David Feherty assasination plot foiled; McCord in custody

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SURGEON GENERAL WARNING: The following is a poor attempt at fiction and should not be read in any way, shape or form as resembling the truth. David Feherty, who bears a striking resemblance to this writer, was in passable condition in a southern hosp… more »

Daly's Disqualification bounces OHern and Imada: Another Finchem PR Coup

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The strange trip of John Daly may have done some good today, revealing yet another ridiculous policy in the PGA Tour handbook of Tim Finchem. The following quote originates in a Golf.Com story on the Arnold Palmer Invitational: "And the thing that upse… more »

Ferry Point Golf Course in Da' Bronx...Ferry Tale or Fairy Tale?

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Catchy title, I know. It is what I do. What they do not do in New York, apparently, are two things: complete projects and set viable time tables. Languishing for decades is a golf course project in NYC, the Bronx, Ferry Point. Nicklaus design associ… more »

Hawkman, AKA Tripp Isenhour, AKA JHI III--Why didn't anyone challenge him to stop?

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The wolfman, Will Wolfrum, relayed today the news that Tripp Isenhour went hawk hunting last December. My question is, what were the host, television crew and bystanders doing while the imbecile was targeting the bird? Did they think it was funny? Wer… more »

My golf guru: long-distance teaching and playing pro Wayne DeFrancesco and the GolfStyles enigma

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Back in the day when the in-laws lived near Pittsburgh, the fam and I would make the trek south and I'd play at Chestnut Ridge, an interesting 36-hole complex in Blairsville, PA. At some juncture during those electric 90s (the decade, not my scorecard t… more »

Average Joe Meets Pro: What happens when a golf pro plays your local goat track

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I saw a link today from OOBGolf's website to a Washington Post article. The WP writer had invited Steve Marino, PGA Tour professional, out to East Potomac golf course for a round. The supposition was that Marino would certainly shoot in the low 60s, po… more »

Ernie Els goes wild, Lorena Ochoa plays an Oosthuizen, and Mark Brown says "Who's Mark Brown?"

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In short order, Ernie Els is going crazy in south Florida. He's -4 on a course that has given up one -6, one -5 and about a dozen -4s all week. With his main challenges coming from Matt "Tiger" Jones, Mark "Assistant Pro from Italy" Calcavecchia, and L… more »

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Louis Oosthuizen Tiger-Esque in Demolition of Telkom PGA Championship Field

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I won't jinx King Louis, as the Sunshine Tour headline reads, by making any predictions nor proclamations. I will ask you, though, to consider these staggering numbers from a few days at Johannesburg Country Club: 28 strokes below par on rounds of 66… more »

Ryder Cup Captain Azinger...Are You Watching This Impregnable Quadrilateral at WGC Match Play?

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Boo Weekley Stewart Cink Woody Austin Jonathan Byrd Three of the four played for the Prez Cup team last Fall in Montreal. J-Byrd is lightning in a bottle...hasn't seen the fifteenth tee in two days. Ignore Howell III and Toms...Worst earl… more »

NCAA Basketball has no 16 seed upsets...but the World Match Play does! Bye-bye Ernie Els

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In the least surprising upset of all time, Jonathan Byrd won three holes WITH PAR to defeat Ernie {{The Eagle}} Els, 6 and 5. Although a #16 seed has never defeated a #1 in the men's NCAA hoops tournament, Byrd had the key against Els. We might have tw… more »

How a golf book on Wayne Stiles might put Bob Labbance's kids through college

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If Wayne Stiles were a drugged-out, Hollywood star, a book on his exploits might put Bob Labbance's kids through college. If Wayne Stiles were a highly-inked professional athlete with anger management issues and a record of crime, a tome on his transgre… more »

Mike Strantz and Mike Keiser at Bandon Dunes: If Only...

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Sitting around as the world melts down around me, I ponder warmer climes. A rare, unique thought occurs to me: what if Mike Strantz had been selected by Mike Kaiser to work on the first or second courses at Bandon Dunes. What glacial layout, what burn… more »

Sunshine Tour, South African PGA Tour, It's Golf and It's Great!

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One of the perquisites that comes with bumping out a weekly e-newsletter is the need to follow all the golf tours of the world. The Sunshine Tour is a tour seldom viewed by the USA golfing public (and who knows, perhaps by Europe and Asia as well?) It… more »

Normal guy Jeff Quinney at Northern Trust Open...Pick Him!

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I like Jeff Quinney. His preshot routine looks like a bird with a broken wing going back, and looks nothing like his actual stroke. It reminds me of Billy Mayfair a few years back with that traditional putting rehearsal, then BAM, the outside-in stroke… more »

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