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Search for Golf Weather Elusive

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It was 2 below zero when I woke up at my frozen Massachusetts home on the morning of  New Year’s Eve but I wasn’t fazed at all because I was headed for green pastures, warm ocean breezes and all the golf I could play. Florida here we come! My better half and I spent a brief, but lovely, layover on New Years’ Eve in Metro New York, enjoying holiday libations in the company of my brothers and sisters as we… 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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The Rory Story

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With controversy swirling at Royal Troon in the wake of statements from two of golf’s top players it’s time to cut through the PR and marketing BS and speak plainly. Rory got it right and we all owe him a big “Thank You”for his candor even though it’s come a bit late and has become a distraction on the eve of the OPEN. None of the elite golfers in our game  (or any golfer, for that mater) has grown up… 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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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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Ramblings From the Easy Chair

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The 2016 PGA Tour season is finally underway with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions having just wrapped up four glorious sun filled days on the slopes of The Kapalua Plantation Course. I’ve always looked forward to that first week of January golf beamed direct from those lush fairways with incomparable views from the shores of Maui of humpbacks lolling about in the coves. And across the way the impressive hills of Molakai, as mysterious and marvelous a place as any… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Wins WGC Match Play

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Rory McIlroy earned his tenth PGA Tour win and second World Golf Championship with his 4 & 2 win over Gary Woodland.  Rory made a habit of getting behind in his early matches and then staging a late comeback for the win.  But he needed no such theatrics against Woodlawn as he cruised to victory. Rory references his Ryder Cup win over Rickie Fowler saying it gave him confidence in match play.  The Ryder Cup…it is never out of the… Continue Reading

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Koepka Tops Poulter in Turkey

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Brooks Koepka is a name that we have been hearing for some time now. The 24 year old Florida State grad seemed to be everywhere lately. And maybe that’s because he has been everywhere…at least when it comes to playing golf. Koepka chose the road less travelled and played on the European Tour instead of taking the traditional route to try and play the U.S. PGA Tour. His plan worked. With his win at the Turkish Airlines Open we are… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Survives Heavyweight Bout at PGA Championship

by Jeff Skinner So much for the naysayers that don’t hold the PGA Championship in the same regard as the other three majors. Once again the PGA had the most exciting major of the season. Even Mother Nature couldn’t ruin the greatest finish of the year. On the soaked and softened Valhalla Golf Course we got to see a true prizefight as Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson went blow to blow in what for awhile looked… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie World Golf Championships are a boon to professional golfers, especially those who find themselves outside the top 125 on the Fed Ex Cup points list. This is so as the PGA Tour schedules an alternate full field event to run concurrently with the WGC. As the top 76 ranked players in the world teed it up at venerable Firestone CC for the WGC Bridgestone Championship this week another field of hungry pros competed at the Barracuda Championship.… Continue Reading

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