It’s hard to believe, but the Masters are once again right around the corner. In less than two weeks, all the superstars from the golf community will gather on the fairways to begin the first major of the season, the event that really gets the PGA tour rolling with a full head of steam.
The tournament itself is sure to unfold and offer high octane drama, seeing the green jacket just seems to bring that out in golfers, but there will also be several storylines going on behind the scenes. One of the best features famed golfer Bubba Watson, who might be feeling just a little snubbed. Despite winning two of the last three Masters tournaments, (Bubba walked away with last year’s title as well as one in 2012) he finds himself looking up at some of the competition, at least according to the best online sportsbooks for USA players. 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
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
Tiger Woods will play with Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler this week for the first two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open. This will be Woods’ first event on the 2013 PGA Tour. The No.2 ranked golfer in the world did play last week at the HSBC Championship, but missed the cut by one shot.
He comes to a venue in Torrey Pines though, in which he has won seven times in his career. The most notable win came on the South Course in the 2008 U.S. Open. Continue reading
With Tiger Woods winning on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, it has sent the golfing world into a frenzy.
It has been a long time since the buzz surrounding the PGA Tour has been this high, with the 2012 season being one of the most-successful in history through 4 months.
And we haven’t even played a major championship!
But with the Masters less than two weeks away, it’s a good time to be a fan of golf right now. Continue reading