I Have Lost A Bit Of Respect For Brady Riggs

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Brady Riggs has always been one of my favorite writing pros. He had been involved with third-tier magazines before being snapped up by a first-tier magazine in 2007. Until today, I was a devotee. Now, I am adrift in the seas of disillusionmentationism… more »

European Ryder Cup Team Preview

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Colleague Tim McDonald and I had the same, simultaneous inspiration...too much USA coverage, not enough Euro. He focused on Luke Donald's absence, which I consider overrated and he feels is underrated. Good thing...disagreement makes for a solid conver… more »

Blueprint for Michelle Wie: Duramed Futures Tour

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Today in Kentucky, three LPGA stars may have twinkled in a dynamic matchup. Kudos to Mindy Kim, who held off Vicky Hurst by one, the best player by a mile on the DFT this season, and Stacey Lewis by two. Lewis is the recent Arkansas graduate who led th… more »

USGA Women's Amateur, Duramed Futures, Nationwide Updates

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Three other events have our attention this week. In the annual "this event predicts success for no one" event for women, Amanda Blumenhurst takes on Azahara Munyoz (no tilde for the "n," so I substituted a "y") in the 2-round final. Both finalists play… more »

Response To Tim McDonald's Hunter Mahan-Ryder Cup blog entry

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Two points on Tim's blog entry...the bloom is off the rose and the Cup events are seen in their entirety as the money-making shams they are. Sure, there's some history, but that certainly doesn't matter to the organizers. It might be the most stressful… more »

Get Pissed, Michelle!

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I am most certainly not encouraging the young Hawaiian lass to get drunk in a British way. I am encouraging her to get angry after her 3rd-hole bogey. I have never seen her pump herself up like Dottie Pepper used to do, like many great players do. She… more »

Let It Begin: Wie one over par

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Let the suppositions begin! Wie birdies seventeen and parred eighteen to get back to +1 for round one. She's probably two shots outside the cut line. more »

Wee Shark Not So Successful At Western Amateur

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Greg Norman of Jupiter, Florida, tossed a savage 88 today during the first round of Western Amateur medal play at Point O' Woods. The shark pup inscribed four doubles, one triple and eight single bogeys on his scorecard. He waited fourteen holes to mak… more »

Bob Labbance Fundraiser coming to an end August 1st

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Thanks to Brad Klein and a number of other figures in the golf world, a hugely successful auction was held last month to benefit Bob Labbance. Bob is a wonderful writer and the director of notowngolf.com. He is fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease and recentl… more »

Most Important Golf Book of 2008: Wow Factor from Barney Adams

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Amid the grandeur and tragedy that is 2008, golf books don't rate very high in a global sense. Within their own universe of golfdom, however, certain ones stand out for their importance. If you have The Wow Factor on your shelf or desk and have yet to op… more »

Notes From The Fairways: Cook, Shut Up and Lorena, No Soccer

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Sometimes the news is real, sometimes surreal, and sometimes, completely fabricated. We give you another infrequent installment of... Notes From The Fairways *********************************************************************** John Cook made news… more »

Golf Related SPAM Has A Literature Of Its Own, Just Ask Bin Laden

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I have a piece of spam sitting in my inbox that I do not dare open. I am the fool of no one, unlike Chris Baldwin, who is the fool for all. As the director of a 3000-address email list, I receive a lot of spam in the box reserved for that list, over 20… more »

Through A Different Lens...Video At The Porter Cup

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Throughout this politicized year of living dangerously through a rose-colored lens, I was forced into actual lens alteration. My Tamron zoom made a trip home to the factory after giving up the dreaded ERR 99. Despite the best efforts of various cyberna… more »

July Look At Three Major USA Male Professional Golf Tours And Who Might Be Safe

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That title blows chunks, I do admit. However, I have your attention, so read on. Nationwide Tour...When does it ever come first? Today it does! Over the last four years, it has taken $196K, $193K, $178K, and $189K to make the top 25 and get a pass… more »

British Open Weekend Recap

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Here are a few things that people will write and what I think of them. 1. Greg Norman didn't choke...Whatever. You say potato, I say tomato. It does not matter whether he choked or didn't choke. He didn't win. I'm surprised on two counts: Norman… more »

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