Archives for: October 2006

47 statistical categories for the die-hard number cruncher

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With an extra hour on my hands this Sunday morning, I chanced upon the myriad statistics available on each tour player on the PGA Tour's official website. Driving distance, accuracy and greens in regulation percentage are fairly standard, long-ball cate… more »

Crazy Little Thing Called World Amateur Team Championship

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There's a crazy little thing called the World Amateur Team Championship going on in South Africa. I'm a bit late checking in, but better late than early (wait, that's not how it goes...) In team competition, Canada held a one-stroke lead over the USA a… more »

Round One of Q-Schools Underway...Use the force, Luke!

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Column A: Round one of the Q-School is underway. See all the scores here. Go here for relief. Column B: One of us (bloggers) is even after one round. Click here for his blog. Column C: Just heard about this beast: What will they think of n… more »

New Champions Tour Qualifying Plan Stinks

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The top 30 players and ties in the national finals will be eligible to compete in weekly professional qualifiers held in conjunction with open, full-field Champions Tour events. Nine spots will be available in those Champions Tour events through the qual… more »

Fourth Course at Bandon More Than Just MacDonald

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The news is finally out. The fourth course at Bandon is to be called Old MacDonald, and is to evoke the spirit of Charles Blair MacDonald (or Chuckie B., as his friends from the hood called him when they rolled) and Seth Raynor. Classic golf holes such… more »

Bamberger Goes Back In Time, Has Nicklaus Disqualified ATF

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In a thinly-veiled attempt to regain the spotlight of last fall's Michelle Wie "intervention," Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger has announced plans to travel back in time and convict Jack Nicklaus of an offense he did not commit. When asked w… more »

I accept this nomination to the PGA Tour Partner's Club

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If my keystrokes seem a little erratic, please bear with me. Today, in the US mail, I received a personal nomination from the 2006 US Ryder Cup Captain, Mister Thomas Lehman, to join the PGA TOUR Partner's Club. My hands were quivering with uncertainty… more »

Flat-Lining The Shovel: Applying the Tiger Technique

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Many of you have doubtless read my panning of Tiger Wood's flat-line technique, aka, the anti-viagra of the arms. Well, I'm here to recant my criticism, and let you know that it does indeed work...for snow shoveling and sump-pump well bailing. If you h… more »

What is Tiger Woods writing about these days?

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I could hardly wait to crack open a cold bottle of Golf Digest, circa November 2007. After all, Tiger Woods promised that I could "Try my flat-line tee-shot technique to hit more fairways." Cool, thought I. Even if I'm hitting all 14 driving fairways… more »

How do you keep up with Tim Finchem?

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I swear to you, I speak his English language, but I am having the hardest time keeping up with Tim Finchem. First I read, way back in the Summer, that the Fed-Ex Cup is set. Then we get the "Chase for the Card," or whatever the leftover events are call… more »

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