Apr 06 2018
"It's the same thing", Woods said.
"That would've been on the f-- green", he groused.
In Thursday's opening round, Kuchar almost did it again, this time rolling his tee shot to within two feet for a birdie - one of four birdies he had in his final six holes for an opening round of 4-under 68, leaving him just two shots back of leader Jordan Spieth. Given him credit for this: He fought back for a pair of birdies on Nos. Billy Casper had a 14 on the par-3 16th in 2005, but failed to turn his card after he shot 105.
Not bad. But for a man who sounded like he was ready to compete here for his first major victory since in nearly a decade, it wasn't especially good, either. And that, along with Garcia's earnest attempts to describe the horrifying calamity that befell him Thursday, makes him even more likeable than when he won the green jacket past year. "I'm not surprised that someone shot that", said McIlroy of Spieth's 66, which means the young Texan has now led after nine of the 17 tournament rounds he has played at Augusta.
"I just hit some really solid iron shots on that back nine to go with just some solid, inside of 10, 12 feet, putting". Justin Thomas won the Honda Classic with two clutch shots - a wedge and a 5-wood.
Although the 80 from seven years ago still gets brought up when discussing his history at Augusta, the 28-year-old has been a constant in the top 10 over the last four years. If he were to win this tournament, he said, it wouldn't even qualify as the greatest comeback of all time in golf.
But everyone sure did buy into the narrative.
"I felt Sunday-type pressure in the middle of the back nine", he said. It's such a hard golf course to play catch up on.
Race to Dubai victor Fleetwood birdied two par fives but was two over when he had a seven-foot eagle chance at the 15th.
Woods has been gone for so long that he says it's been almost three years since he putted on bent grass like that at Augusta National.
Woods had the typically huge gallery following him to start the tournament.
"That was the difference in the round", he said. Now 95, Burke watched the telecast of Thursday's round from the Champions Golf Club in Houston, which he helped start.
That charge, unfortunately, never materialized.
Spain's Sergio Garcia endured a nightmare start in his bid to join Woods, Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to successfully defend the Masters crown. To be fair to Garcia that was a bad break, there was very little wrong with that approach but Augusta can be a cruel mistress. There was Phil Mickelson's birdie-and-bogey roller-coaster ride. Since then, he is 9-over at No. 11, with only two birdies. He made five straight birdies, a career best for him in the majors. To be in this position I'm at now; when I woke up this morning, nothing short of a miracle if you ask me. "I wasn't jittery, I wasn't any of that stuff".
"But I'll always have a tremendous amount of confidence out here".
"I felt like the ball was going to stop", Garcia said.
The 28-year-old then appeared to pop the dislocated ankle back into place, before later undergoing X-rays and an MRI scan, which thankfully revealed a high ankle sprain but no significant damage.
Woods isn't satisfied with just competing, though. McIlroy needs only a victory at Augusta National to become the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam.
Apr 06 2018
Trending warmer next week, until then more cold and snow
The combination of clear skies and diminishing winds will allow the mercury to dip into the upper teens and 20s Sunday night . Today's National Weather Service forecast: Cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain.
Apr 05 2018
Kenny Dalglish Really Loved Liverpool's Win Over Manchester City
The tie is not over but Pep's tactical error could prove to the catalyst for Liverpool having a place in the semi-final. City manager Pep Guardiola said: "Yesterday you explained it is going to happen and it happened".
Apr 04 2018
Patriots trade Brandin Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick
Also, for fans who thought that maybe an offensive lineman, one who might push some of the age at center or tackle, is also gone. He's recorded three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and should become a prime target in L.A. for young quarterback Jared Goff .
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
Could it be, a Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson bromance?
Near the end of the press conference, Woods acknowledged that he's been watching the past two years on the sidelines. Woods and Mickelson had not played together at Augusta National since 2009, and even then it wasn't by choice.
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
Severe weather outlook Tuesday
The wind will be pulling in warm and moist air, which will foster instability ahead of the front. NWS said there is a medium threat level for tornados and a high threat level for damaging winds.
Apr 03 2018
Wolverines, Wildcats, Play for National Title
Villanova is the best team in the country in offensive efficiency numbers, MI ranks third-best nationally on the defensive front. During Villanova's 10-game winning streak, they've 13 or more treys in seven of those games and been below eight just once.
Apr 02 2018
Notre Dame's comeback largest in Women's National Championship Game history
Most of the Mississippi State team ended up in Victoria Vivians' hotel room watching the rowdy end of the Notre Dame-UConn game. William will be most remembered for her game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat UConn in last year's national semifinals.
Apr 01 2018
Easter, a day to celebrate for the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Church leaders must find new meaning to share each year, and a fresh perspective that both the young and old can connect to. The post Bishop Preaches Peaceful Coexistence As Christians Celebrate Easter appeared first on Channels Television .
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