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2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: Nov. 5, 1978, Bagdad, Fla. FEDEX FINISH: 22 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $3,198,998 WORLD GOLF RANK: 18 (as of Feb. 4, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: For the first time in his short career,...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
  The nickname “Bubba” conjures the image of a carefree good ol’ boy who whistles his way past the graveyard. Bubba Watson’s got the good ol’ boy part down, but the carefree part? Not so much. Facing an elite field and a chance to win his...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
The PGA Tour schedule may have officially teed off in Hawaii several weeks ago. But it doesn’t take a farmer to know that televised golf without Tiger Woods isn’t exactly a cash crop. So, this week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines has...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
 He’s risen to No. 2 in the World Golf Ranking, but there’s little evidence to suggest that Martin Kaymer isn’t the best golfer in the world right now. Kaymer dominated a world-class field, winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championshipby eight shots...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
 There are probably worse things than playing 36 holes on a Sunday in Hawaii and getting paid handsomely to do so. Playing 36 holes without a bogey, though, means you’ve earned your paycheck, no matter how big that check might be.With...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
 Jonathan Byrd is what golf scribes call a flatliner. Nothing gets this guy ruffled, least of all a playoff to win the first event of the 2011 PGA Tour season.Byrd won for the fifth time in an underrated career, beating an elite field of...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
The start of a new PGA Tour season is only four short weeks away. I know you can barely contain your excitement, so here's a developing story line to tide you over. The era of Tiger and Phil is over; bring on the young guns. That's the PGA...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
I know — for most of you, the 2010 golf season ended the moment Hunter Mahan conceded in the final Ryder Cup match. But someone forgot to tell the PGA Tour, which continued to grind through its largely ignored Fall Series, and the European...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
It's a virtually meaningless designation spit out by a computer. You have to admit, though, that No. 1 in the world means something. An elite quartet of golfers will decide this weekend who owns the distinction — temporarily, anyway. This...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
With the FedExCup season and the Ryder Cup in the rear-view, the remaining bit of intrigue professional golf, circa 2010, is this question: Who's the number 1 player in the world? Lee Westwood seems poised to dethrone Tiger Woods in the...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
POY? How about DJ? And I don’t mean Trahan. Dustin Johnson’s pursuit of the 2010 FedExCup is coinciding with his late push for PGA Tour Player of the Year honors, as a summer of lost opportunities gives way to an autumn of achievement....
Rob Doster
4 years ago
The DecisionCaptain Corey has made his picks. Now it’s up to this mixed bag of talents — some untested, some inconsistent, some publicly disgraced — to make him look like a genius.Corey Pavin huddled with his assistant captains on...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
The PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoffs were like the reverse of a Stephen King novel — the payoff vastly outshone the build-up.After weeks of confusing mathematical calculations and countless permutations, with lesser lights like Charley...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Tom Ness Many amateurs envy the ability of pros to hit that nice, high lob that lands softly. A safe way to play this is the high cut lob. One way to think of this shot is as an intentional cut. Here’s a drill for mastering...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Mark WoodA sure-fire way to lower scores is to improve your ball striking. Better yet — how about your efficiency rating with all clubs? Well, your balance is the first area you had better look at.I like to use the analogy of the...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Kip PuterbaughThere are many areas where I take issue with common instructional tips, but the thought behind “Hit Down on the Ball” is near the top of the list. If you look at the players on tour hitting divots and hear...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Dr. Gary WirenThe slice is almost a universal problem for golfers, but it doesn't have to be.I’ve spoken at banquets and taught lessons all around the world, and the one common negative theme among amateur players is the slice...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Charlie KingTake your 58-degree wedge, your 52-degree wedge and a pitching wedge and his enough shots to get a good working knowledge of how far the ball's going to go with a half swing.Don’t try to perfect a bunch of...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Dr. Gary WirenToo many times, people get their hands involved in their putting. The shaft wobbles, and the clubhead flips or delays. I want you to lock the position of your hands when you putt. Position the back of your left hand more...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Athlon SportsAdjust font sizeInstructor: Rob AkinsThe grip is obviously the No. 1 fundamental in golf. I would say that 90 percent of the problems that amateurs have come with the position of the left hand.When amateurs go to grip the club, they...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Instructor: Hank JohnsonWith proper setup, you bend in two places — at the knees and at the hips. Using your driver, you can get a feel for the amount of bend you need at the waist. Place the clubhead next to your chin, as I’m doing in...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Athlon SportsAdjust font sizeInstructor: Craig ShanklandYou can strike the ball solidly every time. Solid is the key word.To accomplish this, you need to keep the shaft leaning toward the target prior to impact, as I’m doing in the first...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Athlon Sports       Instructor: Rob AkinsSince a tee shot on a par 3 is very similar to an approach shot on a par 4, it’s critical to master it, since it will stand you in good stead on other parts of the course. It’s...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Instructor: Tom NessWhere you make contact with the ball on a putt can have a profound effect on the outcome. If you hit the ball below its equator, it will pop up slightly and roll with backspin. Not what you want. I want you to hit the ball above...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago

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