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Ryder Cup 2016 Singles Picks

The Ryder Cup closes with the singles matches at Hazeltine in Minnesota, giving me a nice alternative to the beginning of the NFL’s “PinkTober”. I’ll jot some picks and see how close I get.


I’m gonna give myself a point for picking the winner and an extra point if I nail the winning margin. This would be easier if there weren’t draws… Continue reading Ryder Cup 2016 Singles Picks

Donald Trump’s $450 Golf Course

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The Blue Monster (image courtesy One Sotheby’s Realty)

I watched the WGC Cadillac Championship this weekend, taking place at the famed Blue Monster at the Trump National Miami. After pumping in $200 million to renovate the course and put some teeth back into it, The Donald got his money’s worth as Patrick Reed’s winning score was a US Open-like 4-under-par. Only three players of the 69-man field finished in the red. Friday was especially brutal in the gusting winds. The average score was a 76 as no-one posted in the 60s while four golfers finished in the 80s. The winning score is currently the highest of any event in the 2013-14 season. I know some people get a kick out of this. To them, the scores still aren’t high enough. They want greens so slick you can putt into a water hazard, rough so deep the only way out is with a string trimmer and snowmen populating the scorecard. Some men just want to watch the world burn. I’m not that way. I love watching a second baseman turn a double play, a running back hit the hole at the perfect moment and a well-oiled San Jose Sharks power play score on crisp passing. I love watching the world’s top athletes displaying their talent, not suffering through some guy’s idea of protecting par: three-putts, evil bounces and general unfairness.

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