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Posts Tagged ‘Major Championships’

Tiger Enjoys Flatulence, Winning

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Tiger Woods had a busy weekend. Not only did he win the Buick Open, his 69th PGA Tour win, he also secured the number-one ranking in the FedEx Cup standings with nine top-10 finishes this season. Oh, and Tiger demonstrated his love of on-course flatulence. What we have in the lead video is Woods and caddy Steve Williams enjoying the sounds of a loud fart while waiting to take his second shot on the 18th hole. Although, there seems to be some confusion about who dealt the offending noise.

Who farted after the jump >>

Tiger Reminds Us Why

Tiger Woods

Tiger’s second round at the Buick Open today — nine-under, taking him to 10-under for the tournament and tied for third — reminded us why we’re concerned whether or not he’s doing well whenever he tees up. Tiger’s missed British Open cut led to missives about Hank Haney being fired, his on-course behavior (wow, he’s human and cusses like most athletes in the world) and in some cases, whether or not he still has “it.”

Continue reading about Tiger’s second round after the jump >>

Well That Sucked (Tom Watson)

Tom Watson

Eight feet. That’s the distance between Tom Watson and an astonishing British Open win. By now, you know the result. Watson beefed the par putt on 18 and completely fell apart in the “overtime period,” including a double bogey on the second extra hole. This allowed public enemy of the week, Stewart Cink, to snatch victory from the jaws of Watson’s defeat. Well, that and a timely, timely 15-foot birdie on the 18th hole. While Watson’s near-miss was the talk of the sports world this past weekend, his work resonated even more in his native Kansas City — home of some of the best sports writers in the business, and Intentional Foul.

Correlation? I’ll let you decide.

Anyway, two of the bigger names in the business, Whitlock and Posnanski, both had eulogy-like essays detailing Watson’s close-but-yet-so-far British Open.

After the jump >>

You Don’t Say? (Tiger Woods)

Tiger's Good

Thanks to Rebecca Kelley for this awesome, awesome find. Next up, their crack reporting staff will tackle Kobe Bryant. I hear he’s pretty good at basketball. After that, I’m almost certain they’ll start on their “Did You Know Grass is Green?” expose.

First Round Knockout? (US Open)

Tiger Woods

It’s not too terribly smart to count Tiger Woods out, but if his the completion of his first round at Bethpage Black is anything to go on, it’s going to be a long weekend for the tournament favorite. After weather shenanigans prevented the first round from being completed yesterday, the groups were back at this morning in much better weather conditions — that is, no rain. Too bad for Woods the improved weather made absolutely no difference in his first-round finish which has him a four-over. What’s worse for Woods is that his poor play came on the last holes of the opening round.

After battling to get back to even par, Woods played his last four holes at an eye-popping four-over. However, a word of caution to those who think he’s out of contention. Just ask Jason Sobel:

Leads to this e-mail from Rob in Dallas:

Is 74 too many for Tiger?

No way. Not even close. Look at the leaderboard and he’s only five shots back with 54 holes to play. He won’t be happy about that score, but it hardly takes him out of the mix, either.

Because of yesterday’s Milli Vanilli weather, the second round has a staggered start, with half of the group starting today — first tee at 4pm Eastern — while the second group gets started tomorrow, beginning at 12:30.

US Open: Blame it on the Rain

Tiger Woods

Or you can blame Milli Vanilli if you’d like. Regardless of who gets your ire, one thing’s for certain concerning the US Open: There isn’t any golf being played right now, thanks to that age-old baseball excuse, rain. That’s right, the US Open is experiencing a rain delay, and it must be pretty damn fierce — like Caddyshack-fierce — for the PGA officials to suspend play. Nevertheless, that’s where we are. For the Tiger watchers, Woods is currently 1-over par, trailing the 1-under leaders, Jeff Brehaut and three others, by two strokes.

More rain-blaming after the jump >>

Reliving That Awesome US Open


Normally, a performance like the one Rocco Mediate put on at last year’s US Open would be celebrated far and wide. Since the invention of Tiger Woods, however, these types of celebrations have been largely eliminated; especially during Major championships. Even though Mediate didn’t beat Woods, you simply have to admire his “Sorry, Tiger. You are going to have to beat me to win this thing.” approach, not to mention his “F-off. I can wear red, too.” outfit. The lead video features the culmination of Tiger’s huge win, something that took 90 holes to complete.

90 holes of golf, and still no winner.

Of course, were it not for the following putt by Woods, there would’ve been no 19th hole. Instead, Mediate would’ve won and leaving Tiger to face a bitter layoff while he recuperated from knee surgery. Surely, you remember this:

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Tiger Can Still Golf, BTW

Now that he’s a famous NBA fence-rider, and due to the fact that he’s “struggled” since his return from knee surgery, perhaps Woods thought today was a good time to remind folks he still has considerable golf skills, just in time for a couple of golfing events of significance: The Memorial and the US Open. What we have is Tiger, Jack Nicklaus, Kenny Perry and Stewart Cink playing in today’s Memorial Skins Challenge. First, Tiger hits a putt causing the remaining skins to carryover to a “closest to the hole” chipping competition, winner take all.

And what, exactly, do you think happened?

If you said, “Woods will knock his chip directly in the whole with a smile on his face, making it look far easier than it is” then collect your winnings — provided Tiger didn’t take them all with that nasty chip shot. After seeing that, do you think his odds for winning the Memorial or the Open (or both) suddenly increased?

H/t to Awful Announcing for the video and such.