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Good Stuff: Jim Herman Wins in Houston

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Oh there’s some joy in Houston tonight. Jim Herman who’s toiled on the Web.com Tour and the PGA Tour since turning pro in 2000 did his best Cinderella Story impersonation today and won the Shell Houston Open. Herman, who few at the Golf Club of Houston could pick out of a lineup went toe to toe with a pair of heavyweights and was the last man standing. He started the day tied for the lead with Jamie Lovemark and while… Continue Reading

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Monday Chip Shots

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko just keeps adding to her legacy. That’s if it’s possible for an 18 year old to have a legacy. She celebrated her birthday over the weekend and promptly defends her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. And she didn’t have her best stuff. Morgan Pressel had the tournament in hand and a two shot lead until two late bogeys did her in. That’s part of the game and for Ko just hanging around earned her another LPGA… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Hanging Out in New Orleans

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You have to give Lexi Thompson lots of credit and not just for posing almost topless for Golf Digest.  The long driving twenty year old who is teeing off at the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts today took some time to hang around the Zurich Classic this week. Thompson is a Zurich Spokeswomen so she was present for the youth clinic on Monday and then got to hang out with her brothers, Curtis, who played at LSU and Nicholas who is playing… Continue Reading

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Jordan or Bubba?

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The PGA Tour swings into New Orleans for the Zurich Classic this week and while the rest of the tour battles the humidity and the alligators Jordan Spieth will be enjoying a hard earned rest. He’s still the golfer with the most buzz flying around him right now and he’s reached the finals of Golf.com’s “Best American Golfer Bracket.”  Spieth and his Masters winning buddy Bubba Watson are the final matchup and they are asking fans to vote for who… Continue Reading

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Tianlang “Langly” Guan at Home in New Orleans

by Jeff Skinner Our favorite 14 year old, Masters playing golfer is back in action this week as Tianlang Guan tees it up at The Zurich Classic.  Guan is still basking on the glow of setting records at The Masters for youngest everything. Guan was the youngest player ever to play at The Masters.  And he was the youngest to make the cut and of course he was the youngest low amateur ever. Guan also become the youngest and only… Continue Reading

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Counting the Days to The US Open at Merion

by Jeff Skinner I am still nursing a Masters hangover and have been counting the days to our next major championship.  With all due respect to this week’s Zurich Classic and  next month’s Players Championship (sorry, still not a Major) The U.S. Open can’t get here soon enough and it’s only 51 days away. There’s plenty of golf between now and then so I’ll have to get by with making plans to visit Merion Golf Club when they open the… Continue Reading

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Dufner Claims Second Victory

From PGATour.com: IRVING, Texas — It took Jason Dufner 164 starts on the PGA TOUR to win his first title. It took him two more starts to win his second one. Dufner survived a tough start to make the most important putt of the day, a 25-1/2 footer for birdie at the 18th hole to claim the HP Byron Nelson Championship in a Sunday shootout at the TPC Four Seasons Resort. By making birdie on the final hole, Dufner finished… Continue Reading

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Dufner Outlasts Els in New Orleans

by Jeff Skinner Jason Dufner finally got that monkey off his back.  In is 164th PGA Tour start he took a Hall of Famer to overtime and out lasted him.  Dufner had a two stroke lead at the start of the final round of the Zurich Classic but saw it disappear as Ernie Els shot a five under 67 to tie Dufner at the end of regulation play.  But it was Dufner that was able to birdie before Els for… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson: The Dangers of An American Folk Hero

by Jeff Skinner Bubba Watson is back on the course for the first time since his amazing Masters victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  Watson has captured the imagination of legions of fans that revel in his down home, average Joe, Bubba from Baghdad persona. He seemed relaxed and candid during his pre-tournament press conference.  He admitted to finally changing the diapers of his new son Caleb and he thinks that his popularity is based on the fact… Continue Reading

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