Three Of Four

July 23, 2017
On 30 July 1889, nine gentlemen met at the home of Mr. J C Barrett and decided to create a Club, named the Birkdale Golf Club. In 1922, the members bought the land (they had been renting until then) and re-designed the course. They hired the firm of Hawtree and J H Tayl...

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July 9, 2017
Jim “Bones” MacKay, who for the last 25 years has been Robin to Phil Mickelson’s Caped Crusader, has a new gig. After an amicable split from Lefty the world’s most mercurial looper is moving outside the ropes. MacKay and NBC Sports announced a new multi-year dea...

Top Ten Twosomes

June 25, 2017
In an announcement that shocked the golf world last week, Phil Mickelson and his long-time side-kick, Jim “Bones” MacKay announced that they had mutually decided to part ways. Both said all the right things in their separate statements but one thing you can be prett...

Into The Record Brooks

June 19, 2017
The host course, Erin Hills, for the 117th U.S. Open is the first course owned by one individual to host America’s venerable national Open. Erin Hills is in Erin, Washington County, Wisconsin about 55 miles north of Milwaukee and was originally opened in 2014. It sits...

I’ll Be All Right

June 11, 2017
It was perhaps the single worst penalty ever imposed in the history of golf. Two months ago while leading the LPGA’s first Major Championship of the season in Sunday’s final round, Lexi Thompson was penalized four shots for something that she had inadvertently done ...

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May 28, 2017
Tiger Woods announced on Wednesday that he “unequivocally” wants to play professionally again following his most recent back surgery at the end of April. Woods underwent fusion surgery which has apparently finally alleviated all the pain that he was in. It w...

A New Player

May 14, 2017
The biggest news at the beginning of the 2017 Players Championship at Pete Dye’s Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass was the new course design changes that had been made in the last year. Most notable was the change to the par-4 12th hole. The old version, a 358-yard lay-u...

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May 7, 2017
The European Tour unveiled a new format this weekend with the inaugural GolfSixes tournament. The event was played over two days and featured two-man teams representing their 16 respective countries but was nothing like tournament golf as we know it. The players played ...

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April 23, 2017
On Wednesday of last week, Tiger Woods had lower right back fusion surgery that will essentially end his 2017 season. Woods hopes that the procedure (his fourth back operation in the last 4 years) will put an end to the ongoing pain that has derailed him for the last se...


April 9, 2017
The 81st edition of the Masters was missing two very significant players. World #1 Dustin Johnson who has won three consecutive events and was a prohibitive favorite this week, slipped on the hardwood floor of his rented house on Wednesday injuring his back. Johnson tri...
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