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
It was another U.S. Open, and another disappointment for Phil Mickelson. After holding the 54-hole lead overnight, Mickelson tabbed a U.S. Open record sixth runner-up finish, losing out to Justin Rose, who won his first-career Major Championship.
There was no question that Mickelson had his opportunities to win this U.S. Open at Merion though. 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
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 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
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