US Open round one: Who said players had to be accurate?

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Accuracy off the tee? That's for wussies isn't it? Certainly seems so if you're name's Bubba Watson, who just about managed to hit seven fairways Thursday, yet finds himself just two shots off the lead in third. He's not alone. None of the first round to… more »

US Open preview: Why take risks with Mickelson's wrists?

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I've read so many words about wrists I'm tempted to slash mine. When it's not David Howell's denying him a shot at the US Open, it's Michelle Wie's off-again on-again wrists tying her up in futile knots, or Phil Mickelson's leaving us all guessing whethe… more »

Stanford St Jude Championship round four: A monumental catastrophe

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So I was right. David Toms did face a monumental task Sunday. Sadly, I was also horribly, awfully, catastrophically wrong as well. Because the monument in question turned out not to be the young figure of Adam Scott, the coming man of golf, but the far… more »

Stanford St Jude Championship round three: Toms's task looks monumental

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Today's quick question is this: name the three players with wire-to-wire victories this season. Hurry up because Adam Scott's about to make it four. You'd probably get Vijay Singh easily enough in the season opener and it's not too much of a stretch to a… more »

Stanford St Jude Championship round two: How Daly made the cut and missed it on the same day

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I've always been a huge advocate of keeping family away from the office. But never because I saw it as essential to staying alive. Who else but John Daly could steal a tournament's headlines with a claim that his fourth wife came at him with a steak knif… more »

Stanford St Jude Championship round one: Cruelty, thy name is Southwind

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There's some cruel people at TPC Southwind. Who needs Chinese water torture when you've got pin positions like Thursday's. It wasn't just the awkward locations per se, but the fact that they seemed to be sited to allow the wind to do its worst - at the f… more »

Stanford St Jude Championship preview: Really, it's the David Toms Classic

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There's a bit of a knowledge gap at the top of this week's leaderboard when it comes to the TPC Southwind course. Vijay Singh, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington ... the list of top players who have basically chosen to give the place a miss… more »

Memorial Tournament round four: Right numbers, wrong player

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Two days ago I was right on the button in suggesting the possibility that someone seven shots off the pace at the halfway stage could go on to win. Trouble is it wasn't Jim Furyk repeating his feat of 2002, but K J Choi. Oddly enough, like Furyk in 2002,… more »

Memorial Tournament, round three: Scott or O'Hair? Hard to choose

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I don't know about a good walk spoiled, but this is in danger of becoming a good tournament spoiled by the weather. That would be a shame considering the top of the table contest we have in store. Not the old guns you might have expected to dominate this… more »

Memorial Tournament round two: Not quite perfect enough for Scott

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Fasten your seatbelts for the weekend. This could be a thriller. I like the AP line that Adam Scott 'flirted with perfection' Friday. He only failed to achieve it when he started thinking about it and lost concentration. But it was undoubtedly one of t… more »

The Memorial round one: Time for Tiger to play catch-up

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What an excellent way to shrug off the travails of The Players. Respect to Sean O'Hair for the way he threw down the gauntlet to the chasing pack Thursday. What is interesting is who took it up. Not Tiger Woods, having another of his periodic off days, n… more »

The Memorial, preview: Maybe Tiger's not so groovy, baby

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The case for Tiger Woods this week is a half empty/half full argument. A price of around 3.6 for someone facing a hundred or so rivals, even if he is the best in the world, looks unappetising. Yet on the basis of his season so far you can argue it's gene… more »

Crowne Plaza Invitational round four: Sabbatini's Masterful victory

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Here's something you might like to tuck away for next year. It is a fact I spotted on one of the betting forums last week, unearthed by someone who obviously has far too much time on their hands: for the last five years at least the winner of the Colonia… more »

Crowne Plaza Invitational Round Three: Anyone for underwater golf?

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The winner of this could turn out to be the strongest swimmer. I liked the way Scott Verplank summed it up: "I didn't have any plans for Monday, just go to the lake. Looks like the lake may be coming to me." Things look so ominous overnight that I'm le… more »

Crowne Plaza Invitational round two: Is this really the Colonial?

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If it was a surprise to see Anthony Kim on top of the leaderboard Friday morning, it's an absolute revelation to see Tim Clark lording it over his peers a day later. Everyone wondered when Clark would win his first PGA tournament after some immaculate st… more »
 
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