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America’s Back!

American golf’s oh-for-6 streak in Majors has finally been snapped at the 2011 PGA Championship.  But who would have thought the streak would end in a playoff between a PGA Tour rookie playing in his first major championship and a … Continue reading

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Meeting Pete Dye

By now you’ve most likely heard about the Pete Dye Golf Trail, seven golf courses designed by Hall of Fame course designer Pete Dye stretched across Indiana that the Dept. of Tourism has created to encourage more golf visitors to … Continue reading

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Tiger “Balm”?

So this is what it’s come to for Tiger Woods.  The man who once commanded nearly $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of AT&T, Accenture and Gatorade is now going to hawk a heat rub in Japan.  … Continue reading

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Rory’s U.S. Open: Low Score, Low Ratings

About halfway through the final round of Rory McIlroy’s multi-record-setting performance at the U.S.Open, my wife, Ann, said, “I’ll bet the ratings for this will be huge.”  Ann is not a golfer.  But through osmosis from me and a healthy … Continue reading

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Drive for Show…

Writing for GolfWorldMONDAY, E. Michael Johnson points out that through May 8th, driving distance on the PGA Tour is up more than 4 yards over last year during this same period.  And up more than 3 yards on average during … Continue reading

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Not Your Father’s 7-Iron

Cleveland Golf’s new “Play It Forward” campaign has, perhaps inadvertently, highlighted the dirty little secret of golf club distance claims. First, in case you’re not familiar with the “Play It Forward” program, here’s how it works:  sign up for the … Continue reading

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Chris Berman and Golf: A Match Made in Hell

.After being subjected to Chris Berman’s amateurish commentary as host of ESPN/ABC coverage of the British Open a couple of years ago, I didn’t think his involvement in golf could get any worse.  Now that I’ve watched the first round … Continue reading

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