Archives for: June 2008

The Coca-Cola Family Course in Fleesensee, Germany: finally the golf hole is bigger

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Ever wonder what golf would be like if the hole was bigger? A lot bigger?? Check out Coca-cola Family Course in Northern Germany about 1.5 hours from Berlin. This one-of-a-kind approach to golf is at the SAS Radisson Fleesensee, a remarkable… more »

Like Torrey Pines' 18th hole at U.S. Open? 2010 Ryder Cup host Celtic Manor closer of similar drama

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Even if Tiger Woods wasn't crazy about the par-5 18th hole at Torrey Pines as a U.S. Open finishing hole before the tournament, there is no denying it's the hole that won him his 14th major. It was also a key element as to why this year's Open will be… more »

Final thoughts on Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate's classic U.S. Open duel

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24 hours later, I'm still digesting this U.S. Open classic... -Has anyone else watched the replay of Rocco Mediate's tee shot on the par-3 3rd hole? I slow-mo'd it about ten times on my HD. The ball seems headed straight into the hole, until it rolled… more »

U.S. Ryder Cup squad has its first alternate: Open hero Rocco Mediate

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After a captivating U.S. Open week at Torrey Pines, two things are certain: That was the most entertaining golf tournament I've ever watched (though I'm not going way of the horribly overused "greatest ever" label that the media and even you, the fe… more »

Tiger Woods vs. Rocco Mediate in U.S. Open playoff: who the heck are you supposed to root for?

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What was originally billed as the Tiger vs. Phil Open has blossomed into something beyond our wildest imagination. I can already envision myself, grizzled old man on the porch, telling my grandkids the match of Tiger and Rocco at Torrey Pines. The ga… more »

What does long game guru Butch Harmon think about pupil Phil Mickelson's tee ball strategy?

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On the Golf Channel tonight, Phil Mickelson's short game guru Dave Pelz is answering question after question about Phil Mickelson's controversial strategy to leave driver out of the bag on day one of the U.S. Open - and what seems like any dry day at Tor… more »

Predictions: The winning score of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, and the champion won't be Phil Mickelson

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I may not know how Phil Mickelson still has a full head of hair, or how a Detroit-area native like's Chris Baldwin could hate hockey so much. But I do know how to calculate the winning score of major tournaments. Excerpt from my blo… more »

Tiger Woods handles knee injury manlier than Celtics' Paul Pierce and NBA wimps

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I'm not sure if Tiger Woods is the fittest athlete like some magazines suggest, but at least he's not an attention-milking drama queen like the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce and most other NBA players. As much as the NBA got its Celtics-Lakers "dream s… more »

Justin Leonard's win at St. Jude's continues to beef up American Ryder Cup squad

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The Ryder Cup's most memorable moment of the last decade - on the Yanks side at least - is courtesy of Justin Leonard's miraculous putt to clinch the 1999 win at Brookline. That was Leonard's last Ryder Cup appearance and the U.S. haven't come close… more »

LPGA Championship ousts Ochoa-Sorenstam dream pairing: could learn from Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson-Adam Scott U.S. Open group

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Next week's U.S. Open is already getting plenty of buzz, thanks in part to the announced pairings in the opening rounds. The world's top three golfers will play together: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott. And the hype is already all over the sp… more »

After Red Wings Stanley Cup win, Detroit doesn't need hockey-hater Tiger Woods at PGA

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Tiger Woods can rip hockey and follow the L.A. Dodgers and his boy Roger Federer all he wants, when he comes to metro Detroit later this year for the PGA Championship, he'll be playing in Hockeytown, thanks to the Red Wings' Stanley Cup victory Wednesday… more »

America's two richest athletes are golfers in 2007 - Tiger Woods is tops

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Sports Illustrated has just released its Top 50 richest U.S. athletes for 2007. Topping the list are two golfers: Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie. Wait a second, just kidding. It's Tiger and Phil Mickelson. Tiger dwarfs over everyone on the list w… more »

Report: U.S. Airlines may soon begin charging passengers by weight

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Bloomberg is reporting that airlines are discussing charging passengers by weight. Just when you thought airlines couldn't get any more impersonal, it turns out they really do view you like a piece of meat. I'm a little biased as a short guy who only… more »

Kenny Perry win at Memorial boosts Ryder Cup chances for U.S. squad at Valhalla

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Kenny Perry's performance today in the final round of the Memorial was a thing of beauty. On a day where all the leaders seemed to falter, Perry coasted to a two-shot victory and $1 million payday. More importantly perhaps, Perry now stands to be amo… more »