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Jim Furyk Shoots PGA Tour’s First Ever 58

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As the leaders at the Travelers Championship were finishing thier breakfast Jim Furyk went out and made history.  Furyk broke the 59 barrier with a sensational 58 on the par 70 TPC River Highlands Course. Furyk’s 58 is the first ever shot during a PGA Tour event. This summer we watched golfers at The Open Championship and PGA threaten the major championship record 63 to no avail. But Furyk, playing well off the lead at the notoriously low scoring Travelers… Continue Reading

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Travelers In the Books, Up Next…U.S. Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner The Travelers Championship marked the third tournament I was able to attend during my “June of Golf’ and it was a good one. On Wednesday I spent some time in the Media Center and got to ask a few questions of some of the players.  Rickie Fowler said that he learned over the years that on days when the round isn’t going your way you just find a way to hang on and try to get what… Continue Reading

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The Travelers Gets Them While They’re Young

by Jeff Skinner One of the things that struck me this week about the Travelers Championship is that the fields seem to get better each year.  Drawing a post-major week on the PGA Tour isn’t a recipe for success.  And the week prior to a major isn’t much better as many players like to have the week off to prepare or a week off to decompress from the majors. But the Travelers has blossomed in the week after the U.S.… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Yea, Rory Sabbatini had an ace on Sunday but earlier in the week the Sabbatini family had another big day.  “Earlier in the week at Operation Shower, Sabbatini’s wife Amy surprised four military moms-to-be expecting twins whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. Navy, Naval Submarine School and Connecticut Army National Guard by announcing that she would cover airfare for the moms-to-be to fly their moms in for the birth of the babies.”  Rory may… Continue Reading

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Patrick Cantlay’s Wild Summer Vacation

by Jeff Skinner When  amateur Patrick Cantlay gets back to UCLA in the fall he’ll have some stories to tell when he’s asked how he spent his summer vacation. After finishing second at the NCAA Championship the nineteen year old won the Jack Nicklaus Award as College Player of the Year.  He also was named Freshman of the Year (Phil Mickelson Award) and he was named Golf Week’s Player of the Year.  Quite a first year at college for the… Continue Reading

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Perry is Really Hot at the Travelers

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Kenny Perry shot lights out at the Travelers on Thursday. He had nine birdies, six on the front for a 29 on the first nine, and finished with a 61. The TPC River Highlands course is defenseless with soft greens and no wind. Over 100 players were able to shoot under par. What a difference a week makes. Only five players finished under par at… Continue Reading

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Paul Goydos Scrambles to a 63

The sun is shining on The TPC River Highlands and it is warm and muggy.  California boy Paul Goydos must feel right at home as he shot seven under 63 to share the lead with Charles Warren.  After a stumbling start where he scrambled for par on his first two holes he righted and ship and managed seven birdies including three straight on 15,16 and 17.  He said afterward that he “felt quite fortunate” as his tough start could have… Continue Reading

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Back to Normal for the Tours

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.   It’s back to normal for the golf world this week with all the tours back in action.  The PGA, Champions and the LPGA are all in the northeast this week and may be subject to some weather issues.  Like we haven’t had enough rain delays this past week already!   Brian Gay and John Merrick share the early lead at -5, at The Travelers Championship… Continue Reading

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PGA Pro’s Earn Their Money on Wednesday

The rain stopped up at the Travelers and the Pro-am is well under way.  This is where the tour players really earn their paychecks.  They have to participate in the Wednesday Pro-am or they cannot play in the tournament.  They get to roam the course with three amateur teammates and post a score for low man per team on each hole.  It can be a daunting task.  The first amateur to hit in Paul Goydos’s group hit his tee ball so far… Continue Reading

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