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Jordan Spieth Shoots 64, Still “Frustrated”

2015 Masters

All the great golfers are always hard on themselves. That’s how they push themselves to get better. “I can always get better” is a refrain often heard among the best athletes. Jordan Spieth is no different. The twenty one year old leads The Masters by two shots after shooting 64 and barely missed tying the course record of 63 held by Nick Price (86) and Greg Norman (96). Spieth was riding a wave of confidence heading into the fifteenth hole… Continue Reading

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Streelman Streaks to Travelers Win

by Jeff Skinner Kevin Streelman shot a 64 and finished with a bang as he birdied his last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship.  Streelman set a new record for consecutive birdies on the PGA Tour with his streak.  What a way to finish.  Here’s the AP Story.

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Hits & Misses at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Hits Bubba Watson was fairly composed after his win at The Masters.  He says he’s “just a small town guy named Bubba that won The Masters…pretty cool.”  And Bubba has further strengthened his place in American golf history with today’s win and has the game and healthy body to compete for even more.  But the change in Bubba from his lost season last year is that space between his ears.  He’s matured and has a better grasp… Continue Reading

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Reversal of Fortune: Bubba Watson Wins 78th Masters Title

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson returned to Augusta National this week as a changed man.  And now after winning his second Masters title he’ll be changed even more. Watson did today what few men can do in this world: he held off the charge of youth.  Watson, 35 was paired with the 20 year old phenom Jordan Spieth who threatened to rewrite the Masters record book as the youngest winner in tournament history.  But youth was not served today as… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Saves His Season…Beats Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner Who says that Rory McIlroy’s 2013 season has been a disaster?  Rory may have saved a little bit of face with his victory over Tiger Woods in a two man exhibition in China. Rory sizzled down the stretch as he made an eagle and four birdies over his last seven holes to beat the world’s number one golfer by a single stroke 67 to 68. McIlroy has had a horrible season on the course and has struggles… Continue Reading

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Winds Wipe Out Tournament of Champions

by Jeff Skinner So much for the wonderful weather that usually greets the PGA Tour as they open their season at Kapalua.  The wind and rain were so bad that the PGA Tour bit the bullet and cancelled the first round of the Tournament of Champions. With the wind gusting to 50 mph balls were rolling off the greens and the officials determined that the conditions were unplayable.  Most disappointed player of the day has to be Webb Simpson who… Continue Reading

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Hard Work Pays Off for Rory McIlroy

by Jeff Skinner The equation for winning a major championship is simple.  All it takes is hard work, mental toughness, steady nerves, a bit of luck and a good amount of golfing skill.  Rory McIlroy delivered on all counts today at The PGA Championship.  In fact, McIlroy displayed such skill on the Ocean Course that he lapped the field on his way to a record eight stroke victory.  The previous margin of victory at The PGA was seven strokes by… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Wins in Dubai

From Ladies European Tour.com: American Lexi Thompson, 16, became the youngest professional golfer to win on the Ladies European Tour when she captured the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters by four shots at Emirates Golf Club. Aged 16 years, 10 months, 7 days, she became the second youngest ever Ladies European Tour event winner after South Korean Amy Yang, who was aged 16 years, 6 months, 8 days, when she won the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia as an amateur, in… Continue Reading

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Darren Clarke’s Emotional Win at The Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner The Open Championship is a fickle beast.  As seen by today’s final round with alternating sun and rain and wind and more rain and more sun, it tested the golfers’ patience and ability to focus on their tasks at hand.  Darren Clarke had little problem with the elements, the course or his competitors as he steadily worked his way around Royal St. Georges to finish at five under par and claim the Open Championship.  The Claret Jug is… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Next Chapter: A Pain In The Neck

by Jeff Skinner Add another chapter to the Tiger Woods Story.  He walked off the course after seven holes yesterday at The Players Championship citing a neck injury.  This is the latest in an odd series of Tiger happenings in recent weeks.  He blew off Peter Kostis in a post Masters interview, appeared open and honest in his press conference at Quail Hollow and then went out and missed the cut.  Now he withdraws with a neck injury that he… Continue Reading

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