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The Senior Set Does Troon

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Of the 156 competitors at Royal Troon nine are over 50 and eligible for play on The Champions Tour.  Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only two players from the geriatric set who regularly compete on the primary tours that cater to young flat bellies. But the lure of a major and the many, many ways that the R&A makes entry into the OPEN accessible typically brings in a bunch of gents who, to put it politely, are… 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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Chip Shots from the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Morgan Hoffmann leads at Arnie’s Place and rightly so. He’s making birdies by the bunch, hitting greens and leading the field in putting. That will get you to -13 and a three stroke lead. Hoffmann fought off the distraction of his grandmother’s death right before the tournament and seems to have used it as motivation realizing there are more important things in life than birdies and bogeys. Karen Crouse profiles the New Jersey native who grew up hoping to spend… Continue Reading

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Great Leaderboard at the PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner It was amazing day at the 96th PGA Championship. With a water logged Valhalla allowing the world’s best to throw darts at the soft greens we were treated to a marvelous display of golf. It was a true birdie-fest as player after player posted sub-par rounds which has resulted in a jammed packed leaderboard filled with big names, young studs and even some newcomers. How gettable was Valhalla today? Very gettable. 74 players teed it up today… 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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Bubba Watson’s Back Nine Birdie Blitz

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson has set the mark and thrown down the gauntlet at The 78th Masters.  Will Bill Haas and the rest of the contenders pick it up?  Watson, playing his best golf in a long time, had a sizzling back nine of 32 to pull away from the field at Augusta National with a three stroke lead after he finished his second round. Bubba strung together five birdies from 12-16 to go to eight under for the… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Birdies 18 to Beat Stacy Lewis

From LPGA.com: Lexi Thompson displayed nerves of steel during the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational as she sank a 5-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to clinch her second LPGA Tour victory this season. The Floridian fired rounds of 72-64-67-69 to claim a one-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis. It was head-to-head battle between Thompson and Lewis throughout the majority of Sunday’s final round. After both players made the turn at 2-under-par for the day, Lewis dropped three… Continue Reading

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High Drama in the Highlands

by G. Rennie The winds finally arrived yesterday at the Castle Stuart links and the Scottish Open Championship delivered both an expected outcome and a surprise finish.  Phil the Thrill played in the final pairing, starting two shots back of the Big Swede, Henrik Stenson, and most in the gallery were probably pulling for him to get the come from behind victory and claim his first title in the land that created the game.  A victory by Phil would undoubtedly lend some needed… Continue Reading

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Jumbo Ozaki:Still Killing It At 66

by Jeff Skinner They say golf is the game of a lifetime and here’s the latest proof.  Japanese veteran golfer Masashi “Jumbo” Ozaki who’s 66 shot a surprising 62 in the first round of the Tsuruya Open on the Japan Tour.  His nine under par put him in the lead after the first round but more amazingly bettered his age by four shots. Jumbo has been playing golf professionally for 44 years and is the Japan Tour’s all time win… Continue Reading

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