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Gerina Pillar Moving Towards That Elusive First Win

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Gerina Pillar may have come up short in at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout but this is a player who seems so very ready to win. We first heard of Pillar awhile back but she was billed as a member of the ”husband and wife” who both play professional golf. Indeed, her husband Martin is on the PGA Tour for his second full time season and the two of them were both in contention last week in their respective… Continue Reading

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Jenny Shin Breaks Through for First LPGA Win

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It may have taken longer than she had wanted but Jenny Shin finally captured her first LPGA win at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. Shin, 23 first turned pro in 2010 and started on the LPGA in 2011 was able to finally earn her win in her 133rd start. She’s another of the North Koreans that have been dominating the LPGA recently but Shin’s story has a different twist. She started playing golf at nine and her parents decided… Continue Reading

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Jessica Korda Takes LPGA Season Opener

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA’s 2014 season got off to a great start with a thrilling finish at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.  Jessica Korda made a birdie four on eighteen to finish at nineteen under par and one stroke ahead of world number three Stacy Lewis. Korda started the day tied for third and three shots behind leader Na Yeon Choi.  But Korda’s play down the stretch enabled her to tie Lewis who had worked her way into… Continue Reading

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The Good Guys of the PGA Tour…Is Your Guy One?

by Jeff Skinner September’s Golf Digest has one of those most read articles this month.  Good Guys… Which PGA Tour players are the friendliest, most charitable, all-around nicest, even when no one’s looking? It is one of those questions all the fans ask of each player.  They want to know if their favorite is really one of the good guys behind the scenes.  Or is he a real a$$hole? Golf Digest spills the beans with a poll of golf insiders… Continue Reading

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Mark O’Meara Says “Stop Whining” At The Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner It was a crazy and controversial day at The Open Championship with players like Mickelson, Poulter and Dufner saying some greens and hole locations bordered on an unfair setup. But 1998 Champion Golfer of the year, Mark O’Meara was fine with the setup.  Of course he was…the 56 year old is this year’s Tom Watson.  He shot a stellar four under 67 and sits one back of the first round leader, Zach Johnson.  He said he didn’t… Continue Reading

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The Fun is Back at The Travelers, but Merion is Still on Our Minds

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour moves up the Eastern seaboard and  into Cromwell, Connecticut this week and after the punishing Merion layout they are thrilled to be back in the land of red numbers. U.S. Open winner Justin Rose who has to be running on fumes after his whirlwind of media appearances, tops a good field of golfers on a course that will yield more birdies in a day than we saw all week at Merion.  Mark Leishman won… Continue Reading

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Ths Class and The Ass of Golf

by Jeff Skinner It is a strange period in men’s professional golf.  For months the biggest headlines have been concerned with issues off the course.  Tiger’s scandal has dominated the sports pages like few stories ever have.  With the season well under way and the PGA Tour moving into the Florida swing we should be allowed to concentrate on the golf inside the ropes but it’s not that easy. Yesterday was a unique day in golf.  We saw both the… Continue Reading

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End of the Year Recap

by Jeff Skinner Over the past year I’ve had a chance to write and rant on plenty of subjects. Looking back, I have had a real ball this year. So here’s a recap of some of my favorite spots from October, November and December 2009. Yes, December is a Tiger heavy month but just like the golf course, he dominated the tabloids to. Probably my most embarrassing piece was “Thank God it’s Tiger” where I explained how lucky we were… Continue Reading

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