Monday, September 24, 2007

Here Are The Presidents Cup Teams

The 2007 Presidents Cup starts this Thursday (Sept 27th) at the Royal Montreal in Canada. Team USA takes their 4-1-1 record into Canada against the International Team. Below are the 12 man teams for both sides.

Team USA

  • Tiger Woods - What can you say about Tiger. Seven wins, 1 major, numerous records, and 1 playoff championship title.

  • Jim Furyk - He had 1 win and eight top-10's with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open.

  • Phil Mickelson - He won a couple tournaments, but Phil is Phil... anything can happen.

  • Zack Johnson - He had his first major at the Masters and his second AT&T Classic. Tied for second in the TOUR Championship with Steve Stricker.

  • Charles Howell III - Ended five year win-less drought by winning the Nissan Open and beating Mickelson.

  • David Toms - He didn't win this year and he had only 2 top-5 finishes.

  • Scott Verplank - He had 9 top-10's and a victory at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.

  • Steve Stricker - Without a doubt the most improved player on the tour this year. Finished 2nd behind Tiger Woods for the FedEx Cup.

  • Stewart Cink - He had 6 top-10's in 23 starts and qualified for the TOUR Championship, but a rather disappointing season.

  • Woody Austin - He made the team by finishing runner-up at the PGA Championship. Won the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis with a closing round of 62.

  • Hunter Mahan - He won the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour win. Tied for fifth in TOUR Championship.

  • Lucas Glover - He was a captain's pick with a very weak season. Only 3 top-10's in 27 starts.

International Team

  • Ernie Els - He didn't have a very good year with a 2nd at the Verizon and tied for fourth at the British Open.

  • Adam Scott - He won the Shell Houston Open and a runner-up at the Mercedes Championship.

  • Vijay Singh - He had 2 early wins in the season, but missed back-to-back cuts and he's fallen to 12th in the world.

  • Geoff Ogilvy - He had 6 top-10's in 22 starts, but no wins.

  • Rory Sabbatini - He made a name for himself this year on and off the course. Won at the Colonial and had five other top-3 finishes. Finished in the top-10 in the World Golf Rankings.

  • K.J. Choi - He had a great year with wins at The Memorial and The AT&T National. Finished 5th on the money list.

  • Retief Goosen - He has a quiet year with the only bright spot at Augusta finishing runner-up to Zack Johnson.

  • Angel Cabrera - He had the stunning victory at the U.S. Open at Oakmont by holding of Tiger Woods. Hasn't done anything since the win.

  • Tevor Immelman - He didn't do that much this season other than finishing 3rd at the WGC-Match Play and in Maui.

  • Stuart Appleby - He had an up and down season. He had a chance to win his fourth consecutive Mercedes Championship, but let it slip away.

  • Nick O'Hern - His only highlight was defeating Tiger Woods in 20 holes at the WGC-Match Play event.

  • Mike Weir - He'll have a lot of pressure on his shoulders after Gary Player chose him as a captain's. He had only two top-10's and currently ranks outside the top 40 in the World Golf Rankings.pick.

Team USA looks very strong again and I see them holding up the Presidents Cup come Sunday afternoon.

Do you agree?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What's In Tiger's Golf Bag - 2007 Tour Championship

Tiger Woods won his 61st PGA tour event last weekend by winning the 2007 THE TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club Atlanta, Georgia. This was the final leg of the PGA Tour Playoffs called the FedEx Cup. Tiger posted all 4 rounds in the 60's for the second week in a row and took home the FedEx Cup, which was his 7th win of the year. Do you want to know what Tiger was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Nike SasQuatch Tour 8.5°
3 Wood: Nike SasQuatch 2 15°
Irons: (2-PW) Nike Blades
SW: Nike Pro Combo 56°
LW: Nike SV Tour 60°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
Ball: Nike One Platinum

Tiger shot a final round 66 to win by an astounding 8-strokes. He played at a level that we haven't seen since 2000, which is basically untouchable. He finished at 23-under par with Mark Calcavecchia and Zack Johnson at 15-under. Tiger took home $1,260,000 for the win and went above $10 million for the year. He also won the $10 million dollar bonus prize for winning the inaugural PGA Tour Playoffs FedEx Cup. Steve Stricker held on to 2nd place in the FedEx Cup standings and took home $3 million with Phil Mickelson finishing 3rd.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Is Tiger Woods The Best Golfer Ever?

To me this is a ludicrous question. How can anyone think that he's not the best golfer that has ever played the game. Just like he did in 2000, Tiger is playing at a level that's untouchable by other golfers. It's almost like watching a professional golfer playing in an amateur golf tournament and lapping the field.

At the Tournament Players Championship this weekend Tiger looked invincible. He cruised to an 8-shot victory and placed first in the FedEx Cup standings collecting $1.26 million and $10 million dollars respectively.

Tiger has won 61 PGA Tour events and 1 shy of Arnold Palmer's 62 career wins, but you have to remember Tiger has done it in only 11 years. At this pace Tiger will pass Sam Snead's 82 career wins in about 4 years.

As a golfer you have to admire how good he is. He's untouchable when he's playing at his best and the rest of the PGA Tour will probably go back to the mindset of playing for second, which is what most players had conceded to during the 2000 PGA Tour season (the last time Tiger completely dominated the tour).

Some golf analysts say that Tiger is in his prime and that he could run off 4, 5, or more wins in a row several times throughout the years to come. Who knows he may win 12 in a row and eclipse Byron Nelson's record of 11 victories in a row. To hear Johnny Miller praise another golfer is rare. He typically has something negative to say about every golfer, but with Tiger I can see that he's in complete awe of his abilities.

All I can say is WOW! Tiger Woods is without a doubt the best golfer to ever play the game and I feel privileged to watch history being made in the sport that I love.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What's In Tiger's Golf Bag - 2007 BMW

Tiger Woods won his 60th PGA tour event last weekend by winning the 2007 BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club Lemont, Illinois. Tiger posted all 4 rounds in the 60's. Do you want to know what Tiger was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver: Nike SasQuatch Tour 8.5°
3 Wood: Nike SasQuatch 2 15°
Irons:  (2-PW) Nike Blades
SW:     Nike Pro Combo 56°
LW:     Nike SV Tour 60°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
Ball:   Nike One Platinum

Tiger shot a final round 63 to win by 2-strokes, but Steve Stricker and Aaron Baddeley put the pressure on early in the round by matching birdie for birdie with Tiger. Tiger pretty much shut the door on the par 3 12th by draining a 50-footer for birdie. Tiger made 3 more birdies going in to finish at -22 under, which is a tournament record. Tiger took home $1,260,000 for the win and went above $9 million for the year. He also hit the $75 million dollar career earnings mark in only 11 years on the tour.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Tiger Has His A Game At Cog Hill

If you didn't see Tiger play this weekend at the BMW Championship then you missed something very special. Tiger shot the easiest 63 I've ever seen and it could have been lower. He had several lip outs that could have made it 60 or 61.

I think Tiger has reached a peak in his performance and is now playing with his a game. It was pretty exciting watching Tiger, Aaron Baddeley, and Steve Stricker trading birdies starting on the back nine. But when Baddeley and Stricker parred and bogeyed respectively on 12 Tiger had just birdied by drawing a 50-footer. Tiger birdied 3 more times coming in and it was over. He finished at 22-under 2 shots ahead of Baddeley and 4 shots ahead of Stricker.

Next weekend at the Tour Championship should be very exciting. If Tiger brings his A game then he's going to be impossible to beat.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs Aug 2007

Here are the Top 10 Hottest Golf Clubs for the month of Aug 2007. These golf clubs were the hottest golf clubs in demand during the month of August.

1. Ping Eye 2 Iron set
2. Callaway X-18 Iron set
3. TaylorMade R580 XD Driver
4. Ping G5 Iron set
5. TaylorMade r7 460 Driver
6. Ping G5 Driver
7. Titleist 905R Driver
8. Nike SasQuatch Driver
9. Callaway Steelhead X-14 Iron set
10. TaylorMade r7 quad Driver

I probably sound like a broken record when I say The Ping Eye 2 Iron set still holds the #1 spot. Like I stated last month, the Ping Eye 2 iron set will be the most popular golf clubs for 2007. It has now been the #1 hottest golf club 8 straight months since January. The hottest golf club for this month is the TaylorMade R580 XD Driver, which came out of no where to take the #3 spot. This driver wasn't even in the top 10 last month. TaylorMade has 4 drivers in the top 10 this month.

Just in case you missed it, here's my post of The Hottest Golf Clubs Of July 2007, which is how the top 10 clubs finished for the month of July 2007.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

What's In Phil Mickelson's Golf Bag? - 2007 Deutsche Bank

Phil Mickelson won the 2007 Deutsche Bank Championship this last weekend at the TPC of Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. Phil played solid all 4 days. Do you want to know what he was carrying in his golf bag during his win?

Driver:  Callaway FT-5 8.5°
3+ Wood: Callaway X Hot 15°
Hybrid:  Callaway FT 3H 17°
Hybrid:  Callaway X 4H 21°
Irons    (5-PW) Callaway X-Forged
GW:      Callaway X-Tour 52°
SW:      Callaway X-Tour 60°
LW:      Callaway X-Tour 64°
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot XG #9
Ball:    Callaway HX Tour

Phil was paired with Tiger Woods on Sunday and held the lead the entire day. Tiger did make a charge on the back nine, but Phil answered by matching Tiger's birdies. Tiger had at least 3 very makeable birdie putts on the back nine that he couldn't convert. Phil finished at 16-under with Tiger 2-strokes back at 14-under. Phil now holds the lead in the FedEx Cup points with Steve Stricker in 2nd and Tiger Woods in 3rd.remains as the #1 golfer in the world. He took home $1,620,000 for the win.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Club Caddy Is A Great Golf Invention

I watched the Golf Channel tonight to see who was going to win "Fore Inventors Only" and "The Club Caddy" came out on top. This invention is so simple and so easy to use that I'm sure every golfer could use it.

If you haven't seen it... it looks like a clothes pin. You clamp it to the shaft of the golf club close to the head of the golf club. It creates a tripod type of stand between the clip and club head. It's used to keep your club from getting wet or dirty when laying on the ground. You know when you grab your wedge and putter and have to set your putter down on the ground to hit your wedge? Well this little gadget will keep your golf club grip from getting wet.

If my description doesn't make sense then go take a look here at The Club Caddy on

What do you think of the invention? Will you buy one?