This is like it was in in 2008, I thought to myself as I watched the final round of The Players. The drama and excitement which have been lessened considerably in the past few years were back. I had my whole family sitting in front of the television all watching Tiger Woods and his pursuers battle it out over the final holes at the TPC Sawgrass. A roar even went up as we watched in disbelief as Sergio Garcia dumped not one, but two balls in the drink on 17. Like him or not, Tiger Woods adds something to the game we all love. When he is in control of a tournament its just more fun to watch, at least it is for me… and my family.
In this post Players edition of HtL we begin with a look at why The Players is STILL not a major, then investigate betting in the college ranks, and check out the advice John Daly is handing out. Also, we turn our attention to the NCAA Championships happening this week, find out how the inductions into the World Golf Hall of Fame went, and do a wrap-up of The Players. Read on!
Hole 1: Not A Major
Even though the discussion occurs every year; The Players is still not a major. [Link]
Hole 2: Nassau Anyone?
Wagering is prevalent in the college golf ranks; and its against the rules. [Link]
Hole 3: Advice?
The king of great decision making, John Daly, has decided to give some advice to Vijay Singh. [Link]
Hole 4: College Golf
The NCAA Division 1 Golf Championships begin this week. [Link]
Hole 5: Big Win
Tiger’s win at the Players was a win for golf in general. [Link]
Hole 6: Hall of Fame
Fred Couples and Colin Montgomery get inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame. [Link]
Hole 7: Bubba Just Says No
Bubba Watson makes some Bubba-like comments about the use of deer antler spray. [Link]
Hole 8: Mom and Tiger
Mom hates sports but likes Tiger. [Link]
Hole 9: The Players
Tiger Woods hangs on as #17 crushes the hopes of his challengers. [Link]