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Si Ri Pak Ready for a New Life

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Si Ri Pak has announced that the 2016 season will be her last playing on the LPGA Tour. Pak has fashioned a hall of fame career with 25 LPGA Titles and five major championships. But her impact goes far beyond her world class statistics. Pak burst on the the scene in 1998 as a rookie when she won four tournaments including two majors, the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. That season was the spark that ignited an… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Golf Magazine’s Player of the Year

by Jeff Skinner The boys at Golf Magazine took a bold step in their December issue.   Going against popular thought, they named Phil Mickelson their Player of the Year.  The PGA Tour Players voted five time winner Tiger Woods as their Player of the Year but Golf Magazine incorporated a different criteria in selecting Phil.  His three world wide wins, including his astounding Open Championship was enough for them to choose Phil’s flair over Tiger’s numbers. We’re going beyond shots… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Leads in Australia

by Jeff Skinner One of the most remarkable stories of this young golf season started to write another chapter yesterday.  Down under at the LPGA’s 2013 opening tournament fifteen year old, amateur Lydia Ko continued her amazing run with a ten under par first round to take a one stroke lead at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. The South Korean born New Zealander is fresh off her win at the New Zealand Open and on a run that many… Continue Reading

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10 Thing I Think & More…PGA Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Rory McIlroy was four months younger than Tiger Woods when they both won their second major.  Rory is the man now. 2.  The Ocean Course lived up to its reputation: with wind it’s a killer, without it’s getable.  The greens aren’t the issue on The Ocean Course, it’s getting there.  All the pros putted well all week. 3.  It was a bad break for Carl Pettersson when he unknowingly moved a leaf in the hazard on… Continue Reading

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Single Major Winners: Is This The New Normal?

by Jeff Skinner As I watched Bubba Watson slip into the green jacket on Sunday evening with tears rolling down his smiling face I couldn’t help but appreciate how happy this young man must be.  Yes, Bubba’s recent adoption and his new role as a father certainly played into his emotional moment but when a professional golfer wins his first major it is more than special, it is life changing. Bubba Watson’s professional life will never be the same, no… Continue Reading

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McIlroy Ready to Become World Number One

by Jeff Skinner Rory McIlroy has made himself at home on the PGA Tour this season.  After a second place finish at The WGC Match Play last week he takes a two shot lead into the final round of the Honda Classic.  With all the talent in the world and a maturity that few 22 year olds have McIlroy is positioned to be the world’s next dominant golfer.  Only he better not look over his shoulder today. Each week on… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Asks LPGA For Membership

by Jeff Skinner “All things come to he who waits” so they say.  The waiting has begun for Lexi Thompson and her team as she has officially filed a petition with the LPGA to waive the minimum age requirement of 18 to join the tour.  Thompson is in the unique position of having a tournament win and still needing special permission to join the tour. Thompson became the tour’s youngest winner when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic two weeks… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson Says Golf is Boring

by Jeff Skinner For years one of the complaints about the golfers on the PGA Tour is that they all were the same flavor: vanilla.  Gone are the characters of yesteryear and this generation is a bunch of boring white, republicans.  That’s not the case with Bubba Watson. Watson is a new breed of golfer that plays hard while on the course but doesn’t see golf as his entire life.  He like to have fun, plain and simple.  He likes… Continue Reading

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Yani Tseng: Young Superstar

by Jeff Skinner It isn’t that often that history is made on the golf course.  Thanks to Tiger Woods, today’s golf fans are a generation that has come to expect historic performances at every turn.  We saw it last week at the U.S. Open as Rory McIlroy set or tied twelve Open records.  And we had watched Tiger shatter record after record for a dozen years.  Maybe we have become a bit jaded when it comes to the golf records.… Continue Reading

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Hoping It’s Rory’s Time

by Jeff Skinner Rory McIlroy has gone where no man had gone before.  He set a U.S. Open record when he birdied the seventeenth to go to an unbelievable thirteen under par.  McIlroy had played flawless golf up to that point and was hitting fairways and greens like Congressional was a pitch and putt course.  He came to the eighteenth riding a wave of momentum that had separated him from the field by eight strokes.  But a poor approach to… Continue Reading

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