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Friday
Sep282007

Friday, September 28, 2007


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Woody Austin, 2007 The Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA

Thursday
Sep272007

Friday, September 28, 2007


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Nicklaus, 2005 The Masters, Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA

Thursday
Sep272007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Image Of The Day

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The Tenth, 2004 Nissan Open, Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, CA

Wednesday
Sep262007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Caddies, The Sixth, 2006 AT&T National Pro-Am, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA



Tuesday
Sep252007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


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Donald Ross, 2005, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

Monday
Sep242007

Monday, September 24, 2007


Chairs  |  Sea Island GC  |  St. Simons Island, GA  |  2006

Sunday
Sep232007

Sunday, September 23, 2007


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Bunker, 2004 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI

Thursday
Sep202007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Image Of The Day

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Tiger Woods, 2007 U.S. Open, Oakmont CC, Oakmont, PA

Thursday
Sep202007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Image Of The Day

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Ian Poulter, 2006 U.S. Open, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY

Ian Poulter will tee it up today at the The Quinn Direct British Masters at The Belfry.   Other ET notables in the field include Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jiminez, Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood. 

Geoff Shackelford breaks down golf's anti-doping policy that was announced today.

Wednesday
Sep192007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Image Of The Day

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Shigeki Maruyama, 2004 Accenture Match Play Championship, La Costa, Carlsbad, CA

Tuesday
Sep182007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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Special Delivery?


The FedEx Cup has come and gone now amid much controversy, suggestions and promises of tweaks for next year.  But it did offer quality fields, impressive play, intriguing competition and occasional drama. 

Sunday
Sep162007

Monday, September 17, 2007

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click image to view more photos from Sunday's final round at East Lake

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click image to view more photos from  inside the East lake clubhouse
All Tiger

Tiger Woods completed the Georgia Triple Crown, adding the 2007 Tour Championship at East Lake to his 1998 Bell South Classic title and the many green jackets he has won at Augusta.  Phil Mickelson completed the "GTC" in 2004.

I've posted a gallery of photos from Sunday's final round featuring black & white and color images, and of course a lot of photos of Tiger's Sunday stroll.  I've also posted  a gallery of photos from inside the venerable East Lake clubhouse.

Visit Geoff Shackelford's site for the post-FedEx Cup news and discussions.




Sunday
Sep162007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

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click image to view more photos from Saturday at East Lake
East Easy Lake*


Tiger still leads the birdie barrage at 19-under, three strokes clear of Mrk Calcavecchia .  Zach Johnson flirted with a 59, settling for a 60 to move into fourth place.  I've posted a gallery of photos from Saturday at East Lake, mostly black & white, some color, and of course, a lot of Tiger.

An instant classic...As Tiger and Woody Austin walk down the fairway of #17, a fan yells out "How you feeling Woody?".  Woody replies, "embarrassed."

*title ripped-off  inspired by Geoff Shackelford

Friday
Sep142007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

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click image to view more photographs from Friday's second round

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click image to view more photos from Friday's  first round
Lucky Thirteen


Tiger took dead aim at East Lake yesterday, and leads by three shots at thirteen under par.  I've posted the photos from Friday, with one gallery of photos from the conclusion of the first round and a gallery of photos from the second round.

Here are Saturday's tee times and leaderboard from pgatour.com.  The weather looks great for Saturday, but Atlanta was pounded by heavy rain Friday afternoon and the course should be pretty wet.





Friday
Sep142007

Friday, September 14, 2007

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click image to view more photos of players from Thursday

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click image to view  various photos from Thursday
Rainy Days

The first round is now complete, with Tim Clark (left) leading at -8.  I have posted photos from yesterday, with a gallery of player photos and a gallery of various scenes around East Lake.

The Weather Channel say for more rain is coming today.

Wednesday
Sep122007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

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click image to view photos from Wednesday morning

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click image to view photos from Wednesday afternoon

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click  image to view photos from The Payne  Stewart Award ceremony

Be The Right Club Today

I've posted three galleries of photographs from yesterday's action at East Lake, including black & white photos from the morning and artistic color photos from the afternoon. 

You can also view photographs from The Payne Stewart Award ceremony, which was won this year by Hal Sutton.

Today's tee times and leaderboard from pgatour.com.



 

 




Tuesday
Sep112007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Steve Penley
East Lake & Bobby Jones, 2007
acrylic on canvas
60x72 inches
[ click image to enlarge ]


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Steve Penley
Don't Tread On Me, 2001
acrylic on canvas
120x120 inches
[ click image to enlarge ]


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click image to view the slideshow of photos from Monday morning at East Lake
Don't Tread On Me

Atlanta artist Steve Penley was commissioned by Coca-Cola to create a painting for this year's Tour Championship.  Coca-Cola made prints to be given as gifts to the 1,400 volunteers that will work at the tournament this week in appreciation for their efforts.  The original painting will hang in the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta.

To say that Steve Penley is a patriotic artist would be an understatement, as he is known for creating works that celebrate the American ideal.  The Atlanta artist painted Don't Tread On Me (left) in the days following September 11, 2001, and the painting remains a poignant reminder of the strength, character and courage required to keep America great.  And for golfers, those words can offer a dose of much needed perspective on this day of remembrance.  Don't Tread On Me stands for something much bigger than "stay off the greens at East Lake."

Cick here to view photos from Monday morning's brief shoot.

 

Monday
Sep102007

Monday, September 10, 2007

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click image to view the slideshow of photos from Monday at East Lake

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The East Lake greens are obviously the issue as The Tour Championship week begins in Atlanta, and I had a chance to walk the course this morning. 

The greens are bare around the edges, and perhaps a little bumpy in some places in the middle.  Obviously I couldn't walk on them, but some of them looked fairly smooth, and #8 looks like it could be the most damaged, probably because it sits high with no shade and is very exposed to the sun. 

Scott Verplank can be proud of his caddy Scott Tway, because he was walking the course bright and early, and he thought that they weren't going to be that bad and that the pros would adjust pretty quickly.  Although the greens are green, you can tell that the grass is very thin, so cancelling the practice rounds was a good idea to save three days of wear and tear and ball marks.

I doubt that the pros will be "wishing them in" from three feet, but the players who complain about them will surely be the ones who won't contend.  The players who embrace the conditions will thrive.  Some would argue that golf in its purest form is an unfair game played on imperfect grounds.  Rub of the green may a play a part this week, but the best player will still win.

Other than the greens, East Lake looks to be in fantastic condition.

view photographs of the East Lake's greens from this morning here

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