Phil Mickelson has won the Masters three times in his career, in 2005, 2006, and 2010. Many golf fans likely remember that first win back in 2004, which was Mickelson’s first-career Major championship win, after coming so close many times.
Nine years later, Mickelson will return to Augusta next week for the playing of the 2013 Masters. He is certainly among the top favorites coming to a place he has a history of playing well. Lefty won earlier in the 2013 season at Phoenix, but has not been in contention much since. Continue reading →
This year’s 2012 Masters at Augusta National is intriguing on a number of levels, but the most interesting showdown without question will be the one between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Despite the fact that McIlroy has largely dominated the competition this year en route to a No. 1 ranking, Woods was able to instantly become the favorite at golf’s biggest event following one win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A win mind you, that came against a field that didn’t include McIlroy. Look for the youngster to aim to make a statement against his more seasoned counterpart in this one. Woods is listed at -120 and McIlroy is listed at -110 in a Masters head to head matchup. Continue reading →
Anyone who watched the 2011 Masters last year will likely remember the difficult final round played by Rory McIlroy, after the then-21-year-old led the tournament for the first three days. It was a beautiful display of golf for 54 holes.
And then, it’s as if McIlroy had a lightbulb go off in his head that he was on the cusp of greatness, and wasn’t quite ready for the stage. 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.
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 →