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UL International Crown Kicks Off Big Weeks for Women’s Golf

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As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading

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Golf in the Olympics: I’m Done…for Now

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Let it be known that this will be my last piece with any mention of the Olympics, golf in the Olympics, players in the Olympics, players not in the Olympics, the Olympic Flame, the Olympic Rings, Olympic Paint…anything Olympic…at least until we crown the Champion Golfer of the Year. All this Olympic baloney is taking the focus away from the oldest and maybe the greatest major of them all. That being said I need to vent for a bit before… Continue Reading

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Golf in the Olympics…Big Whoop

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With golf being back in the Olympic Games this year there is much talk about the 2016 golf season being such a special year. All the effected parties are saying the politically correct thing with “growing the game” and “it’s an honor to represent your country” thrown about very often. I haven’t heard many dissenting voices when it comes to golf making its first appearance in the Olympics since 1904. So it has been 112 years since someone teed it… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Sizzles at The John Deere Classic

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So you are Danny Lee and you’re still riding high from your first PGA win last week at The Greenbrier. And you come out in the third round of the John Deere Classic and light it up with a nine under, 62 to capture the lead and you’re in great shape to go back to back. Right? Yes, under normal circumstances Lee would be in wonderful position to earn his second win in so many weeks. But there is a… Continue Reading

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PGA of America Showing Davis Some Love

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Tim Rosafote reported on the Golf Channel last night that Davis Love III will be named as the 2016 Ryder Cup captain. Rosaforte’s report was based on his insider connections to the members of the Ryder Cup Task Force.  The PGA of America would not confirm the Love appointment saying “It is premature to discuss the U.S. Ryder Cup captaincy and we are not prepared to comment at this time.”  Love’s appointment comes as a bit of a surprise as… Continue Reading

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Ted Bishop…Another Twitter Casualty

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You can’t make this stuff up. A few months ago PGA President Ted Bishop was riding high. Bishop had been lauded as a “maverick” during his time as president. He had become one of the most visible PGA Presidents in their history. He stood up to the USGA and the R&A during the anchored putter debate. He and CEO Pete Bevacqua had brought the PGA of America into the spotlight with new partnerships with the PGA Tour and a newly… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Fourball Matchups Favors European Team

by Jeff Skinner The 2014 Ryder Cup officially got under way today with the opening ceremonies at Gleneagles Scotland. Amid the pipers and anthems and speeches the captains announced their pairings for the opening fourballs segment tomorrow. Captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson finally broke their code of silence and gave us the opening day lineup for the biggest event in golf. Starting off at 2:30am EST on Friday for Team USA is Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson. McGinley countered… Continue Reading

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Caddie Association Waiting On PGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner Life on the PGA Tour is like living in Robin Leache’s old program, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. The players on the PGA Tour earn millions, have the most lucrative pensions in all of sport and are coddled like royalty each week on tour. Their caddies…not so much. Last year a group of everyday PGA tour caddies got together to form the Association of Professional Tour Caddies to try and improve the lives of the professional… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth: One Mature 20 Year Old

by Jeff Skinner Jordan Spieth made a big splash on the PGA Tour in his rookie season. He won at the John Deere, had three second places and worked his way onto the Presidents Cup Team. 2014 hasn’t been much different. There is no sophomore slump here. While he hasn’t won yet he still has had a solid season most notably with his second place finish at The Masters. Right now he sits at ten in the Official World Golf… Continue Reading

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Haas & Price Named as Presidents Cup Captains

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour announced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup and three time captain Fred Couples is out, sort of. Jay Haas was named as a first time captain for the U.S and returning for a second consecutive stint is 2013 captain Nick Price. I will say this: there aren’t two classier gentlemen in the game of golf. Both Haas’ and Price’s careers have been marked by class, sportsmanship and a total respect for the game… Continue Reading

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