Tiger Woods has already won four times in 2013, and will be on the course this week for the playing of the 2013 Memorial Tournament as the defending champion. Not only that, it will be the last event before he gets ready to play the U.S. Open in two weeks. In fact, this will be the last event for most of the top players in the world, as they get ready to take on Muirfield Village Golf Club before tackling Merion.
It will be a stacked field this week for Jack Nicklaus’ event, with a total of 120 players teeing it up on Thursday. Continue reading
Anyone who follows the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL, and golf, knows that quarterback Tony Romo is an avid golfer. And not only that, he is a very good golfer. Romo has a decorated history with winning amateur tournaments. Not bad considering that he also happens to play quarterback for arguably the most popular NFL franchise in history.
But this year, Romo has decided to dial his golf schedule back in the offseason. This most noticeably includes his decision to skip out on 2013 U.S. Open qualifying, as well as trying to qualify for the HP Byron Nelson Championship which was held last week on the PGA Tour. Romo has made it a habit to try and participate in both. Continue reading
It’s been a golf course that Tiger Woods never had much success in trying to tame. Sure, he had one victory back in 2001 at TPC Sawgrass for the PLAYERS Championship, but in the 12 years since it was lackluster. That all changed this week, as Woods captured the 2013 PLAYERS Championship by two shots.
It was Woods’ 78th victory in his 300th start. Coincidentally, Woods won on his 100th start on the PGA Tour, as well as his 200th. The win also puts him just four wins behind the all-time PGA Tour wins mark of 82 set by Sam Snead. Continue reading
Tiger Woods played in his first PGA Tour event back in 1992 at the age of just 16, when he competed in the Nissan L.A. Open. A few years later, he would play in his first PGA Tournament as a professional.
It took him just five events before he got his first win. Now, nearly 20 years later, Woods has 77 career PGA Tour wins, which is second all-time behind only Sam Snead. Continue reading
We have the Masters, U.S Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship. Then we have the World Golf Championships that take place throughout the season, as well as the FedEx Cup Playoffs that occur at the the end of the year. And then there’s the PLAYERS Championship. Often thought of as unofficially the ‘5th Major’, the PLAYERS Championship is essentially in a category all it’s own.
The PLAYERS Championship is known as the signature event on the PGA Tour, given the fact that it is played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida, where it just so happens to be the world headquarters of the Tour. Continue reading
Earlier in April we saw a 14-year-old not only qualify for the Masters, but also make the cut. And not only did he make the cut, he was the low Amateur in the process. Over in China for the European Tour’s China Open, there was a 12-year-old who attempted to compete at one of the highest levels in golf.
They are just getting younger and younger these days aren’t they? Continue reading
We have essentially reached the halfway point of the 2013 PGA Tour season, albeit only one Major Championship is in the books. There are still three Majors to be played, as well as the Players Championship, and the FedEx Cup playoffs. But January through all of April has provided golf fans with plenty of excitement.
Whether you like Tiger Woods or not, you have to understand that him winning again is good for the game of golf. Woods has won three times, and would have had a great chance at the Masters had it not been for that unfortunate penalty after hitting the flagstick and the subsequent drop. Continue reading