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Lydia Ko Wins Again, Back to No. 1

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Lydia Ko, the eighteen year old wunderkind added another win to her already impressive career with a victory at the LPGA Taiwan Championship. Ko’s final round turned into nothing more than a victory lap as she carded a 65 which gave her a hefty nine shot margin of victory. She also reclaimed the number one spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. From LPGA.com: The Lydia Ko legacy continued to grow this week in Taiwan as the 18-year old… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. The LPGA had a bit of a break this weekend with the PGA Tour taking a week off from the FedEx Cup Playoffs. And one of their stars came through as Lydia Ko made history once again. Unfortunately it’s all about the NFL now and Ko’s miraculous win gets buried by the beast that is the NFL. 2. Ko is an amazing story and should be getting some more mainstream media coverage. But it doesn’t matter to her. She… Continue Reading

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Phil’s Debut, Toothless Tiger & More

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It’s only January but this is a big week in golf as the PGA Tour hits the mainland for the first time in 2015. Looking to put a winless 2014 behind him Phil Mickelson makes his ’15 debut at the Humana Challenge. Phil has won four times in his first start of the season and would love to add another to that number. It’s also the first time we’ll see him since he took down Captain Tom Watson at the… Continue Reading

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Strong LPGA Q-School Class Features Cheyenne Woods & More

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Tiger Woods was able to draw on the positives from his week at Isleworth as he was able to play without pain for the entire tournament. But he also got a bit of good news off the course when he was told that his niece Cheyenne Woods had earned her LPGA Tour Card. Woods, the niece was able to survive the grueling 90 hole LPGA Q-School to earn full time playing privileges on the LPGA.   After graduating from Wake Forest… Continue Reading

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Spieth Leads Hero World Challenge, Tiger Stumbles

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I am usually not a fan of these Silly Season limited field cash grabs. I understand it’s a chance for many players to pocket some guaranteed, low pressure money and the tour makes some bucks and a few sponsors get some added screen time. But for my money Thanksgiving through New Year’s should be some much needed down time for these world weary golfers. And has the PGA Tour ever heard of over saturation? As much as I love watching… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…FedEx Cup Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Henrik Stenson picked the best possible time to get hot.  He didn’t start the’13 PGA Tour season hot but in July he was hitting his stride.  A second place at the Open was followed by a T2 at The Bridgestone and then a third at the PGA Championship.  His win at the Deutsche Bank catapulted him to the top of the FedEx Cup and he kept up his great play through the Tour Championship. 2.  … Continue Reading

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Jack’s Memorial Honors Raymond Floyd

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour picks it up a notch as they travel to Dublin, Ohio and Jack Nicklaus’ baby The Memorial.  Jack’s own creation, The Muirfield Village Golf Course is his tribute to Augusta National and he runs his tournament with a “Masters-Like” atmosphere. The Memorial is one of those select few tournaments that are just a notch below the major championships.  This year’s field is one of the best of the season as the top six players… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie ***** Golf fans were able to get their fill of televised desert golf this weekend as Golf Channel offered up extensive coverage of both major tours.  The Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale is the site of the most bizarre golf hole in tournament play anywhere in the world. But people have gotten used to the crazed confines of #16 and now it’s expected and even “normal” at least for Phoenix.  I guess I’m now a fan of… Continue Reading

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Oosthuizen’s “Almost Perfect” Swing Wins in South Africa

by Jeff Skinner Louis Oosthuizen shot a final round 66 to overtake Scott Jamieson and win the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban, South Africa.  Oosthuizen finished at 16 under par, a single stroke ahead of Jamieson and moved to fourth in the Official  World Golf Rankings. Jamieson who had started the day with a five shot lead, narrowly missed a chip in on the final hole to force a playoff.  His final round, even par 72 wasn’t enough to hold… Continue Reading

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The Best Year No One Saw

by Jeff Skinner It was no surprise that Rory McIlroy was voted best male player of the year by the Golf Writers Association of America.  The surprise was that he wasn’t a unanimous choice.   Some writers must place way too much weight on the FedEx Cup as three of them choose Brandt Snedeker over McIlroy.  Even more surprising was the single ballot cast for Tiger Woods.  Maybe someone wants an invite to TW’s new digs. Stacy Lewis was voted the… Continue Reading

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