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The Golfer’s Journal

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A pleasant surprise appeared in my mail this week, a belated Christmas gift from son number two: The Golfer’s Journal. I wasn’t really aware of such a publication but it’s another creation of the folks at Linksoul, the publisher of The Surfer’s Journal and a host of creative types who love golf for its soul and not its commercial viability. John Ashworth and his crew at Linksoul do things differently and that stays true with The Golfer’s Journal. It’s more… Continue Reading

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Tiger Says “There was blood all over the place”

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Tiger Woods spoke to the media today as he returns to play at the Waste Management Open. Woods seemed more relaxed than usual at the microphone and even cracked a joke or two. Of course his missing tooth at Lindsey Vonn’s ski championship was a hot topic and in explaining he said he was trying to be inconspicuous but he did acknowledge that there aren’t many “brown dudes at ski races.”  He is sticking to his story about a videographer… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Allenby, Belichick & Brady: Really Hard to Believe

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It is tough being a sports fan today. It seems the headlines are full of items that are questioning the honesty and character of our sports heroes. It may be a sign of the times where everything is public domain and athletes have no privacy or it may be the fact that these men have become so entitled that they feel they can do anything with no consequences.  Tiger Woods’ missing tooth is the subject of much discussion lately. Team… Continue Reading

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Phil’s Debut, Toothless Tiger & More

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It’s only January but this is a big week in golf as the PGA Tour hits the mainland for the first time in 2015. Looking to put a winless 2014 behind him Phil Mickelson makes his ’15 debut at the Humana Challenge. Phil has won four times in his first start of the season and would love to add another to that number. It’s also the first time we’ll see him since he took down Captain Tom Watson at the… Continue Reading

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Why We Love Rory McIlroy

by Jeff Skinner As Rory McIroy was making his way around the 18th green on in the darkness Sunday night posing for photographers his smile was as wide as the huge Wanamaker Trophy. Watching him from my living room so was mine. It was the best finish to a major all season, one that was called by many as one of the best of all time. And the new face of golf had his hands on the championship and the… Continue Reading

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Donald Trump’s Big PGA Tour Week

by Jeff Skinner We will be seeing a lot of Donald Trump this week as he hosts the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral.  The Donald is pulling double duty by hosting not one, but two PGA Tour events this week as The Puerto Rico Open takes place on another Trump course. Trump is planning to tear up most of Doral’s signature course, The Blue Monster as part of a two hundred million dollar renovation to the resort.  Gil Hanse… Continue Reading

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Thoughts on Kilts, Links & Strick

by G. Rennie A conspicuous presence at Sunday’s final round of the Scottish Open was photographer Brian Morgan. He hoofed around the soggy Castle Stuart Golf Links in his traditional kilt snapping pictures of golf’s elite. Morgan has chronicled players, championships and golf courses for 50 years now and he’s in the habit of wearing the kilt on the final day of competition at each event he covers anywhere on the globe. As far as Sunday wardrobe traditions go this… Continue Reading

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Feinstein Calls Tiger Out, Begay Still Has His Back

by G. Rennie The Golf Channel has an ever expanding stable of expert commentators and they put them to good use at events like The Masters where they don’t get to broadcast any live action. Ensconced in wood paneled, fireplaced sets evoking the finest private clubs GC’s team of talking heads probe and pronounce on just about any issue of interest to golfers. One of the newer additions to the roster, who seems to get air time only when the… Continue Reading

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Picture Perfect for Jerry Kelly at the Honda Classic

by Jeff Skinner Ah, modern technology.  Jerry Kelly owes a bit of thanks to the modern telephoto lens as he was able to shave at least a stroke, maybe two, off his third round 68 when his ball got stuck in a palm tree on the sixth hole.  Kelly ended up tied for second place with Y.E. Yang and five behind leader Rory Sabbatini, when he salvaged a bogey on the difficult sixth hole.  After his drive failed to fall… Continue Reading

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The Golf Links of Scotland, Only $5,000

by Jeff Skinner I know the season of gift giving has come to an end but I am always looking for that special deal on anything golf related.  I especially like browsing the used book stores for old books on golf.  I’ve picked up a few copies of Golf My Way by Jack Nicklaus and have three copies of Golf in the Kingdom in stock thanks to my local used bookstore. I think I may have found one that will… Continue Reading

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