Tag Archives: Gamesmanship

May
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
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Oh, Sergio!

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!)

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Feb
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Jason Day: Game on

Gamesmanship often comes into action during match play, but since golf is a gentleman’s sport, few players will candidly admit to employing such strategies. Not Jason Day, though. Day openly said he played mind games with Paul Casey in his 4&2 victory on Thursday at the Match Play Championship.

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