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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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A Quick Monday Morning Nine

by Jeff Skinner Stacy Lewis’ win at the North Texas LPGA Shootout continues a great season for the American ladies. With names like Lewis, Wie, Thompson, Korda and Creamer taking home trophies the LPGA has been given a real shot in the arm. J.B. Holmes gets his third and most important PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship. His first win at the 2006 Waste Management Phoenix Open had to be sweet but this one coming after his brain… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Golf Magazine’s Player of the Year

by Jeff Skinner The boys at Golf Magazine took a bold step in their December issue.   Going against popular thought, they named Phil Mickelson their Player of the Year.  The PGA Tour Players voted five time winner Tiger Woods as their Player of the Year but Golf Magazine incorporated a different criteria in selecting Phil.  His three world wide wins, including his astounding Open Championship was enough for them to choose Phil’s flair over Tiger’s numbers. We’re going beyond shots… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Is a Prick

by Jeff Skinner Tiger Woods looks to be back to his vintage self.  We’ve all wondered when he would get it back and I think that this week he has fully come back into form.  Only I’m not talking about his golf game.  I’m talking about his personality, or should I say his lack of one. Round two of the U.S. Open saw an amazing story unfold as a seventeen year old amateur worked his way into sole possession of… Continue Reading

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Single Major Winners: Is This The New Normal?

by Jeff Skinner As I watched Bubba Watson slip into the green jacket on Sunday evening with tears rolling down his smiling face I couldn’t help but appreciate how happy this young man must be.  Yes, Bubba’s recent adoption and his new role as a father certainly played into his emotional moment but when a professional golfer wins his first major it is more than special, it is life changing. Bubba Watson’s professional life will never be the same, no… Continue Reading

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A Rambling Back Nine

by Jeff Skinner Here’s my new name for Phil Mickelson: “Stock Market Phil.”  He has more ups and downs than Dow Jones.  Bogeys, double bogeys, pars, birdies and burrowing animal holes made up Phil’s day not to mention his cardio workout.  He ran to the 18th tee after holing out on the 17th so he and  Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler could tee off and finish their 18 in the disappearing daylight. Go Phil. Rickie Fowler is trying desperately to… Continue Reading

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The PGA Tour in Paradise & Prime Time

by Jeff Skinner Oh, the poor life of a 2011 PGA Tour Champion.  With all their holiday celebrations now a thing of the past, this week they get to start their “Happy New Year” on the PGA Tour.  Twenty eight of last season’s winners have to drag themselves away from the comfort and relaxation of their homes and get back to work. Yes, those unfortunate golfers have to start their season in the sun and warmth of Hawaii, away from… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Stars Down Under

by Jeff Skinner It seems rather odd that in the middle of November when most of the U.S. is trading in golf clubs for leaf blowers and snow shovels we can sit back and watch some warm weather golf in prime time.  Thanks to the wonders of television and the world-wide appeal of the game The Golf Channel is giving us some wonderful golf in the evening as we face the oncoming winter. At the Presidents Cup Warm Up Tournament,… Continue Reading

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Simpson Putts To Victory at The Deutsche Bank Championship

by Jeff Skinner Webb Simpson continued his hot streak as he birdied three straight holes down the stretch and won the second stage of The PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs.  Going into the final hole of The Deutsche Bank Championship Simpson was two shots off the lead but he rolled in a 30 foot birdie putt that left him one shot back of leader Chez Reavie. All Reavie needed was a par on eighteen to secure the victory and make… Continue Reading

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Thomas Bjorn Find His “Game”

by Jeff Skinner It is often said that golf is “the game of a lifetime.”  Many golfers revel in the spirituality of the game as Tom Watson told us at Turnberry a few years ago.  That was the case again yesterday as Thomas Bjorn continued his year of redemption with his second consecutive win on the European Tour at The Omega European Masters. He became the second player on the European Tour with three wins this season joining Luke Donald.… Continue Reading

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