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Dustin Johnson Ties Leo Diegel

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When Dustin Johnson feathered a feel wedge from 85 years to within 3 feet on the 3rd hole at Kapalua Sunday it seemed to me the tournament was all but over. His converted birdie gave him a four stroke lead which isn’t insurmountable on this Tour (especially when you think back to DJ’s last start where he squandered a six stroke lead in the final round). But today it just looked like he was going to run away and hide… Continue Reading

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Arnold Palmer, “The King” Dies at 87

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It’s darn near impossible to put into words what Arnold Palmer meant to golf. He’s the reason there is world wide tours and billions spent on golf. He’s the reason for the big money purses and the international popularity of the game. He’s the reason we can watch golf all year long and he’s the reason golf has grown into a major sports business. And yes, he’s the reason we can drink an “Arnold Palmer” and certainly he’s the reason… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…PLAYERS Style

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1. I think Jason Day’s win at The PLAYERS was damn impressive. He took apart TPC Sawgrass the first two rounds with a 63-66 start. If the Tour doesn’t screw up the greens on Saturday he could have made a run at Greg Norman’s PLAYERS record of -24. 2. Day is a fun player to watch as he rips at the ball with a ferocity few players can manage. But he used his head this week and backed off the… Continue Reading

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Blast form the Past: The Bob Hope Desert Classic

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The PGA Tour sets up camp this week in the desert at what is now called The CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Wow, that’s a mouthful. And I always thought the The Bob Hope Desert Classic had a few too many words. To the old timers it has always been just “The Hope.” Bob Hope did more to grow this game than anyone playing the tours today. It could be argued that Hope’s contribution to golf is… 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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Dan Jenkins Stays Home, Eats BBQ, Breaks Streak

by Jeff Skinner History is made at every major championship. This week at the Open Championship a bit of history came to an end. A streak that may never be broken ended as the dean of sportswriters, Dan Jenkins was absent from the Open Championship. Jenkins had been to every Open Championship for the past 45 years. It started at the 1969 Open Championship and he had been to everyone since. His string of consecutive majors ended at 179…that’s 179… Continue Reading

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Haas & Price Named as Presidents Cup Captains

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour announced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup and three time captain Fred Couples is out, sort of. Jay Haas was named as a first time captain for the U.S and returning for a second consecutive stint is 2013 captain Nick Price. I will say this: there aren’t two classier gentlemen in the game of golf. Both Haas’ and Price’s careers have been marked by class, sportsmanship and a total respect for the game… Continue Reading

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Pete Dye, Still Going Strong

by Jeff Skinner Pete Dye has changed the way golf courses are built and at 88 he hasn’t stopped yet. While the pros are treated to Dye’s most famous creation, the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, take a look at Jeff Silverman’s profile of the Prince of Dirt in Golf World. Dye is a character and still loves what he is doing. Why, I’ve just asked him, is he still at it? Why, when most his age are content to… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Adam, Karrie, Matt & The Hall

by Jeff Skinner Matt Every is busy polishing his trophy, answering text messages and making reservations at Augusta for his first trip to The Masters.  Every joins Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey as former Big Break contestants that won on the PGA Tour.  But as good as every was back in 2007 when he was on Big Break Mesquite the breaks didn’t go his way.  He was eliminated on the second episode. Adam Scott will do well to put his Sunday… Continue Reading

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PGA Tour’s Biggest “Over/Under” Achievers

by Jeff Skinner As usual another Dustin Johnson win has ignited the “underachiever” debate once again.  The boys at The Golf Channel’s Golf Talk Central put together their candidates for not only underachievers but overachievers as well. Here is their lead in: Dustin Johnson, fresh off his WGC-HSBC victory, has eight career PGA Tour wins, including at least one in his first seven full seasons on Tour. But that’s not enough for everyone. Some believe Johnson, with his immense talent,… Continue Reading

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