Archives for: February 2007

The Florida Swing on the PGA Tour...What's that tourney again?

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Here's a laugh for the day...I couldn't remember which tournament was replaced by the PODS event. It was clear that Honda moved al otro lado de la calle to PGA National from Mirasol. I always liked the quirky bounces at Mirasol, so that's a minus. The… more »

Tiger Woods and Tim Finchem...More In Common Than Meets The Eye

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In the most unfortunate of dualities, Tim Finchem's Dad passed away last week, linking him with Tiger Woods in a bittersweet bond. Unlike the world-recognized passing of Earl Woods, Harold Finchem's departure has elicited two and three-paragraph stories… more »

Upstate New York Golf Show: Buffalo...Day One

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If you've never been behind a booth at a golf show, you just might read on. If you've been behind a booth at a golf show, you just might commiserate. If you've never been to a golf show, you just might be enlightened. Let me tell you about Day One at… more »

Fred Funk "retires" to Mexico, Leads Mayakoba PGA Tour Event

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In a release from no one in particular that has yet to be posted on Wikipedia, Fred Funk has retired from the Champions Tour. He will spend his days on the Mexican Riviera, where he currently leads the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the PGA Tour. Funk fired… more »

Golf Industry Show in Anaheim is Sexy!

The golf industry show is taking place as you read in Anaheim. Whether it's sexy or not, I have no idea. I used the term as a loss leader, to get you in my store. Here is what I know about the show, courtesy of the PR people at Robert Trent Jones II (… more »

Nothing like a pool to keep the WGC-Accenture alive!

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I have a buddy who runs a major championships pool. Four times a year we pick ten guys (only three of the big four allowed) and try to get seven to the weekend. My chum aligns everyone in teams of three, and pays out team and individual each day. For… more »

We've not seen nothing like the mighty Phil (Mickleson, that is.)

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I've been mortifying to write this blog entry, since I take a different cue from what happened to Phlabby Phil on Sunday. The way I see it, the playoff win was much more important for C3PO than was the playoff loss for PM. Here's my reasoning: CH3 has… more »

Value of the short game in golf...Ask Andy Bean

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Another quickie for the cialis set...If you ever devalued the importance of wedges in golf, study up on Andy Bean's final round at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am on the Champs Tour. It might have been two consecutive holes where the behemoth had, respect… more »

Three best swings of the season...Sorenstam, Quinney and...Bill Murray?????

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Here's a quickie for all you Viagra fans...Watch Annika, Jeff or Bill to figure out how to swing a golf club. Each one of these three is so relaxed through the ball, the point at which we amateurs usually tense up and gag. Quinney had such great succes… more »

Enjoy Jakarta: Finn win on European PGA Tour...Hello, Mikko!

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If the Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open is not my favorite golf tournament name, please tell me what is! All right, I'll "Enjoy Jakarta," but please tell me what the name of the Jetson's Dog is doing in the title! No matter. Mikko Ilonen stole t… more »

Creamer returns to LPGA victory circle at SBS Open in Hawaii

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Recently, the aged and daft Will Wolfrum insinuated that I rarely link to other pages, blogs, etc. I cannot deny nor confirm that allegation, so I will move on to the business at hand. Paula Creamer has returned to the winner's circle on the LPGA Tour.… more »

Sports Illustrated Golf Running Scared!

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I've noticed something lately on the Sports Illustrated website. Michael Bamberger, Alan Shipnuck, John Garrity, and others have supplied the Golf section with multiple articles. The regularity of their postings is cause for alarm only in a cynical wor… more »

Alan Shipnuck Watch: Phoenix Open Meets Super Bowl in 2008

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Al Shipnuck just cannot get off my radar, otherwise known as my s-list. Talk about dangling an unreachable carrot in front of a braying, drooling donkey! Here he is this week, writing about the Phoenix PGA Tour Stop's collision next year with the NFL's… more »

7th at Pebble Beach makes AT & T Golfers Grumpy

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I am astonished at how many grumpy pusses I see while watching PGATour.Com's "Live At 7" feature on the web. I've watched for two days, and can testify that very few amateurs leave that green with a smile. Let's assess: you are playing in the best pro… more »

SI's Al Shipnuck off course again with Wie, LPGA, Equality

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"4. The concept of "earning it" Michelle Wie was offered yet another special exemption, this time to the Dinah Shore. Wouldn't it be nice if one of these days Wie actually played her way into the field of an important tournament?" Al Shipnuck, earth… more »

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