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Hot Stuff & Some Not So Hot Stuff On Day One

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It was a hot day in jersey as the players at the PGA Championship sweated their way around Baltusrol. Surprisingly, some big names were feeling the heat and failed to capitalize on a course that was ripe for a low score. Here are some Hots and some Not So Hots from Thursday’s golf. Hot: Jimmy Walker shot an opening round 65, his lowest ever in a major to earn a one shot lead at five under par. Little know Emiliano… Continue Reading

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UL International Crown Kicks Off Big Weeks for Women’s Golf

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As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Usually while I am watching a golf tournament I’ll be pulling for my favorites and hoping for great shots from all (well, most of) the pro golfers. But yesterday I was seriously hoping that amateur Lee McCoy would pull a stunner and win the Valspar Championship. He was playing on his home course which he said he played a thousand times and I was hoping he would go all “Phil Mickelson” on the tour. Phil was the last am… Continue Reading

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Major Champion, Major Surprise, Mo Martin Wins Women’s British Open

by Jeff Skinner In the biggest surprise in major championship golf this season Mo Martin bettered a slew of major champions to capture the Ricoh Women’s British Open. It is the 31 year old Symetra Tour veteran’s (six seasons) first LPGA Tour win and she did it with her greatest shot of her career. It was a difficult day at Royal Birkdale as the wind challenged every shot and pars were to be cherished all day. Players struggled with what… Continue Reading

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Major Week: U.S. Senior Open

by Jeff Skinner Summer is heating up and so is golf”s major season.  With the women teeing it up at the Women’s British Open the seniors are back in the act this week with another major, The U.S. Senior Open.  The seniors return to Oak Tree Golf Course in Edmond, Oklahoma. Plenty of these “old guys” are thrilled to be back at Oak Tree.  Bob Tway and Scott Verplanck are members here and will definitely have a home field advantage. … Continue Reading

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Major Week: The Ricoh Women’s British Open

by Jeff Skinner The women of the world take their games across the pond this week for their third major of the season with the Ricoh Women’s British Open at historic Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Inbee Park and all the rest will try and continue the amazing run of tournaments we have witnessed in women’s golf this season. Royal Birkdale has hosted the men for the Open Championship on nine occasions in addition to Ryder Cups,… Continue Reading

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St. Andrews Yields Low Scores at Women’s British Open

by Jeff Skinner Calm conditions on the Firth of Forth offered the women of the Women’s British Open a chance to card low scores and many of them took advantage of a relatively defenseless St. Andrews. At the time of this writing American Morgan Pressel stood in the lead alone at six under par.  Her six under par 66 is a score rarely seen under the normal windy conditions at the Old Course. 2013 Grand Slam candidate, Inbee Park is… Continue Reading

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Saturday Stuff:Tim Jackson, Catriona Matthew Lead the Majors

Every week we are treated to some of the best golf in the world.  You can always count on someone making an incredible shot or shooting a low score.  What we miss sometimes as we are captivated by these golf shots are the real stories out there on tour: the golfers.  For me the real story out on tour is the golfers, not just the golf.  Such is the case this week as the two major championships have very interesting… Continue Reading

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