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Entries from February 2009

Tiger Woods is Not Really Back Yet

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

On paper it looked like a total mismatch. The 5’,7” 165 pound Tim Clark (0 PGA Tour wins) would be out driven and outplayed by the 6’,1” 185 pound Tiger Woods (65 tour wins) in what would surely be a repeat of the 5&4 drubbing Tiger handed him the last time they competed at match […]

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Tiger Woods’ First Day Back

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Tiger Woods hadn’t played a competitive round in eight months. Still, he came into the WGC Match Play with the number one ranking , which meant that he would face Aussie Brendan Jones in his opening match. Talk about the luck of the draw. Jones, earned only 4.89 of his 88.71 ranking points on the […]

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Tiger’s Politically Correct Interview

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments

If Tiger Woods played was uninspired as his interviews, he’d never get past the first round of the WGC or seldom make a cut. True to form, Tiger came to Tuesdays press conference armed with his stock answers to the media’s softballs. If you’re like me, you’ve about had it with his politically correct conferences. […]

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Golf Returns to Center Stage

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

He’s back. No, not Tiger, his return is old news. I’m talking about Phil Mickelson, who returned to the winner’s circle at the Northern Trust Sunday for the first time since capturing the Crown Plaza nine months ago. And Phil did it with play that was reminiscent of Tiger at his best. Round 1 – […]

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Tiger’s Terrible Timing

February 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Tiger Woods had until today to commit to next week’s WGC Accenture Match Play, but the news came on Thursday, the first day of the Northern Trust. Now Tiger must have known days or even weeks ago that his comeback would come at the WGC considering the positively glowing reports of his health – and […]

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Tiger Woods’ Curious Return to Action

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

The big stories in 2009 on the PGA Tour have been the economic meltdown and its impact on the tour’s sponsors, Ryo’s Arrival, and Phil’s Phollies. Well, Ryo Ishikawa played like a 17 year old on a sponsor’s exemption at Riviera in the first round of the Northern Trust, hitting only 9 greens on his […]

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Why Galleries Must be Silent

February 17th, 2009 · No Comments

In the March issue of Golf Digest a reader posed the question so many of golf’s “new fans” keeping asking: “Why do golf pros insist on complete silence when they play.” The Grillroom expert went into a harangue about how a lady player in the 1920s ignored a train while holing a putt to win […]

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Charlie Axel Woods Set to Say Hello World in 2028

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Charlie Axel Woods, son of Tiger Woods, was born yesterday (2/8/09) and you can already hear the screams from parents who thought their kids would be free from Woods’ domination. Well, as luck would have it, they should have a window, but only because Tiger, unlike Jack Nicklaus, delayed having kids until his thirties. Here […]

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