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Coming into Sunday and throughout Sunday’s round there were many no names atop the leaderboard at the season’s final major – The PGA Championship. At first thought I’m sure many of you were thinking that it would be a huge waste of your Sunday evening if you viewed the action. However, if you turned your back on the action – especially once Jason Dufner approached the 15th tee with Keegan Bradley in the rough on that very hole – you seriously missed out on the most dramatic close to any Major Championship this year.

Yes, throughout the final round on Sunday the big names did try to make a move…it just was not to be. Phil Mickelson -2005 PGA Champion – started the day at even par but made a move early in his round as he birdied two of the opening six holes (which proved to be a challenge all week long). Once he bogeyed 10 and 14 it was all over. Majorless was Luke Donald – World Number One – and he had a couple of birdies late in his round…


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I will be honest, I cannot remember a non-major tournament with the hype and interest surrounding last weekend’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational; it almost felt like a Major. What more is that I cannot remember two back-to-back weekends in golf that have had so much meaning. Now that the season’s final major is upon us, and the less important weekend is over with, we look forward to what should be a fantastic 4-day event at the Atlanta Athletic Club where the world’s best will be competing for the Wanamaker Trophy and the PGA Championship.


Remember the Tiger of the past years? The guy who could do just about anything with a golf ball? The chosen one who always adds more excitement to the atmosphere? Is his dominant era done with?

“Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain,” was the tweet from Tiger Woods yesterday announcing that he removed himself from the 2011 US Open field at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. This was shocking to a large degree in the golf world because Woods had expressed in recent interviews that injuries to his Achilles and Left Leg are feeling much better; that he expected to play in the U.S. Open. In the view of many the word “expect” from Tiger Woods is usually even more than a guarantee to his fans. Yet, here we are a day after the news that Woods is out and we are stunned that he will not be there; clearly meaning he is finally understanding that if he wants to be dominant once more and catch the Golden Bear’s record then he is going to have to fully heal – frustrating nonetheless.