<![CDATA[Jeff Shain Golf & Sports Columnist | IslandPacket.com &]]> http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/ en-us Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:07:05 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:07:05 EDT Jeff Shain 60 info@islandpacket.com A long plaid line? RBC Heritage envisions reunion of former champs http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article145860444.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:12:52 EDT

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Homegrown champion finds plenty of family, friends waiting to celebrate win http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article144957749.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:25:07 EDT

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‘Weird’ start notwithstanding, Kevin Kisner lurks near Heritage lead http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article144862064.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:27:29 EDT

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Ian Poulter is trying to clear his mind, lest he lose his playing status http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article144767129.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:25:42 EDT

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Bud Cauley keeps his shirt on, zooms to top of Harbour Town chart http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article144534589.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:50:42 EDT

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Palmetto Pride: South Carolina pros itching for Harbour Town breakthrough http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article144285929.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:44:26 EDT

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After last year’s untimely WD, Tommy Gainey is back at Harbour Town http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article144065054.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:19:12 EDT

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Unusual year takes loud turn for Arnold Palmer’s grandson http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article143855689.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:08:39 EDT

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Sergio Garcia turns his ‘Seve moment’ into major triumph http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article143670944.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:04:54 EDT

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Put statute of limitations on golf’s armchair rules officials http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article142354004.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:34:34 EDT

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Don’t cross Jordan Spieth if you’re a professional autograph hound http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/golf/article131729979.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:04:11 EST

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Amid 3 decades of change, Jeremiah Faber has been Jaguars’ rock http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article123457869.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:47:21 EST

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Not a league champion, yet Ohio State still plays for bigger spoils http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article118921868.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:24:43 EST

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Battery Creek’s season of misfortune finds bright spot at the finish http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article115237588.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:04:25 EST

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Burgers with The King illustrated Palmer’s Everyman touch http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article104192851.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:59:22 EDT

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Friday’s 5 to Watch: Is it a rivalry, or merely a reunion? http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article97947282.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:36:28 EDT

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Olympian task: Who wants to carry golf’s tattered banner in Rio? http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article86536617.html#storylink=rss Jason Day, the world’s top-ranked player, joins Rory McIlroy in sitting out over Zika concerns

A heavier spotlight now falls upon Jordan Spieth and new U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson

Contrasting with PGA Tour pros’ exodus, the LPGA has yet to see any of its players withdraw

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A simple iPad could have avoided U.S. Open rules farce http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article84859552.html#storylink=rss By waiting until the end of Dustin Johnson’s round, the USGA threw its own showcase into an uproar

Other sports entities do their video review on the spot, make a ruling and consider the matter closed

A downloaded video would have let the USGA consult Johnson on the 12th tee and issue judgment

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First Tee teaches kids life skills through golf http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article84459507.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:08:00 EDT http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article84459507.html For a rapid-fire golf rush, nothing tops the next 12 weeks http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article84004917.html#storylink=rss From now until Labor Day, the calendar features big events every other week

Sequence includes 3 major championships in a 7-week span, plus the Olympics

Players may not be so thrilled, with precious little recovery time between events

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Same old script for Luke Donald, chased down again in RBC Heritage’s final round http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article72385072.html#storylink=rss Sunday’s loss to Branden Grace marks 3rd time at Harbour Town that Donald has failed to convert 54-hole lead

Former world No. 1 owns 4 runner-up finishes at RBC Heritage, taking him over $3 million in event winnings

Sundays at Harbour Town have been a mystery, with just 1 final-round score lower than a 69

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Knock, knock: Again, Luke Donald tries to kick down Harbour Town’s door http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article72286267.html#storylink=rss Saturday’s 1-shot advantage marks the 3rd time Donald takes a lead into the RBC Heritage’s final day

The English pro already has 5 top-3 finishes at Harbour Town without winning a tartan jacket

Charley Hoffman, 1 shot back, also has seen Harbour Town aspirations left unfulfilled

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Tommy Gainey’s promising week at RBC Heritage dealt cruel blow http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article72131847.html#storylink=rss SC native gets within 2 shots of leaders when back injury forces WD

‘Two Gloves’ trying to regain full PGA Tour status

Was playing Harbour Town Golf Links on sponsor’s exemption

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Bryson DeChambeau’s pro debut ‘just another round,’ which is just how he wanted it http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article71954792.html#storylink=rss Opening 1-under-par 70 at RBC Heritage leaves U.S. Amateur and NCAA champion 4 shots off lead

DeChambeau struggles with Harbour Town’s firm greens as afternoon winds increase

April has been good away from the course, too, with news that his father is in line for a new kidney

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Harbour Town favorites come with 3 letters on their sleeves http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article71697637.html#storylink=rss 5 of the past 6 RBC Heritage winners also are representatives for the Canadian banking conglomerate

The Team RBC lineup also includes world No. 1 Jason Day and World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els

Many of the RBC players also seem made-to-order for Harbour Town’s tight fairways and small greens

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Art of the deal: Jim Herman upholds faith shown by old boss Donald Trump http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article71461047.html#storylink=rss Once an assistant at Trump National in New Jersey, Herman’s play caught eye of The Donald 10 years ago

Perseverance finally paid off last month when Herman won the Shell Houston Open for a Masters berth

Herman has sported Trump’s logo on his shirt and bag for several years

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One arm back in the green jacket, Jordan Spieth instead had to give it away http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article71089667.html#storylink=rss Stunning back-nine collapse makes for an awkward ceremony as Spieth puts jacket on Danny Willett’s shoulders

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Victory at Bay Hill puts Jason Day squarely in Masters conversation http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article67462682.html#storylink=rss PGA Championship winner had been an afterthought amid rivals’ recent successes

Day had gone 10 weeks without a top-10 finish before the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bluffton’s Colin Swatton, Day’s caddie, sensed improvement was around the corner

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Shain: Tim Moss’ golf days measured by the other lives he touched http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article66096907.html#storylink=rss Many of Lowcountry’s golf dignitaries turn out for celebration of longtime pro’s life

Moss passed away last Wednesday at age 66, after more than 40 years in the area

Teaching stops included Sea Pines, Moss Creek, Secession – and ‘Bagger Vance’

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Blue Monster caught in crosshairs of Trump’s bombast http://www.islandpacket.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/jeff-shain/article63696657.html#storylink=rss 5 years after breathing new life into Doral, the GOP firebrand may cost the resort its PGA Tour stop

Cadillac has said it won’t renew sponsorship of the World Golf Championships event

A new sponsor would have the opportunity to move the event away from Trump Doral

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