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Darren Clarke: Surprise Champion?

Well, Darren Clarke finally has his major. It's interesting with Clarke. I work on a morning sports talk show, and in the days leading up to the tournament one of our hosts was talking about how the British Open seems to provide the occasional surprise winner. All majors do, but... Continue reading "Darren Clarke: Surprise Champion?" »

Funk Surges Into Open, Shoots Sunday 62 at Rock Barn

It looks like Fred Funk finally found the bit of momentum that he needed to jump-start his seemingly lost season last Monday at Woodmont Country Club, shooting rounds of 67-68 to qualify for his hometown U. S. Open at Congressional this weekend. Momentum is what he hoped to gain after... Continue reading "Funk Surges Into Open, Shoots Sunday 62 at Rock Barn" »

Funk Digs Up Old Game, Qualifies For Hometown Open

Fred Funk has built his golf game and Tour career on accuracy and control, never power. Once his control of his game started to slip away earlier this year without improvement in sight, he began to wonder how much worse it could get until he would have to retire. Funk... Continue reading "Funk Digs Up Old Game, Qualifies For Hometown Open" »

Down to the Wire For the Sabres..With a Goalie Dilemna

The Buffalo Sabres have done an admirable job to climb back into the National Hockey League playoff picture, but they still have a little bit of work to do..and a critical decision to make. The Sabres were an afterthought to much of Buffalo in mid-November, with the team contending for... Continue reading "Down to the Wire For the Sabres..With a Goalie Dilemna" »

New Qualification Changes Could be Detrimental has reported that the Tour is considering a few rule changes that would impact the way that professional golfers can play their way onto Tour. According to the news release, the annual qualifying tournament known to all golf fans as Q-School would no longer award Tour cards. Taking its... Continue reading "New Qualification Changes Could be Detrimental" »

Getting Back on the Links

When you haven't played golf in almost five months, almost anything can happen when you return to the links. Shanks, hooks, yips, you name it; everything is fair game, and depending on the circumstances, the opening few holes can be quite nerve-wracking. Being a Buffalo resident and Syracuse student, I... Continue reading "Getting Back on the Links" »

Driscoll's Quest

James Driscoll has just eagled the par-5 5th in Puerto Rico to move to 11-under par. That's right, 11-under. Two 59's were shot on Tour last year, by Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby, after an 11-year drought of 59s on Tour. If Driscoll can birdie two of his last four... Continue reading "Driscoll's Quest" »

Uresti Inspired Early

Omar Uresti has not had much to write home about over the past year. And that's putting it lightly. After an awesome opening week on the PGA Tour in 2010 with a T8 at the Sony Open, Uresti struggled mightily the rest of the season. He failed to register another... Continue reading "Uresti Inspired Early" »

Yang Makes It Interesting

Rory Sabbatini had the Honda Classic all but wrapped up halfway through his round today, with a 4-shot lead and the conditions seemingly difficult enough to prevent anyone from making a late run. However, Y. E. Yang made it interesting late with a few closing birdies, including a 9-footer on... Continue reading "Yang Makes It Interesting" »

Cook Turns Back the Clock

A central theme of this blog is the interplay between young and old in the world of competitive golf, and the concept was demonstrated again this week at Mayakoba with John Cook. Cook is a Champions Tour player full-time, not someone like Tom Lehman or Fred Couples who can be... Continue reading "Cook Turns Back the Clock" »

The Timeless Nature of Golf

You see it again and again in golf; age is never a true determinant of success. Tom Watson's run at the British in 2009 was one of the most incredible moments of the year in all of sports, and the fact that a 60-year old came a poor greenside decision... Continue reading "The Timeless Nature of Golf" »

Tiger's Chances This Week

I hate to be generic and go with a Tiger post here, but in a week like this with so many angles to look at, we might as well take the chance to talk about Tiger. If I'm gonna analyze anyone's chances at the Match Play, Tiger's prospects are the... Continue reading "Tiger's Chances This Week" »

Champions Tour Starter: A Distance Perspective

The second full-field event of the Champions Tour season kicks off today in Naples, FL. The ACE Group classic is being contested at the Quarry, a course that plays over 7300 yards. Wait, over 7300 yards for the over-50 set? Can they reach those par-4's in 2 shots. Yes, don't... Continue reading "Champions Tour Starter: A Distance Perspective" »

3 Things to Look For at Northern Trust

Predictions for this week in at venerable Riviera... 1. Mickelson will contend, fall short. You have to commend Phil for playing his 4th event in a row. Don't see that a lot with the superstars, but Phil is showing a newfound committment to the game this year, with his family... Continue reading "3 Things to Look For at Northern Trust" »

Wilson Looking to Keep Rolling, Under the Radar

We all know that golf is a fickle game. One day you wonder why you aren't going to Q-school, the next you feel amazed that you had once been able to pull off a simple layup shot or even make a 3-footer. That's why stories like Mark Wilson's happen. See,... Continue reading "Wilson Looking to Keep Rolling, Under the Radar" » Video Corner

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