I'm back. Welcome back for Blog #2. We had a few inches of snow over the last few days so spring feels further away then ever. So for now it's Golden Tee Golf, Tiger 08, andwatching the Golf Channel.
News of the week, well, Zach Johnson was the winner of the Sony Open. Zach shot a 65 to winby two shots over Adam Scott and David Toms. Tadd Fujikawa, the young hometown boy who shot 62 in the 3rd round, shot a final round 73 to tie for 32nd.
Retief Goosen won the Sunshine Tour's African Open by one stroke.
Paul Casey won the Abu Dhabi Championship also by one stroke. Casey won for the first timesince the Abu Dhabi tourney in 2007.
Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw won the Champions Tour Skin Game, defeating the teams of Greg Norman and Jay Haas, Gary Player and Bernhard Langer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson
In other golf news, According to Yahoo! Sports Vijay Singh three time major champion hadsurgery on his right knee and will about 3 weeks on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods gave a speech at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the Obama inauguration goings on.
TheGolfChannel.com is reporting that Phil Mickelson "has committed to play in the FBR Open"It will be Phil's debut for 2009. The FBR runs from 1/29/2009 to 2/1/2009.
Also from TheGolfChannel.com Colin Montgomerie is emerging as the frontrunner for the 2010Ryder Cup Captaincy for the European squad according to the bookmakers. Keep an eye on that one
Next up on the Tour is the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer. It is the 50th anniversary of the Hope Classic. D. J. Trahan defends.
Our golf tip of the week comes from Golf Tips Magazine and Kevin Streelman
Match The Slope
Hitting a delicate pitch shot from a downhill lie isn’t easy. It’s a tough shot, especially if you don’t know how to address this scenario. To improve your odds, the key is to distribute your weight so that your knees and shoulders best match the slope of the ground. On a downslope, I have to put a large amount of weight on my forward leg to accomplish this. Then, when making a stroke, it’s imperative that you swing parallel to the ground. Don’t try and scoop or lift it, since that could lead to either fat or skulled shots. When in doubt, always swing along the ground for the best results.
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