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John Maginnes

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Medinah performance redemption for Lawrie

Maginnes On Tap: So what if his career has been somewhat of an afterthought to Americans? Paul Lawrie proved at Medinah that his game deserves much credit.

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Maginnes: A rose by any other name

The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs act as one of the few universal playoff languages, with the rest of the sports world simply going crazy with realignment and systems that don't make sense.

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Maginnes On Tap: Fowler introduced as Schwartzel

From Rickie Fowler being announced as Charl Schwartzel to the budding bromance between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, our John Maginnes offers musings from the BMW Championship.

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Wyndham grows behind community engagement

The Wyndham Championship has grown by engaging community and listening to the players.

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Maginnes: Time for pro tours to develop own rules

Maginnes On Tap: In the coming months, it seems a foregone conclusion that the R&A and USGA will ban "anchoring." That's bad for business, and it is time for each pro tour to govern its own rules.

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Maginnes: Welcome to the world's Open Championship

Maginnes On Tap: Once commonly referred to as the British Open in the U.S., it is now easy to see why it is rightly called the Open Championship.

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Golf is right to continue to honor the military

Maginnes On Tap: In a week when we honor our independence as a nation, golf's recognition of our men and women of military service is from the heart.

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Maginnes On Tap: Extend Open season

Maginnes On Tap: The USGA should take a page out the R&A's playbook and use the series of tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open as automatic qualifiers.

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Hoffman, Clark accept Travelers loss with grace

In the agony of defeat, two players stepped up after the Travelers Championship and accepted the blame.

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Maginnes: Peterson's game does the talking

John Peterson was frustrated with his game a mere three weeks ago. Now, after a T-4 finish at the U.S. Open, the outspoken former LSU star is on the road to Tour status.

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The right man: Is he always crowned at Olympic?

Four players have won a U.S. Open at The Olympic Club. But has any player been the right winner?

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Maginnes On Tap: Tiger brings Sundays back

Woods' victory at Memorial brings excitement back to Sundays - from TV ratings to overall focus on the game.

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Maginnes On Tap: Let’s not rush to judgment

Slow-play penalties may improve the pace of play, but at what cost? John Maginnes.

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Maginnes On Tap: Tiger headed to the hills

Tiger Woods' decision to play the Greenbrier Classic in July may raise a few questions, but it's still a win-win, says John Maginnes.

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Maginnes On Tap: Wells Fargo worth saving

Is the Wells Fargo Championship in jeopardy? Maybe. But it shouldn't be – not by a long shot.

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Maginnes On Tap: Observations from Zurich

Maginnes On Tap: Musings, observations and random thoughts from the Zurich Classic.

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Maginnes On Tap: The Dan Plan

Maginnes On Tap: Dan quit his job to try and find golf excellence, following the theory that talent has little to do with expertise. Dan, have you ever met Bubba Watson?

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Maginnes On Tap: Sergio still has plenty of time

Maginnes On Tap: Sergio Garcia's major frustrations bubbled up this week at Augusta National. But the Spaniard still has plenty of time to pick up his first major title.

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Maginnes On Tap: Augusta is Mickelson's turf

Maginnes On Tap: Phil Mickelson's finesse at Augusta National could help him overtake Tiger Woods in green jackets.

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Maginnes: Players diss Arnie by not playing his tourney

Maginnes on Tap: Players should understand that the Arnold Palmer Invitational is about more than a tournament. It is a testament to a man who helped create what the Tour is today.

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Maginnes On Tap: Give Sean Foley some credit

There are those who are going to judge Sean Foley on Woods’ performance alone. . . . But while that is going on, he has other students who are emerging at the top of the game.

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Maginnes On Tap: Aptly named 'Transitions'

Maginnes On Tap: A PGA Tour career is about achieving levels of success and then feeling comfortable at that level.

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Maginnes On Tap: Guess who’s back?

After closing with a final-round 62 at the Honda Classic, Tiger Woods clearly is on his way to making a comeback. His commitments to play at Doral & Bay Hill prove that the spring is shaping up nicely.

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Maginnes On Tap: West Coast swing wrap-up

The West Coast swing seemed to be put together by a wedding planner: Uncle Phil renewed his vow to greatness and Bill Haas' win at Riviera made everyone else feel like they were sitting at the kids' table.

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Maginnes On Tap: Unpredictability of match play

Yes, we could see Tiger-Rory. But it could also be Coetzee-Colsaerts. Oh, the joys of match play . . .

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Maginnes On Tap: Questions to be answered

Maginnes On Tap: As a proposal that will restructure the Nationwide Tour will likely be enacted soon, many questions have arisen, which the PAC (Player Advisory Council) will attempt to answer this week.

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Levin, Stanley prove it is hard to win on Tour

Maginnes On Tap: Kyle Stanley and Spencer Levin proved one thing the past two weeks - winning from out front on the PGA Tour might be the toughest thing to do in sports.

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Maginnes On Tap: Fearing Tiger a thing of past

Maginnes On Tap: Tiger isn't done winning, not by a long shot. But his days of intimidating other players into basically handing him titles are done. And players can thank Y.E. Yang for that.

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Maginnes on Tap: Players-only meeting an important one

Maginnes on Tap: This week's players-only meeting will be one of the most important in recent memory because it deals with the future of Q-School, and we might be lucky enough to get details via Twitter.

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Maginnes on Tap: Clinton Foundation brings new hope

Maginnes on Tap: Bill Clinton and his Clinton Foundation have revolutionized the way the once-great Bob Hope Classic is viewed, restoring an PGA Tour event that was near death.

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Maginnes on Tap: Stricker destined not to win a major?

Will Steve Stricker go down as one of the best players never to win a major? Maybe, as he isn't 'one of those guys.'

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Maginnes on Tap: Donald redefines success in '11

Luke Donald's 2011 season may have changed our perceptions of success in professional golf.

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Maginnes on Tap: Pressure of Q-School palpable

Maginnes on Tap: The Q-School finals are upon us, and for every golfer in Palm Springs, Calif., this is the week where dreams can be lost or made. The pressure can simply make or break you.

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Maginnes on Tap: An opportunity for Ishikawa, Kim

Maginnes on Tap: Ryo Ishikawa and K.T. Kim started sluggishly at the Presidents Cup, but finished with a flourish, which should convince them they can compete with the best in the world.

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Maginnes on Tap: Woods looks ready for Prez Cup

Tiger Woods' play at the Australian Open proves he is more than ready for the Presidents Cup.

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Maginnes: 10 reasons Prez Cup could be special

Last year’s Ryder Cup was pretty memorable, but in his weekly column John Maginnes explains why this year’s Presidents Cup could be even more special.

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Prez Cup: Don't blame Stricker for Bradley's absence

True, Keegan Bradley will miss out on the Presidents Cup this year. But does that mean injured Steve Stricker should step aside? Not a chance. Maginnes on Tap</strong.

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Maginnes On Tap: Rules change too late for Simpson

It was a storybook ending for Luke Donald Sunday, but if a new rule change had taken effect nearly seven months ago at the Zurich, Webb Simpson could have had the money title wrapped up.

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Maginnes On Tap: A week of firsts in golf

From Rickie Fowler's win to Elliot Saltman winning his weight in ham for a hole-in-one, it was an odd weekend.

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Maginnes on Tap: Opinions abound on Tiger

Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Johnny Miller all have opinions on Tiger. Who is right?

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Maginnes On Tap: Cup might be tougher than major

Bill Haas basically won the lottery on Sunday, while Webb Simpson showed how hard it is to be a FedEx Cup frontrunner.

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Maginnes: Race for Player of the Year wide open

Keegan Bradley is a lock for Rookie of the Year honors, the race for Player of the Year is far from being over.

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Maginnes on Tap: A day of honor, perspective

A Wounded Warrior pro-am at Fort Bragg offered 9/11 perspective like no other.

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Maginnes on Tap: More than a title on the line

Ernie Els is among the stars who need a high finish Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship to advance to the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Maginnes on Tap

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Uihlein could change the pro game as an amateur

Amateur Peter Uihlein's decision to attend Q-School has larger ramifications on the PGA Tour than you might think. Maginnes on Tap

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Maginnes On Tap: Unorthodox Gainey fits on Tour

Sure, it is easy to pick on Tommy Gainey. He's unorthodox and wears two gloves. But the Tour is better with him.

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Maginnes on Tap: Woods worth Presidents Cup pick

Tiger Woods, despite his struggles in 2011, would be worth a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup.

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Maginnes On Tap: For veterans, a decision awaits

For fortysomething veterans such as Omar Uresti and Jay Williamson, a career decision awaits.

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Maginnes on Tap: A sign of the times

XM Radio's John Maginnes begins his new blog with Golfweek with an interesting take on Rory McIlroy and his refreshing says-what-is-on-his-mind approach.

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