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Will the 20-Major Drought End?

by Nick Logerfo

Keith Allison/Flickr

Hank Gola of the New York Daily News spoke with Kenny Ducey and Nick Logerfo during the third round of the British Open on  the possibility of Tiger Woods moving closer to catching up to Jack Nicklaus’ mark of 20 major championships, and all the potential winners at the open.

Do or Die

by Kenny Ducey

Flickr | AI M.

Remember when Tiger Woods didn’t even have to think about Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 Major wins? When it was a given he’d race to that number and leave the greats in his path? He does, too.

Now with the pressure growing in each tournament he enters, Tiger is staring the Golden Bear right in the eyes in a make-or-break year.

Nick Watney Sinks Birdie on 18 to Beat Snedeker by 3

by Kenny Ducey
It was an up and down day for just about everyone on the course, even winner Nick Watney.
 
He nearly carded a 1-over back 9, but thanks to a birdie putt on the 18th he finished 2-under for the day. “To make birdie at the last…it was awesome.”
 
There was the possibility of a playoff if Watney had bogeyed 18 and Sergio birdied. After all, Watney had bogeyed it two days in a row.

Tiger Grinds Out 2-Under 69 Despite Bad Back, Trails Leaders Watney and Garcia by 3

by Kenny Ducey

"I'm probably going to sleep on the floor. I do that in Europe all the time, so this is nothing new."

This was not a joke from Tiger Woods, as one reporter had thought. These were the realities the aging superstar had to face after suffering through hours of pain in his lower back. He described it as pain in "a section of movement" that would come right before impact in his swing. Through all this, you'd think the 36 year-old might consider withdrawing - something he says never crossed his mind. Instead, the two-time FedEx Cup winner posted a 2-under 69 to put him three shots back of leader Nick Watney.

O'Connell's Corner: Playoffs?

by Andrew O'Connell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wkulicki/

The PGA Tour needs to come to grips with a few realities, and its needs to do so soon.

A few years back, the Tour acknowledged that golf often slips from the mind of the casual fan following the last of the four major tournaments by establishing the FedExCup, a season long, 10 million dollar prize capped by a five week playoff tournament following the PGA Championship. Now, the Tour must admit that the FedExCup needs fixing if the PGA does not wish to see the Playoffs become an afterthought in the mind of the general public.