued to impress with a dominating victory at the Honda LPGA Thailand for her seventh LPGA title and third in just seven months. Thompson cruised to… Continue Reading

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Pebble Beach: Always a Must Play

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Consider this my mid-winter rant. Right now it’s 17 degrees with a windchill of two degrees here in the Hudson Valley and a forecast to get colder through the weekend. Last week’s warm temperatures that allowed a few dedicated golfers to sneak in a winter round is nothing but a memory with no chance of a repeat now. But I keep telling myself all is not lost. I get to watch the PGA Tour on one of the most beautiful… Continue Reading

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Remember When: Michelle Wie Plays in the Sony Open

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Week two of the ’16 PGA Tour season stays in paradise this week at The Sony Open played over the Waialae Country Club on Oahu. Spending a few evenings watching golf from Hawaii makes me anxious to get back on the course again. It seems like the Sony Open has been around forever but it only started in 1999. The 2004 Sony Open featured one of the most significant debuts in golf. But it wasn’t a PGA Tour player that… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Phil’s New Coach

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Phil Mickelson may have left the greatest golf instructor of the day but that doesn’t mean Phil is going solo.  Word is that Phil the Thrill will be hoping to create some new thrills with the help of Andrew Getson. Getson is a very popular pro at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale which is home to several PGA Tour players. Watch how Getson shows us one of his chipping techniques.

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10 Things I Think

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 1. It was great getting another chance to see the old Course at St. Andrews again this weekend. I am sure Thorbjørn Olesen feels the same way. The Dane fought off the cold and a poor final round start to claim his second European tour title at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. 2. I don’t know which is cooler the fact that “Thorbjørn” actually means Thunder Bear in Danish or that his nickname is Thor. Either way he has some… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson’s Grand Slam Quest Falls Short

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Phil Mickelson’s 2015 chase for the career grand slam came to a end today, a painful end. Phil was out of contention from the first tee ball today, really the first tee ball yesterday, and as it usually goes when he has no chance it became a tortuous march to the last hole for him. Unfortunately it got worse for Phil as he stumbled to an ugly double bogey seven on eighteen (which included a whiff from the rough) to… Continue Reading

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Gil Hanse: “Talking Is Overrated” Still Added to Fox Coverage

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FOX Sports has announced its full cast of characters for its inaugural season of USGA coverage and from the looks of things they will have plenty of on air talent. In addition to Joe Buck, Greg Norman, Holly Sonders, Brad Faxon, David Fay, Corey Pavin and Juli Inkster FOX has added plenty of new names to their season long coverage of the USGA events, including the U.S. Open in June.  I count twenty new additions to the FOX Broadcast Team… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  All right, I can’t take it anymore. That Omega watch commercial with Rory McIlroy has pushed me to the edge. Is it too much to ask for a different song or something from the Omega people? I’ve heard that so much I want to jump off one of those Dubai skyscrapers.  2.  The Monday finish of the Honda Classic was the most exciting golf of the tournament. The weather certainly fouled up the weekend and the Monday golf while… Continue Reading

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