Woods shot a first-round 1-over 71, thanks to a double bogey on his closing hole Thursday. He is playing with Keegan Bradley and Davis Love III.
We’ll track his progress throughout the day.
No. 7, 461 yards, par 4: Tiger’s tee shot with a fairway wood cuts and cuts but just not quite enough, and he ends up just inches into the intermediate cut of rough. Woods, from the rough and 201 yards out, couldn’t get it all the way to the green, and he is now short-sided and in another batch of thick rough, and there is a bunker between him and the green. Woods hits a very professional shot out of that thick rough … to within about 2 feet from par. Bradley makes birdie to get back to -2, and he is five back. Woods makes par … a good escape. he is even par, seven back. Continue reading →
Tiger Woods still leads the pack in updated British Open odds, for some reason
The latest British Open odds are out, and it should surprise no one that Tiger Woods, still the World No. 1, is an 8/1 favorite. The only other player under 20/1 odds is Rory McIlroy at 12/1. Adam Scott and Justin Rose are 20/1, which seems like a decent bet, and Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els come in at 25/1.
Why is Woods still at 8/1 given the fact that he looked completely lost at Merion, has only three top-5 finishes in his last 10 majors, and tied for 28th the last time he was at Muirfield? Well, for starters, Woods is still the No. 1 golfer in the world, albeit it’s a world in which the level of talent is broader than it’s ever been. Also, there’s plenty of stupid money out there, people willing to bet on Woods just because he’s TIGER WOODS. We do not advocate wagering on sporting events in an… Continue reading →
Tiger Woods Is Back On Top Of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes
Tiger Woods had a dramatic fall from grace after his 2009 Thanksgiving car crash. He lost five sponsors, $50 million in annual income, his place atop the world golf rankings and his marriage. But with six victories over the last 12 months, Woods is back at No. 1 on the course and on Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes—a spot he occupied every year from 2001 until 2012, when boxer Floyd Mayweather ranked first.
Forbes estimates that Woods pulled in $78.1 million over the last year from prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. His resurgence on the links boosted his prize money over the last 12 months to $13.1 million, double his total from the prior year. He now has 78 career wins, only four short of the all-time record held by Sam Snead. Continue reading →
PGA Tour golfer Brian Stuard has rough second round at the Memorial Tournament
Brian Stuard watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Saturday, March 2, 2013.ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSON, MI – Brian Stuard’s second-round play at the Memorial Tournament can be summed up in one word: rough.
The Jackson native carded six bogeys on the day, five of which were a result of finding the rough. With only one birdie on the round, Stuard finished the round with a 5-over 77. His two-day total of 5-over 149 leaves him three strokes back from the projected 2-over cut line. Continue reading →
Memorial 2013: Rory McIlroy Knows Why Tiger Woods Dominates Jack Nicklaus’ Tournament
DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy deadpanned the best line of the day. And the most honest.
The world’s No. 2 golfer was asked why Tiger Woods has won five times at the Memorial Tournament.
“The same reason he’s done so well everywhere, I guess,” McIlroy said, prompting loud laughter.
Woods’ dominance isn’t necessarily a laughing matter for the rest of the field at Muirfield Village this week. In 13 trips to Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, Woods has wins in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and last year. He’s cashed more than $5 million, also finishing third twice and fourth once. Continue reading →
It isn’t terribly surprising, given that he’s the genial host of the event and he’s healthy this year, but Tiger Woods has confirmed that he’ll play in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
Woods, who won the tournament last year, announced the news last week on his website. This year’s tournament will be held June 27-30.
“I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National,” Woods, presently ranked No. 1 in the world, said on his website. “The Washington, D.C., community has been so supportive of the tournament, and I’m excited to play Congressional Country Club.” Continue reading →