The last twenty years, and Tiger Woods has brought an entire new fan base to golf. A one-time quiet sport where announcers whispered their coverage when they were within ear-shot of players trying to putt, now have fans chanting during tee shots at the Ryder Cup. The activity on the 16th hole in Phoenix at The Waste Management Championship would have Bobby Jones rolling over in his grave. But the PGA wanted to expand their fan base, and some of the players are not happy with what they have ended up with.
This is an interesting article in the New York Times that goes into detail with Poulter, and his battle with fans,and what he can expect at Liberty this week. I have included the tweet for you.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 12, 2013
The tournament, and Television coverage is in chaos because of the six-hour delay on Thursday due to weather. The broadcast from the Golf Channel will not begin until 3PM Eastern Time, but you can watch online if you have access to the internet. Of course you will have to watch the “You can ship your clubs via FedEx” commercial to ad nauseum.
Tiger Woods is Adam Scott’s player of the year, but the Masters winner wouldn’t trade places with world No. 1
Hey….! What about Phil? Tiger Woods is probably the clear-cut favorite to win the 2013 Player of the Year award, but what about Phil Mickelson? They will certainly need to put Lefty into the conversation. After all, he did win three tournaments so far this season including the Open Championship. If he wins one of the playoff events, he will for sure be my pick for Player of the Year.
Paula Creamer is not letting her defeat in Sunday Singles at the hands of rookie, Charley Hull, and the beating the US Women took at the 2013 Solheim Cup get to her. She comes to the CN Canadian Open with a positive attitude.
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