Tiger Woods is back . . . sort of
Robert Rock of England is congratulated in the photo above by Tiger Woods after winning the Abu Dhabi Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club yesterday. Rock won his head-to-head duel with a ragged Woods to lift the Abu Dhabi Championship title on Sunday after the former world number one wilted on Sunday produced his worst performance of the week.
But Tiger was in it, so get ready for a major change in golf betting if he can keep this up. Many fans love entering pools or betting golf on the weekends. And now with fantasy sports there’s so much action online for people who want to play online games to go along with classics like poker and bingo. Visit super free bingo sites and know more about the latest updates and offer on free bingo. There are so many options, but Tiger makes golf one of the hot games again as he’s the superstar of the sport.
We’ll see if he can stay competitive in upcoming tournaments. Some were critical of his loss yesterday, but you don’t always win in golf even when your game is coming around. Tiger just needs to get that groove back, and the watch out!
Golf apps starting to become popular
Wouldn’t it be nice to just pull out your smartphone on the golf course and quickly know how far you are from the cup? Who needs caddies when you have a great golf app?
The App industry has already teed off. GolfLogix is the leading app producer in golf. They just signed seven-time PGA tour winner Zach Johnson. He will wear their logo and market their golf App. The App finds courses and measures distances. As Johnson says, “knowing the exact distance to a pin and other locations from tee to green drastically improves my course management and, in turn, my ability to score.” But of course, the App is not limiting its functionality. Johnson says GolfLogix offers an “amazing array of free services” so that ordinary golfers are beamed tour-quality information.
Golfers cannot escape this alluring opportunity by just changing smart phones. The GolfLogix GPS App is compatible with over 60 smart phone models. It provides imagery of each hole, keeps score, and includes statistical tracking. There is already the ability to examine each pin placement, hazard locations, and landing zones. The statistical analysis will probably soon track who was closest to the pin on a par 3, who had the longest drive, and who was closest to the middle of the fairway. It will probably soon allow you to count strokes of others in your foursome. Then somebody is going to storm off the course when past suspicions are now confirmed. Increased acrimony is just a download away.
If you read the whole article, you’ll see that not everyone is pleased about apps on the golf course. It slows down play. But if this can help you pick the right club, who care – right?
New OWGR List Indicates New Era of Golf
Americans are shut completely out of the top four in the golf rankings and there are just three Yanks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking. With the era of Tiger Woods ruling the charts with an iron fist or nine iron that is, it is important to recognize the new breed from Europe that is here to stay.
Luke Donald and Lee Westwood of England are ranked one and two respectively on the Official World Golf Ranking. The Englishmen are separated by less than 3 points with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland third, Martin Kaymer of Germany fourth, and then Americans Steve Stricker and Webb Simpson fifth and sixth. Adam Scott of Australia is seventh, Dustin Johnson of American is ninth, with South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel of South Africa ninth and Jason Day of Australia tenth.
Donald was the PGA Tour money title winner as he had two wins and 14 top ten finishes in 2011 with over $6.6 million in winnings. His biggest win last year was the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship.
Westwood has primarily concentrated on the European Tour but will have his busiest PGA Tour schedule ever in 2012. Westwood has just two2 PGA Tour wins with 27 top ten finishes out of 146 events played.
Rory McIlroy has emerged as one of the most popular European players on the PGA Tour in America. He was the winner of the U.S. Open last year and made the cut in 7 out of 10 events on the PGA Tour last year.
Martin Kaymer caught the attention of the PGA Tour last year with his win in the World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions. Kaymer made the cut in 8 out of 10 PGA Tour events last year. Kaymer was also dominant on the European Tour and is considered to be one of the most promising players of the future.
Stricker is the one American that commands respect as being a world class player. He has 12 career wins and he finished 2nd in the FedExCup rankings last year.
Sights on the golf course
Sub5Zero is featuring a new photo shoot set a on a beautiful golf course. I’m sure it will remind you of some of the wilder golf outings you’ve had in the past!
Tiger Woods gears up for 2012
Golf hasn’t been quite the same since Tiger Woods had his wild and crazy personal life exposed for the whole world to see. It also happened at a time when he was dealing with serious injuries. All of a sudden, the Tiger Woods juggernaut was derailed, opening the door for other young phenoms like Rory McIlroy.
Will 2012 be different? Every indication is that Tiger might have put the injuries and emotional roller coaster behind him. It would be absolutely foolish to count him out. Perhaps this year will be the year where Woods gets back on track to chase down Jack Nicklaus for the most majors ever.
Tiger has announced that he will make his PGA debut in 2012 at the iconic the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The tournament will be played from February 9th through the 12th. It will be Tiger’s first appearance at this tournament since 2002.
Tiger will play his first 2012 tournament in his first Abu Dhabi Championship, battling some international stars like U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, along with Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer. Money talks so I’m not surprised he’s going there. Tiger loves the cash!
Of course this will change all of the odds in the pro golf game. Tiger always changes everything. First through his talent, but also because he draws a ton of interest. When the tournaments start, watch the betting odds when you play Golf @ TopBet and you’ll see what I mean. This won’t be a surprise to anyone, but how Woods plays will be the top issue if you like to go to play sports betting when you go to Las Vegas. Watch him closely and see if he’s back!