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Independence Day AT&T National Predictions!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

As of now, Michael Allen, Cameron Beckman, Anthony Kim, and Tiger Woods are tied for the lead at 9 under total.

Based on golf history and performance, I would have to say Anthony Kim (who is the defending champion) and Tiger Woods both have great chances of winning.

There’s so many great names at the top of the leaderboard this Independence Day weekend, I hope all those guys get to see the fireworks at night.  (which I am sure they will)

As for me, I will be taking a break and start a barbeque, cook up some nice tri-tip steaks, teriyaki chicken, and more goodies.

Okay, my final prediction – Tiger Woods or Anthony Kim, although I think Tiger might have an edge this weekend.  We will have to see and find out if those two end up in the final group tomorrow.  If that’s the case, Anthony Kim will have to psych out Tiger Woods for the trophy or the other way around.

Either way, I am glad two of my favorite players are at the top.

Watching Tiger Live at Masters!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Well, what a weekend, I have been waiting to watch the Masters for like a year!

Tiger is of course playing this year, after winning Arnold Palmer Invitational 2 weeks ago.  Through 10 holes, Tiger is even par for the first day of the Masters, not too bad considering the fact that the very first time Tiger won Masters, he shot 4 over 40.

On the other side of the course, Chad Campbell is 9 under par with just few holes to go.  He’s certainly playing out of his shoes today.

It’s too early to tell who’s going to win Masters this year including Tiger, but there’s sure lotta great players at the top of the leaderboard including Jim Furyk, Arron Baddeley, Sean O’Hair, and Greg Norman.

Follow me as I tweet the Master live @progolferdigest.

Danny Lee becomes the Youngest U.S. Amateur Champion ever!

Monday, August 25th, 2008
Danny Lee becomes the Youngest U.S. Amateur Champion ever!

Danny Lee becomes the Youngest U.S. Amateur Champion ever!

Danny Lee becomes the youngest U.S. Amateur champion in history of golf as he beat Drew Kittleson in style 5 and 4.  He also becomes the very first Korean-born golfer to win the U.S. Amateur.  That means Danny Lee is also the very first pure-breed Asian Asian person to win the U.S. Amateur.

UPDATE: Oops, Danny Lee ISN’t the very first Asian person.  Actually Tiger Woods is the very first Asian.  BTW, Tiger isn’t really black at all, he’s more Thai than anything else.

With Korean ladies taking over the leaderboard in LPGA, Danny Lee is also another one of those players starting the act of taking the PGA Tour along with the young PGA star, Anthony Kim.

Pinehurst, N.C. — Danny Lee became the U.S. Amateur’s youngest champion, supplanting Tiger Woods by holding off Drew Kittleson 5 and 4.

Lee, 18 years and one month old, frittered away most of a six-hole lead before regaining control with consecutive birdies midway through his second trip around Pinehurst’s No. 2 course. He capped his 11th consecutive day of competitive golf by sinking a 30-foot birdie putt on the 14th.

Lee is six months and 29 days younger than Woods was when he won the first of his three Amateurs in 1994.

The victory gives Lee exemptions into the U.S. and British opens, a probable invitation to The Masters and a 10-year exemption into the U.S. Amateur as long as he remains an amateur.

via theglobeandmail

FedEx Cup – Steve Stricker at the top of the leaderboard

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Steve Stricker posted a nice 7-under 64 today to finish at 10-under overall.

In the meanwhile, one of my predictions Anthony Kim shot a 4-under to finish 5-under overall.

I think there’s still too much room for many others to top Steve Stricker over the next 2 days and I think the player must have proved himself before to win.

It will be very interesting over the next two days to see who wins the last PGA tournament of the year.

My bet still goes to Anthony Kim, I hope he wins. :( )

In Bee Park – Korean Golfer Wins Women’s US Open!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

In Bee Park - Korean Golfer Wins Women\'s US Open!

It’s not that often a 19 year old wins a U.S. Open, except that InBee Park just did it.

She’s a 19 year old Korean American who has won many other events including 2 U.S. Girls Open in 2002 and 2003, a feat matched only by likes of Tiger Woods.

I did notice her name couple years back but it looks like she has finally broken through by winning a major.

As for female Korean professional golfers, they now now have won 3 of the last 10 U.S. Opens, making them second in the number of U.S. Opens won next to the American ladies in the last 10 years.

Not a bad feat as a whole but the real question is, “why are Korean women golfers winning a LOT?”

What do I mean is that you look at the leaderboard of any LPGA tournament and you will see at least 1 or 2 Korean golfers at the top.

If you ask me, I can tell you that Korean women have always been genetically good at sports that require aiming.  Other than that, they do have rigurous golf schools designed to bring new professional athletes in Korea.  They don’t even have to go to school really, they just play golf all day long.  Now, I don’t think that’s the best way to raise a kid but if your kid’s winning LPGA tournaments at age 19, that’s not bad either.

Heck, I thought Michelle Wie was going to be women’s Tiger Woods.   Maybe she will one day but at this moment, all attention goes to In Bee Park, winner of this year’s U.S. Open and well deserved.

More info on U.S. Women’s Open 2008 here

Tiger Shoots 30 on the Back Nine and tied for Second at U.S. Open

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Well, I spent the whole day watching Tiger and Phil battle it out. Tiger did well on the back nine by shooting a nice 30.

What’s my predictions for tomorrow?

Well, I think it will be about the same with Tiger and Stuart staying on the leaderboard while everyone else drops off the top.

I think time has proven over and over that you need game to stay on top, not just for the first 2 days.

Expect players like David Love III to climb more on top and players like Rocco Mediate fall to mediocracy. (No pun intended Rocco, but you ain’t got the stuff to go all four days.)

Tiger in the lead for PGA Championship

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Here’s the leaderboard:

1 1 USA C Tiger Woods FC SC P S H -6 F -19 64 63 64 – 191
18 2 T3 USA C Mark Calcavecchia FC SC P S H -7 F -16 65 66 63 – 194
10 3 T6 SPN C Sergio Garcia FC SC P S H -6 F -14 68 64 64 – 196
12 4 T19 USA C Zach Johnson FC SC P S H -10 F -13 71 66 60 – 197
20 5 T8 USA C Hunter Mahan FC SC P S H -5 F -12 65 68 65 – 198
17 6 2 USA C Woody Austin FC SC P S H -1 F -11 65 65 69 – 199
11 T7 T22 AUS C Geoff Ogilvy FC SC P S H -8 F -10 68 70 62 – 200
30 T7 T8 IRE C Padraig Harrington FC SC P S H -3 F -10 63 70 67 – 200
9 T9 T16 FIJ C Vijay Singh FC SC P S H -5 F -9 68 68 65 – 201
19 T9 T12 USA C Scott Verplank FC SC P S H -3 F -9 66 68 67 – 201

Who do you think will win the PGA Championship?

Hmm… My guess is that Tiger might win it but then I think Zach Johnson might have a chance due to his 60 today… if he shoots another 60…

pgatour.com leaderboard here