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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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Mo’ Money…Spieth Tops Golf Digest’s Money List

Each week we golf fans watch as professional golfers play on the world’s best courses for some massive weekly paychecks. Yes, it’s about competition and trying to be world number one but as is said in most every aspect of business… it is all about the Benjamins. Many of us like to play for a few bucks on the course but our five dollar Nassau pales in comparison to what those guys that make a living on the course play… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair: PGA Day 1

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Our Links Life Golf boss, Big Skins, reminds us  all that this week’s PGA is ” the last shot for fame and glory” for 156 professional golfers in 2015. No argument from me on that point but from another perspective this week’s tromp along the dunes in Kohler, Wisconsin lays out like a long running soap opera with multiple story lines all converging in a dramatic climax. Below are  listed just a sampling of the many narratives waiting for their final… Continue Reading

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Finally…It’s Masters Week

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Imagine a ten year old on Christmas Eve so filled with anticipation that he can hardly breathe, no less sleep. That’s the feeling we golf fans have to deal with for the next few days. But there is hope, the end is in sight. This is Masters Week and in just three days we’ll be watching Arnie, Gary and Jack hit those oh so special opening tee shots. The most anticipated and most written about event of the season can… Continue Reading

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The King Turns 85…Happy Birthday Arnie

by Jeff Skinner Arnold Palmer turns 85 today and golfers and golf fans everywhere should take a second today to wish Arnie a happy birthday and thank him for making golf the game it is. Without Arnie and his swashbuckling attitude televised golf wouldn’t be what it is today. It was “The King” that happened to be at his peak when golf first appeared on television. He was the star of the show. Women wanted him and men wanted to… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie World Golf Championships are a boon to professional golfers, especially those who find themselves outside the top 125 on the Fed Ex Cup points list. This is so as the PGA Tour schedules an alternate full field event to run concurrently with the WGC. As the top 76 ranked players in the world teed it up at venerable Firestone CC for the WGC Bridgestone Championship this week another field of hungry pros competed at the Barracuda Championship.… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Champion Martin Kaymer Fact Sheet

by Jeff Skinner Martin Kaymer is 29 years old and from Dusseldorf, Germany. He turned professional in 2005, joined the European Tour 2007 and the PGA Tour in 2010. He won the 2010 PGA Championship and the 2014 PLAYERS Championship. He has 10 European Tour victories (includes PGA) and 3 PGA Tour wins (including today’s U.S. Open). He was number one in the world for six weeks in 2011. Kaymer played on two Ryder Cups, in 2010 and 2012 where… Continue Reading

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Anthony Kim MIA, Trump Turnberry & Notah On the Mend

by Jeff Skinner The number one most asked question in golf for a long time has been “Will Tiger Woods beat Jack Nicklaus?”  The second most asked question may be up for debate but one of the candidates has to be “Whatever happened to Anthony Kim?” Kim was an up and comer some years ago but injuries and “distractions” resulted in him disappearing for the last two seasons.  John Hawkins of The Golf Channel answers the AK question, well not… Continue Reading

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2014: Players Hoping Less Is More

by Jeff Skinner Traditionally the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua has signaled the beginning of a fresh new season on the PGA Tour.  The previous year’s champions would kick off the New Year with a working vacation in paradise and all of us back on the mainland would be green with envy as we shoveled snow and they got sunburned. Now, with the move to a wrap-around schedule the Tournament of Champions is now the eighth tournament of the PGA… Continue Reading

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Tim Rosaforte’s World Is Golf’s Hot Spot

by Jeff Skinner With the PGA Tour in the heart of the Florida swing Tim Rosaforte has provided us with a primer on what he calls “Golf’s Hot Spot”.  In this week’s Golf World Rosaforte is at his insiders best when he breaks down the hottest golf locale in Florida.  The Jupiter area is filled with so many professional golfers that the clubs look like tour events and you’re likely to bump into a few pros at the beach or… Continue Reading

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