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Ryder Cup Pairings Announced

by Jeff Skinner OK, the tease is over.  The Captains have released their first round Ryder Cup pairings for the morning matches.  There are some interesting teams which are sure to give us a few dramatic matches. Ryder Cup Pairings 2010: Match 1 Phil Mickelson & Dustin Johnson vs. Lee Westwood & Martin Kaymer.  Corey and Monty were thinking alike by sending out some early firepower.  Longballers Phil and Dustin will try to overpower two of Europe’s best.  If Lee’s leg isn’t… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Match Play, LPGA Thailand and PGA in Mexico

Chip Shots… Lost in all the Tiger-Gate Media Event controversy was all the golf played yesterday.  How’s this for irony: because Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson opted out of The Match Play Ross McGowan got in as the 64th seed.  With Woods, the number one seed gone, Steve Stricker became the number one.  McGowan gets to play Stricker and beats the top seed in the tournament in nineteen holes.  McGowan goes from sitting on his couch to cashing a nice… Continue Reading

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English Golf is Back

by Jeff Skinner When Lee Westwood won The Dubai World Championship and hoisted that massive trophy overhead he was doing more than showing that all those days in the gym had paid off. He was flexing the collective golfing muscles of all the English golfers that are playing so well recently. Westwood’s victory and his winning The Race to Dubai (formerly called The Order of Merit) signals the resurgence of English golf. In past years there has been a scarcity… Continue Reading

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10 Reasons to Watch The Dubai World Championship

Just because the boys of The PGA Tour have put the clubs down for awhile doesn’t mean there isn’t any great golf going on. Quite to the contrary, The European Tour and The LPGA are holding their season ending, big finale tournaments this week. The LPGA is in Houston at The LPGA Tour Championship. The European Tour is in Dubai for the final leg in the “Race to Dubai,” The Dubai World Championship. Here are ten good reasons to take… Continue Reading

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Lob Shots from the Rough…

Lob Shots… Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Stanford Cardinal will have Tiger Woods as an honorary team captain for Saturday’s “Big Game” against arch rival California. That’s a great move coach, not quite as cool as running up the score against your buddy Pete Carroll and USC, but still a good move. Don’t forget to share the love and have Michelle Wie do the honors also. After all, she won a pro tournament while still a student at Stanford and… Continue Reading

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Tiger Loves Firestone

The World Golf Championships pick up again this week at the Bridgestone Invitational at historic Firestone Country Club. I liked it better years ago when you said “Firestone” and you knew what it meant. But that’s another rant. This week gives us 49 of the top 50 golfers in the world at a classic course. Any guess who the favorite is? Of course it’s Tiger. He is fresh off his fourth win of the year, is primed to capture a… Continue Reading

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WGC goes on; Old School Opens

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. WGC goes on What a wild tournament! Tiger’s early exit has not detracted from the quality of golf. The WGC Match Play Championship goes on without Tiger. If anyone cares to watch, there is some great golf going on out there in the desert. Here’s our forecast: Geoff Ogilvy will put an end to the Celtic Tiger’s run. Rory McIlroy has played wonderfully and he… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods is Human, One More Tiger to Go

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. The unthinkable happened yesterday at the WGC Match Play Championships, Tiger Woods lost. Yes, believe it or not he is human. He actually makes bogeys and even hits balls out of bounds like a mere mortal. Tiger started losing it to the right just when Tim Clark birdied three straight at holes 11-13. Clark has been bogey free for the tournament, was 6 under for… Continue Reading

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Tiger Wins and Phil Hangs On

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Yesterday’s first round of the WGC Match Play saw Tiger play well enough to advance, but some rust kept him from closing out Brendon Jones earlier. Number one seeds Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia failed to advance. Harrington has struggled all season and Sergio bogeyed the last three holes to choke it away. Here are our predictions for the second round. Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson… Continue Reading

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