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Entries from February 2008

Top Stories on the PGA Tour

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Since Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aren’t in the field at The Honda Classic, you can take a week off or find some other players to follow. I advise that you look for players with an intriguing story line. Categories of interest include; 1) young potential superstars, 2) seasoned players poised for a breakout, 3) […]

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Woods vs. Nicklaus in the Majors

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The golf world is transfixed by Tiger Woods’ pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors. A number of pundits believe that he could capture the Grand Slam this year. This would leave him just one shy of the Golden Bear’s record. Though winning majors is Tiger’s objective, finishing right behind first place in the majors, as […]

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The Clock is Ticking on Sergio Garcia

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Time is passing, Tiger, Phil, and the no names are winning majors. And Sergio Garcia continues be a head case. It didn’t have to be this way if only … if only he’d won the 1999 PGA when he finished a shot behind Tiger Woods, who was trying to end an 0 for 10 major’s […]

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Cink Sinks his Own Ship

February 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Going into the finals of the Accenture Match Play there were several reasons to believe that Stewart Cink could beat the heavily favored Tiger Woods. Cink felt right at home on the Gallery’s huge greens. He had closed out five opponents with a scoring binge that left him 28 under for 81 holes. Prorated, that’s […]

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Tiger Woods’ Latest Triumph: Birdies Abound at the Shooting Gallery

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Tiger Wood’s hoisted the super cool looking WGC -Match Play trophy, which looks like an Egyptian artifact, for the third time in the last five years on Sunday. In hindsight, his victory should have been no surprise. The Gallery South Course outside of Tucson may look difficult to viewers at home with its cactus lined […]

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Woods to Face the Red Hot Stewart Cink

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Ladbrokes posted odds earlier this week for the Accenture Match Play, but I couldn’t find any for the finals between Tiger Woods and Stewart Cink. So, as a proxy, I checked out their odds for winning the Masters. Woods is 11/10, which means that if Tiger wins, $10 turns into $21. Such a deal. In […]

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Tiger and The Haig

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The great sportswriter Bernard Darwin once wrote about Walter Hagen that, “The difference between Hagen and the other players is that he just wins and they just don’t.” Maybe it’s really just that simple when it comes to comparing today’s golfers at their best and Tiger Woods. Whenever he and his opponents are locked in […]

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Showdown at The Gallery Club

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The field of 64 has been narrowed to four and, to no one’s surprise, Tiger Woods is one of those remaining. Should Tiger win, we will have an all USA finals since his opponent is guaranteed to be an American. Tiger Woods (USA) vs. Henrik Stenson (Sweden) Last year’s champion Stenson carries a 10 match […]

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Super Saturday at the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championships

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

That the Accenture Match Play is an international event was underscored by the record low 20 Americans that made up the starting field of 64. After three rounds, however, it is clear that the demise of the American pros was overstated. Indeed, players from the USA now make up 50% of the remaining eight, up […]

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Badds was Awful Good

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Eight months ago Aaron Baddeley imploded in Tiger Woods’ presence during the final round at the 2007 U.S. Open, opening with a triple bogey before stumbling to an 80. Now you would think that a meltdown of such proportions would cause permanent brain damage, and that Baddeley would dutifully submit to Tiger in future matchups. […]

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