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Masters Flashback:2005 Woods vs. DiMarco

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It’s just sixteen days to The Masters and this trip to Augusta will mark the tenth anniversary of Tiger Woods’ last Masters’ win. We aren’t sure if Tiger will be there to join in the celebration but I have a feeling that he’ll be one of the top topics of conversation regardless if he is there or not. The ’05 Masters is remembered for Tiger’s out of this world chip in at the sixteenth hole. It was the shot of… Continue Reading

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An Unexpected Charge from Down Under

by G. Rennie Most golf fans expected a strong showing from at least one Australian golfer and they were all proved right as Adam Scott continued his great play in round two of The Masters, carding a backside 33 to salvage par for the day which placed him tied for third after 36 holes. Some others touted Jason Day for contention even with his thumb injury which has kept him on the sidelines since his WGC Match Play win in… Continue Reading

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Open for Debate: Best Modern PGA Tour Players

by Jeff Skinner Oh boy.  Looking for something to debate other than Peyton Manning’s place in NFL history or whether or not Richard Sherman deserves his lambasting on Twitter?  Here it is: Golf World’s 100 Best Modern Players. Brett Avery of Golf World has used the data recorded by the PGA Tour since 1980 to come up with the best PGA Tour players in the modern era.  From his article:  Briefly, our Modern 100 sought to: • Intensely focus on… Continue Reading

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Newsmakers of the Year, Golf World Style

by Jeff Skinner Golf World has released its final issue of 2013 with a listing of their “Newsmakers of The Year.”  Various writers give us capsule commentaries on the top twenty five stories of the past year.  The topics are varied and include issues on and off the course and more than just player performances.  One of the more interesting topics came in at number twelve: Bad Manners.  They call out all those knuckleheads that scream “Mashed Potatoes” and so… Continue Reading

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Golf ‘Round the World

by Jeff Skinner With the NFL and the baseball playoffs dominating the sports headlines the exciting golf that was played this past weekend can be easily over looked.  You’ll be forgiven if you missed some of the great play on the weekend as you sucked down beers and wings while cheering for those damn Patriots and Red Sox. Of the four winners this weekend, the one with the most upside is Lexi Thompson.  The eighteen year old Thompson won her… 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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Vijay Singh Sues the PGA Tour…Really???

by Jeff Skinner Hey Tim Finchem….that sharp pain you feel between your shoulder blades, it’s not old age.  It’s your good buddy Vijay Singh stabbing you in the back. Singh has turned the tables on the PGA Tour by suing them for his “treatment” following his admission to violating the PGA Tour’s Drug Policy.  Click here for the USA Today article on the lawsuit and file this one under “Are you freaking kidding me!” The PGA Tour recently cleared Singh… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Fifteen year old Lydia Ko is one amazing teenager.  She just added her third win in a professional tournament at the New Zealand Women’s Open.  But she’s still an amateur and has no plans to turn pro until after college.  Oh yea, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur last year too.  It doesn’t seem to matter to her whether there is money on the line or not. 2.  Rocco Mediate comes out blazing in his first… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Is there anyone more fun to watch then Rory McIlroy right now?  The kid drives it a mile, hits Nicklaus like long irons, has a short game like Phil and putts like Tiger in his prime.  And he’s polite, honest and cheerful and almost too good to be true. 2.  Lee Westwood is disappointed with is T2 finish at The BMW but for a guy that once swore off the FedEx Cup it sure agrees with… Continue Reading

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Playoffs vs Kickoffs

by Jeff Skinner If Tim Finchem had hired a Hollywood screenwriter to pen the final weeks of his FedEx Cup Playoffs it may have mirrored today’s final round at The BMW Championship. The biggest names of the day populate a leaderboard that packs as much star power as any we have seen all season. America’s favorite arthritic Phil Mickelson shares the lead at sixteen under with the resurgent, 49 year old Vijay Singh.  World-wide darling of the links, and world… Continue Reading

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