Tiger Woods’ career hinges on the health of his left knee. He missed the U.S. Open and may skip the upcoming Open Championship. Some question whether Woods can make a successful comeback.
By Tuesday four players had pulled out of the AT&T National for various reasons. Tiger Woods is no longer associated with the event, and the quality of the field has lagged as a result.
Notes from the world of golf. Ryan Moore plays with misaligned clubs. Erik Compton gets to the Tour after two heart attacks. Brits occupy the first three spots in the World Rankings.
Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson has his best chance to win his first PGA Tour event since joining in 2004.
Henrik Stenson has had a rough time the last year and a half. He missed five of six cuts going into the U.S. Open and finished 23rd last weekend. But this week he’s leading the pack at the BMW International Open.
Scott Verplank is getting older and fighting the injuries that come with 25-year career. And his play has become erratic. He’s hoping for a return to form at the upcoming Travelers Championship, where he finished second last year.
Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.
Jason Day finished second to Rory McIlroy at this year’s U.S. Open. Although he was beaten handily, his score would’ve been good enough to win 109 times in the championship’s 111-year history.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy breaks all the records. Only two Americans break the top 10. Jason Day finishes second in his consecutive majors.
Notes from the U.S. Open. McIlroy soars while Mickelson struggles. Amateur Patrick Cantlay is settling in at his first Open. Second-place Yang benefits from McIlroy’s strong play.
Camilo Villegas broke into the top 10 for the first time in 2011, tying for the third at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. His 6-under score was his best on the PGA Tour so far.
Rookie Keegan Bradley, who won two weeks ago at the Byron Nelson, is once again contending. His play shows he’s learning to deal with the pressures of the Tour.
Robert Karlsson’s biggest distinction may be that he is relatively tall for a golfer. But he doesn’t usually loom large on the leaderboard. All that could be changing.
Lee Westwood has never won a major tournament, but he’s been the most consistent contender the past few years. He ranks number 2 in the world, and a solid case can be made for him as a number 1.
Tiger Woods recently pulled out of the upcoming U.S. Open. But a quick look at the numbers shows he’s still on track to tie or surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins.
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