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Saturday Swing Tip: Smash It Like Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas has made a big splash on the PGA Tour with his booming drives and his Spring Break Trips with Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman and Rickie Fowler. He crushes the ball with his driver and here he offers a tip on how to get the most out of the big dawg. Here we get some of the scientific reasons behind Justin’s 300 yard plus drives.  And he gets all that distance from his slight 145 pound frame.  Pound for… Continue Reading

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Love Stands Pat, Clarke Mixes It Up for Saturday

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The two Ryder Cup captains are both tasked with a difficult challenge to keep their team’s winning hopes alive. There are still twenty points to be earned over the weekend and Davis Love III and Darren Clarke have to find the right combination of pairings on this all important Saturday. Love is dealing from a position of strength with a two point lead and looks to be putting out what he thinks are his hot hands and stud pairings. He… Continue Reading

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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson blitzed Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia… Continue Reading

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At This Ryder Cup….Let the Players Play

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The Ryder Cup was started by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant with hopes of an exhibition that promoted the game of golf and the sportsmanship and camaraderie that goes along with it. I don’t think he would recognize it today. Since 1979 when all of Europe was added to the original Great Britain & Ireland Team the matches became competitive but the buildup and pressure surrounding the Ryder Cup has gone over the top. With the passing of Arnold… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson’s Almost Ryder Cup Cover

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They say timing is everything. And sometimes they, whoever they are…are right. But for the good folks at Golf Magazine timing didn’t quite work out this month. I pulled my issue from the mailbox and gazed down upon their Ryder Cup Preview Issue. There is nothing like the Ryder Cup and I am sure they spent many hours putting this issue together. But even the best laid plans of editors and reporters often go awry. Front and center on the… Continue Reading

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Patrick Reed Wins The Barclays, Makes Ryder Cup

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Patrick Reed won big today at The Barclays as he overcame a two stroke deficit to win the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  With the win Reed not only moves into first place in the FedEx Cup standings but he assures himself of a spot on this year’s Ryder Cup Team. Third round leader Rickie Fowler’s luck ran out on the back nine on Bethpage Black.  Fowler had managed 54 holes on the testing layout with just one… Continue Reading

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Big Names Not the Way to Grow the Game at Olympics

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All right, I have to admit that Olympic fever is hitting yours truly. I have been addicted to NBC’s multiple platform broadcasts as I try to grab a little bit of all the competitions down in Rio. Sure, watching Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the swim team is great and those high flying, gravity defying gymnasts are amazing. And of course the beach volleyball is fun. How aren’t they covered in sand? But I am not limiting myself to the… Continue Reading

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Hot Stuff & Some Not So Hot Stuff On Day One

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It was a hot day in jersey as the players at the PGA Championship sweated their way around Baltusrol. Surprisingly, some big names were feeling the heat and failed to capitalize on a course that was ripe for a low score. Here are some Hots and some Not So Hots from Thursday’s golf. Hot: Jimmy Walker shot an opening round 65, his lowest ever in a major to earn a one shot lead at five under par. Little know Emiliano… Continue Reading

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Lots of Squeaky Chalk at Baltusrol

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The two leading drivers of the ball in the game today both got off to unexpectedly sloppy starts in the 98th PGA today in Springfield at Baltusrol’s venerable Lower Course. Playing with an early tee time in the best wind free weather of the day, Rory McIlroy could not take advantage of either the benign conditions or his prodigious talents. McIlroy didn’t hole one birdie putt today and totaled 35 putts for the round. At +4 he is nine back… Continue Reading

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The OPEN Day One: Birds & Bogeys

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What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading

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