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A Summer Without Tiger Woods: An Opportunity

by Jeff Skinner As the golf season heats up both, figuratively and literally and heads into the summer we are faced with a summer without golf’s number one draw, Tiger Woods. No figure in the sport commands the audience that Woods does and his absence certainly will be a subject well discussed in depth until his return. And that is one of the issues facing golf today: the fascination with Tiger Woods. Golf World’s editor In Chief, Jaime Diaz addresses… Continue Reading

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Wie’s Win Could Be the Start…Maybe

by Jeff Skinner Spending a week in Hawaii is good for the soul.  Anyone that spends time there will say something along the lines of it being “the trip of a lifetime” or “it was life changing.”  Well this week in Hawaii may just be life changing not only for Michelle Wie but for the LPGA Tour. Wie may finally have found the formula for success with her new found “game plan” strategy combined with her forsaking the technical aspects… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko Jumps To David Leadbetter

by Jeff Skinner When Lydia Ko announced that she was turning pro we all knew her life would be changing.  Playing for paychecks is different no matter how good a player is. But Ko continued to do what she had done as an amateur.  She went out and won in her second professional tournament at The Swinging Skirts in Taiwan. But things are changing in Kamp Ko.  She signed with the mammoth IMG agency, changed caddies and is moving from… Continue Reading

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“New Year” Old Problems for PGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner This week marked the “start” of the new PGA Tour season and unfortunately for the PGA Tour making a few changes to the calendar, calling October the start of the new year and crossing their collective fingers won’t change much about the tournaments previously called the “Fall Series.” The changes mostly benefit the players.  Now, winners of these six events will get a pass into The Masters and earn full points in the FedEx Cup race.  The… Continue Reading

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U.S. Solheim Cup…Mallon Surprises With Michelle Wie

by Jeff Skinner The U.S. Solheim Team has been finalized and Captain Meg Mallon will be trying to get her charges in top form for the August 16th-18th matches at the Colorado Golf Club. Mallon’s team features the top American golfers who battled all year to earn points with the top eight players gaining an automatic slot.  Current British Open Champion and America’s best golfer, Stacy Lewis led the points total followed by Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Brittany… Continue Reading

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Golf Inc.’s Most Powerful People In Golf

by Jeff Skinner Every golfer is always looking for a little more power and that’s not just on the course.  The power players in golf are constantly planning their next move to become most influential person in the game.  Golf Inc.com has released their ranking of “The Most Powerful People in Golf.” Now Golf Inc. has a different view of the “power players” in the game.  Unlike a many publications that are concerned with television ratings, Q-ratings and popular opinion… Continue Reading

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The Unforeseen Consequence of the Tiger Effect

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour returns to Congressional Country Club this week for the AT & T National with Tiger Woods as the host.  Woods will be looking to win his own tournament for the first time since 2009.  But Tiger will spend plenty of time this week dealing with other issues that requires the “host’s” attention.  Tiger’s foundation is the prime beneficiary of this tournament and it means so much to Woods.  This week you’ll see many tributes… Continue Reading

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Super Saturday May Benefit Waste Management Open

by Jeff Skinner For the second straight week the PGA Tour had another spellbinding finish.  Last week Kyle Stanley’s meltdown handed the win to unlikely winner Brandt Snedeker and this past Sunday we saw chain smoking Spencer Levin’s lead disappear in the desert wind.  Ironically the beneficiary of Levin’s implosion was last week’s heartbreak kid Stanley. The finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open while very exciting probably went unnoticed by far too many fans.  The week at the TPC… Continue Reading

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The Season Without Tiger…Doing Just Fine

by Jeff Skinner Believe it or not this is my first post on Tiger Woods in three full weeks.  My last “Tiger Post” was on June 8th.  Taking that long between Tiger stories is borderline blasphemy in the golf blogging world and most editors would probably fire someone if that was the case at a magazine or newspaper.  But the truth is I haven’t missed him. I am probably in the minority when I say that but I think this… Continue Reading

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FedEx Cup Playoffs Just Fine

by Jeff Skinner How do you like the FedEx Cup Playoffs so far?  I am loving them.  Who needs Tiger or Phil to win everything?  Not me. Matt Kuchar continues his hot streak with an opening 64 to lead this week’s BMW Championship.  Could Matt be this year’s Tiger and win two events and the FedEx Cup?  He looked to be this year’s Heath Slocum but if he keeps this up he’ll be looking more like Tiger then Tiger does… Continue Reading

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