Ángel Cabrera’s PGA Tour career has been something of a statistical anomaly.
With the 113th U.S. Open upon us this week at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania this week, it’s hard to narrow down over a century’s worth of golf into the ten most memorable moments. Here’s my attempt.
Thankfully it only happens somewhat sporadically, but racism reared its ugly head in sports again this week.
It started with the Sergio Garcia versus Tiger Woods tiff, which began when the two were paired together during the third round of the Players Championship. The twosome accused each other of making distracting actions during swings. After play concluded, Garcia made a remark during the interview that Tiger “is not the nicest man on Tour.”
The media and rival competitors taking issue with the prickly personality of Tiger Woods is nothing new. And the spat between the two was actually considered in some ways good, because rivalry sells. To me, Sergio v. Tiger just seemed like a tiff straight out of NASCAR world that would go away quickly.
That was until an event this week in advance of a European Tour event. The emcee jokingly asked Garcia if he would have Tiger Woods over for dinner during the United States Open.
According to multiple reports, the United States Golf Association and the R&A (golf’s governing body) have agreed to ban the practice of anchoring a club while making a stroke, beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Last Thursday, Tom Watson was officially introduced as the captain of the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team. While the rumors in the days preceding the announcement had said that Watson was going to be tapped to captain the team, it still came as at least a little bit of a surprise for me, because I figured it was too good to be true.
Augusta National’s Decision to Allow Female Membership is a Business Decision, Not a Push for Equality
Dustin has a problem with Augusta National’s decision to admit its first female members. And his problem stems from the decision’s motivation, which has much more to do with money than any sense of fairness and equality.
He’s healthy, and he’s winning, currently leading the PGA Tour in wins this year with three. Yet people are still questioning Tiger Woods. Make no mistake: the new Tiger Woods is here, and he is getting closer and closer to getting major #15.
Just because golf and the PGA Tour will probably never break the threshold separating the first and second-tier sports leagues, it doesn’t mean it can’t continue to grow, evolve, and expand its place in the wide world of sports.
The answer, of course, is no. He didn’t. Still, I think the fact that I pondered this question on the way into work this morning is telling. Though it may be hard to articulate, I do think that Woods lost something more than just a tournament this weekend.
With over 75 years of Masters tournaments, the sheer volume of memorable moments is staggering. Undeterred, Chris sifted through them all to come up with this top 10 list of the most memorable Masters moments of all time.
This below provides some unique historical nuggets about the Masters and Augusta National and provides some of the context and reasoning for why it is described as “a tradition unlike any other.”
Until Sunday, Tiger Woods had gone 132 weeks without winning a PGA Tour event, by far the longest drought of his career. Now that he is finally back to his winning ways, can we really say that Tiger Woods is…back?
2012 Masters Preview and Prediction: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy Headline List Of Contenders
So what will the 2012 version bring us? Quite frankly, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting Masters in recent memory.
Just found this on Reddit and enjoyed it. You will too.
That these twerps got exactly what they deserved.