Just when you thought this season of the Real Housewives of the PGA Tour, starring Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, was over, there’s another twist. Nice work by SI’s Michael Bamberger, who tracked down the marshals working the second hole at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship, including Saturday when The Incident occurred. You know, the ones that supposedly told Tiger that Sergio had already hit, which led him to pull a club, resulting in the crowd to react and then distracting Sergio. (continue reading…)
At the risk of getting killed on the Internet and called a “Tiger hater,” I’m posting this because IT’S MY JOB, SO LEAVE ME THE EFF ALONE!
Besides, I’m a little late to the game because I didn’t think Tiger Woods’ drop on 14 was going to turn into Drop-gate, part deux. I know, silly me! I should know better. After all, Tiger farting is a big deal!
The way I see it is his playing partner told him the ball crossed farther up, so he was good, BUT at the same time, it’s up to the player to make the right call, as well. Basically, for rules nazis, Casey Wittenberg’s and Tiger’s words aren’t good enough for you. (Yes, I realize Tiger couldn’t know where it crossed because he looked away in disgust after he made contact.) (continue reading…)
Pardon the hiatus with the WUP Hangouts, which will be held more regularly once again going forward. Thanks to everyone for asking questions. Don’t forget, Luke Elvy and I will be bringing to you our show, “The Clubhouse,” tonight at 7pm EST. So get your questions and comments ready!
What a hell of a tournament! — whether it was Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods throwing handbags at each other or dunking balls in water hazards at crucial points on Sunday or someone missing and making a game-changing putt, there was no shortage of drama at TPC Sawgrass.
In the end, Woods captured his 78th PGA Tour victory, only four shy of Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82, and his second Players Championship title, not to mention his fourth win of the year, marking the earliest he’s achieved that feat in any season. (continue reading…)
Heading into the famed 17th hole, Sergio Garcia had just tied his nemesis Tiger Woods by rolling in a birdie on the 16th. Garcia could feel the adrenaline running through him. He was striping the ball. He thought he might overshoot the green from 120 yards. Instead, his tee shot came up short and into the drink.
He re-teed and hit his wedge again. This time it reached land, but it wasn’t enough and bounced back into the pond. Ouch. (continue reading…)
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia were not paired together for the final round of The Players Championship, which was a blessing for everyone involved — and Sergio made that clear following the completion of the third round on Sunday morning.
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, who have some history, have provided the most drama of the week — or hell, for that matter, the year — in the third round of The Players Championship. (Un)fortunately, it was more through their words than their games, though.
Sergio being Sergio and very honest — which I’ve learned to find endearing — started it, otherwise known as The Incident — (I mean, if we’re going to be juvenile, might as well go with it…), and then, Tiger let it get to him, obviously, and snapped back an equally catty remark. (continue reading…)
For better or worse, Sergio Garcia just can’t help himself. Only he could create drama on national television during the weather delay on Saturday at The Players Championship.
His not-so-friendly rivalry with Tiger Woods is well documented (i.e. Tiger’s text to a friend after throttling Sergio at the ’06 Open Championship: “I just bludgeoned Tweety Bird…”).
On the par-5 no. 2 at TPC Sawgrass, Tiger hooked his drive into the trees. Meanwhile, Sergio striped a beautiful shot to the middle of the fairway. As Sergio was about to hit his second shot, Tiger pulled a wood and the crowd reacted excitedly and noisily to see he was going for the green. (Because OMG, TIGER IS HITTING A WOOD!) (continue reading…)
During the third round of The Players Championship, it appeared — at first glance — that Lee Westwood whiffed a shot on the first hole. Which made us, mere mortals, feel much better about ourselves. For about a minute. Then, we saw the slow-mo version, where Westwood’s club hit the tree in his downswing, causing him to completely miss the ball.
So, it wasn’t a *true* whiff, but it still cost him a stroke. Minor details! I’ll just continue lying to myself that he did indeed whiff because it makes me less depressed about my game (or lack thereof).
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. (continue reading…)