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Love Stands Pat, Clarke Mixes It Up for Saturday

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The two Ryder Cup captains are both tasked with a difficult challenge to keep their team’s winning hopes alive. There are still twenty points to be earned over the weekend and Davis Love III and Darren Clarke have to find the right combination of pairings on this all important Saturday. Love is dealing from a position of strength with a two point lead and looks to be putting out what he thinks are his hot hands and stud pairings. He… Continue Reading

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Wow! USA Sweeps Morning Session

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No one but the most ardent and intoxicated US fan ever imagined a clean sweep of all four foursomes matches. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led from the start and bettered the powerhouse Euro team of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson 3 & 2. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler battled back from 2 down deficits, twice, to pull out a 1 up win over Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson blitzed Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia… Continue Reading

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Past OPEN Champs Perform, or Not

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The R&A ensures The OPEN  is the most accessible of the four major championships by using thirty nine separate qualification criteria in setting the field of one hundred fifty players.  First of these many roads to The OPEN is status as a past champion with an age limit up to sixty. Sixteen players are in the field by way of at least once hoisting the Claret Jug. Some have acquitted themselves well while most have struggled, with eight missing the… Continue Reading

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The OPEN Day One: Birds & Bogeys

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What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading

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Forget the Big 3…We Have The Wild Bunch

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All season there has been much written about a new Big 3 in golf. Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy had won plenty of tournaments and in many eyes appeared to separate themselves from the pack. Sure, some of it was their victory totals but I think much of it was their “likability” factor. All are young, strong, attractive with interesting backstories. We golfers love our history and after Tiger Woods’ departure from contention we wanted something to hold… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth Just Plays Too Slow

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Jordan Spieth’s week at Oakmont didn’t go as he would have liked. It started with the multiple rain delays on Thursday as Spieth had an early tee time. He was one of the players that had to deal with the start, stop, start, stop action on a day that tested players and fans alike. When the weather settled down and Spieth had his chance to defend his U.S. Open title his game didn’t respond. While many players were able to… Continue Reading

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Long, Interesting Day Sets Up Big Finish at Oakmont

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A long, crazy day at the U.S. Open came to an end with a stacked leaderboard filled with intriguing characters. Many players, including the leaders will be back on the Oakmont Country Club course at 7:00am to finish their rounds and that makes this final round on Sunday even more interesting. 1 Irishman Shane Lowry has a two shot lead with four holes left in round three and he’s looking for his first major.  He’s hitting fairways and making putts. … Continue Reading

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Michael Greller: Team Spieth Will Be Fine

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We all have watched Jordan Spieth for the past three years on the PGA Tour and I would like to say we watched him grow up but that’s not the case. Spieth was a mature adult long before he won at the John Deere Classic in 2013. And as amazing as his rise to the top of the golf world is his maturity, humility and total understanding that he isn’t the center of the universe and that other people matter… Continue Reading

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Lucky Men at The Presidents Cup

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As the Presidents Cup teams head home to add their team golf bag and other paraphernalia to their trophy room I can’t help but think that the Americans were blessed with a bit of luck this past week. The old saying goes “I rather be lucky than good” and these three men should be thankful for a little bit of luck they shared at the Presidents Cup. First off is our man Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson. Now, by all accounts… Continue Reading

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American Team Presidents Cup Report Card

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Both the America and International teams can take away plenty of positives from the Presidents Cup. There were some heroic performances from many dressed in red, white, blue and gold. Unfortunately there were plenty of less than spectacular performances and a few bonehead moves by the players also. Here’s my Presidents Cup Report Card for the American team with grades based on their on course play (with Sunday singles weighted heavily) with a little sportsmanship and good old fashioned common… Continue Reading

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