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Masters Coverage: Live 3rd Round Blogging (pt. 6)

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News flash! Chad Campbell is "taking his time with his club selection." Here's a little joke for you: Q: What does Chad Campbell say when he rides on the back of a tortoise? A: Wheee!! Get it? more »

Masters Coverage: Live 3rd Round Blogging (pt. 5)

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I should know the answer to this next question, but I don't. So I'm appealing to your collective knowledge out there:Is there a traditional drink at The Masters? The Kentucky Derby has the Mint Julep. The Open Championship (a.k.a. the British Ope… more »

Masters Coverage: Live 3rd Round Blogging (pt. 4)

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Steve Stricker is a darn nice guy. I ran into him after last year's British Open, at a gas station in Beloit, Wisconsin. Stricker was on is way home after flying into Chicago. We were both heading the same way, and were trying to figure out how to ci… more »

Masters Coverage: Live 3rd Round Blogging (pt. 3)

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So what's wrong with Tiger? Knee? Fatigue? Pressure? Putter? Or the uncharacteristically ugly shirts he's been wearing so far? Well, he just parred 18, so he's in at -4. Seems like a stretch. I predict he won't figure into the mix at all tomorrow. He'… more »

Masters Coverage: Live 3rd Round Blogging (pt. 2)

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Some early random thoughts on The 2009 Masters: Phil Mickelson has put on some serious muscle. Some folks in the golf world have made snide comments abotu Phil's physique for years. He'll never be as ripped as Tiger, but this year, you can see some se… more »

Masters Coverage: Live 3rd Round Blogging (pt. 1)

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A tradition unlike any other: Me getting paid to watch T.V. That's right, it's time for The Masters again, the major that does to apostrophes what Augusta National does to women members. Seriously, no matter what your commitment to golf, if you app… more »

A do-it-yourself equipment idea for tough economic times

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I have a drawer-full of lapel pins. Office of Homeland Security. Special Olympics. Some town in China known for panda bears. It is not completely clear how I got all these pins, but I do remember that my father has always been under the impression th… more »

Greg Norman switches from MacGregor to TaylorMade

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The Shark, Greg Norman, has swum over to TaylorMade, according to a March 31, 2009 press release. The 50-year old, who spent 331 weeks as the number one player in the world during the 1980s and 1990s and shocked the golf world last year by leading the… more »

Sun Mountain named "Official Outerwear Provider for the U.S. Team of The Presidents Cup 2009"

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Since we're on the topic of "Official Oufitters," it is worth noting that Sun Mountain, maker of some of the most stalwart outerwear in golf, has been named "Official Outerwear Provider" for Fred Couple's 2009 U.S. Presidents Cup team. Sun Mountain's… more »

European apparel company Abacus set to enter U.S. market

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Swedes are hot. Case in point: Elin Woods. Swedes are also warm and dry. Warm and dry, that is, when they're wearing Abacus outerwear, like the Abacus Pitch rain jacket ($240). Abacus is a Swedish apparel company specializing in golf wear and outer… more »

OMG!! Tour Edge Golf going live on Twitter!! LOL!!

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I have to be perfectly honest: I do not know precisely what Twitter is. I'm not saying I'm proud of it. Just that I'm being honest about it. But if you happen to Twitter, or Tweet, or whatever the verb is describing this time-sucking activity, the… more »

Putter designer Bruce Sizemore, Jr. resigns from The Sizemore Collection

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It is never a good sign when the namesake of a company leaves said company. I mean, when the clown walks out of McDonald's in his big red shoes, it's all over, right? So when I received a press release two days ago announcing the resignation of Bruce… more »

LPGA names Mirassou the Official Wine of the LPGA

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A couple years ago, I was scanning the wine sales at my local supermarket, and was very pleased to find a wine on sale for around $7 a bottle that I had seen for about $17 a bottle a few months earlier in California. I stocked up on the pinot noir (with… more »

Another season of ice-golf coming to an end in Minnesota

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As I write this, Old Man Winter is expelling one last, violent, frigid gasp over the good folks and ardent golfers in Minnesota. But as they look forward hopefully to the coming regular golf season, they will also be looking back over yet another ice-gol… more »

The Haney Project with Charles Barkley proves that misery loves company

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It has been many years since Charles Barkley has been called "The Round Mound of Rebound." Oh, he's been called a lot of other things since those days, including, quite recently: problem gambler, drunk driver, horny, and "under arrest." But he has… more »

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