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Watching Lorena Ochoa Play Golf is Pure Joy

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Having watched professional golf for well over 30 years, I can safely say that I have never in all that time seen anyone enjoy themselves more than Lorena Ochoa did last week in the Women’s British Open. That’s in any tournament. Ever. Had they kept… more »

Can Natalie Gulbis win the European Double?

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In my mind, Natalie Gulbis winning the Evian Masters last week is the biggest feel-good story of the year in professional golf. Perhaps only Tom Watson winning the Senior Open Championship - just a few weeks after his back nine evisceration at Whistling… more »

Sergio Garcia is Growing as a Golfer

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A man's got to admit when he is wrong so, painful as it is, here goes: Sergio Garcia is getting better. I once wrote that would never happen. Don't get me wrong, I am not a Garcia fan. Perhaps when he can refrain from childish behavior such as the spitti… more »

Gambling and Predictions on the (British) Open Championship

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One of my boys – Lucky Lew – is currently vacationing in England, so some of the rest of my buddies and I are taking advantage of that by having Lucky Lew make a few legal wagers on the Open Championship for us. Funny thing about that is Lew is terr… more »

Scotland's golf links have transformed me

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In recent years, the Open Championship has become my personal favorite major championship in golf. Ever since I started playing nearly 35 years ago, I always had a fascination with that different form of the game known as links golf - usually on half-bro… more »

Anatomy of a Golfing Road Trip

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Here in the North, those of us who are of the golfing persuasion spend these sub-freezing days dreaming of ideal golfing days in far off locations. This is the climate in which many a golfing trip is formulated. Nothing quite stokes the fire like plannin… more »

Seve Ballesteros brings Charisma to Champions Tour Golf this week

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Only a very few have the magic and stir the golfing public’s emotions. Seve Ballesteros is one of them. He captured our imaginations over 30 years ago when, as a 19-year old, he was the 2nd and 3rd round leader in the 1976 Open Championship at Royal Bi… more »

Leadbetter Agrees with Shanks – Wie to Play Against Women Full-time

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Well, whaddya know? Somebody who carries a little weight in the Wie camp has come to their senses and directly challenged the course Michelle Wie has been taking. She will now focus all of her energy and considerable talent towards trying to beat the bes… more »

Golf has Something Special Brewing in Charlotte, NC at Wachovia Championship

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Allright, now, don’t tease us. Please say that what is starting to happen at the Wachovia Championship will last through Sunday. It is early on Friday but as the first half of the field is close to halfway through their rounds, the top five includes Ti… more »

Len Mattiace – Much More Than a Journeyman Golf Professional

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As golf fans, sadly, we spend most of our time focusing on the best of the best, much like Feinstein's golf books. That’s a shame because even journeymen pros usually have a good story to tell. Any dictionary you might use will roughly define journeyma… more »

2007 Masters Was Just the Opening Act in the Year of Tough Golf

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We should have known something sinister was underway when the typically generous Florida Swing courses of the PGA Tour were playing nearly as tough as US Open venues. Results from the Masters just confirms it. 2007 will be forever known as the year of To… more »

Tiger Woods choked at the Masters

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There are many forms of choking. The most obvious is the jerked, pushed, woefully short or too long putt under pressure. Those are visible – like Scott Hoch in the 1989 Masters. Nerves can betray a golfer on delicate touch shots around the green. Usual… more »

Oddsmakers have Tiger Woods at nearly even money to win 2007 Masters

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As stupid as predicting the outcome of golf tournaments is, I thought I'd chime in with a prediction before heading out of town tomorrow morning for several days of playing golf in the morning and watching the Masters in the afternoon. The betting odd… more »

Sergio Garcia inducted into Spitting Hall of Shame

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As far as spitting goes, Sergio Garcia’s faux pas at Doral on Saturday ranks far down the list of most disgusting incidents. Charles Barkley and Roberto Alomar were unanimous selections to the Spitting Hall of Shame. (Titanic’s Kate Winslet gets a pa… more »

Tiger Woods is in a Slump

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Sure, it sounds preposterous. If Tiger Woods has taught us anything, it's that the man doesn't slump, he retools. But what I'm talking about is not a slump like the human Tour pros have. A Tiger Slump may well be more easily defined as a month in which h… more »

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