President’s Cup: U.S. Squad Wraps Up Victory with Strong Finish

U.S. captain Freddy Couples wins another President's Cup making it an impressive 5th time in a row.

U.S. captain Freddy Couples wins another President’s Cup making it an impressive 5th time in a row.

The U.S. team grabs its eighth President’s Cup title in 10 tournaments thanks to the clutch putting on the American side during the singles matches. Due to the great play of Steve Stricker all week and Zach Johnson today with an impressive win over Brandon Grace while PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner had a solid win himself knocking off Brandon De Jonge who is always a dangerous player on the course. Tiger Woods clinched the tournament winning match defeating Richard Sterne by winning 1 UP. It seems like the International team was trying to make a slight charge after they were making their share of clutch putts on the tough greens of Muirfield Village. Overall the day was won by the International team but they had to be nearly perfect today if they wanted to comeback and complete the upset. Jason Day was spectacular as he was able to beat Brandt Snedeker 6 & 4 and “Sned” put up a heck of a fight.

If Louis Oosthuizen had knocked off Webb Simpson and if Richard Sterne had beat Tiger Woods then it would’ve been 18 to 17 rather than 18 to 15 as both matches were very tight. This President’s Cup was much closer than many expected but thanks to great play of the U.S. team on Saturday’s foursome and four-ball matches which helped them stretch the lead out leaving the International team having to nearly have a perfect round of golf on Sunday. This was another great President’s Cup and it’s like the fun more laid back version of the Ryder Cup while still having some prestige to it as the U.S. team once again raises the President’s Cup in triumph.

Jason Dufner was a key factor in team USA's President's Cup victory.

Jason Dufner was a key factor in team USA’s President’s Cup victory.

There was some great golf this week and now we look ahead to the next season and what it will offer. Yes, there are still golf tournaments but the primary events are pretty much in the books so next season we’ll have a lot of cool things to look forward to like the rise of Jordan Speith, the comeback of Henrik Stenson, Jason Dufner looks to be up to par with his potential as a lot of people (Including of myself) thought he was going to have a stellar season but was quiet until he eventually won the PGA Championship. So now that the President’s Cup is in the books, what will we expect now? Let me know in the comments section below! Again, this was a great President’s Cup, especially after my beloved Northwestern Wildcats (Note: I did not attend Northwestern, just a big fan) lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes in a stunning football game on Saturday. Here’s the final scores of the President’s Cup: http://www.presidentscup.com/scoring/2013.html. On that note, keep it real all and please subscribe to the site if you enjoy it and please follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! By the way, my President’s Cup MVP is Steve Stricker. He was phenomenal all week.


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The GP Links of the Week: Part 2

Links! After all, sharing IS caring. Right Barney, BJ and Baby Bop? :)

Links! After all, sharing IS caring. Right Barney, BJ and Baby Bop? 🙂

Hey all, it’s time for another edition of the GP Links of the Week and this week instead of just putting links to articles, I’m just going to flat out give links to the blogs I think you should check out. Now, I’m going to be honest and tell you that almost all of these are from sites that I used the last time BUT those were just links to articles, this time I’m giving you links to the FULL site for you to explore and enjoy. These sites are some of the best of the best golf blogs in the world and I think it’s time for you to see what I mean by that. These are all very informative and thoughtful blogs that help bring the game of golf alive in words you dig what I’m saying? They say a picture is worth a thousand words but these blogs feature articles with pictures and words so….I guess 1000 words combined with 1000 word picture is 2000 so…you’ll get plenty of info in your golf filled brains of yours!

If you love golf and if you love good golf journalism then these are the blogs for you! So, on that note, I hope you enjoy and if you enjoy this website then PLEASE subscribe on the left side your screen and please share with your Facebook. Twitter, etc! It would greatly be appreciated and I know we can grow the site further as I’ve already reached over 4,000 hits in just two days! So, let’s keep it going because the more the site grows the more opportunities I’ll have to give back to readers and fans! So thank you guys and keep it real! From Chicago with love! Also, you can always follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio!

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Team USA Captain Couples Says Johnson is Good to Go

Zach Johnson, arguably the best control player on Tour is ready to go for this year's President's Cup.

Zach Johnson, arguably the best control player on Tour is ready to go for this year’s President’s Cup.

 

After Zach had suffered the flu, President’s Cup team USA captain Fred Couples says that Zach Johnson is ready to go and ready to help lead team USA to victory. Many wondered if Zach would be ready after suffering his flu like symptoms and now many American fans can rest easy now as arguably the king of accuracy is back on the course. Now, some people may think that he’s not a big part of the team but for one, you hope the guy is alright and two, he is a HUGE part of the team because although the US squad is loaded, you would have been missing your best control player and it’s very important to have a great control player in a team event. Without a great control player, your team will have to rely and power and that’s not always what you want.

You want guys who guaranteed fairways and greens on almost ever swing and that’s what Zach’s capable of doing. `He’s also a very solid putter and keep make birdies at will and when you have that on your team, the chances of you winning are even greater. So, having him on the team will be a plus against a young International team that although on paper, doesn’t look good, can potentially give a solid fight against team USA and it helps when you have Adam Scott, Ernie Ells, Angel Cabrera and the ever dangerous Jason Day on your team so I don’t think the International team will go down easy so that’s why having Zach for team USA is a boost. Freddy didn’t see Zach but did talk to him a few times and says that he’s OK so that’s a good sign plus, Zach told Freddy that he wants to head to the course and work on his chipping and putting and that’s a great way to start practicing.

It’s always best to start around the greens because it’s the most important aspect of the game because it can save you from total disaster if you hit a bad tee shot and have to hit a good recovery shot to reach the green. So, when you reach the green, you can get out of there with a par or bogey rather than a double or triple bogey. So, now that team USA is at full strength, will they run away with this year’s President’s Cup or will it be a battle? Let me know in the comments section and please share this post if you enjoy it! Here are the full President’s Cup rosters: http://back9network.com/article/2013-presidents-cup-rosters/ Keep it real all, from Chicago with love.


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The Most Over Rated Player in Golf?

Who's the over rated golfer? Read on to Find Out More..,Unless you Skipped This Caption then Whatever.

Who’s the Over Rated Golfer? Read on to Find Out More….Unless you Skipped this Caption then Whatever Bro.

What has Spongebob Learned so Far from this Post?

What has Spongebob Learned so Far from this Post?

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, cats and dogs, Bears and Packers (Hey, the NFL season starts tomorrow so I just had to troll like that!). I present to you, the most over rated player in all of golf! His name? His name features that of an animal. Alright, you should already know by now who I’m talking about. Congratulations to none other than Tiger Woods for being the most over rated golfer in the world. Yes I understand he’s done a lot in the game and has won many tournaments and majors but the way the media talks about him is ridiculous in my opinion. He’s a favorite in every tournament and it’s just eye rolling. He’s had a great season but a favorite in every single tournament? Come on now son, that’s poor picking. The guy’s not going to win every tournament he plays in, the dude hasn’t even won a major in 7 years now (It will be 7 once 2013 is over) and people act like he’s back. Well he’s not folks. If he wants to be his original self like in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, then he has to win a major or two because that’s what he did, so that’s what he has to do. I’m just tired of people saying “He’s back” and I’m normally not a big ranting type of guy but it’s ridiculous. One of the other things that really bothers me is the fact that when someone wins a PGA Tour tournament, the first thing someone writes or mentions is “Tiger shot a 75 in the final round” or something like that. Ummm…excuse me, I would like to know who actually won the tournament here, not how Tiger Woods did.

They say you should always throw Tiger’s name in there first even if he wasn’t the winner of the tournament because “That’s what people want”. Alright, fair enough, but not everybody is a Tiger Woods fan and there’s some who can’t stand him. Honestly, if you seriously believe he’s the first name you got to put up there in every article or every story you mention on radio or on TV, then that’s bad journalism in my opinion and mine only. Give the player who won, a chance. If Tiger won the tournament then great, let’s talk about it but don’t ram it down people’s throats. If Matt Kuchar wins the event, you talk about Matt Kuchar first then the other players. If Henrik Stenson makes a phenomenal charge to win a tournament, then you should talk about him first then the other golfers. Because to me the key thing that every true golf fan wants to know is “Who won the golf tournament” not “How did Tiger do?”, not right off the bat anyway. Like I said, if he won, then that’s awesome let’s talk about his victory and talk about how the rest of the leaderboard fared.

Look, I love and appreciate everyone involved in golf media and have had the chance to interview some great golf media personalities but the obsessive Tiger talk and picking him for every tournament is getting tiresome. There are so many great golfers on Tour that a lot of people will miss the chance of seeing how good they really were because they were overshadowed by the endless hailstorm that is Tiger Woods. I also understand that some people talk about him a lot because he’s a revenue builder for the networks and such but I think talking about the players who are in the lead at the tournament matter the most at the time unless it’s Tiger in the lead. Obviously, a lot of the big network radio hosts who talk about all sports talk about him because they aren’t big in golf but need to talk about golf if it’s a major. They’re getting paid for it after all. Now sometimes, I hear things from people saying that some of the media talk bad about Tiger. I don’t think I never heard anything bad said about Tiger in the media. Whatever bad someone said about him, it must have been very harmless because if the media’s talking crap about him then how come he’s picked to win in almost every tournament? It’s silly and they say ratings go up when he’s playing. Really? Well I believe when Rory Mcilroy was playing out of his mind last year, the ratings were very good over at Golf Channel, one of the highest ratings they ever received if I’m not mistaken. Anyway, I hope the golfing world knows that there’s more to golf than Tiger Woods, so let’s cherish this beautiful game and what it has to offer on all levels and not just cover it up by talking about one person 24/7 365 days a year. Because last time I checked, the winners of the tournament matter.

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How to Generate Extra Power Off the Tee

Rickie Fowler, One of the Game's Better Control Players at the Tee at the Correct Stance Getting Ready for Take Off (Credit: Golf Digest).

Rickie Fowler, One of the Game’s Better Control Players at the Tee at the Correct Stance Getting Ready for Take Off (Credit: Golf Digest).

So, you want longer shots off the tee? Want to show off in front of your buddies out on the course? Want to show everyone the macho man that you are in your pursuit for world domination (Okay, maybe a tad too far)? Well my friend, I will tell you a couple of little juicy tips I learned from a former teacher of mine. So, first off, when you at the tee, be sure you’re up right in a good position and try not to bend over too much, instead, try to keep your straight, not completely straight but enough where you feel more balanced. Once you’re in position, make sure your head is aimed behind the tee and your left foot (Right foot if you’re left handed) is closest to the golf ball as illustrated in the above image of Rickie Fowler. This insures a smooth follow through which will generate more power off the tee. Next thing you want to do, and this is important, is to make sure when you first begin lifting the club up during your backswing, that your arms are straight out and then once you get to the top of the backswing, keep your left arm straight and right arm slightly bent, and this is also important for control players as well. This insures accuracy and pure impact on the ball.

John Daly has One of the More Unique Backswings in Golf with his World Famous "Grip and Rip it" Swing.

John Daly has One of the More Unique Backswings in Golf with his World Famous “Grip and Rip it” Swing.

Also, another thing of note on the backswing, make sure you take a nice and steady backswing, try not to go too fast as this will make your swing go off plane which could result in shanks and slices and hooks (How about that combo eh?) and we don’t want that unless of course it makes you feel like a ninja or a master samurai that’s king of hitting the ball in different directions. Here’s my favorite tip right here; during your follow through, try turning your hips first before turning your upper body for the swing. This is a powerful tip and it will help hit long shots because it’s as if your lower body is trying to pull your upper body to finish the swing and it’s a powerful kind of pull and this will most certainly improve your swing speed which is huge in trying to hit long shots off the tee. One final tip I’ll give, and this is for the golfers who want a higher trajectory in their swings. Before you swing, be sure to try to aim where the top half of the driver club face hits the bottom half of the golf ball while the bottom half of your driver club face is aiming at the tee. This will help increase to height of your shots and if the wind is in your favor then this is a great opportunity to add extra distance on your shot. So, I hope this helps you guys and if you’re still unsure, then feel free to email me with questions or you can check on YouTube where there are many excellent demonstrations on how to gain distance off the tee. On that note, I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Labor Day and enjoy this Sunday as well, great day to hit the golf course!

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Will EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour be Back?

A Screenshot from Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Featuring the Great Arnold Palmer.

A Screenshot from Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Featuring the Great Arnold Palmer.

A Screenshot of One of the Popular Fantasy Golfers in the Legendary Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 game Taking a Swing at One of the Mini Games.

A Screenshot of One of the Popular Fantasy Golfers in the Legendary Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 Game Taking a Swing at One of the Mini Games.

Well, the rumors are out there saying that the Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series by the ever popular EA Sports company may not be made next year. There have been 15 or 16 games in the series since Tiger Woods got his name on it and has seen major success since it’s launch. The only other game that was in competition with it was the Hot Shots Golf series and may be more popular but it’s not a golf simulator like the TW series. When you think about though, there hasn’t been any competition with the TW series besides the Links series which only lasted until 2004 and that game received very high praise from golf gamers. The game however has received it’s share of criticism in recent years with many fans saying that every game after the release of Tiger Woods 10 was not very good with some going as far as saying that the game was bad after the the release of Tiger Woods 2005 onward. I will say, the earlier versions of the game (03, 04, 05) had a better and fun environment with some fun mini games, fantasy courses, characters and awesome music and they were hard games to put down. I still enjoy the Tiger Woods series and I got it every year since 08. I didn’t play 03, 04 or 05 until I started playing 08 and onward because I was still new to the game at the time so I wanted to try previous versions and I was not disappointed. The game since those years have been fun but they took out key aspects like the great music, the addicting mini games and goofy broadcasting of David Feherty and Gary McCord although David is back in the game but he’s now with Jim Nantz who is a great broadcaster but it takes out some of the humor. Also, there were many great courses in the older games that never returned to the series like Couer D’Alene, Paradise Cove which was a very popular fantasy course and Kapalua Plantation course.

Tiger Woods Featured in the 2004 Version of His Own Game Playing on the Very Popular Emerald Dragon Fantasy Course.

Tiger Woods Featured in the 2004 Version of His Own Game Playing on the Very Popular Emerald Dragon Fantasy Course.

There are so many things that have changed since then making it a bit more boring but I will say that Tiger Woods 14 is a great game, the best one arguably since 2010 which was also a fantastic game but TW 14 has its share of bugs however. Tiger Woods 11 was popular with the fans mostly because of the True Aim feature which gave the gamers a true golf experience and really led you to strategize your way around the golf course and that was a sweet feature but that game was one of the lowest if not the lowest selling game in the franchise’s history likely due to Tiger Woods’ off course issues but for the people who did play it like myself, I though it was solid especially having the Ryder Cup and the beautiful Celtic Manor course in their for the first time (Celtic Manor was built exclusively for the Ryder Cup that year by the way). Although I have enjoyed the recent games, I still think it could be like the earlier versions because it made golf look really appealing to non fans. And people wonder why a lot of sports fans think golf is boring. With the recent versions people will think that, I didn’t see nothing wrong with the fun and goofy way the game was played back then. You still had your golf fix but it had a bit of flare and vibe to it and was a deep game full of features. So that leaves us with the questions, will we see the release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15? Will it be on the PS4 or Xbox One or maybe even the sleek Ouya system? Or will we be stuck without a golf game for the following spring? Will another developer step up and create a great golf game? Who knows but this is why it is an exciting topic too because it really gets your minds wondering what will happen.

It’s like reading a great book and closing it for the night after you read the latest chapter. What’s next? Or will things be like how they were in the previous chapter? Only time will tell but it will be really exciting to see what happens especially since we got the brand new game systems on their way and with the Ouya already being released back in June on the day of my birthday (The 25th). Trust me, mark your calenders for any month between November and January because it is around that time where things start leaking out with the announcement of the Tiger Woods game usually around December, maybe January. You would thin k this would be bad news of the likely hold off of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 but it’s really exciting for those of us who have curiosity in what will happen. Plus, this gives the opportunity for other game companies to put out a great game with a true golfing experience because let’s be honest, it sucks when there’ only one simulation golf game on the market. So, all of the game companies, it’s time to release from your shells and create a golf game and NO you do NOT need the PGA Tour license to make a heck of a game because I feel that if the Tiger series does return, then there should be some fun competition too. So we will see what happens if Tiger Woods PGA Tour will be ready for next year or not or if they do come back, will they have new friends to play with? Stay tuned.

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Which Major Champion was the Best this Year?

Phil Mickelson Gives a Thumbs Up After Winning the Open Championship at Muirfield.

Phil Mickelson Gives a Thumbs Up After Winning the Open Championship at Muirfield.

All four major championships have been completed this year and all were very good without question beginning with a classic Masters duel between Adam Scott and former Masters champion Angel Cabrera, following by a U.S. Open that featured a course that literally tore the players apart with Justin Rose taking the crown and throne. Then came a great Open Championship that saw Phil Mickelson come almost out of no where to dominate the field in the final two days to finish off a course that had every other player finishing over par besides Phil, making it two majors in the row that had the majority of the players finishing over par. The only player that was even at the Open Championship at Muirfield was former Players Championship winner Henrik Stenson but other than that the second and third majors of the year were devastating challenges for the golfers, and then you just had a PGA Championship that was a great battle between great control players in Jason Dufner, Adam Scott and Jim Furyk along with a recovery master in Matt Kuchar. It was anyone’s tournament to win and looked to be a classic and who knows, it very well could have went to a playoff but, “Duff” shot a PGA Championship record on that Saturday and went on from there to take the Wanamaker trophy for his first major title. So, four great major winners this year in Scott, Rose, Mickeslon and Dufner, so the question now is, which major winner this year preformed the best or which story was the best? There are four great choices here in players as they all played very well to win their major this year. You have a terrific driver in Adam Scott, all-around players in Phil and J-Rose, and then a masterful approach shot artist in “Duff” so the choice is kind of up in the air but I’m not finishing this piece until I say who I think was the best this year at their major. Adam Scott winning the Masters was very interesting.

Justin Rose Points to the Sky to his Father after Winning the U.S. Open at Merion, a Classic Image.

Justin Rose Points to the Sky to his Father after Winning the U.S. Open at Merion, a Classic Image.

It was the first time an Australian won the Masters so it was a huge story and a great one for the people over the great country of Australia and that’s one of the reasons why we love sports, because of the touching stories and how deep it is, especially in golf because there are endless amounts of players with many different stories and walks of life. Justin Rose, winning the U.S. Open was the first major of his career like Scott and Dufner, but Justin was able to take on arguably to toughest test in all of golf and proved why he is one of the greats in the game and looks to add another major shortly because if he can handle Merion, then he can tackle almost any course and he had a great season up to this point. Phil Mickelson added another major to his legendary career. The hall of fame lefty took down Muirfield and made sure he put himself in a position to take home the Claret Jug and put himself just one major shy of the career grand slam which would make him only the seventh player in golf history to accomplish one of the rarest milestones in all of sports. And then you have Jason Dufner winning the PGA Championship this year. As I mentioned before, he was a guy coming into the year with high expectations, and although he didn’t live up to the hype, he ended the year of majors out with a bang making this a great comeback kind of story not to mention one of the greatest rounds in PGA Championship history on that Saturday. So, who was the best major winner of 2013? Let’s do a process of elimination. As much as I hate to say it but Phil and Justin Rose are out on this one and here’s why. J-Rose played great golf on a tough course in a tough field but it wasn’t all Justin the whole way, it was Phil who led most of the way and Justin made a terrific charge up the leaderboard to take the crown and I love J-Rose.

Jason Dufner Clelebrates his PGA Championship Title with his Wife Amanda After Making a Fantastic Weekend Charge at Oak Hill.

Jason Dufner Clelebrates his PGA Championship Title with his Wife Amanda After Making a Fantastic Weekend Charge at Oak Hill.

Phil is out simply because, if he won the Open Championship to complete the career grand slam then that would be the best story hands down and he could have got it if he didn’t collapse at the U.S. Open, then again his mind set would probably be different if he did win the U.S. Open because there would be so much more pressure on him at the Open Championship. Although he played great, I just don’t see it if it wasn’t for a grand slam, however it was his first Open Championship victory. So that leaves us with Adam Scott and Jason Dufner. Now, I know I said Justin Rose didn’t lead the whole way at the U.S. Open but neither did Adam Scott at the Masters but the way he was hitting his shots was incredible and he was MASTERFUL (See what I did there?) from the fairway and off the tee. He went into a playoff against a former Masters champ in Angel Cabrera who is familiar with Augusta so Adam had unbelievable of taking down Augusta, taking down a former champ, and winning it for his home country that has never seen an Australian win the coveted Green Jacket. So now we’re down to our last choice and that would be Mr. Jason Dufner who as wek now just won the PGA Championship. The reason why “Duff” is a finalist is because he had very high expectations before the year started and people were putting him high in the world rankings and had him winning a couple of tournaments. However, he was fairly quiet most of the season with his best finish coincidentally being at another major at the U.S. Open where he finished tied for 4th. Before then though, things weren’t looking good for Jason as he didn’t even finish in the top 10 all year until the U.S. Open.

One of the Best Masters Photos in Recent Memory as Adam Scott Celebrates his First Major with the Fans.

One of the Best Masters Photos in Recent Memory as Adam Scott Celebrates his First Major with the Fans.

Many people thought he had a shot to reach no.1 in the world rankings after having a great season last year finishing with two victories and finishing in the top 10 in the rankings. Plus, he had was so close to winning the PGA Championship just two years ago when, then rookie Keegan Bradley took the title who is now good buddies with Jason. The pressure he was feeling was probably crazy (Then again it’s Jason Dufner…) coming into PGA Championship week. It’s the last major of the year, you’re trying to prove that you are one of the best in the world, you’re not leading up to expectations and you have an amazing looking wife watching you the whole way, now if THAT isn’t pressure then I don’t know what it is and my life is full of lies! Also, can’t forget the record performance he had on the weekend. So, on that note, I think it’s time to see who is the winner of the best major champion of 2013. The winner is…..hold on a sec…..alright I’m ready! No wait…… let me just take care of something real quick…..I’ll be RIGHT BACK I PROMISE!…….Okay NOW the moment we’ve been waiting for…the winner is….ADAM SCOTT! This was a very tough choice.

I was leaning towards Jason Dufner a bit but the way Adam Scott has had the potential his whole career to win a major and for him the finally win one at the most famous golf tournament in the world is truly a great story and for him to be the first Australian is really remarkable and will be something he will embrace for the rest of his life and then this was just a year after he lost a heartbreaker to Ernie Els at the Open Championship at St.Andrews. I think all the emotions that went into the Adam Scott victory touched a lot of lives of the fans of this great sport. We love it because it brings people together from all over the world and Adam gave an entire nation something celebrate and for him to do it at Augusta National, at the Masters, a place with so much rich history is truly one of the most beautiful things we have seen in golf in recent memory and for it to end in a dramatic playoff is special. So big ups to all of these major winners, they all played terrific golf and I know we are all looking forward to next year’s majors and the Ryder Cup as well! But there’s still some season left this season to enjoy thankfully!

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Jason Dufner Wins PGA in Style

Jason Dufner, One of the Game's Best Approach Shot Artists is Your 2013 PGA Championship Winner as He Raises the Wanamaker Trophy in Triumph.

Jason Dufner, One of the Game’s Best Approach Shot Artists is Your 2013 PGA Championship Winner as He Raises the Wanamaker Trophy in Triumph.

The 2013 PGA Championship Was Another Classic and Featured an Astounding Leaderboard That Inlcuded Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Champion Jason Dufner.

The 2013 PGA Championship Was Another Classic and Featured an Astounding Leaderboard That Inlcuded Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Champion Jason Dufner.

This year’s PGA Championship had its ups and downs with different leaders at times but only one prevailed and it was a guy who many thought was going to be arguably the most dominant American player this year but has been fairly quiet this year but, Jason Dufner took on the task of trying to win the final major of the season and he did it in a fine matter already having a PGA Championship record of 63 on Saturday giving him a lead over Jim Furyk who was playing great golf himself. “Duff” like Jimmy Furyk, is a fan favorite so it was a lot of fun seeing those guys towards the top but Jason took home the Wanamaker trophy and proved to the world that he is one of the best players on Tour and that he will be a force come next season. Because imagine this: Dufner, Woods, Kuchar, Mickelson, and Snedeker all representing the U.S. in the top 10 World Golf Rankings next year, how cool would that be? Not to mention you have Steve Stricker who is a top 20 guy. Jason is a guy who can destroy any course with his dead one accuracy from the fairway, he can easily hit a shot and get within 10 or five feet from the hole and that will help any player win a major but “Duff” is extremely dangerous with it and is a huge reason why so many people had him being a stud this year but was kind of quiet but ended up with a major title anyway and that’s why this is such a great story.

Plus, he’s a very popular player like I mentioned before and that’s also why it’s a great story and he goes out on the course cool, calm and collected and there aren’t many players who have that, he shows hardly any emotion out there but then he strikes hard and plays some tremendous golf in one of the finer PGA Championship performances in recent memory. The way he was hitting his approach shots was incredible and the crowd was into the whole way at Oak Hill in New York. Jason’s going to be a great player for a long time if he adds more wins to that PGA title he has and I’m sure after winning the PGA, he’ll be even more motivated to win more tournaments next year or even before this season is out, he could have one exrta win or two under his belt and the future looks bright for the almighty Jason Dufner so congrats to him and what a wonderful year it’s been for the majors this year including the Players Championship and next year’s majors and Players Championship should be even more fun. Looking forward to it and I know you guys are too! Keep it cool ya’ll and keep enjoying golf! From Chicago with love.

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GP Golf Report Quickie: A “Fab Five” Kind of Leaderboard

Jason Dufner has a Great Chance to Win his First Major Title Unless he Collapses in Sunday.

Jason Dufner has a Great Chance to Win his First Major Title Unless he Collapses in Sunday.

Matt Kuchar is One of the Hottest Players in the World so he Could Easily Make a Charge but his Accuracy can Hurt him.

Matt Kuchar is One of the Hottest Players in the World so he Could Easily Make a Charge but his Accuracy can Hurt him.

Hello all, surprise! Didn’t think I was going to write while I’m on my “Vacay” (Vacation) in Alabama? Then guess again because I got a shorty for you here in regards to the interesting names in the top five on the leaderboard at the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner is your leader at 9- for the tournament and is playing like the Duf everyone predicted to be a true threat on the PGA Tour this year. He was my preseason pick to  win the Masters a while back even because the solid season he had a year ago made him much more attractive and respectful of the media in golf. Duf is already a very popular player among the Twitter world with well over 100 thousand followers. The thing that’s really helped Jason Dufner the fist couple of days is his incredible ability to hit the greens in regulations with such ease and if that’s not important then I don’t know what is. It’s his tournament to lose honestly because who else hits the greens like Duf? The one thing that will come back to get him is his putting ability and it’s very difficult to win a major if you can’t putt but if he can get some really good approach shots which he’s capable of then he’ll be in great shape.

The one guy that could come back and destroy him is Matt Kuchar who is 7- and we know how much of a monster he’s been this year and would like nothing else better then to get his first major championship under his belt. Matt could beat you in so many different shapes and forms and that’s what makes him dangerous so Jason better be ready for what’s ahead, not to mention you have two guys in the top five that one majors this year, those guys being Justin Rose and Adam Scott not to mention you have Jim Furyk who was the leader at first, who’s still playing terrific golf, being vintage Furyk. So, just look at these names and think of them as the “Fab Five” or at least for now because I’m sure the leaderboard will be bouncing around if ti isn’t already. Great golf is on the way! 

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