Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Players Championship has
announced a change to its playoff format, switching from sudden death to a
three-hole, aggregate score arrangement.
The plan will go into effect for this year’s tournament at the TPC Sawgrass in
Not surprisingly, the playoff will take place on holes 16, 17 and 18.
The par-5 16th is the greatest risk-reward hole on the course and has the
lowest stroke average to par, while the par-3 17th is the signature hole continue
Bubba Watson won his second green jacket in his career this past week after playing great golf. This week the PGA is heading to the Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina. Last year Graeme McDowell survived the windy conditions to take the title down.
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A lot of golfers will be taking the week off after the Masters, but the field is still very competitive. Jordan Spieth is the favorite to win the event at 14/1 odds and Jason Day is next in the market at 15/1. continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Three lefties have combined to win six
of the last 12 Masters titles and two of them have a lot in common.
Three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, who won his second
Masters title on Sunday, are among the longest hitters on the PGA Tour.
The third lefty, Mike Weir, also won the Masters in that same 12-year span,
but he is far from a long hitter. What the three have in common is that they
play a right-to-left ball-flight off the tee.
And that sets up perfectly at Augusta.
Watson used his prodigious continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite the LPGA having the week off,
Inbee Park increased her lead atop the standings in this week’s world
Park, who has four top-10 finishes in five starts this season, held a lead of
.87 average points ahead of Suzann Pettersen last week, but that lead
increased to .99 average points in the new rankings.
The remainder of the top 20 players also stayed the same, with continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Bubba Watson collected his second green
jacket in three years at The Masters on Sunday, and that vaulted him to No. 4
in this week’s world golf rankings.
Watson used a 4-stroke swing at the eighth and ninth holes to turn a 2-stroke
deficit to Jordan Spieth into a 2-stroke lead. Watson would hold onto his lead
for the remainder of the day and cruised to a 3-stroke victory over Spieth and
His second career major victory jumped Watson eight places in the rankings.
The top three players remained the same, continue