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Swafford Closes Fast to Win CareerBuilder Challenge

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With half a dozen players bunched at the top of the leaderboard of the CareerBuilder Challenge it looked like extra holes would keep some players from watching the NFL Playoffs. But Hudson Swafford is a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons and he wasn’t ready to miss his team try to get to their second Super Bowl. Swafford called a blitz coming down the stretch and he birdied three of his last four holes to pull ahead and eek out… Continue Reading

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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The Open Championship…The Best Major of Them All?

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I am a prisoner of the moment when it comes to major championship golf. The week of each major I can think of many reasons why that major is the best one. This week is no different. And Gary Van Sickle of Golf.com thinks the same way in his piece “10 Reasons the Open is the Best Major of Them All.” I cannot disagree with number one: The Open Championship is golf’s greatest event because it’s the oldest and has… Continue Reading

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Super Sunday for Matsuyama, Fowler…Not So Much

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Super Bowl Sunday was shaping up nicely for Rickie Fowler.  He had just moved into a two shot lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and was about to tee off on the drive-able par four seventeenth hole. The way he has been closing out tournaments lately a two stroke lead with two to play looked like money in the bank. But that’s why they play the game. Fowler”s driver ran through the green into the water behind the green… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think, Super Bowl Sunday Style

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Disclaimer: This past weekend we were all treated to some very exciting and historic golf but on Super Bowl weekend everything gets overshadowed by the biggest game of the year. The Super Bowl eclipses everything in its path especially when we witness the stupidest play call in the history of the game. You run Marshawn Lynch from the one yard line! It’s simple…run the most powerful back in the league and then run him again if you need to. Pass… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Leads in Dubai

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Most of the sports world is focused on Phoenix this week as the Seahawks and Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. With the big game in town things at the Waste Management Phoenix Open always get a little crazier. With Tiger Woods playing for the first time this season things got crazier still. But the former world number one simply stunk up the place yesterday. There is no other way to put it. On the other side of the world,… Continue Reading

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The New Order of American Golf

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Phoenix Arizona is ground zero for any sports fan this week. The Super Bowl is the biggest needle mover in all of sports and this week is all about the Super Bowl, soft balls and all. But Phoenix is also home to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Open, otherwise known as the NFL’s opening act. And it’s not a bad opening act at all. Tiger Woods comes off the bench and returns to the scene of one of the loudest… Continue Reading

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Tiger & Phil in Phoenix: Fun But No Rivalry

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Things are bound to get a little crazy in the desert this week. But that’s usually the case at The Waste Management Open which also goes as the Greatest Show on Grass. With the “Biggest Party in Golf” staged around the par three sixteenth we all know that this week brings some outrageous and memorable moments. Add the Super Bowl into the mix which is played just down the street on Sunday and we are faced with one wild week. … Continue Reading

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Wie & Lewis Ready for ’15 LPGA Season

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It’s Super Bowl week and the entire sports world is obsessed with the Patriots, Seahawks and a bag of soft balls. The Super Bowl hype gets unbearable at times but the LPGA Tour is offering us a fine mid-week diversion from the Super Bowl propaganda blitz.  The LPGA opens its newly revamped 2015 season tomorrow at the inaugural Coates Golf Championship Presented by R+L Carriers. The Coates is a new event with a new sponsor that will be played on… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Allenby, Belichick & Brady: Really Hard to Believe

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It is tough being a sports fan today. It seems the headlines are full of items that are questioning the honesty and character of our sports heroes. It may be a sign of the times where everything is public domain and athletes have no privacy or it may be the fact that these men have become so entitled that they feel they can do anything with no consequences.  Tiger Woods’ missing tooth is the subject of much discussion lately. Team… Continue Reading

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