Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Kick a man while he’s trying to get back up, why don’t you? Tiger Woods has barely limped back onto the first tee wearing a funny looking pair of runners but a shady (albeit very tall) figure from his past has re-emerged to have a go at him.
In the past two years Tiger has done a Tyson on it. Kicked out the manager, kicked out the caddy and got rid of his “friends”. That’s where Charles Barkley comes in.
"You think you're friends with a guy. You talk to him once a week for 15 years. You're like, this dude is my friend, we do things, we have fun together," said Barkley, "I haven't talked to him in two years and I'm wondering what the hell is going on." —Funny that. Maybe it’s because you were possibly one of the head honcho’s in the Woods crazy gang and he doesn’t ever want to see you again. Ever thought of that?
This is even better. In an interview Barkley pinpointed Woods' by now famous (or infamous I keep getting those two mixed up) car ‘accident’ with screaming club brandishing wife night in 2009 as the date when contact was cut off. Barkley says he didn't return even his messages and changed his phone number. Let me guess your text Charlie…..
Cum on Tiger, lts get pissed n score sum high cls hookers. Txt me bck. Barkie
Cant you see Charles, Tiger is a new man? He wants nothing to do with you. He even found religion. After years of worshipping only pussy, Woods is now a Buddhist. Ah yes, it brings me back to Tyson. Remember when he came out of jail and all of a sudden was “praise be Allah this” and Islam that. He even had a little hat like the pope.
Oh my God, no offence meant Tiger or Mike, what’s this? Its Tiger on the first tee of the USPGA with a tattoo on his face! The transformation is complete. Deadly!
Tiger Woods Highlights from ESPN
2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational First Round Highlights
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The seventh annual Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup,which takes place on Saturday the 3rd of September is set to feature a who's who of top Irish amateur golfing talent. Paul Cutler, who thrilled the galleries at the 2011 Irish Open, tops the bill of confirmed participants at the Donegal venue.
The Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup is set to be Paul's last competitive appearance before he heads to Aberdeen in Scotland for this year's Walker Cup just seven days after. Also confirmed are Alan Dunbar, defending champ Connor Doran and a host of other top amateurs from around Ireland.
The inaugural event in 2005, which is staged on both the Old Tom Morris Links and the testing Sandy Hills Links was won by Rory McIlroy.
To enter or for more information on the 2011 Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup contact Frank Casey Jnr on +353 (0)74 915 5000 or email email@example.com or check out www.rosapenna.ie. Entry is just €40 which includes lunch. A junior scratch cup (for 5-9 handicaps) over both courses will also take place on the same day. The senior scratch cup is in association with McGinley Motors Letterkenny.
Jamie Donaldson got great news when he heard that he had earned a place in next weeks US PGA Championship. Though yet to win, Jamie has five top-10 ‘s on the European Tour this season. He came 45th last week in Killarney, his lowest finish since the 13th of February when he came 48th in the Dubai Desert Classic. In between those two events, Jamie has played ten times and been in the top-25 in all but one.
And more incredibly Donaldson has not missed a cut since October 2010 at the Portugal Masters in Villamoura. He now lies 102nd in the world but still warranted a much deserved invite to Atlanta Athletic Club.
The only Major Donaldson has played was the 2006 Open at Hoylake where he finished seven over and missed the cut.
"Buzzing just got in the USPGA, yippeeeeee!" said Jamie on twitter. All the best Jamie.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Winner Alright: Last week we tipped Richard Green at 28/1. A tenner each way would have paid 80 quid!
WGC – Bridgestone Invitational Betting Preview and Tips, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio, USA 04 Aug 2011 - 07 Aug 2011
odds from exchanges
Lee Westwood 16/1Watch out for Lee Westwood this week and next. With Rory and Tiger in the field the spotlight will be off the Englishman who is a proven performer on this course. Finished tied second in 2008 just one shot behind winner Vijay Singh then returned in 2009, shooting 65 in the final round to climb to ninth. Was forced to withdraw from last years staging to a calf injury, which is rumoured to have flared up again at the Open Championship where he missed the cut. If fully fit this week Lee should be up there.
Hunter Mahan 36/1After Hunter’s tied fourth here in 2009, we tipped him to win at 56/1 last year and he obliged, so that in itself is reason to have a little flutter again. His odds of 36/1 reflect the poor season he has had this year to date however. Hunter’s highlights are a second in the AT&T at Pebble Beach and a top 10 in The Players. Maybe wait until Friday night if you are not convinced about the defending champion.
Retief Goosen 80/1An each way bet is purely for fans of Retief Goosen since he hasn’t played tournament golf since pulling out of the Open Championship after the first round with a back injury. However a fit Goose has impressed me this year especially his 66 in the final round at Castle Stuart to climb to 14th. Tied for third in Munich behind Garcia and winner Larrazabal, the same result as he had at the St Jude Classic at the start of June. Retief tied third last year after following a third round 73 with a 65. If he’s well, he has the game to contend.
Steve Stricker 19/1What can you say about Stricks. He has been in the top 20 in every event since the last WGC event back in March. Twice a winner since then also at The Memorial and impressively defending his title at the John Deere. Twelfth in his last outing at The Open. Tied ninth here last year in the company of Rory and tied sixth in 2009. The PGA version of Jimenez.
Sean O’Hair 70/1Odds of 70/1 suggest the bookies think Sean O’Hair’s win last time out a flash in the pan. And the form suggests it was. O’Hair won that Canadian Open after a playoff with Kris Blanks. A disappointing final round of 70 last year saw him finish fifth after being right in contention going into the final round. That Canadian win may give him the confidence to contend again this week.
Courtesy of David Keating PGA professional, our prize this week is a fourball at the Killeen Course in Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, venue of the Irish Open. For full details on rates and offers check out www.killarney-golf.com or call 064-6631034.
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How many major champions competed in last weeks Irish Open?
Congrats to last weeks winner John Coleman, Blackrock, Cork who wins a fourball in Dooks Golf Links.
With the Solheim Cup due to take place in just 50 odd days time, this weeks Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle takes on special significance. The event supported by Fáilte Ireland, will see a host of Europe and America’s top players competing in what is effectively a dry run for the Solheim Cup. The €400,000 pot also makes the Ladies Irish Open one of the most lucrative of the year.
Americans in the field include Stacey Lewis winner of the Kraft Nabisco Championship and third in the US Solheim Team standings. She will be joined by nailed on certainty to be in the team Angela Stanford and laugh a minute Christina Kim who is currently in the final automatic selection spot.
Pic: Germany’s Sandra Gal
Top of the European team participants is Cup rankings leader and legend of the game, Laura Davies. Davies is joined by Melissa Reid, recent winner of the Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open. Diana Luna from Italy and Swedish rookie Caroline Hedwall, both having won twice already on this season’s Ladies European Tour, are also in the field. European winners on the U.S. Tour are also teeing it up in Killeen Castle including Sweden’s Maria Hjorth and Germany’s Sandra Gal, who won the KIA Classic and has Corkman Roy Clarke on the bag. Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson is also back to defend.
Irelands’ top player Rebecca Codd, will be trying to improve her 25th in the European Solheim standings. She will be joined by fellow Irish professional, Martina Gillen and Ireland’s top three amateurs, Danielle McVeigh, Leona and Lisa Maguire.
The Ladies Irish Open, supported by Fáilte Ireland, takes place from August 5th to 7th at Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath. Located just off exit six on the M3, just fifteen minutes from the Blanchardstown M50 turn-off, the event is very accessible to the greater Dublin area and surrounding counties. The event is very family friendly with free tickets for children and senior citizens. Standard tickets are just €10, with season passes for €25. Public parking is available on-site and tickets can be purchased on entry or by visiting www.ladiesirishopen.ie.
The belly wedge is a great shot to have when your ball is nestled up against the collar of the rough surrounding the green. Top players often use this shot to extricate themselves from a tricky situation. Rather then hitting down on the ball as with a conventional shot, the belly wedge you hit the leading edge off the middle of the ball. It sends the ball out almost like a putt.
To play the shot, grip right down to the end of the grip, just to make sure you are closer to the ball. Stand with the ball back in the stance, opposite your right foot. Now hovering the club off the ground you play the shot almost like a putt, rocking the shoulders back and fourth.
A well executed belly wedge will see you make contact with the equator of the ball, making it run out like a putt. When it simply impossible to get your club under the ball, it is great to have this shot in your locker.
When you hear the word ‘hypnosis’ what immediately do you begin to think of?
Do you see images of people clucking like chickens on a stage show, a Svengali figure with piercing eyes and the ability to control someone by just clicking their fingers, an operation conducted without the need for anaesthetic? The very word hypnosis conjures up a myriad of perceptions for people, most of which are way off the mark.
Many are frightened of hypnosis as they perceive it as being a loss of control and surrendering to another person’s will.
I am hopefully going to surprise many of you when I tell you that when you play good golf you are more than likely in a state of fairly DEEP hypnosis and yet when you are playing terrible golf you are most defiantly NOT in hypnosis!
‘the elimination of the multiplicity of the foci of attention and the establishment of selective thinking’ Phew.... this is one dictionary definition of the state of hypnosis and as highbrow as it sounds it does give us an insight of the kind of state of mind we SHOULD be in more often out on the course.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Here's what's in the bag of 2011 Irish Open Champion Simon Dyson.
what's in the bag 2011 Simon Dyson, Irish Open, Nike
Click below to view 2011 Irish Open Final Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
Simon Dyson is on his way to an unexpected appearence at next weeks WGC Bridgestone in Akron Ohio after winning the Irish Open in Killarney. Dyson’s birdies on 16 more specifically on 17 were critical in a four under round of 67 for a 15 under total. Earlier in the day Dyson looked to have thrown away his chances of winning after three stabbing the 13th.
For Aussie Richard Green there was more heartbreak. He left his second shot from a perfect position in the fairway on the front of the green and three putted to miss out on a playoff with Dyson.
It is Woods first outing since The Players Championship in May, where he was forced to withdraw after nine holes due to a re-aggravation of left knee and Achilles injuries tweaked at the Masters.
Bell has actually caddied for Woods before; when he won at Torrey Pines in 1999, and when he defended that title in 2000.
So what are the odds that Woods, now ranked No. 21 in the world rankings, will be paired with Rory McIlroy to draw the crowds and the TV audience.
Here’s Anna Rawson doing what Anna Rawson does best, that is looking sexy. Anna has joined Padraig Harrington (and err me!) as a brand ambassador of Irish clothing brand Kartel. I’m told the photo shoot in Dublin last week, which I wasn’t invited to, had grown men shaking like schoolboys.
Check out Mark Roe’s new camera glance technique. Genius, just genius!