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Rory’s Little Change Goes A Long Way

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When players are slumping, and slumping is a relative term, they are searching for that magic fix. Unfortunately in most occasions that “fix” can take months to finally take hold so a player can dig himself out of his slump. Not so for Rory McIlroy. He won the Deutsche Bank Championship today after making a few changes over the weekend. He surged from six shots back of Paul Casey to earn his twelfth PGA Tour win and put a new… Continue Reading

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Day Leads PLAYERS after Record Tying 63

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The PLAYERS Championship opened just as one would expect…sort of. If you put the best golfer in the world on a firm fast course with soft greens and only a slight breeze he’s going to go low. But a 63…amazing. Jason Day played up to his ranking as the top golfer in the world and scorched TPC Sawgrass with a course record tying round that had him in the lead by two strokes on a day that let dozens of… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Welcomes Historic Challenge

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The final round of the 144th Open Championship is primed for an historic finish.  Sunday’s third round was worthy of a final round with many players challenging for the lead. A Monday finish for The Open isn’t ideal but if there had to be an extra day the players certainly did their best to provide a final round worth watching.  This is only the second time in its long run that The Open has closed on Monday and it is… Continue Reading

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Park & Langer Win Majors, Gomez Breaks Through

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Inbee Park is back in form and walked away from the field at The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Harrison New York. Park’s final round 68 gave her a five shot margin of victory over Sei Young Kim. While this tournament is now billed as the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with the new partnership of the PGA, LPGA and KPMG, Park had won the older version of this event the prior two seasons. So this gives her three straight LPGA… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Survives Heavyweight Bout at PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner So much for the naysayers that don’t hold the PGA Championship in the same regard as the other three majors. Once again the PGA had the most exciting major of the season. Even Mother Nature couldn’t ruin the greatest finish of the year. On the soaked and softened Valhalla Golf Course we got to see a true prizefight as Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson went blow to blow in what for awhile looked… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots from the Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner Rory McIlroy: three quarters of the way to the career grand slam. Only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have reached that point any quicker than Rory. That tells you what kind of company this kid is in. Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia did just about all they could to pressure Rory. They needed some help from Rory but he wasn’t in a cooperative mood. When he needed to he made all the shots he had to. It… Continue Reading

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Kaymer Stays Hot…Duke’s Amazing Save

by Jeff Skinner Martin Kaymer has decided to run away from the field here at The U.S. Open. He has added three strokes to his lead as he has three birds on his opening nine so far. He sits at eight under par and has a five stroke lead over second place held by Fran Quinn. But the hole of the day already has been decided. Ken Duke, representing us old guys, made an all world par at the par… Continue Reading

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Kaymer Leads at Pinehurst…and More

by Jeff Skinner It was an adventurous day at the 114th U.S Open at Pinehurst, for me and the players. I finally got a chance to see the restoration and it didn’t disappoint. It’s an impressive course even from outside the rope. For most of the day it looked like one or two under would hold up for the lead but Martin Kaymer, who just went through his own “restoration” project, pulled away from the field for a thee stroke… Continue Reading

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Lizette Salas: American Dream on the LPGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner Lizette Salas finally found a way to win on the LPGA Tour. After two seasons of near misses in half a dozen tournaments the second year LPGA player nailed down her first tour win at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Salas had blown leads, chunked shots, been outplayed and lost in a playoff before this win but there would be no denying her on Sunday. A good way to win is to start with a three… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair…Masters Style

by G.Rennie Conventional wisdom has it that the Masters starts on the back nine on Sunday but not this Sunday. The drama started right out of the gate with the final pairing racking up a combined eight birdies on the front side. On the downside, but adding drama to the game, were the four bogeys Spieth and Watson accumulated, with Jordan coming out the on the short end. The 20 year old Masters rookie struck first with a sliding left… Continue Reading

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