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Mark Calcavecchia sets new PGA Tour record with NINE birdies in a row

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, July 25th, 2009
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Anyone have Calc on their fantasy team today?  Mark Calcavecchia birdied holes 3-11 today in the Canadian Open.  That is a new PGA Tour record and also insanely good.

My personal record is five in a row.  I remember vividly… (Sound of harps, dream state ensues)….  I was playing straight up, nine holes against the #1 amateur in the state.  Yes that isn’t generally a good idea.  Under normal conditions he’d crush me.  But I birdied the first five holes, en route to a one up victory after nine.  Yes, one up.  He ran out of holes.  Needless to say, he was not happy.  I was.


Win a trip to the LPGA CVS/Pharmacy Challenge, and some nice wine

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Categories: LPGA Tour
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I receive about 20-30 press releases a DAY.  Most are the same tired old ones, but this one seemed worth posting, because it meant that HOG readers would have a chance at winning free stuff.  Free stuff is the best!

Mirassou Winery is giving away a golf getaway and tickets to the LPGA CVS/Pharmacy Challenge:

One winner and a guest will receive the California wine and golf getaway of a lifetime, including round-trip air transportation to San Francisco, hotel accommodations, VIP passes to the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge tournament, a meet and greet with a LPGA player, and more. Plus, the winners will also dine California-style at a special dinner with wine expert David Mirassou. Visit http://www.mirassou.com/golf/sweepstakes.asp to enter now through July 31.

Also at www.mirassou.com/golf is the “Perfect Pairings” online cookbook, which features delicious recipes and Mirassou wine pairings from LPGA Tour members Kristy McPherson, Laura Diaz and Jill McGill, along with video golf tips from the players.

Maybe I’ll enter the thing myself.   I’ll win and the unnamed LPGA player I’ll get to meet will be Anna Rawson… 😉


Cink sinks Watson’s historic bid in playoff at the British Open

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, July 19th, 2009
Categories: European TourPGA Tour
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I’m pretty heartbroken that Tom Watson couldn’t pull it together enough to finish off the Open on the 18th, when he made bogey from the fairway.  Had he made par he could have won and notched one of the most incredible feats in sports.

Cink won’t be too popular

Despite having a major victory, Cink won’t be too popular for dashing the historic dreams of Watson and millions of fans, myself included.  That being said, he won a major and deserves the credit.


Best wishes to Tom Watson

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, July 18th, 2009
Categories: European TourPGA Tour

I’ve had a busy day today and haven’t had much time to do any golf blogging.  I did watch ALL of today’s British Open coverage and I’m in awe of what Tom Watson is accomplishing.  This is truly historic and if he pulls off a win tomorrow, it will be one of the most historic moments in not only golf, but just about any sport.

I extend full HOG Karma to Tom Watson.  I can’t wait for tomorrow.  I hope my next posts are regarding Tom Watson’s historic victory.


TW leads after two rounds at the British Open, Tom Watson! The “other” TW misses the cut.

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 17th, 2009
Categories: European TourPGA TourTiger Woods
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Tom Watson is amazing.  He’s tied for the lead after TWO rounds now at the British (sorry, I’m from the USA) Open.  Watson fired an amazing 32 on the back!  I’m on the TW bandwagon!  Did I mention he’s 59 years old?

Tiger Woods, the “other TW” didn’t make the cut.  Leading into the Open the Woods camp’s keyword was “precision.”  Well, Turnberry and the Open dissected Tiger with surgical precision.  Tiger missed only the 2nd cut in a major tournament in his entire career.

Both of these story lines are in the running for the biggest story of the 2009 golf year.

Tiger missing a cut is big news.  Big enough to be on the front page of the New York Times web site:


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