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Four Rounds, No Pain = Success for Tiger

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Tiger Woods may have finished fifteenth out of eighteen golfers this week and stumbled with his final round 76 but as strange as it may sound his week at the Hero World Challenge was a success. True, Tiger always plays with the expectation of winning and would normally never consider looking up at fourteen golfers a successful week but it certainly was. Stats wise he was hitting the ball a long ways, finding plenty of fairways, stiffing his irons and… Continue Reading

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Past OPEN Champs Perform, or Not

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The R&A ensures The OPEN  is the most accessible of the four major championships by using thirty nine separate qualification criteria in setting the field of one hundred fifty players.  First of these many roads to The OPEN is status as a past champion with an age limit up to sixty. Sixteen players are in the field by way of at least once hoisting the Claret Jug. Some have acquitted themselves well while most have struggled, with eight missing the… Continue Reading

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Best U.S. Open Venue? Two Perspectives

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The boys at Golf Digest are heavily into the U.S. Open and as such have come up with a list they call “The Best U.S. Open Venues… Factoring in course layout, tradition, past winner and excitement produced, our panel provides a ‘definitive’ ranking.” They only include courses that held an Open for the past ten years so that disqualified a few favorites like Baltusrol and Oakland Hills but it’s still a heavy hitting list. Without blinking I knew Pebble Beach… Continue Reading

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John Feinstein: Earl was Tiger’s Problem

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The Tiger Woods Watch has reached DEFCON 1 as the entire sports world awaits his return. There are rumblings that Tiger will make his umpteenth come back appearance at each and every tournament on the PGA Tour schedule. While the scene of his comeback is still a mystery the fact that he is close to being healthy isn’t. He’s been seen hitting balls at clinics and course openings and a few insiders have witnessed Woods go after the ball at… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth: “I’m Not Really Sure What Happened”

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Jordan Spieth was playing well this week at The WGC Dell Match Play Championships until he hit the range this morning.  Spieth had gone 3-0 and was paired against Louis  Oosthuizen who had looked just as impressive and shared Spieth’s 3-0 record. Once Spieth started warming up this morning he realized his game had deserted him and he was slicing the ball.  Welcome to  the world of mere mortals Jordan. “I was hitting some slices with my irons,” he said. … Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods One Upped By a Kid

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It’s been over three week since I’ve written anything about Tiger Woods.  In the golf media world that’s a lifetime and a sure way to miss out on readers and plenty of web surfers clicking on your site.  But Tiger and his travails have not been truly newsworthy in my opinion. A sure way to garner traffic and readers is to have Tiger’s name in the headline  and write about him regularly, just peek at any of the golf websites… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More

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1. It goes to show you…you never know in this game. While all of us are crowning the twenty-somethings as the new Big 3 Adam Scott comes through and shows us what a 35 year old can do on a tough course. On Saturday with a quadruple bogey on fifteen he looked to have lost his chance. But a determined attitude and a new confidence with his putter allowed him to fight back and win for the first time since… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. I watched a lot of golf this week and one of the strangest things I saw was Jordan Spieth’s fill in caddie. His usual bag man, Mike Greller was home nursing a sore ankle. So his agent, Jay Dansi,the guy who signed him up to play Singapore was pressed into service as his caddie. It was hot, humid and the heat index was over 100. A bit of irony surrounded Dansi as he humped that bag around all week.… Continue Reading

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Ramblings From the Easy Chair

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The 2016 PGA Tour season is finally underway with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions having just wrapped up four glorious sun filled days on the slopes of The Kapalua Plantation Course. I’ve always looked forward to that first week of January golf beamed direct from those lush fairways with incomparable views from the shores of Maui of humpbacks lolling about in the coves. And across the way the impressive hills of Molakai, as mysterious and marvelous a place as any… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Revealing Interview

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Tiger Woods continues to be in the spotlight lately and it has nothing to do with his golf game. First Woods gets appointed a Ryder Cup Assistant Captain and now he opens up to the media. That’s a sentence rarely seen in print, Tiger opens up to the media. Like really? Yes, he really did. At least it appears that way. In a long ranging one on one interview with noted golf writer Lorne Rubenstein in Time magazine Tiger talks… Continue Reading

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