Posts Tagged ‘18th hole’

AT&T National Winner – Tiger Woods!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Last year, Anthony Kim showed on exceptional performance at the AT&T National, winning with ease.

This year, Anthony Kim comes really close, playing with Tiger Woods in the final group of the final round.

Notables include Hunter Mahan, who shot an incredible 62 today to finish before the final groups at 12 under.

As I did predicted during the 3rd round of the AT&T National, this tournament really came down to Tiger Woods and Anthony Kim.  And I did say Tiger probably will have an edge over the last finishing holes, where he did make birdies to gain lead in the tournament.

My prediction for AT&T National earlier today also became true, as Tiger had an edge over the last couple holes of “pressure” golf.  I think Anthony Kim has come a long ways, especially during the 9-month period that Tiger was going through his knee surgery but I think he still has a long ways to go before beating Tiger head-to-head.

Of course, don’t forget Hunter Mahan, he’s been shooting awfully low scores at many tournaments.  I think every time I turn on my TV, Hunter Mahan is shooting a 62 or 63.  I am sure he will win many tournaments.

One thing is for sure, Tiger Woods is certainly back after winning 3 tournaments already this year.  It will be harder to beat him as Tiger plays more tournaments and I think he’s still not 100%, something seriously to worry about for other PGA Tour players.

I am sure Anthony Kim will beat Tiger Woods in stroke play one day though.  When that day comes, Tiger will have a good challenger to compete with.

Overall, I think everyone did a great job here, there’s a lot of veterans who are at the AT&T National this week, something I haven’t seen before.  Interesting to note that people were applauding for a war hero who was on his wheelchair as the final group walked up the 18th hole.

Congrats to Tiger Woods on his comeback 2009 and winning the 2009 AT&T National!

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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.

Segio Garcia finishes 2nd yet again while Padraig Harrington picks up his Back-to-Back PGA Championship!

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Padraig Harrington picks up his back-to-back major championship, the PGA Championship and the Birtish Open.

Meanwhile, Sergio Garcia was in the lead most of the day until the 16th hole, where he put his 2nd shot in the lateral hazard where the green is surrounded mostly by water.  His bogey there might have cost him the championship as Sergio did not make a bogey until that point. (He was at 4 under until 16th hole)

Padraig Harrington picks up a clutch-win here with 1-putts on 16, 17, and 18th hole.  His putter has found him another win while his driving was erratic during the last couple holes.

For the final round, Padraig Harrington shoots a 3-under (4-under for today) and Sergio Garcia shoots a 1-under(2-under today).

Even though Sergio Garcia didn’t win today, it was still a very good score on this course anytime you shoot under par.

2008 Stanford St. Jude Classic Playoff Video – Justin Leonard Wins!

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Wow, the St. Jude Classic this year was a blast. With Robert Allenby and Justin Leonard in at 5 under, Trevor Immelman birdies the last 3 holes to also get in at 5 under.

The 3 players go in a playoff, all of them par the 18th hole.

Now watch as Justin Leonard wins on the next playoff hole:

(Ironic that I did a swing analysis of Justin just yesterday…)

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Phil Mickelson wins the Crown Plaza International with a Birdie on the Last Hole!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Wow, this has to be one of the best finishes by Phil Mickelson.  Remember I did a swing analysis of Phil yesterday and predicted he’d win?

Lol… it was a very awesome final hole stretch as Phil made a par on the 15th hole to stay alive, then got out of major tree trouble on the 18th where he sank the birdie for the win.

On the 18th hole, Phil hit a nice wild short iron hook out of the rough and trees.  He hit the shot about 8 feet which was incredible with the amount of pressure that was riding but Phil knows how to handle that.

The results have been completely different if Phil didn’t putt as good as he did on the last 4 holes.

Great stuff Phil and let’s see if he keeps ‘em coming.

Sometimes, great focus and great shots come when you have to get out of trouble.  In this case, it definitely helped Phil make a birdie and the win.

E UPDATE: AT&T Classic Ryuji Imada and Kenny Perry Playoff!

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Wow, we are going to have a playoff for the AT&T Classic between Ryuji Imada and Kenny Perry.

Who do you think will win?

Based on watching them play the 18th hole, I predict that Ryuji imada wins as he birdied the 18th hole while Kenny Perry played a “too-safe” route.  The playoff will begin on the 18th hole by the way.

I might be wrong though, lol… Golf cannot be predicted.