The 2012 Masters at Augusta National opened up in interesting fashion on Thursday. The favorites that everyone envisioned running the show coming in were either ho-hum a la Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, or completely terrible a la Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald. When it was all said and done after one round, Lee Westwood led the field with a 5-under par 67. Continue reading
England golf hero Lee Westwood proved to be the big winner when it was all said and done on the first of the 2012 Masters at Augusta National. Westwood, someone who was taken relatively lightly by a lot of people (although everyone respected him, nobody gave him much of a shot to win) coming in, took control by the end of round one with a particularly strong back nine. When it was all said and done on Thursday, he shot a 5-under par 67. After one day of action, he is now being listed with 4/1 odds to win The 2012 Masters Tournament. Continue reading
Apparently Tiger Woods only needed one win to make folks forget about a tremendously disappointing multi-year stretch.
Following his five-stroke victory at the recent Arnold Palmer Invitational, odds makers quickly rushed to install him as the prohibitive favorite to win at this year’s Masters. Never mind that the man had just earned his first PGA win in over two years without even having to square off against the No. 1 ranked player in the world – Tiger’s back! Or something. Continue reading
He kept telling us that he was close, and that it wouldn’t be much longer before he started to see results on the golf course translate into victories. Some of us believed him, and some of us didn’t think he would ever win again.
It had been 924 days since we last saw a PGA Tour victory from Tiger Woods, but his five-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday definitely made a big statement.
He’s on the way back. Continue reading
Rory McIlroy officially took over as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the land after recently winning Honda Classic. That’s the good news. The bad news, though, is that the guy who finished second to him in that tournament, Tiger Woods, is nipping at his heels.
After a slow and steady rise from his rock bottom status over the last couple of years, Woods taking down McIlroy sometime in the foreseeable feels about as inevitable as anything in golf can feel. And even though McIlroy still has one tournament and a full month to go before the 2012 Masters, you can’t blame him and everyone else for looking forward and envisioning the potentially legendary battle that these two could have at Augusta. As it stands McIlroy and Woods are listed 4/1 and 13/2 to win the Masters respectively. Continue reading
One of the most exciting golf tournaments lately was a ProAm? Whether it was Bill Murray’s constant comedy routine or the fact that Tiger and Phil back in the hunt to win a tournament, golf was back as an entertaining sport for the average viewer. People still feeling the hangover of the Super Bowl, found that there are still sports out there to watch while baseball season creeps closer.
Two weekends ago, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finally made golf fun to watch again. The average person can’t even name 3 of the top 5 finishers but they can tell you that Phil Mickelson beat Tiger Woods. It’s like a LeBron fast-break dunk or Albert Pujols clobbering 3 home runs in a World Series game. Continue reading