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Team Europe Wins the Run Up to the Cup

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How can the team that has won 8 of the last 10 Ryder Cups be cast as the underdog in this Cup? How can the team that has a 3 straight winning streak not be the favorite? How can the team that’s won 2 of the last 3 contests on foreign soil be touted to lose when they once again play in the USA? It beats me. But I need to come up with some explanation. The conventional wisdom looks… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler Has Fun at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

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During the 2015 golf season there was plenty of discussion of a New Big 3 that hearkened back to the glory days of the original Big 3, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. The “New Big 3” was comprised of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy. All were major winners and ranked one to three in the World Golf Rankings. Thrown into the mix was the very popular Rickie Fowler who many said should constitute a New Big… Continue Reading

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Snedeker Shines at Pebble Beach

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Brandt Snedeker took advantage of the unusually warm, dry weather at Pebble Beach to break his own tournament record and claim his second AT&T Pebble Beach National title. Snedeker’s 22 under par bettered his 2013 record of 19 under and gave him his seventh PGA Tour win. He came into the week at No.63 in the Official World Golf Rankings and had not qualified for his most cherished tournament, The Masters. With this win he’ll move inside the top 50… 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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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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Jonas Blixt Wins The Greenbrier Classic

by Jeff Skinner Jonas Blixt had won on the PGA Tour before.  The 2012 Frys.com Open winner had been here before, kind of…but not really.  His win at the Greenbrier Classic yesterday means so much more than the “old” Frys.com.  That’s because last year the Fry’s was a Fall Series Event and that didn’t come with all the bells and whistles that a regular season victory brings. This season there are no fall series tournaments as all the events are… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Back To World Number One

by Jeff Skinner Let this be an end to a popular debate that has been front and center in golf recently.  Tiger Woods is back and he has the numbers to prove it. With Woods’ eighth win at The Arnold Palmer Invitational he supplants his pal Rory McIlroy as the number one player in the Official World Golf Rankings.  No one has spent more time at number one and the way Woods is playing lately he isn’t about to relinquish… 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 Euro’s In Decline

by G. Rennie No, this is not a column on the dire economic straits of the European Common Currency which is grabbing headlines all over the world. Much more importantly, it’s a tale of dismal failure following the  massive hype of Europe’s Big Three coming into this second major of the season. The top three golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings all hail from Europe and that triumvirate of Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood constituted one of… Continue Reading

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