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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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Sergio Garcia Tops Brooks Koepka in Playoff

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With five holes left to play Brooks Koepka looked to have the AT&T Byron Nelson in his pocket. He had a two shot lead and his biggest threat, Jordan Spieth was throwing up on himself all day. Other players including Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar were making some noise but Koepka had played the last five holes at six under par for the first three rounds. With the par five sixteenth left and his monstrous driver still in the bag… Continue Reading

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The Open Chanpionship: Here’s Our Picks

by Jeff Skinner There’s more to Open Championship than links golf, tall pints and bangers and mash. It’s time for our Links Life Golf predictions. After hours and hours of research we have come up with sure fire ways to lose your money. Remember, its three winners and a long shot…no exceptions! G. Rennie, who makes his picks from that hot bed of golf, Vietnam goes first. Justin Rose: Rosie is arguably the most consistent golfer around these days, especially… Continue Reading

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Seve Lives On In Film

by Jeff Skinner Movies on golf rarely do well here in the states, Caddyshack of course being the lone film that crossed over into the general consciousness. I have a feeling that the just released, Seve the Movie will have some life over in Europe. Seve is loved and revered like no other golfer and this film chronicling his life as a poor youth coming from nothing to the pinnacle of professional golf may be a must see for any… Continue Reading

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The Best Feuds In Golf…Past and Present

by Jeff Skinner It seems that the past weeks of golf have been dominated by more feuds and fights than actual golf tournaments. The PGA of America is taking shots at the Royal & Ancient.  The PGA Tour balks at the USGA’s proposed anchoring ban.  Vijay Singh gets suspended for deer antler spray, then gets reprieved and then sues the PGA Tour. As crazy as all that appears they were only the undercard for this past week’s Tiger Woods vs… Continue Reading

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Masters Preview: Dan Jenkins Does The Masters

by Jeff Skinner  Masters Countdown: 22 days The dean of American sportswriting and King of sarcasm, Dan Jenkins will be covering his 63rd consecutive Masters this year.  Few have see more at Augusta and even less have written about it. And absolutely no one has the biting wit of our favorite curmudgeon. In  Golf Digest’s Masters Preview edition Jenkins recalls his best memories of The Masters which he started attending in 1951 when he was a sophomore in college.  It’s… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think, Ryder Cup Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Both Ryder Cup Captains displayed class, dignity and sportsmanship all week.  Davis and Ollie should be commended for trying to take the “War at the Shore” attitude out of the proceedings.  But Ollie missed a chance at another “Concession” moment.  He should have had Molinari concede Tiger’s putt on the eighteenth and settle for a 14-14 tie. 2.  Credit Molinari with wanting to give Tiger the hole on the eighteenth fairway.  Unfortunately, he was told to… Continue Reading

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The Spirit of Seve at The Ryder Cup

by Jeff Skinner This is the first Ryder Cup since the passing of European Team stalwart Seve Ballesteros.  But captain Jose Maria Olazabal is making sure the spirit of his good friend, partner and mentor surrounds the team at Medinah. The European Team’s golf bags feature Seve’s famous silhouette from his historic victory celebration at the 1984 Open Championship.  That was classic Seve as he pounded his fist after his winning putt fell.  And rumor has it that Olazabal has… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus: Sportsmanship & Goodwill Should Rule The Ryder Cup

by Jeff Skinner There are few events that generate the hype that a Ryder Cup does.  This week will be the most pressure packed week these twenty four golfers will see all year and maybe in their lifetime. Few golfers have played such a critical role in the evolution the Ryder Cup as Jack Nicklaus.  Walter Hagen was a significant force in the Ryder Cup in its infancy.  Seve Ballesteros carried the European team to new heights during his tenure. … Continue Reading

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Brandel Chamblee: Jack Is the Best Ever

by Jeff Skinner Brandel Chamblee has blossomed into one of the most interesting voices in golf.  His position on The Golf Channel has given him a very high profile among the golf media and he isn’t shy about voicing his opinion. Chamblee also uses his resources at The Golf Channel as all of his editorials are chock full of facts and data that the Golf Channel research department has mined for him. In Chamblee’s monthly column in Golf Magazine he… Continue Reading

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