Here’s Rory and Caroline at Newbury Races the other day, where Rors unveiled his new Tom Cruise look. Has Rory shrunk? And if he has, why are is trousers too short? I’m assured no camera trickery was used in this photo!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Following the success of, dead for a long time rap artist, Tupac Shakur’s live performance at last weeks Coachella festival, the company behind the technology AV Concepts have announced their next project, the Year 2000 Tiger Woods hologram.
Speaking at a press conference to unveil the hologram, spokesman for AV Concepts Jimmy Screen said “We’ve created Year 2000 Tiger Woods, except we’ve rendered him with Rocky Balboa’s knees and eyebrows from Rocky III. Year 2000 Tiger with those baddass knees is going to be unstoppable. The eyebrows were a glitch.”
It is believed the plan is for Year 2000 Tiger Woods to compete at this year’s British Open.
Pic: Tupac hologram at Coachella. Criticized for having passé fashion sense
“This hologram comes with all the features you’ve come to expect from Tiger Woods except he swings it like he did in the year 2000 and has rock solid Clubber Lang resistant knees,” Mr Screen said. We’ve retained Tiger’s vitriolic hatred of the media, his snide one word answers and we’ve even got that disdainful press conference look absolutely perfect. And Year 2000 Tiger Woods is back in the saddle off the course too. He’s already bedded half the office staff. And the pet cat.”
“The dream scenario would be to have Year 2000 Tiger Woods paired with real Tiger Woods in the final group on Sunday at Lytham. But we do realize that is highly unlikely to happen. Unfortunately today’s technology is not yet advanced enough to simulate straight shots from real Tiger.”
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Kevin Na Chops Down “That” Tree in Texas Where He Had 16 After Jed Bush Turns Down Last Minute Appeal For Clemency
Texas Governor Jed Bush yesterday turned down a last minute appeal for clemency from a tree, with an address at the ninth hole at the Oaks Course, that was found guilty of causing innocent Kevin Na to have a 16 at last years Texas Open.
Shortly before 6pm the Oak, 56, was offered a final meal of some moisture through its root system before a pastor said a prayer. At 6.02 a gurney was strapped to the tree before Na himself administered the lethal chainsaw.
“I’m not a believer in all that sap” said Na. “I believe in ‘an eye for an eye’ or ‘a tree for a 16’ as it is in this case”.
A small group of protesters holding placards gathered outside the course but were unable to stop the felling.
"Justin Bieber is the only person I talked to on the phone that night after I won," Watson said. "He called me and I talked to him on the phone and he and Selena were congratulating me, and it was a big honor that they would both call me and talk to me."
Police are investigating.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
odds on the exchanges
Jimmy Walker 50/1
It's a case of Walker Texas Ranger for local man Jimmy this week. Having a very solid season with only missed cut in Phoenix as opposed to big payouts for top-10's at the Farmers, Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Northern Trust. Tied for third here in 2010 when the event moved to TPC San Antonio and local course knowledge around this track is critical. Don’t worry about the stat that Jimmy missed the cut here last year as he had a back problem all week. Worth an each way look.
Charley Hoffman 26/1
Without a win since that amazing final round of 62 at the Deutsche Bank in 2010 but encouraging signs of a return to form last week in Houston. A four under par total gave Hoffman his first top 10 of the season and couldn't have come at a better time. The Hoff finished tied second here just one shot behind winner Brendan Steele. Worth an each way shout now that he’s back making birdies (sixth in the field on shotlink last week).
Kevin Na 22/1
The Valero Texas Open will forever be linked to Kevin Na. It's the place where he took that famous 16 on the 12th hole and went down in a ball of flames. This year Na is back a different man, a winner of the Shriners and with three top-5's under his belt already this season. Tied for eighth last week in Harbour Town and due a win. Fourth on the PGA Tour stats for strokes gained on the greens.
Fredrik Jacobson 23/1
It’s one for the course management experts and if you dont mind the fact that he shot an 81 last Sunday including 36 putts, take a look at Freddie Jacobson. He played great on this course for the two years, tying fifth last year and second in 2010. If the practice ground work gets Freddie back on track he is the ultimate course manager. But that’s a big if after last Sunday!
Best Of The Rest
I like Charlie Wi 75/1 on tough tracks, but he always seems to let me down on Sundays. And his odds reflects that. Wi has only played the new layout once back in 2010 and finished inside the top 20 and this is exactly the type of tournament where he makes his money. Wont be left trailing on the par 5’s this week either, they rank toughest on the Tour.
2011 Scoring average: 73.67
Designers: Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia
PGA Tour Difficulty Ranking: 1. Toughest par 72 on Tour.
Key Requirements: Driving accuracy –5th toughest in 2011; Greens in regulation-4th toughest in 2011; Putting – 1st toughest in average putts made.
Shotlink Par-5 average score 2011: 4.94 – 1st toughest on Tour.
Thanks to everyone who entered my quiz last week.
Check out this weeks quiz on the widget on the left hand column where we are giving away a Padraig Harrington player issue shirt.
With Anne Marie Kennedy from Yoga For Golf Ireland. Anne Marie works with Ireland’s elite amateurs, training them to maximize their flexibility, and power in their game through yoga.
BENEFIT: This pose increases the ‘’X Factor’’ potential creating an increased separation between the hips and shoulders leading to greater distance in all golf shots. It also prevents the reverse pivot swing flaw by feeling proper weight transfer on the backswing.
INSTRUCTION: Take a big step out to the side about four feet. Turn the left foot in slightly and lift and rotate the right foot out 90 degrees. Tuck the tailbone under slightly to lengthen the spine and activate the core abdominals. Bend into the right knee making sure the knee doesn’t come out over the ankle joint. Bring the right forearm down on to the right thigh. Inhale as you rotate the left shoulder back, opening up the chest area, revolve from the base of the spine and extend the left arm up and over the side of the head, palm facing down towards the floor. Gaze to the palm if the neck will allow, if not keep the gaze forward. Hold for 5-10 breaths and repeat on the other side. Master this pose to give your game the “X Factor”!
For more details check out www.yogaforgolf.ie
It’s sometimes hard to get around the fact that a one foot lip out putt counts the same as the 300 yard drive. Having a putter that you know suits your game is everything.
Technically we are all striving to get that ball moving end over end as soon as possible after impact with the putter face. The loft of the putter at impact is different for everyone depending on their stroke, and that certainly affects how the ball reacts when struck but here we will discuss another factor, the face material.
Putters like Scotty Cameron’s famous Newport blade are milled from a single piece of stainless steel. Modern techniques such as CNC-milling produces superb quality, blemish free faces on every putter. Players such as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods favour a milled blade putter.
The idea of having face inserts in putters is relatively new. Serving to soften the putter face, inserts affect feel, have a different sound and most critically increase the time the ball adheres to the face, with company’s like Odyssey claim produces a truer roll. Phil Mickelson uses a face insert putter.
So which is right for you? The only way to know is to try both and find your preference!
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
It has been six years and it has made some lawyers an awful lot of money but finally the war between Callaway Golf and Acushnet (the parent company of Titleist), seems to be drawing to a close.
It is believed neither company will pay the other any money and both will continue to produce their own balls and clubs under the patents each claim to currently own.