Tiger Wood was vainly trying to keep his Australian Masters Title this past Friday, but he struggled in windy conditions, and would up with a 1-over 72, and continues to teeter on the verge of becoming a golfing has-been. He was nine shots behind Adam Bland, who is continuing onto the second stage of the Q-school in PGA Tour. Woods can’t blame the weather though, since Bland played in the same side of woods, but still finished strongly. This loss follows closely on the tail of Tiger’s Thailand disgrace, where one only one hole in a tournament honouring the Thailand King.
While Tiger continues to struggle, two sisters on the Central Oklahoma golf team are showing it how it’s done. Freshman Erica Bensch and junior Lindsey Bensch both pulled aces Tuesday during a round at KickingBird Golf Club. Erica had the ace on a 124-yard No. 3 hole, and Lindsey succeeded in getting a hole-in-one on the 142-yard No. 11 hole.
Girl Power continues to make the news; Azahara Munoz of Spain is the winner of the LPGA’s Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year. While the LPGA season has two events left, Munoz has a 313-point lead. While the runner-up Amanda Blumenherst may win the two remained events, she could only earn 300 points, leaving Munoz the unofficial winner. You Go Girl!
Continuing to speak of wonder women, Cristie Kerr shot a tournament record on Thursday with an 8-under 64, taking a lead over Stacy Lewis in the Lorena Ochoa invitational with three strokes. Ochoa herself opened with a 74 in what was her first LPGA Tour since she retired in April.
At the Disney World Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Christ Stroud shot a 10-under 62, surging past rookie Rickie Fowler by four strokes until play was halted because of darkness. Roland Thatcher was three shots off, and four others were tied with Fowler for third.
Ryder Cup player Bubba Watson made a birdie putt on the 18th hole Tuesday for a comeback victory for the PGA Tour team in the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge. Good to see!
And finally, Phil Mickelson plans to start the 2011 season in the Abu Dhabi Championship in the first tournament of the new year, expanding his global horizons. The tournament will be held the same week as the Bob Hope Classic, and for the second year the Bob Hope Classic is getting more attention for who’s not there. Mickelson will be taking his entire family, and they all say they are very excited to go.
And that’s it for today, we hope you all have an excellent weekend!
-The team at Knetgolf.com
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