In a hard-fought battle between three world-class players, Dustin Johnson clinched the most significant victory of his career (so far) at the HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club. On the back nine the 29-year-old American played a key stretch of five holes at five-under, including a chip-in on the short par-4 16th. (continue reading…)
Despite rolling in 10 birdies and playing one of the best rounds of his life on Saturday in the third round of the HSBC Champions, Dustin Johnson walked off Sheshan International rather disappointed. He fired a six-under 66, but he wasn’t jumping for joy afterwards because of his poor finish and missed opportunity to open a five-shot lead heading into the final round after making a double-bogey on the reachable-in-two par-5 18th. (continue reading…)
After opening with scores of 70-74, Martin Kaymer would have been thrilled with a solid weekend and perhaps sneaking in a top 10 finish. While he’s still trailing leader Dustin Johnson by eight shots, Kaymer went out and fired a record-breaking 10-under 62 to surge up the leaderboard. (continue reading…)
Dustin Johnson soared up the leaderboard, firing a nine-under 63 that included 10 birdies and one bogey to steer him five clear of the field as he heads into the weekend at the HSBC Champions. Johnson usurped his long-hitting, bomber style of play to overpower Sheshan International Golf Club, rolling in birdies on six of his first seven holes to quickly catch first-round leader Rory McIlroy. (continue reading…)
With Time Warner feuding with CBS over contract negotiations, the cable company blacked out the network over the weekend in three major cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. That meant TV coverage of the last two rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational were unavailable to millions of potential viewers.
No big deal, though — thanks to Tiger Woods taking a massive lead at the halfway mark and blowing away the closest competitors by seven shots (and you could’ve watched the snooze-fest online). (continue reading…)
Oh, how nice it is to be back on familiar grounds — or golf courses in this case. Tiger Woods shot a four-under 66 in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, which he has won seven times. Woods trails Webb Simpson by two shots. (continue reading…)
Before jetting to Akron for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods, who was accompanied by his caddie Joe LaCava and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, played a practice round at Oak Hill Country Club on Tuesday to prepare for next week’s PGA Championship. And he made it clear he thought the greens weren’t up to par, so to speak, according to ESPN.com. (continue reading…)
Fresh off his 76th career PGA Tour victory and 19th World Golf Championship title, Tiger Woods joined ESPN Radio with Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo to chat about how the 14-time major winner believes he still has his best years ahead of him, the importance of playing healthy, beating Steve Stricker after getting a buddy lesson from his pal, and understanding the microscope that world no. 1 Rory McIlroy is learning to handle.
You can take a listen here, but the good folks at Sports Radio Interviews have taken the time to transcribe the interview, so you have the option of reading it. (I know, options! Those are good.) (continue reading…)
Well, I can think of a million-plus reasons why Tiger Woods had a better weekend than just about anyone else, but here’s another: Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn, who has reportedly been dating the golfer for the past few months, spent the *entire* week with him on his yacht, Privacy, docked at a marina in the Miami area, according to the Daily Mail. (continue reading…)
Matt Kuchar bested Hunter Mahan 2&1 in a well-fought final duel at Dove Mountain in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Fighting strong winds and chilly temperatures in Arizona — of all places — Kuchar took advantage of early bogeys made by his competitor Mahan, who had not previously trailed at any point during his prior five matches.
But just like that, Kuchar birdied No. 8 to go 4-up heading into the back nine. (continue reading…)