One thing you won’t find? A cell phone. That is one of the few modern pieces that Augusta does not embrace, and anyone with a cell phone, golf fan or otherwise, will be escorted off the grounds (in a press conference a year ago Rory McIlroy’s phone rang and as he silenced it he pronounced to the congregated media, “No phones at Augusta!”). Continue reading →
A golfer is never really satisfied, but to find fault with Tiger Woods’ game now all but means perfection is expected in a game that never allows it.
Sure, Woods made a sloppy bogey at the final hole to win by 2 shots — the closest anyone got to him Sunday — and he could hit a few more fairways and maybe he needs to figure out a way to climb up the occasional tree when his ball comes to rest in one.
But his performance at the Trump Doral Resort this week in winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship was simply his best since the fourth major overhaul of his swing began under Sean Foley in August of 2010. Continue reading →
For the better part of a decade, whenever anyone talked about golf, Tiger Woods was part of the conversation. He was able to string together one of the most remarkable, and longest lasting, runs of success that the golf world had seen in quite some time.
Every time he entered a tournament, Woods was favored to win. He knew it. The rest of the field knew it. It was like they were beaten even before they stepped on the course. As long as Woods was anywhere near the top of the leaderboard, it was likely he would pull out a victory. And forget about going head to head in the final group with him. His intensity and skill were too much to overcome.
He currently has 14 major championships under his belt, and is still very much in the running to at least take aim at Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 major victories. Despite the fact that he has failed to win a major since the 2008 U.S. Open, things are looking up for Woods.
He was able put together a string of very solid performances in 2012 and that is something that his competitors should be keep an eye on. If Tiger is able to get back to playing anywhere near the level he was at when he ruled the world of golf, then he may very well end his career with over 20 majors to his name. Continue reading →