May
11
2013
Tiger vs. Sergio (or Sergio vs. Tiger) at The Players third round open thread
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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It’s about time. Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods, who are first and second, respectively, at The Players Championship are *finally* about to tee off (2:40pm). This should be interesting. You could say they have some history.

In the 19 rounds they’ve been paired together, Tiger has Sergio’s number (12-3-4, win-loss-tie). Who do you think will post a lower score today? Predictions? — they don’t just have to be scores, I’m open to creative ones, too. Actually, please entertain me. 

I always root for the underdog. #teamsergio

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Not that anyone cares, but just because I need to vent (and this is my blog so I can do whatever I want, ha!), I played the crappiest round of golf ever today at the Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, which was just a short walk from the Stadium (the one you see the pros playing on TV). I’ve learned that I suck with rental clubs (good ones even) and my game has gone really down the toilet the last few years. I also haven’t been to a driving range for a practice session since, like, 2004. I spent way too many hours in my youth doing that, so I decided after college that the 30 or so balls I hit to warm up suffice as “practice.”

After today, though, I might need to rethink that philosophy. My “plan” completely backfired. I thought it’d be a good idea to get in an easy 18 because I’m playing twice next week — the Travelers Championship media day and National Golf Links of America, which is my favorite course. Well, I guess I got that awful round out of my system and maybe it was “practice,” but it was so bad that it may have been worse for me.

/end rant

Okay, see! I feel better already! Plus, Lee Westwood just whiffed. Yes, seriously!

Sergio vs. Tiger time. Woot!