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The World’s been robbed because of another archaic golfing rule

I understand the rules are there for a reason, but sometimes the rules should be broken.

Like, for instance, when breaking the rules gives us what everyone wants to see.

Alright, Y.E. Yang probably doesn’t want the rules changed, and nothing against him, but there’s probably only a few dozen people outside of South Korea who does not want to see Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington paired together Sunday. And I’d bet that most of those other people are fellow golfers who would rather Tiger was home so that they could possibly win this tournament.

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Only One Person To Blame for Old Man Watson’s Defeat

I’m sorry, Tom. I truly am. You were all set to win your record-equalling sixth Open Championship, and I screwed it up.

I’m truly, truly sorry.

At the same time, I’m still waiting for my thanks from Stewart Cink

Had it not been for me; had I not abandoned my well-conceived final-round strategy of not looking at any Tom Watson putt of more than six feet, Watson would have easily sunk that par chance on the 72nd hole. Easily.

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Gimmicky Hole Still Just As Gimmicky as the Tiger Diagnosed It

It’s that time of the year again, the time where you might actually watch a golf tournament that is not a major.

I know, I know, you’ll watch when Tiger is in contention. And you’ll root for Tiger, or against him, or both, it does not matter. But in your eyes, if Tiger has a chance to win, the tournament is basically a major.

Yet every May, right after you decide to watch horse racing for the only time that year, you’ll tune into a non-major golf tournament even if Tiger is not in contention because you want to see people suffer.

You sick, sick individual.

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Angel Cabrera’s win, not Perry’s collapse, story of ’09 Masters

There it was, on the front page of ESPN.com, Cabrera holding a thumbs-up and a caption that made it seem like he won by default.

“The ’09 Masters will be remembered not for Angel Cabrera’s playoff win, but for Kenny Perry’s epic collapse and his grace in defeat,” someone for ESPN wrote.

Bogus, ESPN.

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Tiger!

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Billy Casper: The Golfer History Has Forgotten About

We have all heard of the ‘Big Three’, which consisted of Nicklaus, Palmer and Player.
However, you probably have not heard much about another player during that same era who, at a time, was actually winning more tournaments than Nicklaus, Palmer and Player.

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Were Padraig Harrington’s Major Wins Any Less Impressive Without Tiger Woods?

Padraig Harrington shocked the golf world when he became the first player, other than Tiger Woods, to win consecutive majors since Tom Watson won the US & British Opens back in 1982.  
But, would things have been different if Tiger Woods had played in the 2008 British Open and PGA Championship?

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Five Biggest Questions For The 2009 PGA Tour Season

The 2008 PGA Tour season has provided us with some shocking moments to say the least.
So, what are the biggest questions looming as we head towards the 2009 season?  

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The Impact Of The Fitness Era On The PGA Tour

Physical fitness has now become an integral part of being a succesful professional golfer.  The fitness era is playing a role in the increasing parity seen on tour and will also play a major role in the rewritting of the record books in the coming years.

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Top 10 Golf Images of the Tiger Woods Era

(PICTURES WILL BE ADDED SOON; DON’T WORRY!)

These are the 10 images that have defined golf since Tiger Woods first appeared in the Masters Tournament as an amateur in 1995.

I have made this the cutoff for simplicity reasons. Yes, there are great images from before, but I wanted images that defined this era.