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Justin Thomas: Racking Up Wins & Records

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 15:  Justin Thomas of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open. Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots . In doing… Continue Reading

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Zach Johnson Wins Open on a Wild Day at St. Andrews

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  In  2010 Louis Oosthuizen won the Open at St. Andrews in a runaway.  This year the leaderboard was packed with many solid golfers hoping to write their own amazing story at the Home of Golf and a runaway wasn’t in the realm of possibilities. The story all week was Jordan Spieth’s run at the Grand Slam and little was heard about Zach Johnson who clawed his way into the lead with a clutch birdie at eighteen.  It wasn’t Jordan’s day…it… Continue Reading

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A Busy Day at Augusta National

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It was an unusually busy Monday at The Masters and front and center was the return of Tiger Woods. Tiger’s return was the big story and not one second of his range session or practice round went uncovered.  He showed up on the range wearing ear buds and listening to music something he has never done in public before. Maybe he has found the key to that chipping game because there was no report of any shanks, skulls or chunks.… 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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Phil Mickeslon Questioned on Insider Trading Investigation

by Jeff Skinner The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported yesterday that Phil Mickelson is being investigated by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission for possible insider trading violations.  The stories focus on a former Pebble Beach pro-am partner of Mickelson’s, Billy Wagner a high stakes gambler and Carl Ichan one of the highest profile Wall St. investors in the country. From the Matthew Goldstein and Ben Protess New York Time story: Federal authorities are… Continue Reading

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Rex Hoggard’s “For the Record” Profiles Jason Day

by Jeff Skinner Jason Day is one of the most talented golfers on the PGA Tour.  His recent win at the Accenture Match Play Championship has come out of a rededication to his game.  He spoke of playing to win money early in his career to provide for his family that wasn’t at all wealthy.  But as he matured his focused changed. Finding happiness with his wife Ellie and a new son has given Day a new perspective on life… Continue Reading

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Bracket Bustin at The WGC Accenture Match Play

by Jeff Skinner The first day of The WGC Accenture Match Play Championship always brings some surprises. Rex Hoggard of The Golf Channel says don’t call them upsets but they sure look like upsets to me.  There were some top seeds and heavy hitters sent packing on Wacky Wednesday at Dove Mountain.  It was a Bracket Bustin’ Wednesday. Number one seed Zach Johnson went home early after a 5 & 4 whipping by 16th seed Richard Sterne.  I call that… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott…He Gets It

by Jeff Skinner There is something special going on in Australia.  The folks down under are being treated to the Adam Scott Down Under Tour.  The reigning Masters Champ has spent the last few weeks giving the Aussies just what they want: The Green Jacket and more of Adam Scott. There isn’t a more popular person in Australia right now.  The affable Aussie has spent plenty of time giving his fans a huge piece of himself. Scott finally broke the… Continue Reading

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PGA Tour’s Biggest “Over/Under” Achievers

by Jeff Skinner As usual another Dustin Johnson win has ignited the “underachiever” debate once again.  The boys at The Golf Channel’s Golf Talk Central put together their candidates for not only underachievers but overachievers as well. Here is their lead in: Dustin Johnson, fresh off his WGC-HSBC victory, has eight career PGA Tour wins, including at least one in his first seven full seasons on Tour. But that’s not enough for everyone. Some believe Johnson, with his immense talent,… Continue Reading

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Players Want Another Shot at Merion, A Different Merion

by Jeff Skinner Long before the first player ever teed it up it Merion at last week’s U.S. Open, Mike Davis and his cohorts had spent months planning every detail of the tournament.  I am sure they had backup plans for their backup plans. Early on, the transparent Davis had said that one of the mainstays of his recent U.S. Open setups wouldn’t be in place at Merion. The graduated rough that Davis had pioneered where the further from the… Continue Reading

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