The Wells Fargo Championship is up this week on the PGA Tour from Quail Hollow Golf club in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is one of the bigger tournaments outside of the Majors and World Golf Championships every season, because of the strong field. But this year, there will be one player noticeably absent from a field in which he typically contends.
Tiger Woods has opted to skip the event this week at Quail Hollow, and instead will make his first appearance since the Masters at the 2013 Players Championship from TPC Sawgrass next week. Continue reading
We didn’t have to wait very long to see the 14-year-old who wowed us at Augusta to be back in action on the PGA Tour at it again.
Guan Tianlang is in the field this week for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans playing on a sponsor’s exemption. And he picked up exactly where he left the Masters a couple of week ago.
Continuing to impress. Continue reading
Golf has long been called a gentleman’s game, and a game played on the highest level of honesty. The same can be said for those who work around the game as well. That was never more evident than when a story came out earlier this week down in Miami Beach, Florida when a worker found a bag full of money on a golf course.
Rachel Castillo was working her shift at a Miami Beach Golf Club , not far from where the PGA Tour plays the WGC Cadillac Championship at TPB Blue Monster, when she stumbled upon a bag full of cash back on January 20. Continue reading
Every golfer dreams of winning a Major Championship. For Graeme McDowell, that dream was realized with his victory at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. But what most golfers don’t think about is the adjustment period that comes after a huge win like that. In other words, winning a Major changes a player’s life, and it’s not easy to get back into the same swing of things.
For McDowell, that was a harsh reality in 2011, in the 12 months following his win at Pebble Beach. There were struggles, missed cuts, and now wins. Continue reading
Ten years ago when Adam Scott won the Players Championship at the age of 23, the world was put on notice that he was the next player to rival Tiger Woods. His swing was simply too perfect for there to be any outcome otherwise. But unfortunately for Scott, there were a few things that held him back.
On the golf course, it was his putting. Off the golf course, it was a lack of the necessary preparation. Continue reading
Going into the Masters this week, we all thought it would be tough to top the playoff from the 2012 Masters. Little did we know that Adam Scott was fully prepared to topple those memories with one of his own.
In a Masters that didn’t really take shape until the final few holes on Sunday, it came down to two men in a playoff for the second-straight year at Augusta National. Continue reading
As we all prepare for the 2013 Masters to get started on Thursday, we want to take a minute to look at the field and run down who we feel are the top-five contenders coming into the tournament. There are a number of different players who come into the Masters playing very well.
But when it comes to Augusta, it’s not always about who is playing the best at the time. Experience comes into play at the Masters perhaps more than any other tournament in the world, and that will certainly be evident once again this year. Continue reading
For this purpose, we are going to ignore the fact that Tiger woods, Rory McIlroy, and Phil Mickelson are the top players to watch this week at the 2013 Masters. we already know going in that they are the leading favorites on the odds to win. And we are even going venture further down the list past some of the to-five and top-10 favorites. Continue reading
If you have ever walked the hallowed grounds at Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters, then it is likely that you understand the feelings I am talking about in this post. Despite the fact most all of us will never play in the Masters, as a golf fan you can’t help but feel a special connection with the tournament.
I had the fortunate pleasure of going to the 2007 Masters, though I didn’t make a tournament round. I went on a Tuesday practice round, which when going to tournaments, I generally prefer the practice rounds as it is. They are less crowded, and the players are more at ease. Continue reading
With the 2013 Masters beginning next week, players on the PGA Tour will get the chance to play one last tournament before the first Major championship of the season. But for each player in the field at Augusta National, they all have their own process and routines when it comes to preparing for a Major championship. There are many who opt to skip the event the week before a Major entirely, so as to not waste energy and focus on the Major. Other conventions of thought lead to playing at much tournament and competitive rounds as possible, to keep in the flow and mindset of being in the heat of battle. Continue reading