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Two Winners at Royal Portrush, Daley’s a Champion, Miyazato Again

by Jeff Skinner It was a long time coming on the European Tour for both the winner and the host course at The Irish Open.  Jamie Donaldson claimed the Irish Open after 255 starts on the Euro Tour.  Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush hosted a top flight tournament for the first time in 59 years and by all accounts it was a grand success. While the Irish fans didn’t get a native son as a winner they turned out to support… Continue Reading

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Webb Simpson: The Early Years

by Jeff Skinner When Webb Simpson first started playing on The PGA Tour in 2009 I had a conversation with his college coach, Jerry Haas.  Haas hails from an amazing golf family and he was open and insightful on his former Wake Forest stand out.  Take a look at this interview and learn a little more about the Deutsche Bank Champion and FedEx Cup leader. Originally published in February 2009:  Links Life Golf spoke to Simpson’s college coach, Jerry Haas.… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson’s Big Picture

by Jeff Skinner For years Phil Mickelson played in the shadow of Tiger Woods.  Tiger won more majors, more tournaments, got bigger endorsements checks and everyone from the PGA Tour to the media to the fans generally kissed his butt.  Phil Mickelson was the “Anti-Tiger.”  Tiger frowned, Phil smiled.  Tiger strode around the course like he owned it.  Phil moseyed round the course like it’s his first time there.  Tiger won majors by the truckload.  Phil took his time, twelve… Continue Reading

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