Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tiger Woods Earns his 73rd Win at The Memorial

Tiger Woods played a beautiful 5 under round (total -9) including a clutch chip in on the 16th hole that looked like a shot Tiger would've made a few years back. He only had two bogeys on the 8th and the 10th, and he truly looked phenomenal. Woods now is tied at 2nd place with Jack Nicklaus with 73 wins on the all time PGA Tour list for the most wins by a single golfer. He has achieved all of this in a very short time period compared to other greats such as Trevino, Nicklaus, Snead, and Mickelson, Hogan etc. The next step for Tiger is to either get to the most all time wins (Snead, 82) or the most all time major wins (Nicklaus, 18...Tiger has 14).

The leader going into round 4 of The Memorial, Spencer Levin, finished in a tie for 4th scoring +3 for the day where he completely fell apart on the back 9 with a double bogey on the 13th, with 3 other bogeys and only 1 par. He now has to qualify tomorrow in order to play in the U.S. Open.

Andres Romero had a great round of -5 including an eagle on the 15th hole, and he finished in a tie for 2nd place at -7 with Rory Sabbatini. Sabbatini had a round of even par with just as many bogeys as birdies (3), and he really didn't do anything special to get him in a position to win, considering that Woods passed him with his chip in on the 16th. Sabbatini had good shots on the 11th and 12th which lead to birdies, and had a great shot on the 10th where he saved par.

Rickie Fowler....there isn't too much to say about him. All you have to do is look at his scorecard. He was +12 for the day, and ended with a total score of +7. He started the day -5. Fowler had a total of 3 double bogeys today on the 3rd, 14th, and 18th, and his entire scorecard was swamped with bogeys. Not the best of day, but it'll happen to the best.

This year's Memorial was a great tournament, though a lot of the big names played badly or got cut. Tiger came out on top, and he is now 1 of 3 people to have 2 wins this season (Dufner and Mahan are the other two). Like I said in my post before about Woods, he will definitely have a good tournament here and there, but there is too much talent out in the field for him to win them all.

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