Masters Final Round real-time blogging -- Pt. 8

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"real-time blogginf?" Crap. Cink falls back one. It's official: I'm the kiss of death. Let's try this: Tiger will shoot 96 and dissolve into tears on 18th green, where he vows to quit golf and take up bowling. Hey, if I'm going to be wrong anywa… more »

Masters Final Round real-time blogginf -- Pt. 7

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One of my brothers-in-law has an amusing mind-trick that he uses when things are going badly on the course. He imagines that guys like us--average golfers--are the best players in the world. In other words, the shots we hit are the best that can be execu… more »

Masters Final Round real-time blogginf -- Pt. 6

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Ahh...Masters sponsors... Exxon-Mobile: "How's $4 per gallon sound to you? Sounds GREAT to us!" AT&T: "We're listening (and we're sharing what we hear with the government)." What happened to Cadillac, BTW? Losing too much money not selling g… more »

Masters Final Round real-time blogginf -- Pt. 5

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I can tell Tiger is a parent -- his legendary fuse is even shorter than before. Kids'll do that to you. Oh, wow. Snedeker drilled that long putt -- he's for real. And Cink got robbed on the par-3. He's for real, too. Immelmann, I think, is going t… more »

Masters Final Round real-time blogging -- Pt. 4

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Did I just hear that Migel Angel Jimenez, my darkhorse pick carded an eagle today. Figures. I had him on my fantasy team the first two rounds, and was rewarded with very few points. I knew he had a low round in him, but it won't help me today. Let's hope… more »

Masters Final Round real-time blogging -- Pt. 3

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OK, so my great blogging scheme was just thwarted by my wife, who informed me that I have children and responsibilities. Notice that Elin isn't standing behind the 3rd green telling Tiger not to forget that he's got a daughter and needs to change the dra… more »

Master Final Round real-time blogging -- Pt. 2

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Phil Mickelson really screwed my fanatasy golf team over yesterday. Now, I should know not to switch away from Tiger on moving day at a major, but Phil had actually looked very strong Friday. Switchign to Phil yesterday cost me 14 points. As soon as I… more »

Masters final round coverage -- real-time blogging

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Several years ago, before the advent of the blogs on these pages, I had some good fun writing about Phil Mickelson's first major win. Today, I'll do my best to send along observations as close to real time as possible, typos be damned. Fist though… more »

No one who makes the cut is out of the Masters if the weather turns foul

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My fellow bloggers have picked everyone from Brandt Snedeker to K.J. Choi to Justin Rose at this year's Masters. My own darkhorse pick, Miguel Angel Jimenez, isn't looking stellar after a first round 77, but I still have one hope: crappy weather. I… more »

How the 2008 Masters will play out

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A local down in Augusta told me last week that they had been icing down the azaleas to keep them from blooming too soon. Ahh…the profound embarrassment of premature foliation. It's been a hot spring in the land of Coke and peaches, and a volati… more »

Goodness gracious, great balls of color!

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Is it just me, or are golfers' balls turning different colors? OK, that didn't come out quite right. Let me explain. Remember back in the 1970s, when tennis balls turned from white to yellow, and golf balls began to follow suit? (It may have been p… more »

American Society of Golf Course Architects makes design recommendations to speed play

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Slow play is often cited as one of the reasons golf has declined in popularity in recent years. Courses are getting longer and longer in reaction to more powerful club technology, but average players aren't hitting the ball that much farther. And they ce… more »

New mystery driver impresses right out of the box

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I've never done this before. I've never taken a new club straight to the course, teed up a ball, and, within two holes, decided to keep it in my bag, replacing a tried and true stick. Now, before I go any further, I will confess that I cannot yet n… more »

Stewart Cink DQed (and fantasy golfers screwed) by absurd rule Rule 13-4a

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After ascending to 490th place overall in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Golf, I've plummeted precipitously over the past few weeks. Today, however, delivered a devastating gut-shot. Stewart Cink, my last remaining semi-big-name, was DQed yesterday from the Z… more »

Golf course directories help traveling golfers locate courses

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Let me share a terrifying recurring dream I have: I'm on the road, golf bag on my shoulder, but I don't know where the course is. I ask the strangers walking past, but they look at me as if I were speaking Japanese. Lots of head-scratching and should… more »

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