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Paulina Gretzky’s Golf Digest cover

Paulina Gretzky is a good looking woman. Golf Digest is in the business of selling magazines and subscriptions. These two are undeniable facts, and so it stands to reason that putting Gretzky on the cover of Golf Digest, scantily clad with a loose affiliation to golf, would be a good business move for the people […]

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Graeme McDowell and being taken out of context

Graeme McDowell is one of golf’s most intelligent and engaging personalities. In a game that is often referred to as dull and boring, the native of Northern Ireland seems to have a ton of fun out on the course, and along with that, he brings a perspective that is thoughtful and sorely needed in a […]

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Modern players, Scott Stallings and American bias

When I first started watching golf seriously, Johnny Miller was already entrenched as NBC’s lead analyst and as I’ve become more knowledgeable about the game, several things have become clear to me about the man. First, Miller is incredibly blunt while he is on the air, and when it comes to his popularity, it’s usually a […]

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Adam Scott wins GWAA Player of the Year award

To me, the Golf Writers Association of America had two pretty obvious front runners for their annual Player of the Year vote: Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson. In saying that, I don’t mean to diminish the accomplishments of players like Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner and others who certainly had great seasons in 2013, […]

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Is there something wrong with golf writing?

As 2013 came to a close this week, many sites were offering their standard “Best Of” lists. I even got involved, with nine separate posts on the GIFs of the Year. Last week though, Jason Sobel of Golf Channel went on a mini-rant on Twitter on the current state of golf writing, asking questions about […]

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Punch Shots: Jarrod Lyle’s Comeback and John Daly at the Ryder Cup

Punch Shots is a collection of stories that I didn’t get around to earlier or didn’t fit into another article. I’ll give a link to a larger story and have some quick thoughts below. The last Punch Shots: Vijay’s lawsuit, Snedeker vs. a Segway and more Jarrod Lyle is back at the Aussie Masters You’ll […]

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Steve Stricker’s putting advice for Tiger Woods

  Steve Stricker lost $620,000 by giving Tiger putting advice. Graeme McDowell lost $100,000 by double bogeying his final hole. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 11, 2013   I should know better.   I should know not to get frustrated when it comes to reading tweets from Darren Rovell, but that’s exactly what happened yesterday […]

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Why firing Sean Foley would be the worst thing for Tiger Woods

At this point, I thought that we were done with the “What’s Wrong with Tiger Woods” stories. Surely, that horse has been bludgeoned to the point of no return over the last three years. As I wrote back in June, Woods is basically in a no-win situation at this point. The expectations are staggeringly high. […]

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