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Our 2016 Masters Picks

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Here’s what we all have been waiting for, no not The Masters but rather the Links Life Golf crew’s Masters Picks. The boys here at LLG love their golf, love The Masters and really love busting each other balls. This 80th Masters is primed for some major fireworks and our picks add that special something for all of us. G. Rennie will start us off and as usual he leads the pack with the depth of his analysis and sheer… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson & The Claw Ready for Pinehurst

by Jeff Skinner Phil Mickelson was at it again today. The five time major champion and favorite of not only the fans but of the media also, was his usual effervescent, wise cracking self in his pre-tournament press conference. He started with a simple, “This place is awesome.” And went on to say how much he loved the new Pinehurst. “It is just a wonderful site. This is the first — well I really believe that this week is testing a… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…Open Championship Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Earlier in his career Phil Mickelson had essentially given up on winning the Open Championship.  His game did not suit links style golf.  His decision to rework his game and develop the mindset to successfully navigate a links course paid off enormously at Muirfield and helped propel his legacy to an even higher level.  Old dogs can learn new tricks…it worked pretty well for Phil. 2.  Tiger Woods’ poor play on the weekends at majors continued. … Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Magic at Merion?

by Jeff Skinner Phil Mickelson heads into the 113th U.S. Open on a bit of a streak.  Phil found his short game during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic as he charged to a T2 finish.  He’ll need his short game in addition to everything else if he expects to break the U.S. Open jinx that has plagued him all his career. Philly Mick has a record five second place finishes at the Open, five painful finishes. … Continue Reading

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Ramblings From The Easy Chair… Masters Edition

by G. Rennie The drama that unfolded at Augusta Sunday evening had me up and out of my chair, hollering like a fool in celebration of one great shot followed by another. The thrills provided by Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera down the  back side of Augusta National and into the two playoff holes are what we’ve come to expect from the Championship that always delivers compelling competition. Their exploits have been well chronicled here and in other media outlets… Continue Reading

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Rory Says He Regrets Walkoff

by Jeff Skinner When Rory McIlroy came onto the scene he was hailed as Ireland’s answer to Tiger Woods.  He was even christened the “Celtic Tiger.”   But although his golf game was similar to Tiger’s his demeanor certainly wasn’t. Where Tiger has evolved into a “media recluse” Rory has been a media darling as he embraced all media.  Rory has been a joy to the press and so very active on social media therefore being a relative open book.  And… Continue Reading

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Plenty of Golf & A Few Tricks

by Jeff Skinner The calendar may say November but to look at all the golf being played this week you would think it’s the middle of July.  Asia is the hot spot this week as three different tours try to reap some riches from golf crazy Asia. The PGA Tour is in Malaysia as Tiger Woods and 47 other golfers tee it up in Kuala Lumpur at the CIMB Classic.  Click here for scores. The European Tour continues its Race… Continue Reading

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Cinderella Story at the U.S. Open

by Jeff Skinner It’s easy to miss some of the great stories on day one at The U.S. Open.  Amid the hype of Tiger’s good round, the implosion of Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald some of the lesser names are overlooked. Sure, Casey Martin who is welcomed as a returning hero and Dennis Miller, of putt dropping video fame are heartwarming stories that have received plenty of coverage.  But yesterday gave birth to a true Cinderella… Continue Reading

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Interesting Threesome Finishes at Valero

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour moves on to Bourbon Street and the smile slowly leaves Ben Curtis’ face we should take a minute to reflect on the finish at The Valero Texas Open.  Ben Curtis, Matt Every and John Huh not only conspired to give us an exciting finish but each of them has their own “feel good” finish to be proud of. First of all, each one of them would have liked to putt a bit better… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Masters Disaster

by Jeff Skinner When Tiger Woods won at The Arnold Palmer Invitational two weeks ago the anticipation for the Masters went off the chart.  Tiger, Rory, Phil, Mahan, Donald and plenty of other top players were all rolling into form and Tiger was immediately declared the favorite. Too many prognosticators were ready to hand Tiger another green jacket.  There were some very disappointed golfers driving down Magnolia Lane on Sunday evening.  Oosthuizen, McIlroy, Westwood, Mickelson, Kuchar and Hanson all had… Continue Reading

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