Monthly Archives: February 2013

Honda Classic Thursday And Friday Tee Times Released, Tiger Paired With Dustin Johnson And Martin Kaymer

Honda ClassicThe Florida-Swing on the PGA Tour gets going on Thursday, as the tee times and pairings were announced for the opening two rounds at PGA National down in Palm Beach Gardens.

We won’t get a first round pairing of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, but maybe that will manage to happen on the weekend with both of them in contention.

Woods is actually paired with Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer for the first two rounds, which will certainly generate some interest among PGA Tour fans. The grouping will tee off at 7:25 am ET off of No.10 on Thursday, and then flip around to the afternoon wave on Friday at 12:25pm ET off of No.1 on Friday.

As for McIlroy, he and Woods are on the exact opposite draw. McIlroy is paired with Ernie Els, and Mark Wilson for the first two rounds, as the group will tee off at 12:25pm ET on Thursday off of No.1, and then go off early at 7:25am ET off of No.10 on Friday morning.

Two of the other top favorites coming into the Honda Classic are Justin Rose, and Charl Schwartzel. they are grouped together to start out the week, and will play at 7:35am ET off of No.10 on Thursday morning, and the at 12:25pm ET off of No.1 on Friday afternoon.

No matter what side of the course players tee off this week to start, they will eventually have to deal with holes 16,17,and 18, collectively known as the ‘Bear Trap’. PGA National is known for the closing three holes on the layout, though for those who tee off on the back nine to start, they will have to gave them early in the round going into the turn.

PGA National always makes for a fun tournament, which has definitely increased in stature because of the fact that players like Woods and McIlroy have chosen to make it a part of their schedule.

The location of the tournament certainly helps as well, as guys like McIlroy do not even have to leave the comfort of their homes to travel to play. Many PGA Tour players make their homes in south Florida, including Woods as well.

Coverage of the 2013 Honda Classic will air on Thursday and Friday on the Golf Channel beginning at 12:30pm ET with pregame coverage, and then live golf coming on somewhere around 1pm ET.

Matt Kuchar Should Be Getting More Respect On Masters Betting Odds After His Match Play Win

Matt KucharLast year Matt Kuchar got the biggest win of his career, when he claimed the 2012 Players Championship, the flagship event on the PGA Tour. Often considered the ‘fifth major’ even though not official, the win certainly vaulted Kuchar into the category of best players without a Major championship. Continue reading

Upsets Steal The Show In First Round Of 2013 Accenture Match Play

Tiger WoodsFor those of you who like the upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament in March and April, you would have liked what went on during the opening round at the Accenture Match play tournament.

A No.16 has never defeated a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament, but that certainly cannot be said for this event on the PGA Tour. Continue reading

Players Will Have To Contend With Difficult Weather Conditions At Accenture Match Play

2013 Accenture Match PlayThe players in the field for the 2013 Accenture Match Play tournament this week out at Dove Mountain Golf Resort in Marana, Arizona will have another opponent to deal with outside of their playing partner for the first few days, especially through the first round.

Mother Nature. Continue reading

Players Gear Up For The 2013 Accenture Match Play This Week

2013 Accenture Match PlayThe Accenture World Match Play tournament is one of the most fun and exciting events on the PGA Tour all season, as the top players in the world gear up for a week of play that includes something different from all of the other tournaments they play every year.

It’s a match play even versus a stroke play event, where players are paired up and play one-on-one against each other in a single elimination 64-player bracket. Continue reading

Accenture Match Play Provides Unique Experience For Both Players And Fans

2013 Accenture Match PlayThe Northern Trust Open is currently going on from Riviera Country Club this week out in California. and while there is a load of talent in the tournament, we are going to take a moment to loo ahead to next week’s World Golf Championships event, because it is truly one of the most unique events in sports, and one of the most fun to watch in golf.

It’s the Accenture Match Play Championship, with the top-64 players in the world qualifying in four different brackets, just like you see in the March Madness tournament in College basketball. Yes I know, it’s 68 teams now, but really, everyone knows the tournament unofficially begins after the play-in games. Continue reading

Brandt Snedeker Is The Player To Watch In 2013

Brandt SnedekerWe’d like to take a bit of credit for jumping on the Brandt Snedeker bandwagon even before he won this past week at Pebble Beach, or prior to his second runner-up finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Sure, Snedeker won the 2012 FedEx Cup, but even that win didn’t seem to put him on the map in terms of the top players in the game. Continue reading

Brandt Snedeker Moves To No.4 In The World With Win At Pebble Beach

Brandt SnedekerBrandt Snedeker has already racked up two second place finishes and a third in just four tournaments on the 2013 PGA Tour circuit. And those runner-up finishes came in consecutive weeks leading up to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.

Now, you can call him a winner this season. Continue reading

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Leaderboard Close At The Top With Celebrity Partners

Hunter MahanThose who were on the grounds at one of the three courses that the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, or who tuned in during the first round coverage on the Golf Channel were treated to some great golf, and some not-so-great golf, amid some of the most breathtaking backdrops in the game.

Hunter Mahan and Russell Knox are atop the leaderboard after the first day, both firing rounds of 6-under on Pebble Beach in benign conditions. Continue reading

Celebrity Amateurs Make AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am Something Special

Bill Murray And Andy GarciaAs someone who has worked in golf, and been around golf for several years, there is one thing that I have come to realize.

Just about everyone plays golf.

That is none the more evident on the PGA Tour than at the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am held in the beginning of February. It is one of the most fun events on the PGA Tour calendar each year for a couple of reasons. Continue reading