Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Another Partnership Ended with Tiger Woods....

EA Sports’ popular PGA Tour game will no longer be named for Tiger Woods.

The company announced on its blog that it and Woods have made a “mutual decision to end our partnership” and that the company would keep working with the PGA Tour on its next golf title.

Tiger Woods name has been on the EA Sports’ popular golf game since it came out in 1998.  This year will be the last one that presents his name on the cover: “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.”

“We had an incredible run,” Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN, adding that he is in talks with another company with respect to Woods’ video game rights. “Outside of [John] Madden, you would be hard pressed to find a sports figure that meant as much to a video game company as Tiger meant to EA. But times are changing and EA had to re-evaluate the partnership, and frankly so did we.”

This is all very unsettling as a Tiger fan how to you just end a run that was so successful to you in the past? My only thoughts are..Tiger must have something bigger and better he is working on to end this kind of a relationship.  I only wish I had the insight as to what it is…

Monday, 21 October 2013

Luckiest Shots in Golf....

Golf is a game of skill, patience, hard work and a bit of luck.   

Today’s post features the 10 luckiest shots on the PGA tour in the last decade….

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Grand Slam of Golf Review......

For my loyal viewers you know my love for Adam Scott is pretty strong.  Being able to watch him an extra week at the Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda made this shortened week of work bearable…having him win was the icing on the cake.  Four shots back with 10 holes to play and coming out on top shows you the grind and work ethic this famous golfer has shown us time and time again this season.  What’s even more impressive is the fact that he went bogey-free to shoot a seven under 64 which was a course record.  Not too shabby of a day on the course Mr. Scott.

Adam Scott

Rose shot 67-69 to finish second at six under while PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner (69-70) was third at three-under and Padraig Harrington, filling in for British Open winner Phil Mickelson, shot 74-71 to round out the field at three over.

"I'm thrilled to come out on top. It felt like a long round out there but I was happy with the score," Scott said.  "Standing on the 11th tee, didn't look like a score like that was going to be possible, but I played very well and managed to slowly claw away at Justin."

Starting three shots back of Rose and dealing with tropical rain, Scott jumped out of the blocks early with a birdie on the opening hole to pull within two.  Another birdie on the third hole pulled the Australian within one shot and right into the thick of the action. But just as Scott was breathing down his neck, the Englishman lifted and rattled off four straight birdies on holes four through seven.  This is only a small review of the dynamic game these two put on for us on Wednesday.

He claimed more than $600,000 and the pink jacket for the champion.  Way to go Adam!!!

The 33-year-old now has his sights on the three major Australian tournaments and the World Cup, also to be held in Australia. Good Luck!!!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

PGA Championship Moving Outside USA???....

The PGA is constantly trying to improve ratings, viewers interests and challenge the golfers.  IT has been written in the Golf Digest magazine of the possibility of moving the  PGA Championship one of the four majors of the PGA outside the United States of America as early as 2020 seeing as 2019 has already been given to Bethpage Black.

We all know that Americans seem to be the most proud people in this world.  How do you think they will react to hearing the news of the possibility that it would not be held in the USA?  I can only imagine the negative impact this will have on viewers especially the American citizens.  Put this into prospective for a minute.  Would we be willing to have the Canadian Open not on Canadian soil?? I think not!!

“This is an exercise we are going through, an analysis,' PGA of America chief executive officer Pete Bevacqua told Golf Digest.

'It is far from a fait accompli that we are going to take the PGA Championship international.
'When we sat down to map our strategic plan to service our members and grow the game the question arose as to what impact it would have to take the PGA Championship to an international location once or twice a decade.”

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!!