While you were obsessed with breaking down Tiger’s third place finish and trying to figure out if it was a good sign or bad sign for him overall … Kyle Stanley had an awful meltdown on the 18th to lose the Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. He triple bogeyed the last hole to tie Brent Snedeker, and then lost in the playoff. He started the day with a five stroke lead. USA...
Robert Rock Beats Tiger Woods
Robert Rock played a brilliant round of golf to defeat Tiger Woods, who struggled all day with his swing. Woods only hit two fairways, and five greens in regulation. After his round said he felt like was “just a touch off.” His yardages were wrong, he said. He was hitting the ball further than he expected. Tiger was even on the day and ended up in third place, trailing Rock and Rory...
How Far Tiger Woods Hits His Clubs
Cool graphic from the Golf Channel on what’s in Tiger’s bag and how far he hits it.
Hank Haney Calls It
Tiger will win tomorrow, virtually impossible for him not to make at least 4-5 birdies on that course and he doesn’t have to hit driver — Hank Haney (@HankDHaney) January 28, 2012
Tiger Plays A Near Flawless Round To Take The Lead
Tiger Woods played a nearly flawless round of golf to take a share of the lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He shot a six-under round of 66. He hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation, and didn’t have a single bogey. In his post-round comments (via ESPN) he didn’t sound overjoyed with his round: “I didn’t do a lot of things right, but I didn’t do a lot of things ...
A Video Teaser Of Callaway's Justin... →
It could be cool, but for a company that lost $30 million last year, it sure looks risky/pricey. Flashy ad campaigns are part of the Callway turnaround plan. Earlier this week, the company said it is “investing a significant portion” of the $50 million it saved through implementing a “a flatter/more streamlined organization structure” on marketing.
Round Two To Tiger →
Tiger shoots a three-under 69 to get to five-under for the tournament. Rory McIlroy shoots an even 72, and stays at five-under. The two with be together in the third round, teeing off at 2:45 AM eastern time on Saturday morning, per ESPN’s Bob Harig. Tiger continued to hit the ball well today. His putter came alive on the back nine to put him in contention. He’s two strokes off the...
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It’s hard to be too critical of Tiger Woods’ bogey free two-under opening round. But, it could have been a much better round. His ball striking was excellent. It was the putter that let him down. Bob Harig at ESPN breaks it down: Woods needed 34 putts at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and made just two birdies in an opening-round 70 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Playing in the same...
Round One To Rory →
Tiger shoots a bogey free two-under round of 70 to start the Abu Dhabi tournament. Pretty good, but Rory McIlroy bested him with a five-under 67. Luke Donald, also in the group, and still the world’s number one, shot a one-under 71. These guys tee it up again for round two at 3:05 AM eastern time.
Set your DVRs, or stay up a little bit later than usual. The Golf Channel will have live coverage of the Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Luke Donald grouping in Abu Dhubai, says Kelly Tilghman of Golf Channel. Coverage starts at 10:30 PM eastern. As McIlroy said, “It’s definitely not a quiet way to start the year.” Photo via Luke Donald. (More at European Tour)
Graham Ottoway in the Daily Mail, talking about Tiger Woods’ off course earnings: The 36-year-old’s off-course earnings in his prime were estimated at £60m a year, and while he has picked up a couple of new sponsors in recent months, luxury Swiss watchmakers are paying him less than £100,000 a year to be one of their ambassadors. There’s no way Tiger is doing any sponsorship for...
The golf business is a tough business. From the WSJ: Callaway, based in Carlsbad, Calif., reported losses in both 2009 and 2010 as well as for the first nine months of last year. It reports fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, with losses expected to continue. It is losing market share to competitors such as Adidas AG’s TaylorMade, according to Wall Street analysts. I’ve never...
Justin Timberlake is a 'creative director' for... →
Interesting comments from Tiger Woods to Bob Harig at ESPN: “Last year at this time I didn’t truly understand what Sean was trying to teach me. I was very one dimensional in my ball striking. I had this baby draw, didn’t have a fade, and when I got to Dubai, my second tournament, the wind was howling and I couldn’t hold the ball up against the wind with a fade. ...
Tiger on Hank Haney's book: "unprofessional" →
Tiger Woods comments on Hank Haney’s forthcoming book, “The Big Miss” to Bob Harig at ESPN. Woods is right, of course. I think this book is going to be a big let down, and it will mostly be Haney puffing himself up saying something along the lines of, “If Tiger had listened to me, he would have already won 18 majors.” An absurd idea, but Haney consistently strikes me...
Tiger Woods and Tony Romo are partners for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am These guys have to be the favorites to win. Although, Tony Romo’s not exactly clutch, so maybe he screws it up.
Matt Every's disastrous Golf Channel interview →
This is really awkward. I feel bad for the guy. What no one realizes is that doing TV is really hard. You can look foolish without even realizing it.
The 10 golf courses PGA pros hate playing →
This has to suck for people who are members at the clubs. It also has to be embarrassing for clubs that paid a lot of money for restorations of their course.
The Double Bogey is written by me, Jay Yarow, in Brooklyn, New York. I’m a 16 12 handicap, hoping to make it lower, and I’m a nut for the sport. This blog is a combination of my uninformed opinion about the pro game, links to interesting stories on the sport, photos and reviews of the courses I play, as well as reviews of clubs and any other gadgets in the game. If you’d like...