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Stuart Appleby’s birdie dance at the Frys

Australian Stuart Appleby is known for several things in the world of golf. He’s got 15 professional wins, and he shot the ultra rare 59 in the final round of the 2010 Greenbrier. Hell, the guy even played Aussie Rules football in Australia before making the switch to the slightly less physical game of golf. […]

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Ryder Cup Review: Final grades and thoughts from Medinah

  Photo by  proforged  The 2012 Ryder Cup is in the books, and even though I’m sure Europe is still celebrating their massive comeback victory, here are my final grades for each player, along with some parting shots about the event as a whole. I’ll start with Team USA, followed by Team Europe. Team USA Captain […]

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Moments abound as Europe makes Ryder Cup comeback

Photo by  proforged  Every once and a while, something happens in the world of sports that’s unexplained. Something that you don’t expect to happen, and yet, against all odds, the world’s best athletes are elevated to gods and reduced to mere mortals. Late on Saturday at the Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter gave us a small example […]

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Poulter channels Seve at Medinah

 Photo by  Keith Allison    There have been times at the 2012 Ryder Cup when things have looked bleak for the European side. There was the morning session on Friday where Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley made pretty quick work of Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia. Friday afternoon was bad too, as the Americans won three […]

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Analysis of Friday’s Ryder Cup foursomes

Photo by  Mike F.    The pairings for the morning session of the 2012 Ryder Cup were just announced, and boy, Europe looks like they will have the advantage heading into Friday afternoon. Full matchups with my thoughts are listed below. Note that these are the foursome matches, where players will alternate shots on each hole. […]

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Ryder Cup Preview: Inside The Numbers

Photo by  camflan    Yesterday I posted a quick entry about the players in the Ryder Cup this week and their history at Medinah. In this post, I’ve listed each player in the event with their career Ryder Cup records, broken up by format. I’ve also included President’s Cup and WGC-Accenture Match Play records in a […]

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Ryder Cup Preview: Player History at Medinah

Photo by  danperry.com    With the 2012 Ryder Cup starting in a couple of days, I thought I’d take a look at how each player has performed at Medinah throughout the years. I’ll have some more data up specifically relating to the Ryder Cup and other match play events later today.   The Medinah Country Club […]

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The unsinkable power of sports and the NFL

Photo  by  Ed Yourdon    It’s hard to put into words, eloquent words anyway, what happened last night in Seattle in the Monday nighter between the Packers and Seahawks. I don’t usually like to inject my personal allegiances into my professional work, lest others think that I’m letting my feelings get in the way of an […]

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Fred Couples and the endless debate of Hall of Fame candidacy

Photo  by  Bill Spruce    Fred Couples was announced on Wednesday as the first inductee for the World Golf Hall of Fame’s class of 2013, and when I heard the news, my gut reaction was that it made sense. Then, I sat and watched as my Twitter timeline filled up with golf pundits declaring that Couples […]

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Tiger Woods: “The losses aren’t what they used to be”

Photo  by  Keith Allison    “It hasn’t changed me in that regard, but I think it’s put a different perspective on things. Losing a parent and having the birth of two kids put things in better perspective for me. The wins are fantastic, but the losses aren’t what they used to be, because I get to […]

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