2017 PGA 3rd Round Recap; Birdies and Bogeys

By Joe Hines, Hanging around the lead

Saturday brings the completion of the 3rd round of the 99th running of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Here’s what we found out about how to expect it to finish…*crickets*.

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2017 PGA Championship Round 2 Recap–Birdies and Bogeys

By Joe Hines — Making the Cut

There hasn’t been such excitement surrounding a rain delay since game 7 of the 2016 World Series. ┬áIt started to storm Friday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina, and like magic, birdies and all manner of hilarity resumed at the 99th PGA Championship.

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Round 2 Recap from the Open Championship; Birdies and Bogeys

By Joe Hines, I always make the cut

Here’s my chief takeaway from the second round of the Open Championship. Play was suspended for fifteen minutes midway through the round, FOR RAIN!! That’s like saying that the gates of hell have been shut due to excessive heat. Part of the romance of golf on the coast of Great Britain is the image of umbrellas turned inside out while players try to navigate without making dreaded others. So while there were certainly periods of nasty weather, it certainly didn’t reach the biblical proportions that had been forecast. England also has weathermen that struggle with the forecast. Who knew?

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British Open Birdies & Bogeys: Second Round Recap

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

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I will apologize in advance. This is going to be an incomplete column. I suppose it’s fitting though because after a three-hour delay on the sunny shores of Scotland due to rain, Friday’s second round of the British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews was suspended due to darkness. There are several groups due to finish early tomorrow morning. ESPN begins the coverage with the end of the second round beginning at 1:00 a.m. central time. If you want to watch, knock yourself out. I’m sleep deprived. I’ll be there at 6 for the regular third round coverage and won’t feel left out if I don’t see Tiger miss the cut. I’ll catch the lowlights. [Read more…]

Birdies & Bogeys: Jordan Rules, 2015 Masters Final Round Recap

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Young Jordan. He really is quite something. He saw every challenge, such as it was. He never blinked. Mr. Spieth may or may not be someday regarded with the same reverence as Hogan, Nelson and Palmer. But one thing is certain. At the age of 21, Jordan Spieth can compete at the highest level of golf.

Photo Credit: USA Today

Photo Credit: USA Today

As Sunday’s final round came to the end, Spieth, with finality, saved a par on 16 after a wayward tee shot, the gallery (sorry Augusta) erupted and from their feet sent the new champion on his way toward the 17th tee. [Read more…]

2014 Second Round U.S. Open Coverage

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

I turned on the television this morning shortly after 9:00 a.m. EST hoping to see first round leader Martin Kaymer coming back to the pack in Friday’s second round of the US Open. No one can back up a 65 with another low round in the Open, right? Well not so fast, Kimosabe.

What we were treated to was the steely minded German making Pinehurst #2 look more like the John Deere Classic than the US Open. He was already 3-under par for his round when I switched it on, and he went on to fashion another 65 en route to a record tying six-shot lead heading into the weekend. [Read more…]