We’re a little bit late on the Player Of The Year voting on the PGA Tour, and are aware that Tiger Woods was named the winner. It’s hard to argue with that, as Woods won five times on the season, including the PLAYERS Championship and two World Golf Championship events.
But we want to argue the case for another player. That would be Phil Mickelson, who very surprisingly has never won the Player of the Year on the PGA Tour before. That’s thanks in large part to the man who won it against in 2013. Continue reading →
The 2013 PGA Tour season is in the books, capped off by the FedEx Cup championship won by Henrik Stenson, thanks to a win the Tour Championship. It was a great season for golf, which saw many of the game’s best rise to the occasion.
The four Major Championships for the 2013 PGA Tour season are in the books, and for the fifth-straight year none of the winners include Tiger Woods.
Woods came in with high hopes to the PGA Championship at Oak Hill this past week, fresh off of dominating the WGC Bridgestone Invitational the week before that included a round of 61 on Friday. None of that momentum carried over into the PGA Championship though, as the No.1 ranked player in the world was never a factor. Continue reading →
The ultimate measure of a golfer at the end of their careers are the performances in the Major Championships. But even within that, what can separate the great golfers from the greatest golfers of all-time are the well-rounded performances in Major Championships. In other words, not just how many Majors a player won, but of how many of the four Major Championships did they capture a victory. Continue reading →
The 2013 British Open gets going on Thursday, so we thought that we would give you our top-five favorites in the form of power rankings. These do not necessarily reflect the favorites according to oddsmakers, but you can probably imagine that many of them will be right up there. Continue reading →
Some PGA Tour fans might be asking this week, ‘where’s Tiger?’
The AT&T National benefitting the Tiger Woods foundation is an annual stop on the PGA Tour at Congressional Country Club. But Woods actually won’t in the field this week, due to an elbow strain he suffered a few weeks back, and aggravated again in the U.S. Open. Woods is typically in the field, but his absence will be noticeable and disappointing.
We won’t see Woods compete until the 2013 British Open from Muirfield beginning on July 18th. That means that it will be roughly a month in between starts for the No.1 ranked player in the world, and back-to-back majors. That is of course unless he opts to change up his schedule to get a tournament in within these next couple of weeks, though unlikely. 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 →
It 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 →