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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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The Senior Set Does Troon

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Of the 156 competitors at Royal Troon nine are over 50 and eligible for play on The Champions Tour.  Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only two players from the geriatric set who regularly compete on the primary tours that cater to young flat bellies. But the lure of a major and the many, many ways that the R&A makes entry into the OPEN accessible typically brings in a bunch of gents who, to put it politely, are… Continue Reading

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Another Second Chance for John Daly

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John Daly makes his champions Tour debut at the Insperity Invitational today and there is plenty of buzz surrounding Big John’s chance at golf’s greatest mulligan. Daly has had more issues than a Donald Trump Rally but his grip it and rip it attitude and “every-man” persona has won him millions of devoted and loyal fans. He has had so many ups and downs both professional and personal and all the time having them played out in the media. I… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair: Masters Day 2

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By G. Rennie Augusta National is very welcoming to its former champions each Masters week with an assortment of activities that allows those past their playing prime to socialize, reminisce, teach the next generation the nuances of the course and to compete in the Par 3 Tournament on Wednesday. Champions are also invited to play the tournament without proving current form like the rest of the invitees. Two former champions eligible for Champions Tour play distinguished themselves in the first… Continue Reading

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Masters Flashback:2005 Woods vs. DiMarco

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It’s just sixteen days to The Masters and this trip to Augusta will mark the tenth anniversary of Tiger Woods’ last Masters’ win. We aren’t sure if Tiger will be there to join in the celebration but I have a feeling that he’ll be one of the top topics of conversation regardless if he is there or not. The ’05 Masters is remembered for Tiger’s out of this world chip in at the sixteenth hole. It was the shot of… Continue Reading

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Dustin Johnson Takes Leave of Absence

by Jeff Skinner Dustin Johnson has announced that he is taking an immediate leave of absence from professional golf. His agent released a statement effectively ending his 2014 golf season. “I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately. I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced. By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will… 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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An Unexpected Charge from Down Under

by G. Rennie Most golf fans expected a strong showing from at least one Australian golfer and they were all proved right as Adam Scott continued his great play in round two of The Masters, carding a backside 33 to salvage par for the day which placed him tied for third after 36 holes. Some others touted Jason Day for contention even with his thumb injury which has kept him on the sidelines since his WGC Match Play win in… Continue Reading

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Open for Debate: Best Modern PGA Tour Players

by Jeff Skinner Oh boy.  Looking for something to debate other than Peyton Manning’s place in NFL history or whether or not Richard Sherman deserves his lambasting on Twitter?  Here it is: Golf World’s 100 Best Modern Players. Brett Avery of Golf World has used the data recorded by the PGA Tour since 1980 to come up with the best PGA Tour players in the modern era.  From his article:  Briefly, our Modern 100 sought to: • Intensely focus on… Continue Reading

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Newsmakers of the Year, Golf World Style

by Jeff Skinner Golf World has released its final issue of 2013 with a listing of their “Newsmakers of The Year.”  Various writers give us capsule commentaries on the top twenty five stories of the past year.  The topics are varied and include issues on and off the course and more than just player performances.  One of the more interesting topics came in at number twelve: Bad Manners.  They call out all those knuckleheads that scream “Mashed Potatoes” and so… Continue Reading

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