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Tiger Woods wins the Players Championship
QUICK HIT: Tiger Wins the Players
By Joe Quinn (@joequinnshow)
A few quick thoughts from Tiger Woods win at the Players Championship this past weekend:
- The dude is the best golfer in the world right now, but might be the worst dropper. This is one of the plays in golf that shouldn't have nearly this much drama. While the drop in question didn't cost Tiger any ground this weekend, just the fact it made the news is enough to cause some concern. Most ten year olds understand this concept. Probably worth working through for the future.
- Its hard to believe Woods has only won this tournament one time in the past, and it was a dozen years ago. TPC Sawgrass is a wonderful course featuring one of the most iconic holes in golf, but doesn't seem like the kind of place Woods would have struggled for so long.
- Sergio doesn't like Tiger. Seems like he never really has. In Woods' defense, he really can't help it if the crowd goes nuts just because he's digging through his bag. If Tiger was up taking practice cuts while Sergio was standing over the ball, its probably a different story. Same deal if Sergio is actually in his back swing.
- Sergio's meltdown was in the John Daly league: Six shots on the final two holes of golf's "fifth major." Sort of reminds me a few years ago when Phil Mickelson smacked it into the beer tent at the US Open when he just need to coast in to victory. It also reminds me of what I'm capable of every time I hit the course.
- Forget David Lingmerth. And Jeff Maggert, Kevin Streelman, Ryan Palmer, and a host of others near the top of the leader board. Woods won the tournament convincingly, but Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia (even with the meltdown) and Brandt Snedeker all finished in the top 10. It's still a month away from the US Open, but the best in the world seemed to rise to the occasion this weekend. Here's hoping it sets up something special at the next major.
- Shout out to Vijay Singh, the king of stupid comments and actions in golf, who is suing the PGA Tour over his alleged use of "deer antler spray." Remember his comments a few years ago about women playing golf at Augusta? As for his lawsuit, this type of thing usually works out oh so well for the player (sarcasm). By the way, did you miss Vijay on the course this past weekend? Probably because he didn't make the cut. Guess that spray isn't doing that much for you after all, Vijay (not sarcasm).