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Li Holds Off McIlroy’s Comeback

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If you got up early this morning to catch the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic you weren’t disappointed. Heck, I was already fired up from watching Roger Federer win his 20th tennis major at the Australian Open so I tuned into The Golf Channel’s early morning telecast and watched another former number one make his comeback.  Who needs sleep anyway? While the world is focused on Tiger Woods in San Diego Rory McIlroy is well on his way to… Continue Reading

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Four Rounds, No Pain = Success for Tiger

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Tiger Woods may have finished fifteenth out of eighteen golfers this week and stumbled with his final round 76 but as strange as it may sound his week at the Hero World Challenge was a success. True, Tiger always plays with the expectation of winning and would normally never consider looking up at fourteen golfers a successful week but it certainly was. Stats wise he was hitting the ball a long ways, finding plenty of fairways, stiffing his irons and… Continue Reading

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An Historic Ryder Cup for Phil Mickelson

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Davis Love III has to be feeling great about his Ryder Cup Team’s victory over Team Europe. He was the hand picked leader of the Ryder Cup Task Force who wanted Love to have a second chance at a win to make amends for his 2012 team that threw away a four point lead going into the final day. Instrumental in his being named captain was Phil Mickelson who was also instrumental in the creation of the Task Force with… Continue Reading

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Westwood Starts Ryder Cup Smack Talk

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The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading

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Oakmont’s USGA Rules Decision…What If?

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After back to back controversial U.S. Opens the USGA should probably get down on their collective knees and thank the golf gods. Maybe they could sacrifice a few blue blazers and some neckties while they are at it. Because when all was said and done they got lucky, very lucky. Last year at Chambers Bay they withstood criticism about the course and its barely there greens but the exciting finish with Jordan Spieth winning saved the day, except for Dustin… Continue Reading

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No Worries…Jordan Spieth Is In Good Company

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While Jason Day spent the weekend winning The PLAYERS and padding his lead over Jordan Spieth in the Official World Golf Rankings much of the golf world was wondering “What’s happened to Jordan?” Stuff happens…in life and in golf. Spieth’s play at The PLAYERS was indeed surprisingly poor but let’s not push the panic button just yet. Jaime Diaz of Golf World is pretty sure Spieth will be all right and he chronicles how all the big names in golf… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods One Upped By a Kid

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It’s been over three week since I’ve written anything about Tiger Woods.  In the golf media world that’s a lifetime and a sure way to miss out on readers and plenty of web surfers clicking on your site.  But Tiger and his travails have not been truly newsworthy in my opinion. A sure way to garner traffic and readers is to have Tiger’s name in the headline  and write about him regularly, just peek at any of the golf websites… Continue Reading

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What Makes a Golf Course Great? More Than You Think

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Serious golf is about to be played this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship as the top three golfers in the world will tee it up together for the first time in 2016. Trump National Doral, aka The Blue Monster will look a bit different this year as Gil Hanse was given the OK by his lordship The Donald to tweak his still fresh redesign. There will be some narrower landing areas for the long hitters as Hanse has moved in… Continue Reading

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Spieth Says Globetrotting Is Over

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Who doesn’t love Jordan Spieth? The Golden Child has become must watch golf whenever and wherever he tees it up. But Spieth, who in his short but amazing career has displayed a maturity well beyond his years may have fallen victim to his fame. When you win two majors and chase the Grand Slam you become a popular commodity. Spieth was offered millions of dollars in appearance fees to play around the world in non PGA Tour events. And you… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

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1.  It may have been lost in a weekend of world wide golf but cheers to Peter Senior for becoming the oldest ever winner of the Australian Masters. Senior who is 56 and a Champions Tour player beat a bunch of youngsters half his age for his third Masters title. Let’s hear it for the old guys. 2.  Rory McIlroy is about half Senior’s age and it was great to see him back in good form with his win in… Continue Reading

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