Apr 05 2018
Now, there's really only one thing left to do before April 5: meet Woods.
For most diehard golfers, winter stands no chance of holding us back once the Masters gets underway.
Only previous year, Woods said he had trouble just sitting through the dinner at the Masters Club of past champions because of pain from his lower back shooting down his legs. Only Jack Nicklaus (six) and Arnold Palmer (four) have as many or more Masters titles than Woods. Now averaging one win in four tournaments, Thomas looks set to assume the World Number 1 position from Dustin Johnson anytime soon, and has finished 39th and 22nd in his two Augusta starts to date though - interestingly - has yet to break 70 there.
Even in choice of practice partners, Tiger Woods has a flair for the theatric.
Along with a green jacket, the No. 1 ranking is up for grabs. With the Masters being the tournament that usually throws up romantic stories and notable triumphs, Cantlay could just be this years surprise success story - though to many, it wont be a surprise at all. Johnson slipped and crashed down the stairs, wrenching his back. He's broken par in each of his past 10 rounds.
That prompted Jason Day to say, "For him to come back and win". "Game feels good, and the golf course is looking to be already pretty firm and fast".
"Oh yes, he's been playing so well for the past year, but there's a lot of hype on him".
That bonding apparently led to Mickelson offering any kind of support for Woods as he recovered from his disk fusion surgery previous year.
Woods, Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are the betting favorites for this Masters.
"All that said, I'm only bothered about me".
"This is my first time defending a major and a green jacket, so it's new to me", Garcia said.
From the spectacular setting and enduring traditions such as Tuesday's Champions dinner and Wednesday's par-three competition, to spectacular shots, infamous collapses and great champions, the Masters is a spring rite and one of sport's most revered events.
"He's going to win at some point".
"If you open the patron guide, on the first page there's a full page that deals with patron etiquette and a very memorable quote from Bobby Jones". He opened with 72-73 previous year and finished with 71-69 to tie for seventh.
"We thought that's the best way to go, but over time we think it will also be of great benefit to the professional game as well". "He's a very good player".
Woods himself introduced a welcome sense of perspective when he highlighted the story of Ben Hogan, who survived a near-fatal vehicle crash in 1949 and went on to win all three of the majors he played in 1953, including his sole appearance in the Open Championship, which clashed with the US PGA. "That can get to you sometimes", she stated. He obviously has a game and a temperament that's ideal for the challenges of Augusta National and playing golf under the harshest of spotlights. If not this week, then maybe in July at the Open Championship.
Tiger has enjoyed a resurgence at the start of this PGA Tour season. He hasn't contended at Augusta since his second victory in 2014. Last year, he had a quadruple-bogey 9 on the 15th hole en route to an opening 75.
"The addition of Tiger being healthy and playing well, no matter what else happened, was probably going to make it as anticipated as any", he said. "He's done it his whole life". So all that is fantastic leading up to the tournament, and we'll see how it all comes out. But Woods seemed to come away impressed. They've faced their own doldrums and victory droughts - Woods still seeking his first win since 2013 and Mickelson having just snapped his own five-year dry spell recently in Mexico. Woods and Mickelson somehow convinced Couples and Pieters to let them be teammates. "I've never seen that kind of excitement".
Pipped in a play-off by Garcia 12 months ago following a thrilling back-nine battle, Justin Rose is feeling quietly confident about getting back in the mix, with the likes of Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter, the last man into the field after winning last weekend, also part of a strong European contingent. He has the second-lowest low scoring average of 68.8 in 2018 and the highest strokes gained per round.
Apr 04 2018
It's April 2 and snow is falling on the Philly region
That's where the colder air will hang on longer and thus, we may see some light snow or ice accumulation through early Wednesday . Xcel Energy sent a press release Monday afternoon reminding customers that strong winds and snow can cause power outages.
Apr 04 2018
50 years after MLK's death, a look at his life
A single bullet, fired from a Remington 760 Gamemaster hunting rifle, screamed through the waning sunlight and killed the Rev. King taught us by example, our prayer life must move us to serve, to struggle and, when necessary, to sacrifice for justice.
Apr 04 2018
Villanova gets win against MI in blow out - Recap, Box score
He scored 13 of those points in a 23-7 surge at the end of the half that turned Michigan's 21-14 lead into a 37-28 deficit. In fact, ratings for the 2017 game were up 29 percent from the 17.8 million who watched on Turner networks in 2016.
Apr 04 2018
Sterling girls soccer team drops league game
We can be a great team and we can be a bad team. "We had some players out so we had to shuffle some players around". Jadon Robertson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second to get the Dinos on the board first.
Apr 04 2018
South Africa Pays Tribute To Winnie Mandela
Those who she didn't want to sit next to her because of the things they did to her, we'll be monitoring them closely. In 1993, Winnie Mandela was elected as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League.
Apr 04 2018
Rain changing to snow tonight
There won't be much accumulation by morning since recent higher temperatures in Philadelphia and NY warmed up the ground. Winds could gust up to 45 miles per hour which is enough to cause some isolated reports of wind damage.
Apr 04 2018
Spotify hopes to strike a chord with investors
Unlike other companies who handle this process with the involvement of investment bankers, Spotify is not issuing any new stock . In February, the shares were valued at around $20-billion based on private stock transactions among existing investors.
Apr 03 2018
Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker to win third world heavyweight boxing title
As the fight progressed, Fury became still more critical and said that the fight was proving to be a waste of people's money. Joshua said the fight has to take place in the United Kingdom, something Deontay Wilder hasn't shied away from in the past.
Mar 30 2018
Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition
USA media report that Trump's criticism of Amazon and Bezos may have stemmed from his misunderstanding of facts and his envy. In Alabama, for example, Amazon runs five Whole Foods stores and a distribution center that opened late past year .
Mar 30 2018
Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader's China trip
Where South Korea is cautiously optimistic about future talks with Pyongyang, Japan has raised questions about the Xi-Kim meeting. The Chinese envoy is also scheduled to meet President Moon Jae-in on Friday.
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