Tiger gets his groove back

Tiger Woods makes a statement with his stunning win Sunday at the Memorial.

Dust off the Tiger Woods highlight reel and add another jaw-dropper, this one near the very top. From a downhill lie, to a green running away from him, and with a wall of water lurking if he went long, Tiger Woods hit a flop shot into the hole for birdie on the par-3 16th hole, one of the most amazing shots of his career, and went on to record his 73rd victory on Sunday.

The win at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village ties Woods with tournament host Jack Nicklaus for second place on the career victories list, trailing only Sam Snead (82), and gives Woods a surge of adrenaline heading into the U.S. Open at Olympic Club, which begins in 11 days.

“That was one of the most incredible golf shots I think you’ll ever see played,” Nicklaus said on the CBS telecast of Woods’s chip-in. “It wasn’t just the pitch shot. It was where he had to land it, and what he had to do, and what the penalties were if he didn’t make it. Unbelievable.”

Golf is better when Tiger is competitive, so this is a great win for the sport. It also helps him when people are focusing on his talent over his obnoxious personality. It also make things more interesting in Las Vegas. Everyone is always looking for betting tips, but Tiger is the ultimate game changer so the advice always changes depending on how he’s playing. If you want to game the Vegas odds, study Tiger and try to predict how he’ll do versus conventional wisdom.

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!

The basic golf swing by Jack Nicklaus

Whether you’re a beginner, or just a golfer who wants to improve his swing and get back to basics, this golf video from Jack Nicklaus is a must-see video. Here you’ll see one of the best and most simple lessons ever, from the greatest player the game of golf has ever known.

This video has one basic swing tip from the number one selling golf instructional video of all time – “Golf My Way” by Jack Nicklaus. The bottom line is that the swing, the hand placement and the ball placement should always be the same.

You don’t change your swing for the shot.

Top ten all-time golf shots

Here’s a great video of top ten all-time golf shots according to ESPN (Parts 1, 2 and 3). You know that Greg Norman was an unhappy witness to many of these shots.

The Larry Mize shot at the Masters in 1987 is still my favorite, as I saw it live on TV and it’s the shot and the tournament that got me interested in golf.

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