As we’ve learned from this year’s build-up, The Masters routinely gives us some of the most dramatic story lines in golf before the players even hit the course. What, with Hank Haney’s tell-all book on Tiger Woods, the sizzling climb of some of the game’s youngest golfers and course conditions Phil Mickelson claims will make the tournament a “birdie-fest”.
True, writers have already crafted their storylines, and oddsmakers have already made it known who they would prefer to win the tournament. 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