2013 PGA Tour: More President’s Cup Chatter

The President's Cup is back again and it should be another fun tournament.

The President’s Cup is back again and it should be another fun tournament.

Hello guys, I’m back FINALLY after my short absence. I was working on changing the GP Golf Report from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and it took me awhile to put it all together (And I still have some things I need to do!) but man, was it worth it. There’s much more freedom to using a WordPress.org blog and it is so sweet, I kind of feel like a little kid in a candy store because it’s filled with so many different options for website customization and I love it so far. Using this new blog also can help grow the GP Nation as there are more ways than ever to reach out to the world and I’m going to make sure to deliver the best content possible in the golf journalism world. Anyway, enough about me, let’s get into some more President’s Cup talk shall we?┬áIt’s coming around the corner and team USA looks to dominate yet again.

 

Although beautiful and breathtaking, Muirfield will be a challenge for these players so please be careful when smelling the environment kids.

Although beautiful and breathtaking, Muirfield will be a challenge for these players so please be careful when smelling the environment kids.

I know I’ve probably already mentioned some things in my previous post but I don’t see why team USA could come out on top again. There are so many weapons on team USA that the International team wouldn’t be ready for. Yes, the International squad has a few dangerous weapons like Adam Scott and Jason Day but the rest of the roster is pretty much full of President’s Cup rookies. Having veterans is key when in a team event like the President’s Cup or Ryder Cup and although being a veteran doesn’t necessarily mean your team s going to win, but it just has an experienced presence out there for a lot of the rookies and that’s a great reason to pick team USA. I think the International squad will be exciting to watch with a bunch of new players on the team alongside a hall of famer in Ernie Els and a future hall of famer in Adam Scott. So, it should be a good one! Looking forward to it and I know you guys are too. Keep it real all, from Chicago with love. Also, if you enjoyed this post and if you like the website, then please subscribe and you’ll be receiving every new post I write!


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Who will Win the Player of the Year?

Adam Scott had Arguably his Best Season in 2013 and Looks to Dominate Again Next Year.

Adam Scott had Arguably his Best Season in 2013 and Looks to Dominate Again Next Year.

We have seen some great golf this year and it’s been very fun to watch. From Australian flags covered in Masters green to U.S. Open heartbreak to 59’s, this season has definitely been one to reflect on and hopefully we’ll see more in the next season but the one question a lot of fans may be asking is, who is this year’s Player of the Year? You’d think you’d have at least four or five players to choose from but honestly, there’s only two to choose from. Those guys being Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott. I know people will be like “Bu- Bu- but, wha- whaat about Tiger?!”. Well, Tiger has five regular wins and NO majors this year and I think one major is the equivalent of three maybe four wins, plus a major has much more weight on it. If Tiger isn’t in the conversation then the “Tiger heads” will go head hunting but I just don’t see it, if he does win it then that’s because the media and networks will get more views and reads and listens which generates more presidents, paper, cheddar, or in other words, that green piece of paper we call money. That’s the only reason why he would win and you know the big networks that cover all sports will vote for Tiger because that’s pretty much all they know about golf with many acting like they know golf but they have to throw Tiger in every sentence.

Phil Mickelson Continues to Add to his Legendary Resume After Having Another Great Season.

Phil Mickelson Continues to Add to his Legendary Resume After Having Another Great Season.

If he won a major this year combined with the wins he has then he would be a runaway for POY but he didn’t win one so that’s why it’s down to two guys. The crazy thing about this that makes this such a tough decision is that both Adam and Phil have seven top 10 finishes (Including their victories, excluding the victories, they have five) and they both have one major and one regular win so it makes it very difficult to decide. Let’s look at like this; Phil’s major win was more dominant making his a bit more significant in my opinion while Adam had to go into a playoff against Angel Cabrera at the Masters BUT I’d say Adam winning the Barclays was more significant than Phil winning the Waste Management Open. So, at this point it’s kind of up in the air but I must make a decision because well, I don’t want to keep anyone in suspense so I think the winner of the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year will be…..Phil Mickelson. Because, again he was pretty dominant in his major victory and yes the Masters is a tad bit more prestigious but the Open Championship is the oldest and the way Phil took down a course that was destroying the players was amazing. Not to mention out of the seven to 10’s between the two, Phil look much sweeter as he has finished in the top 5 in all of his top 10 finishes except for the Barclays where he finished in 6th. So, I think will Phil will take the crown and add to his more to his hall of fame career. It seems like the guy continues to get better and he’s only a U.S. Open victory away from a career grand slam. Can he do it? So Phil Mickelson will be your 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year. Write in the comments on who YOU think will win!


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Furyk Leads, Special Announcement

Jim Furyk Hitting a Nice Iron Shot from the Rough During the BMW Championship

Jim Furyk Hitting a Nice Iron Shot from the Rough During the BMW Championship

Hello all of you beautifuls and handsomes out there! Jim Furyk who has as of late been showing his face all over the top of the leaderboard the last few tournaments and now he’s in the lead YET AGAIN, you heard me right, Mr. Furyk is towards the top yet again. He’s been on fire in the last five or six tournaments except for his 27th place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship which is still not too shabby. He’s without a doubt a guy to look out for going into the final round. The one thing that will help him win is his dangerously good accuaracy with that beautiful signature swing of his. One thing I’ve always said about Furyk is that although he doesn’t hit the ball to the moon (Even though why would you, that would be considered out of bounds!), he sure knows how to hit it down the fairway and his putting has always been solid. He has a very good chance to win and after his previous outing at the Deutsche Bank Championship, he would like nothing better but to get a glorious playoff victory. However, if he wants to do so, he has to go up against a tough top five with those golfers being Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods so Jim will have his work cut out for him no doubt. Zach Johnson is in the top five and he’s also extremely accurate off the tee, by far one of the most accurate hitters on the Tour so that’s one guy to watch out for for sure. One of my early “guys to look out for” is in second place right now and that of course would be Wisconsin native Steve Stricker who is pretty much an all around player despite his lack of power off the tee. He’s very accurate, tough around the greens and can drop putts like dimes.

Steve Stricker with a Beautiful Sand Save During the BMW Championship.

Steve Stricker with a Beautiful Sand Save During the BMW Championship.

He’s also no stranger to top finishes as he has quietly had one of the best seasons on Tour this year. After nearly winning the Deutsche Bank Championship finishing in second, he would love to get a victory at this legendary tournament at the BMW Championship and show why he’s still the real deal on Tour and as we know, when “Strick” is hot he’s on fire like “Boomshakalaka!” As for the special announcement, I’m sure you all have noticed already due to the banner I have up on the site but the GP Golf Report was placed third at the Silver Dome Awards by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association for Best Station/Program website and I have to say that it is an absolute honor to win this legendary award taking third after beating out tons and tons of entries beating out several college radio station sites and such and it means the world to me that this site made it this far so quickly and I thank all of you guys for supporting me thus far and liking and commenting on articles and giving me the hits and it’s unbelievable to know that I’m already less than 200 hits away from reaching 1,000 and it couldn’t have been done if it weren’t for you guys reading and sharing the site and be sure to keep doing so because it really is powerful and it really does help. Thank you so much and I look forward to continuing writing great content and posting great audio for you all. Again thank you so much and remember that anything is possible that you set your mind to (Hear that kids?)!

The Illinois Broadcaster's Association has been Around for 65 Years and has had Many Illinois Broadcasting and Media Legends be Honored.

The Illinois Broadcaster’s Association has been Around for 65 Years and has had Many Illinois Broadcasting and Media Legends be Honored.

Myself Holding my Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois Broadcaster's Association. Again, Truly Honored.

Myself Holding my Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association. Again, Truly Honored.


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Brandt Snedeker’s Victory in the RBC Adds to his Resume

Matt Kuchar's performance This Season Makes him a Favorite at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Matt Kuchar’s performance This Season Makes him a Favorite at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

RBC Champ Brandt Snedeker Pumping his Fist After a Great Victory. Hunter Mahan Led the Tournament Until he Withdrew Due to his Wife Going Into Labor.

RBC Champ Brandt Snedeker Pumping his Fist After a Great Victory. Hunter Mahan Led the Tournament Until he Withdrew Due to his Wife Going Into Labor.

Brandt Snedeker who has been really good this season and his victory at the RBC Canadian Open has just added to his already very solid resume. He now has six PGA Tour victories and eight overall with 4 of his six PGA Tour wins coming in back to back years in 2012 and this year in 2013, This is a sign of a golfer who is really starting to get into a zone. Four wins in two years? That’s always impressive and not only that, he has eight top 10’s in 16 events played, missing only four cuts. The only thing that’s holding him back from being one of golf’s modern day greats is the fact that he hasn’t won a major. If he can get at least two majors under his belt and at least eight wins then he’s a surefire hall of famer. He has gotten really close in majors so it won’t be a surprise if he either wins at the PGA Championship or in a major next year. I don’t think he’ll win the PGA Championship this year BUT it wouldn’t honestly be a surprise if he did win it. He has two wins this year so he knows how to win golf tournaments so the PGA wouldn’t be any different plus like I said, he’s placed very well in majors but here’s the kicker.

Brandt’s best finish at the PGA was in 2007 where he finished T18th and which is solid but it’s his worst finish in a major and it’s not even close to his best finished in the other majors (T3rd at The Masters, T3rd at the British Open and T8th at the U.S. Open). So it will be very interesting to see how he does at the PGA or even in the next tournament because for him to overcome an injury and finish 6th at The Masters and 11th at a very tough British Open is absolutely astonishing to me. Matt Kuchar, arguably the best American player on Tour, was one of the runner ups in the RBC and he’s also a guy to look out for come PGA Championship week which is just two weeks away. Matt, like Brandt, has six career PGA Tour victories with two of them coming this year. He however, has one more overall win than Brandt, giving him nine total wins and his best finishes at the majors are better than Brandt’s also with all of Matt’s best finishes in the four majors being in the top 10 (T3rd at The Masters, T6th at the U.S. Open, T9th at the British Open and T10th at the PGA Championship) with two of those top 10 finishes coming last year (At The Masters and British Open). So you have two of the best American players in golf not named Woods to look forward to at this year’s PGA Championship along with many other great players so let’s hope the last major of the year is a classic.


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Brandt Snedeker Could be a Monster on Tour This year

_[500-500]_Snedeker_1Brandt Snedeker, Mr. Bridgestone. The putting machine. The Man!

Brandt Snedeker has had an amazing season so far on the PGA Tour and I’m not talking about wins.

He’s been in the top 5 in almost every tournement this year and that’s terrific not to mention he did just pick up his first victory of the season at Pebble Beach yesterday.

He’s 3rd on Tour in putting, and is in double digit or less when it comes to all of his stats. The only stat that falls into triple digits is his Driving Distance. Other than that he is having a pheonomenal year.

His putting has been helping him out the most as I said before he is third in putting and has also been accurate with his drives. He has quickly become an all around type of player and will definently win a couple more tournements if he keeps this up.

His play is absolutley disgusting and nasty and definently has opened a few eyes.

Brandt has always been a solid player and a popular one at that but right now he’s on fire and I’m not sure if this is just some early season heat wave or is he really this good?

Either way, it’s a lot of fun to watch and it’s good to see someone from the south rise up again. Although I am a Chicagoan, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the south side not to mention they gave us Myrtle Beach.

which in my opinion is the mecca of American Golf.

Snedeker has been so good this year that he easily could be a favorite to win a major. He has all the tools to do it. The only that could possibly haunt him is his driving distance.

But he’s so accurate with his drives that it doesn’t really matter how far his drives go.

If Brandt can keep this kind of play up, we may be seeing a potential Major champion and Player of the Year on Tour.


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