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USGA Still Taking Heat for DJ’s Penalty

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It seems like everyone in the golf world had an opinion on the Dustin Johnson/USGA rules snafu except DJ himself. Yes, he said during and after the penalty was assessed, in the scoring room no less, that he didn’t cause the ball to move but that was it. As we all carry on about his misfortune and the USGA’s fumble DJ is laying low, nowhere to be seen. Good for him. He’s handling the aftermath as classy as he did… Continue Reading

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Willett Not the Only Masters Winner

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We’re still all nursing our Masters hangover just as winner Danny Willett must be. It looked like one great celebration on Sunday night as Willett and his mates partied until dawn.  Yes, they are singing “Walking in a Willett Wonderland.” A pair of the Links Life Golf Crew are busy celebrating also as for the first time ever we had a tie atop the leaderboard. Lil’ Skins and G. Rennie both tied for first place with $1,147,000 even though they… Continue Reading

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Jason Day Bounces Back to Win RBC Canadian Open

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Jason Day didn’t show any ill effects from his near miss at the Open Championship last week as he finished strong to win the RBC Canadian Open. He started the day two shots off the lead of Canadian David Hearn and playing in the next to last group. He already had birdied sixteen and seventeen when he was eyeing a 21 footer for birdie on eighteen. He said it was a very similar putt to the one he left short… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1.  Some will ridicule Brandt Snedeker for breaking down and fighting back the tears after his win at Pebble Beach. Not me, I think it is great. Emotion is so much a part of our lives and our game it’s fine with me. Sneds has become the tour’s new Steve Stricker who cried each time he spoke into a microphone. 2.  Dustin Johnson is rounding into form after his six month sabbatical. After a missed cut last week he finished… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Week…Pressure, Pressure, Pressure

by Jeff Skinner Ryder Cup: the most pressure in all of golf. It’s Ryder Cup Week and for twenty four of the world’s best golfers it is the most pressure they will ever experience in the game. The stories that golfers tell of their feelings on the first tee of the Ryder Cup show just how nervous these seasoned professionals can get when teeing it up for their country. Some are so nervous they can’t place the ball on the… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Survives Heavyweight Bout at PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner So much for the naysayers that don’t hold the PGA Championship in the same regard as the other three majors. Once again the PGA had the most exciting major of the season. Even Mother Nature couldn’t ruin the greatest finish of the year. On the soaked and softened Valhalla Golf Course we got to see a true prizefight as Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson went blow to blow in what for awhile looked… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Memories: Winged Foot 2006

by Jeff Skinner It’s 2006 and the U.S. Open had come to historic Winged Foot Country Club in Westchester County, New York. Since Winged Foot is only forty five minutes from my house I had a chance to spend all week there from practice days to Sunday’s final round. Early in the week during a practice round I was at wandering around watching the best players in the world try and figure out one of the toughest courses in the… Continue Reading

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Miguel Angel Jimenez Does It Again

by Jeff Skinner Miguel Angel Jimenez just keeps doing it. He keeps getting better. He keeps winning tournaments. He keeps getting older. And if possible he keeps getting cooler. The reigning “senior” member of the European Tour held off relative youngsters Thomas Pieters of Belgium and Australia’s Richard Green in a one hole playoff to win the Open de Espana. It’s Miguel’s first win in this event in twenty seven attempts. The fifty year old broke his own record as… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott Deals with Sunday Failure

by Jeff Skinner If you watched the early rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational you saw Adam Scott put on an impressive display of golf.  His opening 62 tied the course record and his second round 68 gave him a seven stroke lead over the field.  The announcers on The Golf Channel were ready to hand Scott the trophy as he “lapped the field.” His game looked flawless and he was poised to claim his eleventh PGA Tour win but… Continue Reading

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