Shots of the Week: TPC Sawgrass (PGA Tour, Devil Ball)

The 2011 Ryder Cup goes to….. France (Wei Under Par, Golf)

The Sport Rich List is out and there are a lot of golfers on there (Wei Under Par)

Tiger aims for US Open return (Wei Under Par, Washington Post)

Power Rankings: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (PGA Tour)

Johnny Miller takes another dig at Tiger (Devil Ball)

Random thoughts from THE Players (Geoff Shackelford)

The Donald and his Scotland Project (Geoff Shackelford)

KJ Choi’s swing sequence (Golf Digest)

Seve’s five best tips for winning head to head matches (Golf Digest)

PGA TOUR Confidential (Golf)

Paul Goydos: Retirement thoughts to a 3rd place finish at THE Players (PGA Tour)

Final round highlights from TPC (PGA Tour)

An in depth look how #17 performed in 2011 (PGA Tour)

Top Shelf Goydos had a nice showing (PGA Tour)

Sergio posted a final round 65 (PGA Tour)

More highlights from TPC (PGA Tour)

David Toms has an attractive wife (Barstool Sports)

Ian Poulter did NOT want a 5:30 AM wake up Sunday morning (Wei Under Par)

Choi’s Bois at TPC (Wei Under Par)

More Phil quotes (Wei Under Par)

Phil almost aced #17 (Wei Under Par)

Chris Wood almost won on the Euro tour, here’s a look at his career (Wei Under Par)

Speaking of #17, Charlie Hoffman found the drink (Devil Ball)

Graeme McDowell had the 54 hole lead (Devil Ball)

Johnny Miller doesn’t like Ian Poulter’s rush to avoid an early Sunday morning wakeup (Devil Ball)

Here’s some stories you may have missed over the weekend (Devil Ball)

Steve Stricker was in contention again in Florida (Golf Digest)

2011 TPC winner, KJ Choi’s swing sequence (Golf Digest)

Where does Tiger Woods go from here (Golf Digest)

So what’s happened today?

David Toms has taken over the lead at -10. At the moment Nick Watney, who had the lead at the start of the day, is one stroke back. As I’m typing this, Bubba Watson just hit a drive 341 yards and Sergio Garcia toyed with danger on 17. But don’t worry, 17 got the better of Paul Goydos (Sergio smiled /2008’d). Speaking of Sergio, will his putter be his friend or his enemy?

David Duval opens with a -2/70 and follows it up with a +4/76; he missed the cut.

Defending champion, Tim Clark withdrew after 10 holes with an apparent elbow injury.

Geoff Ovilvy also withdrew with a left shoulder injury after 9 holes.

Rickie Fowler started the day at +5 with a 77, managed to shoot -4/68 while fighting the flu. But his hat stayed on forward. Let’s not get sand in our vagina’s.

Rory Sabbatini is the worst at basically everything.

Phil Mickelson eagled 16. He is currently sitting at -2 after back to back rounds of -1/71. Today Phil was disappointed with inconsistency today. He shot a 31 on the front and the big 4-0 on the back. Speaking of a disappointed Phil, he’s had some things to say as of late. When asked about his performance in the first round, on the 13th hole, Phil had this to say:

“I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if it’s the set-up or the design, but I just don’t agree with that, I thought the question was would it stay up on top and be by the hole or was it going to roll down in the low area? I didn’t know it could possibly go in the water. I think when I design golf courses, I try not to screw the player like that. I try to keep it a little bit fair. I don’t know what I could have done differently. I’m disappointed with myself and my focus throughout the round today. I can do better than that. There were some low scores out there this afternoon today, and I felt like I should have been one of them. But I’ll get out here tomorrow morning and see if I can put it together.

Matteo Manassero, the 18 year old Italian is the youngest player ever to make the cut. He had rounds of E/72 and -2/70.

Hunter Mahan, I hate you too. But not as much as Rory Sabbatini. I’m a beard kind of guy, but shave that shit bro. You look like you molest collies.

I can’t find video of this yet, but Michael Bradley has apparently thrown his driver in the water. Some fans dove in after it, and some how he is using it again.

KellyTilghmanGC: Fan climbs down lake wall to rescue Michael Bradley’s driver. If Bradley birdies & makes cut on number, he should slip fan some $

30 things you never knew about TPC Sawgrass (PGA Tour)

Many golf greats show up to honor Seve at his funeral (Golf)

Sergio Garcia is apparently pretty good at fagball soccer (Golf)

What’s hot in golf this week? (Golf)

Sean Foley responds to Bubba (Geoff Shackelford)

The island green, #17 (Devil Ball)

Tiger’s expectations for Sawgrass? Victory (Devil Ball)

US Open Qualififier: DQ’d due to grooves infraction (Devil Ball)

Aaron Baddeley won the closest to the pin contest (Wei Under Par)

Lee Westwood’s vagina is skipping THE Players this weekend (Wei Under Par)

Par 3 holes better than #17 at Sawgrass (Waggle Room: Pt 1, Pt 2)

After the jump, Tim Clark talks Sawgrass and the Pro V1. (more…)

Best title: “Worst Golf Swings: ‘Here Come the Asians’ Edition” (Deadspin)

Tiger wants to “talk” with Bubba! (Wei Under Par)

Adam Scott + Short Game – Gay Putter – Gay Long Hair = Something Good? (Wei Under Par)

Tiger is ready to get back to the course and lose the rush (Wei Under Par)

A new illegal golf ball that does not slice (Devil Ball)

Bubba Watson says TPC is too hard for him (Devil Ball)

Adding a fifth major?!? No (Devil Ball)

Q & A with Adam Schupak Pt. 2 (Geoff Shackelford)

Here’s a digital illustration of #17 at Sawgrass (Golf)

Sean Foley wants to fight Bubba Watson (Waggle Room)

Tomorrow’s tee times at Sawgrass (PGA Tour)

Picks for TPC (PGA Tour)

Sleeper picks for TPC (PGA Tour)

What non-major event would you most like to win? (The Golf Channel)

Tiger Woods has committed to THE Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, which starts Thursday May 12. I did not expect to see Mr. Woods until the US Open at the earliest, but the big purse must have expedited his recovery process. Either that or his water treatment and relaxation are working. Or maybe he’s just nailing some more sluts? Personally, I don’t care the reason and neither should you.

Tiger injured a ligament and Achilles tendon in his left knee. The same knee that has been operated on four times, most recently after the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines. This should serve as a nice warm up for the US Open; which, as you know, I have predicted a TW victory. I’m going to gloat so bad when he wins.

(Link via: Wei Under Par)


This week’s tournament is the “5th major” at the PLAYERS Championship and is held at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The course will be playing at a par 72 and 7215 yards. Last year Sergio Garcia defeated Paul Goydos in a playoff to take the title. For his victory last year Garcia pocketed $1.71 million. On a side note, if you have some free time and do not subscribe to Golf Digest, check out this article on Goydos. It’s a great read about Paul and the loss of his ex-wife Wendy and her battle with chronic headaches and addiction. Sawgrass provides a great layout for one of the most exciting tournaments of the year with two awesome closing holes that provide some very interesting finishes, ask Sean O’Hair. In 2007 O’Hair plunked two into the water, one from the tee and the other from the drop zone to finish with a quadruple bogey seven on the infamous island green, 17th hole.

The winning score last year was -5. And scores this year should be relatively similar, maybe -10. Some of the other players who finished well last year: Ernie Els T6, J.B. Holmes T10, Fred Couples T15, Kenny Perry T15, Stewart Cink T21, Phil Mickelson T21, and Jim Furyk T27. This year you can expect to see the usual big names at the top of the board: Tiger, Phil, Sergio, Perry, Ogilvy… Some other storylines to follow this weekend: Chad Campbell’s follow-up performance to the Masters and a T10 finish here last year, Tiger’s return to Sawgrass and not winning there since 2001, Phil Mickelson trying to take home another title in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL winning in 2007, and will Sergio’s putter speak Spanish this week allowing him to take home back to back titles. Some key pairings: Tiger, Ernie, and Justin Leonard, Phil, Adam Scott, and Dustin Johnson, Sergio, Zach Johnson, and K.J. Choi, and Ogilvy, Paddy, and Stricker. Picks after the jump.