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U.S. Open Preview: Oakmont Holes 15 & 16

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Oakmont Country Club does not get any easier as the players head down the stretch. The fifteenth will play as the longest par 4 on the course at 500 yards.  A blind tee shot faces the players with a fairway guarded by Church Pews on the left with bunkers and ditches on the tight.  A very long green is guarded by an even longer bunker on the right and a pair of bunkers on the left.  Three putts could be… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: To Putt Like Jordan, Practice Like Jordan

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Jordan Spieth seems to be the best putter in the world right now, no matter where he plays.  It doesn’t matter if it’s in Hawaii, the mainland or Singapore, Jordan rules with the flatstick. But he wasn’t born with that silky smooth putting stroke.  He has refined it with plenty of practice. Try this drill to putt like The Golden Child and you’ll be on your way to dropping more putts.

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Play Like Jordan…at Least Warm Up Like Him

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So you want to play like Jordan Spieth?  Well we can’t guarantee that this will get you playing like the Golden Child but it will certainly get you loose for your next round. Follow the now 22 year old phenom as he shows us his pre-round warmup routine. He starts with the putter and some short putts.  He then does a few putting drills.  Then at the range he hits his wedges…all of them.  He graduates to the irons and… Continue Reading

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Today’s Pins & Masters Stats

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Pin Placement & Masters Stats  The three toughest holes so far: Par 4 #11 is the toughest at 4.44. Second is the long par 3 #4 played at 3.33. The third toughest is #7 a par 4 that played at 4.23. The three easiest were #13, a par five at 4.60. Then the par 5 2nd which played at 4.65 and then another par 5 the 15th came in at 4.66. Birdie leaders were Jordan Spieth with 15 (no surprise),… Continue Reading

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Johnny One Putt Comes to Town: Sergio Garcia

by Jeff Skinner Someone said it last weekend, one of the talking heads covering golf: a happy golfer is a better golfer. Sergio Garcia has been one happy golfer lately and today he showed just what a happy golfer can do with a happy putter. Sergio had 11 straight one putts…yes eleven on his way to a record tying 61 at Firestone. He finished with seven straight birdies to set a back nine record of 27 and leads the WGC… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson’s Career Slam Slips Away

by Jeff Skinner There is no joy in Mudville oops, I should say the Sandhills, Mighty Casey has struck out. Our Mighty Casey this week was supposed to be Phil Mickelson. He swung and missed only it wasn’t with a bat it was his putter. No player came into the U.S. Open with more pressure on him, mostly self-imposed, than Phil Mickelson. Phil’s six seconds and his trials at the U.S. Open are legendary. But ever since he hugged the… Continue Reading

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Pinehurst No.2 Flyover Hole #6

The first of the par-3 holes will probably play as the most difficult. This medium- to long-iron tee shot must carry a crease at the front that is 4 feet below the level of the green, as well as one of the deepest bunkers on the course at the front left. Hole locations toward the front of the green will be exacting, because putts from the back of the green are extremely fast.

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Monday Morning Quarterback… Quick Six Points

by Jeff Skinner The delayed finish of the BMW Championship may be good news for Tiger Woods.  The two Monday finishes on the tour this year, The Farmers and the Arnold Palmer, were both won by Tiger. This Monday finish at the BMW does put a damper on the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  But it does give the Tour just what it wanted when they designed this finish.  They won’t have to worry about going against the… Continue Reading

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The Grand Slam Awaits Inbee Park at St. Andrews

by Jeff Skinner We are on the verge of an extraordinary week in golf.  As the ladies gather at the most historic of courses, Inbee Park prepares to go where no golfer has gone before.  When she tees it up at the Old Course at St. Andrews for this week’s Women’s British Open she’ll be taking a step towards history. No golfer has ever won four professional majors in a single year.  Bobby Jones (2 Opens, 2 Amateurs), Tiger Woods… Continue Reading

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