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10 Things I Think

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1. I watched a lot of golf this week and one of the strangest things I saw was Jordan Spieth’s fill in caddie. His usual bag man, Mike Greller was home nursing a sore ankle. So his agent, Jay Dansi,the guy who signed him up to play Singapore was pressed into service as his caddie. It was hot, humid and the heat index was over 100. A bit of irony surrounded Dansi as he humped that bag around all week.… Continue Reading

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Jason Dufner Hangs On

LA QUINTA, CA - JANUARY 24:  Jason Dufner poses with the trophy after winning the CareerBuilder Challenge In Partnership With The Clinton Foundation at the TPC Stadium course at PGA West  on January 24, 2016 in La Quinta, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

In 2013 I was at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. My son was living nearby at the time and we grabbed some tickets to watch the best golfers in the world try for “Glory’s last Shot.” Friday morning the course was getting soaked by an unrelenting rain that tested both golfers and fans. We toughed it out through the mud and the rain and by the afternoon the sun was bright and the skies were blue. While… Continue Reading

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Chris Kirk Wins at Colonial

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Chris Kirk made a clutch par from the rough on his final hole at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial for a 66 to stay at -12 and avoid a playoff with his three nearest pursuers and capture his fourth PGA Tour win. Jason Bohn had lit up the course with a 66 to get to eleven under. Brandt Snedeker couldn’t manage a birdie over his last five holes and Jordan Spieth’s final hole birdie left him one short. For… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots from The PLAYERS

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Jordan Spieth misses the cut. Boy Wonder had a great run while it lasted but it was bound to end sometime. The mano y mano, Rory vs Jordan Death Match will have to wait. Phil Mickelson now has seven missed cuts at The PLAYERS to just three top tens. TPC Sawgrass is one tough course and it had Phil talking to himself,” I was thinking to myself as I was walking around, I can’t believe I’ve actually won here.” Next… Continue Reading

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New Format Marks WGC-Cadillac Match Play

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Tomorrow marks a new era in the PGA Tour’s Match Play legacy when the WGC-Cadillac Match Play begins at Harding Park in San Frisco. After years of dealing with many big names losing early and therefore being left with some not so household names for the weekend the format has been restructured to insure that all players get at least three rounds of golf. The 64 golfers are broken down into sixteen different groups of four players. Each will play… Continue Reading

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Day 2 Winners & Losers at The Masters

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Winners Jordan Spieth is playing like he’s been at Augusta all his life. But he’s had only six rounds in competition. If the next two are anything like the first two the field is playing for second place. 64, 66 to open has never been done before and he looks so confident even a few burps won’t derail him. There is a great tournament going on at Augusta…for second place right now. Charley Hoffman, Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey and Phil… Continue Reading

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’14 Ryder Cup Team May Look Different

by Jeff Skinner The Ryder Cup is still over three months away and there is a ton of golf left to play but a peek at the Team USA Points Standings may just shock you.  This is a team that could look very different from past Ryder Cup teams. The top nine players earn automatic berths and Captain Watson will fill out the team with three picks of his own. First of all there is no Tiger Woods. With his… Continue Reading

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Hits & Misses Day One at The Masters

by Jeff Skinner Hits Bill Haas.  The 31 year old Wake Forest grad has five PGA Tour wins but today may be the stepping stone to his first major.  Four under 68 has him one stroke ahead of three major champions. Adam Scott.  The ’13 Masters champ did his best to defend his title.  One errant shot on the par three twelft hole resulted in a double bogey, his only mistake of the day. Louis Oosthuizen.  It is either feast… Continue Reading

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It’s a Tough Job at Pebble Beach

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour descends on Pebble Beach this week for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.   Brandt Snedeker will defend his ’13 title and Phil Mickelson will test his ailing back once again. There are some tough jobs in golf:  Brandel Chamblee’s hair stylist, Rory McIlroy’s agent, Tiger’s publicist, John Daly’s trainer and the guy that carries Nick Faldo’s ego around.  But Chuck Dunbar doesn’t have one of those jobs.  He’s the Head Pro at Pebble Beach.  I’d… Continue Reading

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