Woods turns 36 today. Almost hard to believe he’ll be 40 in four years. How many (if any) majors can he win in the next four years?
Before UCLA golfer Patrick Cantlay plays in the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open, he’ll tee it up in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera. Cantlay, the world’s top-ranked amateur, has received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the PGA Tour event here in February. Home-course advantage? As a member of the Bruins golf team, he’s played Riviera about 10 times. Also, the NCAA Championships are at Riviera in 2012. #goodwarmup
Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 Saturday on a day with swirling winds – which he said were the worst all week – and bogeys three of the par-5s. ouch! Johnson starts round with 10 consecutive pars before eagling the 11th and holing out from the 18th for eagle. Johnson shot a 4-under 68 and Woods is one back.
Tiger Woods shot a 5-under 67 to overtake K.J. Choi for the lead at the Chevron World Challenge. Woods had an eagle-birdie-birdie stretch on the back nine on holes 11, 12 and 13 and is 8-under for the tournament. Choi and Matt #Kuchar are tied for second, three shots back.
“I want the lead after four days,” Woods said. “Two days is nice but four days is better.”
Ellen Krausse and her friend, Candace Robledo – a former COC golfer – got plenty of attention wearing an oversized Rickie Fowler hat Thursday. Here’s the details on their hat and and whether Fowler signed it.
KJ Choi has the early lead after Rd 1 in the Chevron World Challenge. Read about how he, Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker all survived the win Thursday.
K.J. Choi is used to playing in the wind, so it should be no surprise he is leading the Chevron World Challenge after the first round. Choi shot a 6-under 66 and is three shots ahead of Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods. The wind started at Sherwood, for him, on the sixth hole.
“It was really windy today. You really had to think where to miss, which direction to hit, but I was used to playing in the windy conditions not only playing in Melbourne, but also living in Dallas, where there’s 20, 30-mile per hour winds every other day,” Choi said through an interpreter. “I’m used to practicing in those conditions, and throughout the years, and just playing in windy conditions in tournaments. I’ve become very comfortable with these windy conditions.”