Open Championship round three: For Garcia, memories are not made of this

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If you just happen to bump into Sergio Garcia Sunday morning, be sure not to say the word Wachovia. And any casual discussion of Greg Norman is also strictly out of bounds. The Spaniard bidding to take on the mantle of Seve Ballasteros does not need to b… more »

US Bank Championship round two: Clark and Villegas are looking interesting

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Nondescript is the word that comes to mind about Joe Ogilvie. There was the odd occasion last season when he warranted a mention - most particularly when he came third at the the Reno Tahoe Open in August. But this season he's been off the radar, not doi… more »

Open Championship round two: stand by for a howler

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Friday the winner was the golf course. But Saturday's victor looks like it might be the weather. The clouds that dumped an inch of rain on me in an hour in London Friday have now crossed the Scottish border and are swirling their way to Carnoustie. The p… more »

US Bank Championship round one (and a half): Saved by the storm

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Crumbs. Looks as if the foul weather I predicted for Carnoustie struck a day early and missed. It decided instead to dump on me as I went to fetch a transatlantic traveller from London's Gatwick airport. Six hours struggling through floods of near biblic… more »

Open Championship round one: Another record falls to Tiger

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A little piece of history took place on the 16th green at Carnoustie Thursday. Tiger Woods's massive birdie putt now stands as the world's longest televised putt. Mind you I rely for this piece of useless information on the BBC and, given that organisati… more »

US Bank Championship preview: Perry's best chance for a starring role

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You'd think Milwaukee was behind the old Iron curtain for all the news that's coming out about the US Bank Championship. Either the poor hacks who drew the short straws and didn't go to Carnoustie are drowning their sorrows in a local bar or they're glue… more »

Open Championship preview: Car-nicety laid out for Woods

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They say you can't keep a good man down. Certainly not John Philp, the head greenkeeper notorious for Carnoustie's '99 course, which earned him the opprobrium of the world's top golfers and an MBE from the Queen. Philp maintains robust views about the co… more »

John Deere Classic round four: Punters undone by a Byrdie

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Few at the start of last week would have put Jonathan Byrd's name in the box for the last Open Championship spot. Even his caddie didn't think he was up to it, persuading Byrd to skip the Open qualifier and concentrate instead on some confidence-boosting… more »

John Deere Classic round three: A field full of menace for Green

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Tim Clark says it'll be a shootout. Troy Matteson likens it to a horse race. Let's just hope it doesn't turn into a funeral procession Sunday instead as nerves tighten the muscles and resolve of our leaders. Putters really are proving the key weapon -… more »

John Deere Classic round two: Has anyone got a pin?

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They should entitle this competition Blazing Putters. The top five on the leaderboard are all in the top 10 for performance with the flatstick. But it was a sharp improvement in hitting fairways and greens and that allowed Nathan Green to sneak into t… more »

John Deere Classic round one: Lancaster's plan is to hit or quit

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Score another for Butch Harmon. No, not Phil Mickelson's hot round in the Scottisah Open, although that was a very welcome sight. It's Neal Lancaster at the John Deere, who says he owes his birdies to the man nominated yet again by his peers as the best… more »

John Deere Classic preview: Back into unknown territory

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An advertisement on the John Deere website invites you to "reach for the stars", which is a trifle unfortunate given the company's inability to snare many of them for their big bash in Illinois this weekend. It's not the firm's fault of course, it's that… more »

AT&T National round four: Choi writes his own history

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Something's not right. Either K J Choi is telling porkies or the world's press have been repeating a myth. The oft-repeated story goes that Choi earned his "Tank" nickname as an up-and-coming teenage professional weightlifter back in Korea. But that's… more »

AT&T National round three: By the way Kevin, you've scored an ace

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How can you not know you've hit a hole in one? It was pointed out to me in a reply to my blog Saturday that CBS missed Kevin Stadler's ace at the 13th. But then so did Stadler himself, and his playing partner Tiger Woods. "We didn't know it," Tiger sai… more »

AT&T National round two: Tiger has it taped

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Amazing the difference a bit of lead tape can make. Tiger Woods stuck it on his putter Friday and hey presto, a round of four under. It was his answer to greens playing a bit slow and sticky. So Tiger's back in contention, albeit six shots back, to put… more »
 
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