Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

It was refreshing to watch someone else win The Masters this year. To be honest I never paid much attention to Bubba Watson before Sunday.

I didn’t know that Bubba, a Georgia Bulldog, who often practiced at Augusta, never had formal golf lessons, and no swing coach either. (I am so tired of hearing about swing coaches.) This was a completely self-taught golfer winning the sport’s most hallowed tournament.

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Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, Rory McIlroy proved convincingly that you don’t always have to suffer for long after dealing with a huge disappointment. Sometimes all one has to do is dig in and work harder. Which is just what he did, fashioning perhaps the most dominating performance ever witnessed at the U.S. Open. He won by eight strokes, finishing a record 16 under par.

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I know it was Tiger Woods’ first tournament of the season. So I’ll try not to get too carried away. But Tiger ‘s performance at the Farmer’s Insurance Open appeared worse than ordinary. After a decent start on Thursday and Friday, Tiger played poorly over the weekend and finished 15 shots out of first place – a terrible showing. Lots of golfers look this bad at any given tournament, but rarely is that golfer named Tiger Woods.

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Tiger Woods to Return at Master’s

Posted: 16th March 2010 by DavidBurnett in Golf, Grand Slam, Masters, Tiger, Tiger Woods
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Despite the continued public ridicule, the sponsors who’ve abandoned him, and the devastating damage to his image, Tiger Woods’ announcement Tuesday that he will return to competitive golf at the Master’s in a couple of weeks is welcome news.

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Tiger’s Close Call: Our’s Too

Posted: 28th November 2009 by DavidBurnett in Golf, Tiger, Tiger Woods
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I just got a startling reminder about how much our sports heroes can mean to us. For a few painful minutes on Friday I didn’t know whether the world’s greatest golfer would live or die. I know I was not alone in my worry and concern. Based on the amount of Twitter traffic alone, thousands, […]

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Tiger At His Best: Why We Watch

Posted: 12th September 2009 by DavidBurnett in Golf, Tiger Woods
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When Tiger Woods is great he is capable of setting records that may never be broken. When he’s average he still finds a way to win. And occasionally he exposes some real flaws in his game, but he is most times still competitive even if he doesn’t win. Which brings us to the third round […]

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“It would have been a hell of a story”, a weary, disappointed, but gracious Tom Watson said when it was all over.   Watson had literally been on the brink of history when he lost in a four-hole playoff to Stewart Cink in the British Open on Sunday. I like many fans was glued to […]

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Tiger Woods was making another one of his legendary charges on Sunday at the Masters.  He was 10 under, 2-shots back of the lead, and 6 under par for the day.  This time Tiger was being pushed to the limit by his playing partner Phil Mickelson who also stood at 10 under and was simultaneously […]

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Tiger In Top Form

Posted: 26th February 2009 by David Burnett in Golf, Tiger, Tiger Woods
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The sun is shining on golf again.  Tiger Woods is back swinging for real.  He is competing for the first time since his now legendary win in the US Open last summer.   That stunning victory, in America’s most important tournament came as he played with a torn ACL in his knee and fractured bones […]

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