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Tag: Tiger Woods
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…)
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…)
As some of you may recall, when Woods beat Garcia, who was wearing all yellow, at Hoylake in the 2006 Open Championship, he reportedly sent a text to a friend that read, “I just bludgeoned Tweety Bird.” (Yes, bludgeoned — he has a way with words, doesn’t he?)
What’s the career tally for Tiger vs. Sergio pairings? Well, since 1999, they’ve played together 19 times. Spoiler: Tiger has the winning record. (continue reading…)
Well, this is shaping up to be a great Players Championship (take that, Vijay!), with Sergio Garcia leading and Tiger Woods right behind him. Garcia, who won here in 2008, had a sizzling second nine (teed off no. 10), rolling in five birdies in a row at one point and matching his career low at TPC Sawgrass with a seven-under 65.
Sergio actually played better on his first nine, but he just didn’t score. Imagine if he had! (continue reading…)
While conditions firmed up and a mild breeze blew through TPC Sawgrass, there were still plenty of low scores in the afternoon wave of The Players Championship, but no one came close to touching Roberto Castro’s nine-under 63 — his lead of three remains safe heading into Friday.
Tiger Woods, who hasn’t traditionally fared well consistently here, opened with a solid five-under 67. With the exception of a fatted chip on the 18th that led to a bogey, Woods’ scrambling was exceptional and he only needed 24 putts. He missed in favorable spots that resulted in good up-and-downs, but strangely, he didn’t make a putt over six feet (because those darn greens were so crusty!). (continue reading…)