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Ten Things I Think

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1. Golf Digest is once again the target of LPGA fans because this month Paige Spiranac graces their cover. While Spiranac is attempting to make it to the LPGA her game is still a long way off but her popularity far exceeds her game. She is what you would call an “internet sensation” with over 670,000 Instagram followers, most of which are between the ages of 15-30. Now that’s the demographic that Golf Digest and the game itself needs to… Continue Reading

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Bryson DeChambeau Is Marching Toward His PGA Tour Card

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One of the intriguing stories in golf lately is the emergence of part time physicist/artist/golfer Bryson DeChambeau. He who plays all his irons at the same length. He who wears the “Hogan” cap. He who talks of the golf swing in such lingo that he would confuse Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. Oh, and he who was low am at The Masters (and in the mix through three rounds) and finished T4 at The RBC Heritage. This kid is… Continue Reading

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Jimmy Walker & Cristie Kerr: Not Just Another Win

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Jimmy Walker made it look easy at The Valero Texas Open yesterday. As Jordan Spieth tried to gain some ground, Walker just kept playing solid golf and it gave the hometown winner his fifth win in 18 months, that’s impressive.  Walker has moved to top ten in the world, has blossomed into a weekly contender, leads the FedEx Cup with his two wins but nine out of ten fans couldn’t pick him out of a lineup. As usual, now the… Continue Reading

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Watch Phil Mickelson Break an 8 Iron

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Someone call the Callaway Rep and fast. Phil the Thrill got a bit of a shock today at the Valero Texas Open. Mickelson was trying to work some magic from a fairway bunker on the 12th hole. Take a look and watch the clubhead of his eight iron break off the shaft and bounce through the bunker. Unfortunately there was no magical save and he made bogey on the hole.  I hope he has a warranty on those clubs.

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Masters Chairman Billy Payne Can Stop Slow Play

by Jeff Skinner It isn’t too often that I can say I was fortunate in missing the final round of a PGA Tour event.  But that’s the case this week.  From all reports Sunday at The Valero Texas Open had all the joy of a root canal.  And I am not sorry I missed it. It was not the fact that the winner, Steven Bowditch shot a 76 to win it.  Nor was it the fact that there were no… Continue Reading

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Masters Odds: Rory Leads Tiger

by Jeff Skinner The Masters Countdown continues as all of us fight off those bouts of daydreaming of azaleas, green jackets and that Kenny Loggins theme.  It’s tough I know, but soon enough we’ll be watching Arnie, Gary and Jack stroking those opening shots. If you’re looking to get in on the early Masters action here are the betting odds from Ladbrokes.com.  The fine chaps at Ladbrokes must be thinking Tiger Woods ‘ailing back will be an issue when he… Continue Reading

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LLG Awards Season: Comback Player of the Year

by Jeff Skinner For some reason the PGA Tour has elected not to award a Comeback Player of the Year but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any worthy candidates. There was a time when we all thought the only award that Tiger Woods would never have a chance of winning would be Comeback Player of the Year.  But we certainly know that Tiger has had plenty to come back from.  Woods finally broke through for his first win in three… Continue Reading

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Interesting Threesome Finishes at Valero

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour moves on to Bourbon Street and the smile slowly leaves Ben Curtis’ face we should take a minute to reflect on the finish at The Valero Texas Open.  Ben Curtis, Matt Every and John Huh not only conspired to give us an exciting finish but each of them has their own “feel good” finish to be proud of. First of all, each one of them would have liked to putt a bit better… Continue Reading

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Looking for Mr.58 in 2012

by Jeff Skinner As the PGA Tour season gets back in action at The Tournament of Champions there are plenty of prognosticators out there with predictions for the 2012 season.  We all do it. From all the analysts on The Golf Channel to every golf writer to the bloggers, we all like to “guess” what will happen this season.  Who will be the man this year?  Will Tiger win, and will he win a major?  Is it time for Westwood… Continue Reading

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