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May
11
2013

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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. 

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Jun
1
2012

Tiger happy hanging with Freddie

There was an especially excited feeling in the air at the Memorial Tournament early Friday evening — the kind that only one player can stir up. Tiger Woods, of course. He birdied three of his first six holes to jump atop the ‘board with the leaders in the clubhouse, Spencer Levin and Scott Stallings. He looked in fine form and found the consistency he was struggling with in his last few starts.

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May
13
2012

Rickie? Nope.

Wow, has Rickie Fowler shrunk? Nope, it’s not him — it’s one of many fans dressed in Fowler’s traditional Sunday all-orange. The above picture is Ryder Sutcliffe, 12, of Jupiter, Florida, waiting on the second fairway during the final round of the Players Championship.

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Feb
5
2012

That one's for you, fans!

Spencer Levin is usually seen smoking darts like it’s his job, but this week at TPC Scottsdale, he’s also hitting darts. The fiery Levin teed off in the final round of the Phoenix Open with a six-shot lead through 54 holes.

Spence has got this in the bag, right? Well, if we learned anything last week at the Farmers Insurance Open, NO lead is safe. Not even a seven-shot advantage with 11 holes to play. The tournament is 72 holes, not 71, etc.

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Aug
11
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Fore right!

Hello from Atlanta Athletic Club! It was beautiful this morning when Tiger Woods started on the 10th hole to kick off Glory’s Last Shot (the most overused phrase…ever). Too bad it won’t stay that way. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-90s again.

I’m live-blogging the first round for the WSJ.com. Please stop by and say hi! And feel free to use the space below as an open thread/debate, as well as the comments section over at the live-blog.

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Aug
7
2011

It's go time!

Well, I don’t remember the last time I was this pumped up over a final-round leaderboard. It has the makings for an exciting finish, especially coming down to that great closing stretch of holes. At least it better! Of course, now I’ve probably jinxed it — someone is going to run away from the pack and it’ll be a huge bore!

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Aug
4
2011

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder...

What Will Tiger Do? Good question. Who knows, but that’s the foremost matter on everyone’s minds, including his fellow competitors, at Firestone, where the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational has kicked off.

Tiger Woods pegs it at 1:40pm ET with the Open champion and good pal, Darren Clarke.

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Jun
5
2011

It's hot in Dublin...Ohio, that is.

Steve Stricker is off to another hot start on another sticky day at Muirfield Village, posting two consecutive birdies on Nos 1 and 2. Going into the final round of the Memorial, Stricker held a three-shot lead over Jonathan Byrd. The two played in the last group together on Sunday at the first tournament of the year, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. Stricker didn’t have his best day and Byrd ended up carrying the day after winning a playoff against Robert Garrigus.

Who’s your pick to win? Oh, and a few other things to note:

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Mar
24
2011

Rickie Fowler made the most of the tranquil conditions on Thursday morning, posting two birdies and an eagle on his first nine (the back). As the winds picked up, Fowler faltered with a bogey-bogey finish, but he still shot a three-under 69 for a share of the clubhouse lead.

Hunter Mahan came in shortly after and matched Fowler’s score. Mahan was pleased with his ballstriking, particularly his irons. The only mistakes that stood out to him were three-putting No. 3 and No. 15.

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Aug
29
2010

There are so many intoxicating storylines this weekend and the only one that remotely involves the FedEx Cup is whether Tiger Woods would secure enough points to advance for the second round at next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship. Good news! — he needed to finish somewhere between 50th and 57th at The Barclays, and he delivered by posting a 67 in the final round. With the leaders still on the course, Tiger is currently in the clubhouse for a share of eighth place.

Martin Laird is trying to capture his second career PGA Tour victory. He’s leading at 12-under through 6 holes — after a hot start with back-to-back birdies, he doubled the par-5 third and bogeyed the par-4 fourth. Kevin Streelman, Matt Kuchar and Jason Day are two strokes behind at 10-under with lots of golf left to play.

Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson is trying to bounce back from two major championship disappointments. Not that I wish such misfortune on anyone, but I’m almost glad it happened to someone as…umm…resilient as DJ. He’s even-par through six holes and nine-under for the tournament. Get moving, DJ!

And as you know, Monty made his captain’s picks. Luke Donald just finished with a solid 40 on the back nine to post a decent 68. I’m going to go listen to him talk. Drop your comments below.