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LIVE – Go Tiger at Masters 2009!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

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As an avid fan of golf, I am glad that Masters is one of the top trends on Twitter this weekend.  I think this guy Tiger had something to do with that as I don’t think golf was as popular before we had Tiger.

Anyways, I wish Tiger and the rest of the players best of luck and let the best win today although I am biased towards Tiger.

This will be Tiger’s first major since his last major 2008 U.S. Open, which he won with a BROKEN KNEE!

Now, I will be expecting much more today from a Tiger with new knee.

Regardless of who you are rooting for, join me on twitter @progolferdigest as I “live” twittercast the whole Masters starting in about 3 minutes, 11AM PST.

Watch Masters 2009 Live on the Internet!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Looks like Masters 2009 is already on its way, you can watch the holes 15th and 16th live on the internet over at Masters.org.  This is probably the tournament of the year and also my favorite one to watch so let’s see who’s gonna finish up on top.

You can also follow me live twittering on my twitter probably around when Tiger tees off.

My favorites this week: Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, and Nick Watney.  (I know, call me old-school but I want the old guys to win, they deserve one before they retire to Champion’s Tour. :) )

Tiger will be teeing off 1:52PM Eastern Standard Time.

There’s two leaderboards you can follow, MajorChampionships.com, and Masters.org.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Live Update From 18th Hole!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Tiger Woods now hitting his 2nd shot on the 18th hole.

Taking a lot of time to prepare…. Tiger hits his 2nd shot pretty darn good, 15 feet from the pin, nice uphill putt left for a birdie and a sure win.

Meanwhile, Sean O’Hair has hit his 2nd shot about 35 feet left and past the pin, a lot harder birdie putt left for him.

Zach Johnson also in the last group, hits his 2nd shot pretty good, 15 feet from the pin but out of luck for winning the tournament as he’s 2 back of Tiger and Sean.

Now, just 3 putts left from the 3 players at the Arnold Palmer Invitational…  updates coming soon so keep refreshing your browser.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Live Update From 16th Hole!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Wow, Tiger just sinks a birdie putt to tie Sean O’Hair at 5 under par on the 15th hole.  Now, there’s 3 more tough holes to go and either Tiger or Sean will win it.

It’s going to be a test of who can stand the heat under competition.

Now, a little bit about Sean O’Hair from Wikipedia:

Professional career

O’Hair entered PGA Tour Qualifying School regularly from 1999, but was unsuccessful at his first five attempts. He played on various developmental tours: the PGA Tour’s official second-level developmental Nationwide Tour, the third-level Gateway Tour and the Cleveland Golf Pro Tour. He had limited success, making the cut in only four out of eighteen starts at Nationwide Tour level.

In 2004 O’Hair made it through all three stages of PGA Tour Qualifying. His 2005 season was a dramatic success. He won the John Deere Classic and finished second at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. His season earnings came to $2,461,482 and he won PGA Rookie of the Year honors. In March 2006 he was the youngest man in the top fifty of the Official World Golf Rankings. After he established himself as the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year distinction with his strong finish at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and victory at the John Deere Classic, his estranged relationship with his father, already highlighted on a 2002 episode of 60 Minutes,[2] became well-publicized. It was also profiled by Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly.

O’Hair’s 2006 season was less successful. He dropped out of the top fifty—finishing no higher than fourth at the Buick Open in Michigan—but returned to the list with a 3rd place at the Canadian Open. He continued to play well in major events, finishing in the top fifteen at the British Open and the PGA Championship. He finished at +13, tied for 26th, at the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

Sean O’Hair is a very interesting young PGA pro, who’s actually dropped out of high school to pursue his golfing career.  It’s amazing that he even made it this far, he took a big chance.  It took Sean about 5 times of Q-school before he even started playing on PGA Tour.

Back to golf, Tiger’s errant tee shot on the 16th made him lay up, now his 3rd shot finishes about 3 feet from the hole, guaranteed par while O’Hair dumps his 2nd shot into the water.

Oh huh, looks like Tiger will definitely win this one unless Sean O’Hair can birdie out the last 2 holes on 17th and 18th.

Live Update From 13th Hole at Arnold Palmer Invitational!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

The tournament is still lead by Sean O’Hair.  Looks like a lot of PGA Tour pros are struggling including Zach Johnson, Pat Perez, and Padraig Harrington.

It’s very interesting that barely anyone is breaking par this weekend, the conditions are very tough as there’s a LOT of water while the heavy wind conditions make it hard to control the ball.

Only 6 more holes to go, follow the action on my Twitter!

Live Update From 12th Hole at Arnold Palmer Invitational!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Sean O’Hair is leading the tournament by 1.  Sean is at 2 over par today and 5 under for the whole tournament.

Tiger is only 1 shot behind, it looks for sure Tiger might win this tournament pretty easy.   Tiger Woods is 2 under today, 4 under for the whole tournament.

Zach Johnson is 2 under for the tournament, at 3rd place.

One thing we have to remember is that Tiger will always win when coming from behind, especially if he’s playing better than his competition.

In today’s case, I think Tiger will win by at least 2 or 3 shots, he’s skills should really show near the end of the competition, where pressure is fierce.

A pro’s golf skills are judged really by how well he can play under a LOT of pressure.  Any pro can shoot 8 under on a good day without pressure but it’s the pros that can still shoot 8 under on Sunday that win tournaments.

Anyways, let’s see what happens, follow live action on Twitter as I will be twitting live golf.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Live on Twitter!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Tiger is 4 under, Sean O’Hair 5 under, 9 more holes to go, follow live action on ProGolfDigest Twitter now!

Arnold Palmer Invitational This Weekend!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Well, it looks like it’s going to be an exciting weekend again, Tiger will be playing at Arnold Palmer Invitational.

I’ve been really busy with a bad flu this week but heck, I will be enjoying golf for sure.

Phil Mickelson will be missing out of action this weekend by the way, while the young Nick Watney will be contending.

My favorites are probably Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, and Paul Azinger.  Those are my “favorites” and might be lucky if any of them win, although I think Tiger might have a good chance since he’s “warmed” up through couple practice rounds.

CA Championship Live on ProGolferDigest Twitter!

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Well, 2 more holes left to go in the CA championship, it’s either gonna be Phil Mickelson or Nick Watney, who I have played with before in junior tournaments.

Follow live on my twitter account here.