The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass might be the most famous golf hole in the United States, but there is another on the other side of the country that rivals it, and in terms of excitement, knocks it out of the park.
It’s a familiar feeling on the PGA Tour right now. Tiger Woods is at the top of the leaderboard chasing yet another victory. But it’s not simply the fact that Woods is at the top of the lead, it’s the fact that he is dominating the field at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open.
One week ago, Woods missed the cut at the HSBC Championship, leaving many to wonder what type of game he would bring into 2013. Continue reading
Just a week after missing the cut at the HSBC Championship, Tiger Woods came to the Farmers Insurance Open for his 2013 PGA Tour debut. It was an event Woods skipped last season, opting instead to begin at Pebble Beach. But Woods couldn’t stay away from one of his favorite venues on the PGA Tour, in Torry Pines for very long.
It was a round of 4-under 68 on Thursday from the South Course. It was a round that saw Woods make everything from an eagle to a double-bogey, and everything in between. Continue reading
Tiger Woods will play with Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler this week for the first two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open. This will be Woods’ first event on the 2013 PGA Tour. The No.2 ranked golfer in the world did play last week at the HSBC Championship, but missed the cut by one shot.
He comes to a venue in Torrey Pines though, in which he has won seven times in his career. The most notable win came on the South Course in the 2008 U.S. Open. Continue reading
We all know that the standard a player is measured against are the performances they make in big tournaments. That means Major Championships.
Of the Top-10 players in the world coming into 2013, six of them have yet to win that elusive first Major Championship of their careers.
Will this be the season that one of them does? Continue reading
It didn’t take long rookies on the 2013 PGA Tour to make a name for themselves, or perhaps show that experience isn’t always required to win.
That was especially true at the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii, the first full-field event on the season. It was there that two rookies stole the show over the course of the four days in Honolulu Russell Henley and Scott Langley traded the lead back and forth for the opening two rounds of the tournament, putting themselves in good position going into the weekend in their first PGA event as member of the Tour. Continue reading
The first event of the West-Coast swing gets going on Thursday, with the playing of the Humana Challenge.
So which players are poised to make a run at the championship? Who should we pay attention to?
There are a number of interesting story lines for this tournament, as the season debut for some, and for others a continuation from Hawaii. Continue reading
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have been linked together for years, with McIlroy the new young superstar on the golf scene. The duo has even more in common now though, with McIlroy joining the Nike Golf family this week for an undisclosed amount.
Woods and McIlroy enter the 2013 season as the top-ranked players in the game. It’s McIlroy who has the edge as the No.1 ranked player in the world for now. Continue reading
By now, as golf fans, we should all be used to the notion that Tiger Woods will never be the same that he once was. The bar was simply set too high. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect a lot from Woods in the 2013 PGA Tour season.
To predict his fortune this season, let’s turn the clock back to last season, where Woods won three times on Tour after going two and a half years without a victory. He captured titles at Bay Hill, Firestone, and Congressional.
But when you look at the resume’ from the 2012 season, there is a glaring omission from the win-department.
A Major Championship. Continue reading