2011 Players Final Round Live Chat

Join us for the final round coverage of the 2011 Players from the TPC Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Tiger Woods Drama More Fun When He’s Struggling

This week’s soap opera, starring Woods, Foley and Bubba makes for a riveting sideshow.

Thrash TalkHas the eighth ranked golfer in the world ever been this big a deal? Because no matter how badly Tiger Woods struggles, the embattled superstar continues to gobble up nearly every ounce of golf attention. Few weeks offered as much evidence as this one, with fans and detractors hopping on Woods’ relationship with his coach, his fellow competitors and even his equipment.

Chalk it up to the layoff and the fact that Woods has been off the scene for a while, but there was no lack of drama surrounding the great one when he arrived at TPC Sawgrass for this week’s Players Championship. The most glaring storyline was borne out of Bubba Watson’s recent comment.

“I’ll just go ahead and say it. I think Tiger is going the wrong way,” said Watson.

Volume Two Hundred Seventy Seven

Celebrating and remembering the life of the legendary Seve Ballesteros

Hittin The LinksIt’s been a week of ups and downs in the world of golf as we witness the passing of a titan in the great Severiano Ballesteros. Yes, he was a five time major winner, but to the golf world, he was so much more.

On the lighter side, though Danny might be out for the week, another week on Tour passes and for the third straight Sunday we’re treated to an exciting playoff. From there, we touch upon yet ANOTHER rules controversy, Lucas Glover’s win at Quail Hollow, The Champions Tour’s first major, Tiger drops further down the OWGR, and more. So let’s get to it!

The Players: Fifth Best But Still Not a Major

For a multitude of reasons, the Players still falls short.

Trap Five LogoI’ll make no bones about it – I love the Players. There is something about it that makes me happier than Jim Nantz dreaming up his next final-second call.

But as we know, the Players is not a major. It’s not ahead of the PGA, it’s not the Fifth Major, and it’s not the PGA Tour’s answer to anything. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love nothing more than to see the Players hyped as much as the U.S. Open, but realistically it’s just not there.

Here are the top five reasons why.

Muira Passing Point 9003 Irons, Adams Idea Pro a12 Hybrids, Irons

Check out the latest forged cavity backs from Miura and while you’re at it, take a look at the latest in the Idea Pro line from Adams Golf.

Bag DropWe’ve got a good mix of stuff to cover this week, one being Miura’s new Passing Point 9003 irons which were actually released right around a month ago, and the other being more new stuff from Adams in the form of their latest in the Idea Pro line, the a12 hybrids and forged irons.

While Miura marches along at their own schedule, taking their time painstakingly crafting their forged irons, Adams on the other hand, who we actually just visited a couple of weeks back, rolls along with their yearly release of game enhancement hybrids and irons. Lets dive right in and have a look at both.

Volume Two Hundred Seventy Six

Let’s play some Bubba Golf!

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to everyone’s favorite little column, Hittin’ the Links. After a week’s hiatus, call it Easter vacation, I am back with all that is going on in the golf world. And what a week it has been! Bubba wins, a sixteen year-old leads through 54 holes on the LPGA Tour, and a Monday qualifier wins on the Nationwide Tour.

In this weeks column we begin with some Tiger Twitter, investigate the latest rules gaffe, and find out what Notah Begay is up to. Also, we look into the U.S. Open Qualifying, find out what’s happening to Brazilian golf, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!