The Primary Cut – British Open Style

While Augusta is my favorite major to watch, and while I consider the U.S. Open to be the toughest major to actually win, there is something about The British Open that makes it the most special of the four. Maybe it's because it is golf's oldest championship. Maybe

The Primary Cut – U.S. Women’s Open Edition

Everyone is anticipating a Lorena Ochoa (pictured)-Annika Sorenstam duel (numbers one and two in the world, respectively; click here for the current women's world rankings) this weekend at the U.S. Women's Open at Interlachen Country Club in Minnesota, but as Tiger and Phil show us time and time again,

The Primary Cut – U.S. Open Edition

Gear up for this week's U.S. Open with some preview coverage. Doug Ferguson breaks down the story behind the mega-pairing (a full list of pairings is available here) for Thursday-Friday (Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott (pictured)). Ed Sherman gives kudos to the USGA for putting this dream

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Tiger Woods may have come up short yet again at Augusta (which did nothing to disspell the lone 'criticism' of his game--i.e. that he cannot come from behind on Sunday to win), but that doesn't mean that Nike and IMG weren't elated by the success of South African Trevor Immelman,

The Primary Cut – Masters Edition

If you are a golf fan, then Masters week is your Super Bowl. Sure, the 90-man field is by far the weakest of the four majors, boasting aged "past champions" who would have no business at any Club Championship, let alone with the world's best at Augusta. But the hallowed

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1. Tiger Talk By now, you've not only been barraged with coverage of Tiger Woods' latest heroic feat--a sliding left to right putt for birdie at the Arnold Palmer Invitational that ranks just short of divine--but you've also heard that Tiger's "streak" fell short Monday morning at Doral to the Puma-clad

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SFX meets PETA It's a good thing for Tripp Isenhour that we no longer run a 'Nightmare Clients Of the Week' column anymore. As you've probably already read, Isenhour, represented by John Mascatello and SFX Golf, faces misdemeanor criminal charges (up to 14 months in prison and $5,000, if convicted,

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Tiger Endorses Obama? It’s well known that the vast majority of PGA Tour players are rank-and-file Republicans. Or at the very “worst,” closet independents. Over the years, some players have been more vocal than others about their political leanings. No one will ever forget in 1993, for example,

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One day this will be an answer in Trivial Pursuit, so pay attention: Who was the second in a string of successive agents to quit representing Michelle Wie? That would be Greg Nared (pictured with Wie), the former University of Maryland basketball player who spent a decade as a

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Sixteenth installment of The Primary Cut – weekly insights from the world of golf player management and other golf-related industry and player news. As expected, Phil Mickelson, who had been in the midst of a lawsuit that he filed against ex-sponsor Bearing Point (Tim Rosaforte reported the matter has now been

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