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Former Potomac Cup Rivals Sandman and Phatty Team up at USGA Fourball

MAMARONECK, NY – One’s called “Sandman,” because he puts opponents in a sleeper hold until they succumb. The other, “Phatty” to his friends, is one of a fourball tandem known as “The Silent Assassins,” that used to go undefeated through state championship caliber fields. Yet this week these former rivals teamed up in the USGA Fourball at storied Winged Foot Golf...

Breaking Down the 2011 President’s Cup Pairings

Let’s break down the President’s Cup pairings like a fraction: USA Paul Azinger hit on a great system – the “Pod system” of keeping groups of four players together. Couples has one problem. Since he insists on Woods, then either Woods’s partner (Furyk) or one of Phil’s boys (Ricky Fowler) gets left home. My opinion is that if...

Rays Shine Brightly – Delray Dunes Outlasts Quail Ridge, Defends Golf Road Cup Title

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA – It was Yankees-RedSox, Steelers-Patriots, and Celtics-Lakers all rolled into one, and it went into the bottom of the ninth, the two-minute warning, and the last possession of the ball before it was finally settled. A steely-nerved Delray Dunes Golf Road Cup team withstood Quail Ridge’s furious Sunday charge to eke out a narrow 12-10 win in the...

Roaring on the Palms! Head Pro Rescues Quail Ridge’s Cup Hopes With 18th Hole Magic

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA – With a roar worthy of the 18th green at Augusta National on Masters Sunday, Quail Ridge members rattled every palm tree from Seminole to Sawgrass celebrating head pro Dan Brosnihan’s miraculous birdie on the final hole that rescued their team’s chances to wrest the Golf Road Cup from their rival Delray Dunes. Snookered behind a palm tree and with...

Quail Ridge, Delray Dunes Reprise Yearly Team Golf Battle for Golf Road Cup

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA – One of the undisputed truths of golf is that it is a celebration of both the unquenchable human spirit and the altruistic virtues even though the competition is as fiercely contested as though American hegemony were at stake with every shot. Football players “swagger.” Hockey players fight. Soccer players roll around on the ground crying like...

Anchor Match Should Decide Ryder Cup – EUROPE WINS 14.5-13.5

***Mahan makes chopped salad out of the par-3 17th. Europe wins 14.5-13.5.*** ***UPDATE! 10:13*** McDowell wins 16 and is 2-up with 2 to play. Europe is assured of 14 points, but not yet 14.5. ***UPDATE!!!! 10:05*** The other choking dog of a Molinari brother blows a huge lead, including the last three holes to let Ricky Fowler tie the match! Now it’s 13.5-12.5...

With Early Lead in Singles, Europe Should Wrest Cup From U.S.

***UPDATE*** in just a half hour two full matches have flipped. at 7:15 a.m. EST, the singles stand at 6-6. Just 1.5 more points have to flip for the U.S. to retain the Cup. Still, it looks like an uphill battle, but at least the Yanks look to be putting up a fight. Stricker reversed his opening match with Westwood and now leads 2-up with 3 to play. Bubba Watson and...

Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Offers Some Insights Into Celtic Manor

Robert Trent Jones, Jr. has been quite the jet-setter recently, working on projects from Morocco to Egypt, from to Eastern Europe to Asia, but this week all eyes are his work at Celtic Manor in Wales, the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. Opened in July 2007, the course combines the routing of nine holes from the original Robert Trent Jones-designed Wentwood Hills golf...

Breaking Down the U.S. Ryder Cup Team

Let’s break down the U.S. Ryder Cup team using the “Pod System” implemented so successfully by Paul Azinger in 2008. The asterisks are the Captain’s Pick’s. Jay’s Group A Tiger Woods* Dustin Johnson Bubba Watson Hunter Mahan Let’s keep all the buddies and long hitters together. They’ll all work well together as...

Thursday’s Six Foursome Matches in the 2009 President’s Cup Matches

Int’l – vs. – USA Weir/Clark vs. Kim/Mickelson If they can keep it in the fairway, the USA’s length should provide more birdies. ADV = USA Scott/Els vs. Mahan/O’Hair I’m not betting on Scott until he proves he can win. Alternate shot may not be as strong for him as Four balls. ADV = USA Singh/Allenby vs. Cink/Glover Majors or not...