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FedEx Cup Extended Through 2017

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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FedEx Cup LogoFedEx has extended its umbrella sponsorship of the year long PGA Tour Cup five more years, though 2017.  This is good for the Tour.

“We’re delighted with the opportunity to make this announcement.  That’s become a big part of what the PGA Tour is all about.” ~Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Commissioner


WGC Accenture Match Play Day One Matches and TV Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

WGC Accenture Match Play TV Schedule

WED: 12-6pm ET Golf Channel
THU: 2-6pm ET Golf Channel
FRI: 2-6pm ET Golf Channel
SAT: 12-2pm ET Golf Channel
SAT: 2-6pm ET NBC
SUN: 9am-1:00pm ET Golf Channel
SUN: 2pm-6pm ET NBC

Wednesday Matches and Times

Match Time (ET)
1 9:25 a.m. Graeme McDowell (N. Ireland) vs. Y.E. Yang (Korea)
2 9:35 a.m. Hunter Mahan (USA) vs. Zach Johnson (USA)
3 9:45 a.m. Bill Haas (USA) vs. Ryo Ishikawa (Japan)
4 9:55 a.m. Justin Rose (England) vs. Paul Lawrie (Scotland)
5 10:05 a.m. Dustin Johnson (USA) vs. Jim Furyk (USA)
6 10:15 a.m. Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) vs. Francesco Molinari (Italy)
7 10:25 a.m. Charl Schwartzel (S. Africa) vs. Gary Woodland (USA)
8 10:35 a.m. Ian Poulter (England) vs. Sang-moon Bae (Korea)
9 10:45 a.m. Steve Stricker (USA) vs. Kevin Na (USA)
10 10:55 a.m. Louis Oosthuizen (S. Africa) vs. Aaron Baddeley (Australia)
11 11:05 a.m. Webb Simpson (USA) vs. Matteo Manassero (Italy)
12 11:15 a.m. Alvaro Quiros (Spain) vs. Martin Laird (Scotland)
13 11:25 a.m. Adam Scott (Australia) vs. Robert Rock (England)
14 11:35 a.m. Bo Van Pelt (USA) vs. Mark Wilson (USA)
15 11:45 a.m. Jason Day (Australia) vs. Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spain)
16 11:55 a.m. Simon Dyson (England) vs. John Senden (Australia)
17 12:05 p.m. Matt Kuchar (USA) vs. Jonathan Byrd (USA)
18 12:15 p.m. Bubba Watson (USA) vs. Ben Crane (USA)
19 12:25 p.m. Nick Watney (USA) vs. Darren Clarke (N. Ireland)
20 12:35 p.m. Tiger Woods (USA) vs. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spain)
21 12:45 p.m. K.J. Choi (Korea) vs. Kyle Stanley (USA)
22 12:55 p.m. Brandt Snedeker (USA) vs. Retief Goosen (S. Africa)
23 1:05 p.m. Sergio Garcia (Spain) vs. Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain)
24 1:15 p.m. Keegan Bradley (USA) vs. Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
25 1:25 p.m. Martin Kaymer (Germany) vs. Greg Chalmers (Australia)
26 1:35 p.m. David Toms (USA) vs. Rickie Fowler (USA)
27 1:45 p.m. Lee Westwood (England) vs. Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium)
28 1:55 p.m. Robert Karlsson (Sweden) vs. Fredrik Jacobson (Sweden)
29 2:05 p.m. Luke Donald (England) vs. Ernie Els (S. Africa)
30 2:15 p.m. Jason Dufner (USA) vs. Peter Hanson (Sweden)
31 2:25 p.m. Rory McIlroy (N. Ireland) vs. George Coetzee (S. Africa)
32 2:35 p.m. Kyung-tae Kim (Korea) vs. Anders Hansen (Denmark)

Book Review: Golf: Play the Golf Digest Way: Hone Your Game- From Green to Tee

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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Golf: Play the Golf Digest Way: Hone Your Game- From Green to Tee I don’t do a lot of book reviews.  For some reason I can last a few pages reading and then I get very sleepy.  A reference book however, is a different story.  I like books like this one, which I can refer to as needed.

Golf: Play the Golf Digest Way: Hone Your Game- From Green to Tee

Golf: Play the Golf Digest Way: Hone Your Game- From Green to Tee is a 320 page golf instruction book by Ron Kaspriske with contributions from Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Jim McLean, Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson.

This book is a substantial size at 8.5×11 inches.  Inside the pages are 300+ full color illustrations and diagrams by golf pros and instructors covering every imaginable golf teaching subject as listed below.

Chapters

  • Putting
  • Chipping
  • Pitching
  • Bunker Play
  • Irons
  • Woods/Hybrids
  • Driver
  • The Next Step

As the title and chapter list above indicate, this book takes the player from green to tee, not tee to green.  It is said that the best way to teach or learn golf is by starting with the putter next to the hole.  Make a six inch putt, then move to 12 inches.  Keep moving back, all the way to the tee!  That’s what this book does.

The photos and descriptions are excellent, and there are many of the top players from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson to Rickie Fowler featured in the illustrations and photos.  Below is an example by Phil Mickelson showing how to hit out of wet sand:

Phil Mickelson example in Golf: Play the Golf Digest Way

March 2012

The book will be available for purchase on March 6, 2012.  Here’s a direct link to Amazon for Golf: Play The Golf Digest Way if you’d like to preorder your copy.


WGC Accenture Match Play Picks Contest – Win Bridgestone Golf Balls

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Categories: MiscellaneousPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

World Golf ChampionshipsI’m running a picks contest for this week’s WGC Accenture Match Play.  To enter, just head over to this forum thread at The Golf Space and post your picks for the brackets. Be sure to do it TODAY, since the match play starts tomorrow.

I’ll send out a box of Bridgestone Golf Balls to the winner.

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Nothern Trust Open Comments

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, February 20th, 2012
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With a fresh coat of about six inches of snow on the ground outside, I didn’t have much of a choice yesterday.  It was either going to be skiing for the 3rd out of 4 days or watching the final round of the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open.  I’m a Keegan Bradley fan, after being there in person for his first win of his career last year at the Byron Nelson.  I’m a Phil fan too. So with those two in the final pairing and tied for the lead, I was looking forward to the duel.  Both players arguably didn’t play all that well Sunday compared to how they’d played the first three days.  Clutch birdies on the final hole for both of them forced a playoff with Bill Haas.  Bill would win on the 10th, the 2nd playoff hole.

Riviera’s Hole 10

How do you not love hole #10 at Riviera?  Here are three of the best PGA Tour pros, top 10 players, 5 major championships between them, FedEx Cup winner, rookie of the year, etc.  Yet only one of the three can even HIT a 300 yard par-4 green in regulation.

Riviera Hole 10

It isn’t all about length baby.  We need more holes like #10 at the Riv.

Keegan Bradley

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