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Perry Lefko

Perry Lefko is an award-winning writer who has published nine books, three of them bestsellers. He has been involved in sports writing for more than 35 years and has interviewed many superstar athletes. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and enjoys watching golf and playing it.

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Does Anyone Care About Tiger Woods' Latest Comeback?

Posted by Perry Lefko on Nov 15, 2017 9:10:11 AM

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When Tiger Woods announced recently he was planning to make his latest comeback, I wondered if the golf world and, to an even greater extent, the sports world cared.

This will be the second time Woods tries to launch his return to the game through the Hero World Challenge, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, at Albany, Bahamas.

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Passionate Golfer Bobby Charlton Has An Interesting Hobby

Posted by Perry Lefko on Nov 2, 2017 10:16:29 AM

 

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Bobby Charlton loves golf, in particular playing and collecting balls.

The 68-year-old retired resident of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada has been playing recreationally for 30 years. He plays about 75 times a year at various courses in North America, has an eight handicap and usually hits the ball straight.

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Golf Has Become A Popular Theme For Hollywood Movies

Posted by Perry Lefko on Oct 18, 2017 2:28:58 PM

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Read it, roll it and hole it.

Those are the simple words from a caddy to a golfer in my favorite golf movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played.

There have been numerous movies that Hollywood has created with golf as the theme, some based on actual events, others totally fictional.

The fictional ones probably resonate more – Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, Tin Cup – if only because they are funny, if not totally outrageous. You don’t have to be a golfer or someone who follows golf to like them.

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The 2016-2017 PGA Season In Review

Posted by Perry Lefko on Sep 26, 2017 2:34:22 PM

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Now that the PGA season for 2016-17 is in the books, here are my thoughts about some particular noteworthy moments.

Who would have ever imagined a season without a win by Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson? Collectively, they played in 56 tournaments, but were never truly in any of them.

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Golf Instagram Accounts To Follow

Posted by Perry Lefko on Sep 5, 2017 3:29:42 PM

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Sometimes you need to take a break from watching golf on TV of whatever means you use to watch the action, and check out some social media, specifically Instagram. It’s quick and provides photos that can be entertaining and useful to learn more about players and products, notably balls. Here's some Instagram accounts that you should be following:

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The Final Round

Posted by Perry Lefko on Aug 21, 2017 3:14:32 PM

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It’s been said in golf that a tournament cannot be won in the first round, but it can be lost in the final round judging by what has happened in some of the men’s Majors this year.

The PGA Championship looked like a battle between Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud. Kisner held a one-shot lead over the other two going into round four. Justin Thomas sat two back.

By the end of the tournament, Thomas won by two, shooting a three-under 68.

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McIlroy Is My Pick To Win The PGA Championship, But Watch Out For Hoffman And Berger

Posted by Perry Lefko on Aug 9, 2017 4:57:23 PM

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It’s been an interesting season so far in terms of the Professional Golf Association Majors, which concludes with the PGA Championship, starting Thursday at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

So here are some of my predictions for the player I expect to win and some longshots.

Insofar as the PGA Championship is concerned, it is hard to go against Jordan Spieth. Spieth is listed as either the favorite or second favorite on most betting sites.

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Golf Teaching Pro Has Tips On Chipping Out Of The Bunker And Much More

Posted by Perry Lefko on Aug 1, 2017 1:08:33 PM

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You may not know who Jared Steger is, but you’ll probably be interested in some of his golf theories and tips.

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Steger is the Head Teaching Professional at TourBound Golf Academy in Chicago. He competed professionally on the Web.com, PGA Tour Canada and Latino America Tour. His coaching experience includes Assistant Varsity Golf Coach at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and Lead Instructor at International Junior Golf Academy in Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Matsuyama Gets The Nod To Win The Open

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 19, 2017 1:36:48 PM

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Okay, it’s time to unveil my choice to win the Open.

Similar to the U.S. Open, I am staying away from favorites.

First of all, when you pick a favorite and he wins, that hardly makes you a genius.

When you take a long shot, as I did in the U.S. Open, there’s greater satisfaction if he wins.

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McIlroy Undergoing A Season Of Physical And Mental Woes

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 7, 2017 4:56:27 PM

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What is wrong with Rory McIlroy?

The 28-year-old native of Northern Ireland started the season ranked second in the world, but he hasn’t been playing like it and has slipped to fourth.

He has only played in only eight events this season, including just seven since the new year, because of a nagging rib injury that had led to back issues.

His best results have been tied for fourth in two of the tourneys, the last one in the Arnold Palmer Invitational back in March.

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