Monthly Archives: March 2013

To Play Or Not To Play The Week Prior To A Major? Players Opinions Are Divisive

The MastersIt started back several decades ago with Jack Nicklaus, when he placed the emphasis on winning Major championships over other tournaments. Whether that’s right or wrong is beside the point, because that is just the way it is now. That especially became true when Tiger woods came on to the season, and focused entirely on winning Majors.

Now, even the Majors have bought into it, knowing that golfers dedicate their entire year to peaking four times.

But with so much pressure, and so muchbuilt around the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship, players are always trying to find the best way to prepare. Continue reading

Tiger Woods Back To No.1 In The World After 29 Month Absence

Tiger WoodsAt one point over the last 29 months, Tiger Woods fell all the way down outside of the top-50 in the World Golf Rankings. But on Monday, after his eighth win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods regained the top spot for the first time in more than two years.

Woods has now won three of his five total starts in 2013, and will next play at the Masters in the second week of April. Continue reading

Let’s All Appreciate What Stacy Lewis Is Doing On The LPGA This Season

Stacy LewisMost of the time on this blog we talk about the last event and happenings on the PGA Tour, but it’s time to give the ladies some love. In particular, one lady who is having an incredible start to the 2013 LPGA Season, becoming the new No.1 ranked player in the world.

American Stacy Lewis was the 2012 Rolex Player of the Year on the LPGA, and came into 2013 with some momentum.

After a win in Singapore a couple of week ago, Lewis followed that up with a win in Arizona for the second-straight event.

The victory vaulted her from No.3 to No.1, dethroning Yani Tseng’s reign at the top of the Rolex Rankings. Tseng was No.1 in the world for more than two years, culminating in 109 weeks at the top. Continue reading

Will Tiger Get Victory No.8 At Bay Hill This Week?

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has certainly dominated his fair share of venues in his career, and none more so than when he goes to Bay Hill.

The PGA Tour rolls through Orlando this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where woods is a seven-time winner and the defending champion. Though unlike last year when he came in searching for his first victory in more than two years, Woods has won four times since that victory last year.

Two of those wins have come early in this season, back at Torrey Pines in the end of January, and the WGC Cadillac Championship two weeks ago. Continue reading

With The Masters Just One Month Away, It’s Time To Look Ahead And See Who To Watch For

The MastersIt’s the most recognizable venue in all of golf, and perhaps one of the most recognizable in the world of sports. Every year, the greatest in golf come to compete in the first Major championship of the year in Augusta, Georgia.

The 2013 Masters is right around the corner, as the first Major championship of the 2013 season. Play will begin on Thursday, April 11 and run through Sunday, April 14.

Bubba Watson will be the defending champion, defeating Louis Oosthuizen on the second playoff hole to capture the green jacket and his first Major victory. Continue reading

Golfer Learns To ‘Watch Where You Step’ As Sinkhole Opens Up In Middle Of The Fairway

Sinkhole At AnnbrierPicture yourself on a nice relaxing morning or afternoon going around the golf course. After all, even a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work right?

We might have to ask Mark Mihal that question though after his incident with a sinkhole in the middle of Annbriar Golf Club in southern Illinois.

Yes, we said that right. A sinkhole! Continue reading

Don’t Declare Tiger Woods ‘Back’ Just Yet Following Win At TPC Blue Monster

Tiger WoodsThere is no question that Tiger Woods is playing great golf right now, and is capable of winning on the biggest stages. That was exhibited this past weekend at TPC Blue Monster where he won the WGC Cadillac Championship. It was the seventh time he has won this tournament, and the 17th World Golf Championships victory in his career.

Woods will have the chance to get back to the No.1 ranking in the world with a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in two weeks, in which he will be the defending champion at a venue he has also won at seven times total. Continue reading

Anchored Putter Debate Continues On As PGA Tour Comes Out In Support Of Their Players

Keegan BradleyOne of the hotly debated issues in the world of golf going on right now centers around the anchored putter, and the United States Golf Association attempting to define the stroke on the putting green.

The anchored putters, or ‘long putters’ are nothing new to the game of golf. In fact, players have been using them for more than a quarter century.

But the recent trend of players switching to the anchored putter, and winning big tournaments has been chipping away at the issue of the putting stroke. So much so that the USGA has brought it under serious consideration to ban the practice of an anchored putter entirely. Continue reading

Young Talent Will Be On Display At The 2013 Puerto Rico Open This Week

Patrick CantlaySure, the majority of focus in the world of golf will be set at TPC Blue Monster for the playing of the WGC Cadillac Championship, and rightfully so. After all, we have the top-ranked players in the world going toe-to-toe over four days in this special event with no cut.

But that is not the only event on the PGA Tour going on this week. Continue reading

What’s Next For Rory McIlroy After Withdrawal From Honda Classic?

Rory McilroyNo.1 ranked golfer in the world Rory McIlroy will come into this week for the WGC Cadillac Championship from TPC Blue Monster having to answer some tough questions.

These questions will stem from McIlroy’s withdrawal from the Honda Classic last Friday, in which he was the defending champion. Continue reading