News for Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is underway and it’s always fun for me to look at some of the players that found a way into the field based on their Official World Ranking and compare the Golfweek/Sagarin numbers to the OWR numbers.
Mark Wilson is in basically the same position he was a year ago at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Doug Barron played his first competitive round Wednesday since being suspended for one year for violation of the PGA Tour’s Anti-Doping Policy. He shot 3-over 75 in the eGolf Professional Tour’s Palmetto Hall Championship in Hilton Head, S.C.
Prosecutors say a man accused of replacing labels on dozens of Gatorade bottles in a supermarket with an image of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word “unfaithful” is considering pleading guilty.
takes a look at all the good Wednesday Match Play stories that Tiger Woods trounced.
Jim McCabe takes a look at all the great first-round Match Play stories that Tiger Woods trounced.
Woods to speak Friday
Tiger Woods isn’t playing the WGC-Accenture Match Play, but his presence is being felt. As Jeff Rude writes, player reaction to Woods’ announcement was strong. Just talk to Ernie Els.
Ross McGowan of England rolled in a 30-foot par putt on the 19th hole to beat Steve Stricker, only the second time in the Match Play Championship that the No. 1 seed was beaten in the opening round.
Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent at IMG, outlined the groundrules of Friday’s statement.
Tiger Woods will conduct a press conference Friday at 11 a.m. EST, pgatour.com reported Wednesday.
News conference set Friday
Tiger Woods will speak publicly Friday for the first time since his SUV accident. However, Woods will not take any questions from the media at PGA Tour headquarters.
The WGC-Accenture Match Play this morning is like most of the Super Bowls I watched as a kid, “Blow Out City”. Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Weir are all 4 up.
Henrik Stenson withdrew from the WGC-Accenture Match Play because of flu symptoms after one hole of a first-round match against Ben Crane.
Year of the wedge
James Achenbach has wedges on his mind. With so many options, 2010 may as well be “The Year of the Wedge.”
reports Dustin Johnson conceded his first four holes at the Accenture Match Play.
Dustin Johnson has had two good weeks on the PGA Tour, but that looks to be coming to an end as he has conceded the first four holes to Camilo Villegas on Wednesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
with his top 5 revelations from the Battle at the Beach. (Hint: Carts speed up play.)
1) Washington got better: We already know that Nick Taylor and Richard Lee are one of the best 1-2 punches in college golf, and Darren Wallace is a solid No. 3.
files another entry in his rookie diary. Guess who holed out (again!) to make a cut?
Pebble Beach was awesome! I had such an amazing time there last week.
Finally, a moment we’ve been waiting for – the LPGA is back in action. This week the ladies will tee it up at the Honda PTT LPGA in Chonburi, Thailand.
Fresh off back-to-back wins (2009 and ’10) at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Dustin Johnson’s game is not the only thing I’m impressed with. Adidas golf should be pleased to have Johnson on their roster. He’s at the top of the leaderboard in both golf and style.
No Tiger, no matter. The Accenture Match Play Championship is under way.
LPGA season gets underway
Finally, a chance to talk birdies and bogeys. Beth Ann Baldry is in Thailand for the start of the 2010 LPGA season and explains why Suzann Pettersen is ready to rock.
Yani Tseng tried five different Orlando-area instructors in two weeks. Yes, five. The winner? Gary Gilchrist, the fun-loving South African who worked with Michelle Wie several years ago and then Suzann Pettersen.
is in Thailand for the LPGA opener and reports that Angela Stanford’s clubs have finally arrived.
All tourists hold their breath at baggage claim, willing their banged-up suitcases to make their way around the track. For professional golfers, the anxiety runs even deeper when their clubs go missing.
Walked into the media room Wednesday and was blown away by the fact that nearly every seat was full.
LPGA Preview 2010
All eyes will be on Michelle Wie as the 2010 LPGA season kicks off Thursday. Beth Ann Baldry spent a day with the standout in November and experienced a side of Wie the golf world knows little about.