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FedEx Ennui extends to USA Walker Cup side at USGA Amateur

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Derek Fathauer, one of the battling Fathauer twins from Louisville, dismissed a wimpering Chris Kirk, 'only' the number one ranked amateur in the USA, by 7 and 6. What is disturbing about the slaughter is the fact that Kirk played 12 holes in six over p… more »

USGA Men's Amateur Day One Final Thoughts

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To begin the updated rankings. Alex Prugh made a valiant comeback against Jon Curran. 3 down with 4 to play, Prug made 3 birdies and a bogey while Curran went par-bogey-bogey-par. Just when it seemed the 15th-ranked Curran might succumb to pressure, h… more »

USGA Amateur mid-First Round Update: Bye Bye Webb

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In my previous entry, I detailed how two 2007 USA Walker Cup selections (Kuehne and Moore) failed to advance to match play. The first of the remaining six has been eliminated, 4 & 3, at the hands of the monstrously-talented Michael Thompson. Michae… more »

USGA Amateur Championship at San Francisco's Olympic Club

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For those of you who miss my beat-by-beat coverage of important events, welcome home. Having perfected the skill of covering major events on-site, I strive now to reach farther, to events located nowhere near my present geographic distinction. I appren… more »

Things That CNN, Google, PGA Tour and USGA Don't Know

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I played the Holiday Valley resort coursein Ellicottville, NY, yesterday. The course was recently renovated by Paul Albanese, former partner of Ray Hearn, and is obviously to my liking. After 18 holes, 12 greens and two fringes in regulation, I walked… more »

Golfer Girl Magazine Debuts!

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Although things simply evened out for Jerry on Seinfeld, for me and the girls I coach, things seem to be moving in a different and positive direction. On Monday, I discovered five other high school teams within two hours that have girls' golf teams in S… more »

The Power of Words: Tiger Woods, Rory Sabbatini, Woody Austin, Stephen Ames

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Words are my wand for today, and I'll use precious few of them. Chew on this quote for a moment: “You go outwork everybody and days like today or weeks like this week, it shows,” Woods said. It comes from a GolfWeek article by Jeff Rude. Tiger… more »

High Carolina for Walkers Only? Think Again, Tiger Woods!

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Unless I'm mistaken, the land upon which Tiger "Tiger" Woods will inscribe his first USA golf course tends a bit toward hilly. All right, I'll cease the chicanery: it's a freakin' mountain! How does Tiger Woods think that this little old track will be… more »

Gary Player is on something...Human Ego Enhancement formula

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Stephen Ames announced plans today to pen a tell-all book on how not to make the Presidents Cup team. Knowing that the home country (in this case, Canada) needed a representative, that the canadian-borne Mike Weir was playing like hog jowls, Ames tossed… more »

PGA Championship Sunday PM Blog 1: Barnburners at Stick and Hills

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Amanda Blumenhurst, Maria Jose Uribe and Simon Dyson are on fire this Sunday. The ladies finished the first 18 all square, each at five-under par. Uribe posted four birdies and an eagle to offset a single bogey, while Blumenhurst 'simply' sashayed five… more »

PGA Championship Sunday AM Blog: Twin Battles of the Titans

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As you know from prior post readings, there are two major championships set for conclusion today, so let's get to the predominant one...the women's, err, men's, uhhh, US Ama...PG..Oh, goodness, I cannot decide. Let's not settle the tie of importance, bu… more »

PGA Championship Satuday AM Blog: The Most Dangerous Man In Tulsa...Woody Austin at Southern Hills

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There are many who concede that Tiger Woods has buried the field already, that Scott Verplank, Stephen Ames, Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott, all within six strokes, will not muster enough of a challenge to threaten his hold on first place. They may be corr… more »

PGA Championship Friday Blog: The Real Story of the PGA Championship is the US Women's Amateur

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Yep, Tiger did what tigers do. Stripes and all, eight birdies, one bogey, hello, PGA record round. The story this week is the girls of Indiana. That Alexis Thompson kid? She had destroyed her opponents all week (scores of 3&2, 5&4, 5&4), u… more »

PGA Championship Thursday Blog: USGA Women's Amateur, etc.

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Lost amid the jubilation and general giddiness of a major championship week are the other events taking place in the world of high-profile golf. The US Women's Amateur is being disputed at Crooked Stick in Indiana. Site of John Daly's coming-out party… more »

PGA Championship Wednesday Blog...Unlikely Success Stories In 2007

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Forget the club pros. They are our connection to great golf, they teach us, they sell us stuff, they compete when the cameras are off. No doubt one of them will certainly challenge on day one or even to the weekend. For a club pro to finish in the top… more »

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