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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:38pm

There's still no movement into the top 50 or newly qualified PGA Tour winners through the first five weeks of 2016. 


Winners in the recent primary global events on the PGA and European Tours have all been qualified already for the Masters, including the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler,

By Scott Michaux
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:38pm

Paul Chaplet, a 16-year-old rising high school senior from Costa Rica, will become the second youngest Masters Tournament participant after his one-shot victory in the second Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa De Campo's Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic.


Chaplet shot a

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:10pm

With Christmas break marking the end of the 2015 golf calendar, 15 more players have officially secured passage into the Masters with season-ending top-50 status, including first-timers Andy Sullivan of England and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand who each made late-season pushes to earn their

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 10:30pm

It's the holidays, so I'm just mailing this in at this point.


But I believe Clemson can win it all because nobody else seems to think so.


Here are my barely educated guesses for the bowls and playoffs:


Orange: Clemson vs. Oklahoma: Hard to believe only a year ago Clemson embarrassed Okies

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:35am

Lorne Rubenstein got one of the rarest things in golf journalism -- an exclusive interview with Tiger Woods. In an excellent Q&A for Time magazine, Woods is often candid and revealing about some aspects of his life that he typical keeps very private.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:45pm

ATHENS, Ga. — There’s an expression that accompanies the coaching-change ritual called “winning the news conference.” It almost never applies to the outgoing coach.


Then again, few fired coaches ever go out with their head as high as Mark Richt.


Looking 10 years younger with the weight of

By Scott Michaux
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 1:30am

Here are my educated guesses for Championship Week 14:


ACC: Clemson vs. North Carolina: Could be elimination game for ACC if Clemson loses. TIGERS 31, Tar Heels 28.


SEC: Alabama vs. Florida: SEC East losing streak is guaranteed to continue. CRIMSON TIDE 27, Gators 9.


Big Ten: Iowa vs

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 8:55am


This Thanksgiving I'm thankful that I can move directly into these Educated Guesses without commentary and pass the turkey.


Here are my educated guesses for Week 13:


Clemson @ South Carolina: Remember when SC won 5 straight? Neither do I. TIGERS 45, Gamecocks 13.


Georgia @ Georgia Tech:

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 10:13am

Andy Sullivan has spent the entire year lurking outside the top-50 bubble after two early victories in South Africa, but his runner-up finish to Rory McIlroy at the World Tour Championship in.Dubai vaulted him safely inside the top 40 and a likely first berth in the Masters.


Sullivan battled

By Scott Michaux
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:35pm

Apparently, now LSU's Les Miles has joined Georgia's Mark Richt in playing for their jobs as disgruntled fans bear torches and pitchforks.


I give up.


Here are my educated guesses for Week 12:


Wake Forest @ Clemson: Tigers might lose, but not this week. TIGERS 35, Demon Deacons 3.



By Scott Michaux
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:19pm

Even in the post-BCS realm, there's nothing better than a good chaos countdown in college fotball. And I'm always openly rooting for chaos.


Since a four-team playoff still leaves no room for all the legitimate championship candidates to participate, the best thing that can happen is have the

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:58am

There’s been some serious bubble shifting with tournament winners Emiliano Grillo, Justin Thomas, Russell Knox and Victor Dubuisson vaulting into the top 50 in recent weeks and pushing a few guys out in their quest to reach the Masters by the year-end deadline.


At the moment, 12 players not

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 2:23pm

When I began this rolling exercise to chronicle the Masters qualifying process, I didn't realize it was going to become a weekly chore.


But four weeks into the wrap-around PGA Tour season has produced a fourth first-time qualifier to compete at Augusta National.

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 10:51am

The train of rookies heading to Augusta keeps on rolling.


Three weeks into the wrap-around PGA Tour season and three first-time winners have emerged. Justin Thomas, 22, actually brings down the average age of the threesome following victories by 23-year-olds Emiliano Grillo and Smylie Kaufman.


By Scott Michaux
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 8:45pm

Year 2 of the College Football Playoff selection committee has gotten off to a rousing start. They have certainly aroused the anger of a few teams that think beating nobody and staying unbeaten is good enough.


The committee unveiled its first ranking on Tuesday night and proved that it has a

By Scott Michaux