Watch 2012 Honda Classic Second Round Highlights from the PGA Tour below where Rory McIlroy is poised for a weekend charge.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
from Ron in New Jersey- The mother of a 19 year boy has today started proceedings against golf giant Titleist after her son failed to break 100 in a municipal golf tournament. Meredith Molasses (53) claims that having spent over $3000 on Titleist equipment for her son Tyler and bought him a Jumeirah hat, he failed to make her over $10 million dollars in earnings in the first 12 months.
Attorney for Mrs Molasses, Chuck Chumpa said in a statement yesterday, “ We are considering all our options now and things are looking good for a settlement. When Tyler was given all the Titleist equipment we believed it would be a question of just going out there and winning a lot of money and getting a tennis player girlfriend. When it didn’t happen, it soon become obvious that there something wrong with the equipment. The young man is very upset. We’re going after Oakley next. Tyler says that when he puts them on everything looks yellow.”
More as it emerges.
So the story goes, Rory was walking into the clubhouse at the Honda Classic and who was coming the other way only Jack Nicklaus. Rory sticks out the hand but Jack breezes past. Rors calls after him.
Nicklaus: “Who is that? Who is that?”
Rors: “It’s me.”
Nicklaus: “Who are you?”
Nicklaus: “Oops sorry about that Rory, I haven’t got my glasses on. I thought you were Tiger Woods!”
Tiger may not have wanted to talk about becoming a Navy Seal but one thing he did want to talk about was his putting. During the first round of the Honda Tiger had his old Ping Grip on his Nike Method putter and spoke about his big effort on the practice green this week.
“I spent about almost four hours the other day putting, which was good, two different sessions, two with a meal in between,” Woods said. “I just worked on going back to my old basics with my dad, and some of the things that he taught me. When I looked at the tape, I got away from some of those things. My posture was off, the way the club was releasing was off. A lot of things were off. And I just had to start from the get go, just log in the reps, do my little tee drill that you see me do all the time, and I built it from there. It started coming back, the flow and the stroke, and started feeling very good.”
Tiger took 34 putts in round one despite hitting 15 greens in regulation.
Davis Love leads the 2012 Honda Classic. Here are the highlights from the first round.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Here’s Tiger Woods shaming the profession of Navy Seals by telling his arch enemy Mr. Reporter to “have a good day” and letting him live. What a wimp!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Great to see that my website is being taken a serious platform for golf discussion and a bit of goading. Yesterday my favourite Munster prop Ian Poulter used my “Bruce Critchley Claims GMac For England” YouTube video to taunt my favourite Ulster prop Graeme McDowell on the Twitter machine.
Below is the video in question and here is the link to a very serious article on Poults and Bruce Critchley talking “bollox”. that might add to the discussion!
ORLANDO—SeaWorld are today readying a 5 million gallon tank and a bucket of small fish in a bid to lure golfer Tiger Woods. In a book released by Woods ex coach Hank Haney, it was revealed that the multiple Major champion never cared that much golf and secretly hid a deep desire to become a semi aquatic mammal from his Dad.
“It has always been Woods dream to be a seal”, said Haney adding “Tiger often talked about the thrill of performing five shows a day in front of adoring kids, slipping out of the pool on his belly to ring a bell and balancing a rubber ball on his nose.”
The expectant team at Sea World are putting together a whole new production with Tiger Woods the seal as the main attraction. Ex wife Elin Nordegren has also been approached regarding a re-enactment of the infamous incident of November 2009. “We think having Elin doing her clubbing thing with the seal would be a really nice fit and not at all cruel” said Sea World owner Chuck Fish.
Fish confirmed that the planned production would also feature ex golfer and Sea World favourite Craig Stadler who now works as a 400 pound Walrus at the iconic venue. Since ending his career on the course, Stadler has established himself as a Walrus of world class at Busch Gardens with his amazing trick ‘I fart in your general direction’.
“There’s lots of work to do to make this happen” continued Fish, “If all the numbers work and we do get Woods into the tank, we will have to closely observe him for up to seven days to monitor signs of stress. We will be looking closely at his flippers. If he rolls onto his side, tilts his head, and waves his right flipper, then it would inhumane to continue. Or if he spits at the staff.”
More as it emerges.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Hunter Mahan bagged the 2012 WGC Accenture World Matchplay title in Arizona on Sunday. Here’s what’s in the bag of the champion.
Watch out for GMac this week on the Champions course at the 2012 Honda Classic. Here he is yesterday in high winds playing the Bear Trap.
Monday, February 27, 2012
2012 Honda Classic Betting Preview and Tips
PGA National Champion Course · Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Purse: $5.7 million Winning Share: $1,026,000 FedExCup Points: 500
Fredrik Jacobson 65/1
My “go to” man for tough courses and they don’t come much tougher than “The Bear Trap” on the Champions Course. Last season was great for Freddie in his painters cap. Remember his great third round at Congressional in the US Open and the fact he put aside a disappointing final round there to win The Travelers the following week. Finished last season in storming style and in his 2012 debut at tough Riviera a closing 67 bagged a creditable top 15 spot. Performed poorly last year here but has two top 10’s previous to that to give hope.
Keegan Bradley 30/1
You have just gotta love the way Keegan Bradley handled the press last week when talking about his on course spitting. As honest as they come both on and off the course, I predict another good week for him in Florida. Okay he did bomb out here last year, but is a completely different player since as evidenced by his US PGA win in August. Ran Mickelson close on another tough track at Riviera a few weeks back in finishing second and hasn’t been outside the top 20 so far this season.
Mark Wilson 50/1
Very impressive at the matchplay last week winning the consolation match against Lee Westwood to finish third. Wilson won here in 2007, the first year the Champions Course at PGA National was used after a Jack Nicklaus revamp. A word of warning though, six rounds in the desert Sun plus all the media commitments at the WGC is bound to have taken some toll on 37 year old Wilson and stamina may be an issue. There’s no questioning his desire though having already bagged a win in 2012 at the Humana Challenge.
Graeme McDowell 46/1
Even though the field includes the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood, I think there is a nice bit of value in Graeme McDowell this week. Bumped out of the matchplay in the first round last week, it wasn’t long before Gmac was posting up videos of himself and caddie Kenny playing in the dark back in Florida. The 2010 US Open Champion will be right at home on the Bermuda greens of the Florida swing and shot a super 64 in the final round last year to tie sixth. Third in both of the HSBC events either side of Christmas and definitely one to watch.
Best Of The Rest
Kyle Stanley 34/1 is having a super start to the season having come second at the Farmers and won in Phoenix a couple of weeks back. This was only Kyle’s fifth start on the PGA Tour last year and he actually lead at the halfway point before fading at the weekend. Of the new breed of muscle players Stanley is surprisingly accurate lying fifth in the Tour’s greens in regulation stats.
Ben Crane 38/1 is also one to watch. A top class putter, that talent will be called upon in the Bear Trap. A great man for self deprecation but there’s a serious side to Crane too with three top 10’s including that recent second in Phoenix.
If you’re looking for an each way bet or a “to finish in the top 10” chance then take a look at Robert Allenby. I have to admit he’s not my cup of tea and hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2011 but he’s a dogged campaigner and another of the 40 plus brigade. Lost a playoff in Mexico last week and having top fives in 2008 and 2009, a top 10 this week would not surprise.
The shaded One, Robert Allenby has lost a playoff. The shock news came at the Mayakoba Golf Classic yesterday when 21 year old John Huh (huh?) upset the apple cart in Mexico.
Huh who obviously didn’t read the script especially the bit where it says seven of Allenby’s Tour wins worldwide have come in golf’s version of the penalty shootout. This time the angry Aussie used the tactic of “boring your opponent into submission” but in doing so underestimated his young foe’s ability to be boring himself. Huh parred every hole of what was to become the second longest playoff in Tour history, a snoring 8 holes!
Allenby had a two stroke lead standing on the final tee but obviously thought he had a better chance of winning via a playoff and so took double bogey. The win for Huh came in only his fifth Tour start.
2012 Mayakoba Classic Final Round Highlights
During some work on the greens last Monday Mahan had a laser attached to his putter which revealed when he thought he was aiming at the hole, he was actually aiming left of it. Ping Tour rep. Matt Rollins gave Mahan a selection of the 2012 Ping putter range due out in April to to test and he settled on the Nome which when again checked on the laser was aligning perfectly.
Here’s Ping engineer and Tour player Marty Jertson speaking about the Ping Nome putter at the recent PGA Show.
What’s In The Bag Hunter Mahan 2012
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G20 (13°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 8X shaft
HYBRID: Ping i15 (17°) with a UST Mamiya VTS 85X shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Ping Forged Anser (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Ping Nome
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x
Click below to view 2012 WGC Accenture World Matchplay Final Highlights with Rory McIlroy battling against Hunter Mahan for the first WGC title of the year.