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Showing posts with label Tiger Woods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tiger Woods. Show all posts

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Is It Over?

Tiger Woods is one of the most clutch athletes ever. If he is playing his best golf, he is head and shoulders above everyone else on the PGA tour. Right now, he is playing his best golf and has a 3 shot lead heading into the final round of the PGA championship. Right now, the question is, "is it already over?"

Whenever Tiger has gone into the final round of a tournament with the lead, he has never given it up. With a 3 shot lead on Stephan Ames, is there anyone that can catch him. Well if someone is gojng to catch him,it's going to be Ames. If you have ever seen him play or seen him in an interview, you know that he doesn't put much pressure on himself. He just goes out there and does his thing. I saw him on a hole this tournament where he missed a long par putt but an inch, and just laughed. But gaining 3 shots on Tiger during the final round is very difficult.

Neither of the golfers really made any move yesterday, as both of them shot a 1-under 69. "I accomplished my goal today," said Woods, who wore a blue towel over his shoulders in the chilly, air-conditioned media pavilion. "My goal was to shoot under par and increase my lead."

Many reporters have been questioning Ames om his comments during the 2006 WGC-Accenture Match Play. Ames, (who keeps saying he's miss-quoted) said anything could happen with the way Woods was spraying the ball, but the comments blew up in his face when Woods won 9&8. The comments were similar to Rory Sabbatini's when he said Tiger was playing as poorly as ever before going into the final round of a tournament with Tiger. Woods promptly won the tournament.

Tiger also has extra motivation for this major, as it is the last one before the end of the PGA tour regular season. So with all of these factors, I believe that the PGA championship is over, unless Tiger has some uncharacteristic blow up. And if something like that does happen, Stephan Ames will probably be the one to benefit from it.

Update! - Tiger Woods had won the PGA Championship with a 2-shot win over Woody Austin. It is Tigers' 13th major and the 1st this season.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Tiger Wins ESPN's "Who's Now"

For the past month and 5 days, ESPN has been doing a daily series called "Who's Now". ESPN analysts plus viewer votes would determine the ultimate sports star by considering both on-field success and off-field buzz. Based on fan nominations, ESPN Research selected 32 finalists to square off in a single-elimination bracket.

The athletes competed in a single-elimination, bracketed tournament (like the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship or a typical tennis tournament). Each day a winner would be announced on ESPN's SportCenter. Participants were placed in one of four eight-way "regions" named for historic athletes that, in the judgment of ESPN, best exemplify the qualities of "now": Michael Jordan, Billie Jean King, Babe Ruth, and Muhammad Ali. Each bracket would have 8 athletes which were seeded and faced against each other. In the 1st round, the number 1 seed would face the 8 seed, 2 seed would face the 7 seed and so on.

Tiger Woods, Dwyane Wade, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Nash, Peyton Manning, Dale Earnhardt Jr., A-Rod, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Jeff Gordon, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Tom Brady, Maria Sharapova, Tony Parker and Shaq all passed the 1st round. Then those players would face off. Every 2 players on the list I just wrote would be matched against each other (Ex- Tiger vs Dwyane, LT vs Steve Nash). Tiger, LT, Peyton Manning, A-Rod, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Tom Brady and Shaq all went into the 3rd round of the competition. They would face off the same way as last time. The 4 athletes in the semi-finals were Tiger, Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Shaq. In the semi-finals, Tiger was matched up against Peyton and LeBron was matched against Shaq. Tiger won with 63.8% of the viewers votes, and LeBron won with 60.4% of the vote. That meant that Tiger Woods and LeBron James would face off in the final of "Who's Now".

Yesterday, the champion was announced, and by a rather larger amount than most would expect, Tiger Woods beat King James with 65.1% of the vote! I would like to congratulate Tiger Woods on his win and that he does well in the up coming PGA championship. But I really thought that LeBron would win this match up. I think it's safe to say that more people in USA watch basketball than golf. And with Tiger in his little slump in terms of majors, and LeBron leading the Cavs to the NBA Finals, I though James would get the majority of the vote. But, that's just my opinion, what's yours?

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Cabrera Wins U.S Open

Angel Cabrera started well back of Tiger Woods at the U.S Open yesterday, and wasn't even in the same group as him. But even with the pressure of not knowing what Tiger was doing in the course behind him, he made all the right shots at all the right times.

After an early triple-bogey by leader Aaron Baddeley, it was anyones tournament. Angel Cabrera, who was playing 4 holes ahead of that group was playing stellar holding on an under par round for all of the round. By the end of his 18 holes, he had the lead, but Jim Furyk and Tiger were looking to catch him. A late bogey put Furyk out of contention, so it was up to Tiger to catch up. He had a putt on the final hole to force a playoff, but it just went right. This meant that Angel Cabrera won the US. Open!

Cabrera is the 1st Argentinean to win a major in 40 years. 'It is very difficult to describe this moment,'' Cabrera said. ''Probably tomorrow, when I wake up with this trophy beside me, I will realize I won the U.S. Open.''

Canadian Stephan Ames was one of many to be beaten by Oakmont. His round of 76 was capped off by a double-bogey on 9. Tiger was also disappointed by his 2nd place finish. ''Finishing second is never fun,'' Woods said after closing with a 72. ''You play so hard, and it's just disappointing.''