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Master’s Day 1

Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to see today’s coverage. Here are the highlights.

From ESPN:

The flair of Rory McIlroy. The sheer power of Alvaro Quiros. These are but two of the fresh faces in golf who offered more evidence Thursday at the Masters that a new generation is on the way.

And that’s only going to make it tougher on Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

The 21-year-old McIlroy, who opened with a 63 at St. Andrews last summer in the British Open, again delivered exquisite shots on one of golf’s biggest stages for a 7-under 65. It was such a clean round that he didn’t make a bogey and was left wondering how much lower he could have gone if not for missing five birdie chances inside 10 feet.

“It wasn’t maybe as exclusive or spectacular as the 63 at St. Andrews,” he said. “But it was very solid from start to finish.”

Then came Quiros, a 28-year-old Spaniard whom many consider the longest hitter in the game. Blasting away on a course where he had never shot better than 75, he spun an approach back to 3 feet on the 18th hole to catch McIlroy atop the leaderboard. (more…)

By |2011-04-07T23:45:52-04:00April 7th, 2011|Sports|Comments Off on Master’s Day 1

Dustin Johnson leading 2010 US Open

The golf on Saturday was awesome, unless you are a Phil Mickelson fan. Tiger played the best round of golf that he has played in many, many months. You could just see it on the back nine. Dustin Johnson also played a tremendous round of golf. Johnson is six under par. Graeme McDowell played very well through 15 holes, then ended the day with bogey, bogey, par.

I’m looking forward to a nice finish.

From AP:

Tiger Woods poured in one birdie after another, more than he had ever made in one round of the U.S. Open, each of them followed by cheers that could be heard down the Pacific coastline at Pebble Beach.

Dustin Johnson didn’t realize they were for Woods. He played like he didn’t care.

Johnson turned in a prime-time performance of his own Saturday in the U.S. Open, overpowering Pebble Beach and closing with two birdies for a 5-under 66 to build a three-shot lead over Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland. (more…)

By |2010-06-20T07:22:59-04:00June 20th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on Dustin Johnson leading 2010 US Open

Tiger wins Bridgestone

At the British Open when Tiger missed the cut the cries went up. “He’s done.” “He’s not the same.” Maybe they spoke too soon?

From AP:

The battle was everything Tiger Woods expected. The finish was nothing anyone imagined, except for Woods hoisting another World Golf Championship trophy at Firestone.

Woods was in trouble in the trees on the famous par-5 16th hole, one shot behind Padraig Harrington, trying to figure out how he could squeeze out a victory Sunday in the Bridgestone Invitational.

He delivered another signature moment, this one an 8-iron from 178 that wound up a foot from the hole for birdie. Moments later, with an official timing his every shot, Padraig Harrington rushed his way into a stunning meltdown. He hit five straight shots without losing his turn, made triple bogey and became a mere bystander the final two holes as Woods won for the 70th time in his career. (more…)

By |2009-08-09T23:18:54-04:00August 9th, 2009|Sports|Comments Off on Tiger wins Bridgestone
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