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My First Round Of The Year: Webb, Woods and Sorenstam Take Note

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Buffalo weather has been extraordinarily finicky this year. Hell, this week! Sunny on Monday, chilly on Tuesday, Snow on Wednesday, with more sun, rain and snow to come Thursday and Friday. I took advantage of the first of ten spring-break days to hit… more »

Van de Velde has learned to win...ahh, Maturity and the Madeira Island Open

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Don't ever let anyone tell you that Jean Van de Velde has unburied ghosts from his Carnoustie crash of 1999. Whereas he clearly did not have tha maturity to handle a three-stroke lead on the final hole, ultimately making triple, then losing in a playoff… more »

Career-Ender For Davis Love III?

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*It must have been ugly. 44 on the front nine, capped off by a quad on the relatively-benignth (get it?) hole. On the back, a double and two singles, sandwiched around his only birdie of the day, on the really-benixteenth (all right, that's pushing it.… more »

Dave Pelz Weeps (Or: Why Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia will tank in majors)

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After all the research that Dave Pelz did in the 1970s and 1980s on the short game, younger players still ignore its importance. Comments on another recent post got me thinking, and I can now predict that not only will Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia NOT w… more »

Myths about golf that must be accepted as truth

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Gentlemen and Ladies, it's high time we accepted the veracity of a number of statements, hypotheses, and postulations applied to the game of golf. Many have attempted to dispel them, but their efforts have been futile. Now, armed with no facts and litt… more »

Things That Make No Sense To Me: Honda, Omega, Wie, PGA Tour

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1. How is it that Michelle Wie is shooting up the Rolex rankings when she pimps Omega watches? It's a given that she is number one in the Omega rankings, ahead of such luminaries as Patty Berg, Betsy Rawls, The Great Gundy and The Babe, not to mention… more »

The statistical madness of Tiger Woods at Doral

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Take out two benign par three holes, and Tiger Woods is leading the Ford tourney by five strokes. Without the bogey on Friday and the double on Saturday, the artist formerly known as Eldrick has a clean slate for the week. The lethal combination of bir… more »

Doral Open: Tiger, Mickelson, and last two Nationwide kings together Saturday

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The marquee pairing for Saturday at Doral will be Tiger and Phil, no doubt. Both posted -13 before Verplank and Villegas, so the brothers V should play in the penultimate pairing, while the brothers "me" should be the final twosome. Keep your eyes two… more »

What Curtis is to Tiger, Baldwin may be to Wie

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As Michelle Wie scales the LPGA ranking ladder, I remember the last time a young golfer ascended with such fanfare. Watching Curtis Strange condescendingly interview Tiger Woods, scoffing at the notion that he could attempt to win every time out, comes… more »

Good thing Jerry Pate's dive didn't break Rules of Golf

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Jerry Pate won today. Not always the most humble guy, he was Payne Stewart before Payne was Payne, and long after Payne stopped being Payne (you follow me?) Old Jerry is one of the few old gassers to have his own website (make clicko here.) However, t… more »

Jerry Kelly: the demon tease

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Jerry Kelly looks like a young Jack Nicholson in his PGA tour dot com mugshot. That's saying quite a lot about Nicholson's age, as Kelly is 39 years young! However, this blog is not in praise of Jerry Kelly, but rather, to bury him. I don't care if he… more »

Steven Bowditch Update

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I can't help but equate his scorecards to a horrific collision of vehicles. They changed his picture on PGAtour.com, but Bowditch's scores are still as menacing as his former mug shot. Consider this: First Round at Tucson ... four birdies, four boge… more »

To Beat Wie, You've Got To Be A Little Meena'

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Lee, Lee and Wie. Easier to pronounce, if less fun, than Nirapathpongporn or Wonglukiet. There she was, putting on a charge in the style of Joanne Carner or Arnold Palmer. Five under for her first twelve holes, near the lead, and Michelle Wie coul… more »

World Match Play--Final Words

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Update # 4 ... All is said and done. Geoff beat Davis and Zach beat Tom. The #1 who surprised me the most was Retief. I thought that he would be the first # 1 out, and he was the last one standing. Match play truly is a window into the soul (more o… more »

Thing I Know I Know--Nissan Open, JB Holmes, Loren Roberts

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1. The comportment of the fans at Riviera was embarassing. Since when do golf fans root against someone? I know, I know. Monty and Mrs. Doubtfire, Sergio and the Counting Fans at Bethpage. That's all well and good when it's the Ryder Cup, but for he… more »

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