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Tiger Woods’ asset at 45

The former world number one Golfer turned 45 on December 30 with records waiting for him to break in the next 5 years.
Woods was born on December 30, 1975, and has been playing professionally for 25 years. He owns 15 major in a record 82 PGA Tour titles – comparable to legendary Sam Snead, 683 weeks to hold number one in the world (OWGR), receiving nearly 121 million USD through 368 events.


But at this age, “Super Tiger” is still expected by golfers to surpass Snead and level the 18 major record of “Golden Bear” Jack Nicklaus. And he has half a decade to do that, because at the end of this time, Woods turns 50 – the milestone for the Champions arena.
But will that possibility come true? Over a quarter of a century with 1,322 crowns, Woods had nine operations, four of them on his back, and the rest on his knees.
In early 2020, Woods ranked sixth in the world. It was the result of important victories in the previous year – winning the Masters for the fifth time, winning the Zozo Championship and hitting the record for most titles in the American arena. At the end of 2019, Woods leads the US team to win the Presidents Cup. Only he won three and drew two matches.
All season, his smoldering body allowed only Woods to attend nine top-notch events with his best performance being T9 at the Farmers Insurance Open. With the major group alone, Woods finished T37 at the PGA Championship, was eliminated at the US Open, and T38 in the Masters. “I’m not at optimal form. Whenever I have a good serve I use a bad iron. When my batting performance is good I put the ball down or vice versa,” Woods said before leaving the US Open in mid-November.
And today, Woods ranks 41st OWGR.

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Looking back at PGA Tour 2020: A hallmark of youth

Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland are three of the young talents “storming” at the PGA Tour during the past 12 months.
It can be said that the first year of the new decade was a successful year and marked the young golfer’s mark in the top golf arena. At the age of 23, Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on his debut and was on the Golfer Award nominees of the year in his first year on the PGA Tour. Morikawa’s colleague, Viktor Hovland was crowned at two events and entered the Top 15 of the OWGR world golf ranking.


Meanwhile, 21-year-old Matthew Wolff faces a great opportunity to write history at the US Open. Although unsuccessful, the runner-up position on the challenging pitch of West Winged Foot deserves the US players’ pride to “hold their heads.” A month ago at TPC Harding Park, Wolff ranked T4 in the final. These are also two major launching events of Wolff.

In addition to the trio mentioned above, the Tour also received many imprints of the young golf generation. “Ironman” 22-year-old Im Sungjae won the Honda Classic and made a shocking debut at The Masters when he finished runner-up, although the initial goal was just enough points through the cut. Joaquin Niemann of the same age is also showing potential To become a top golfer If expanding beyond the American golf arena and timeline, Dane Rasmus Højgaard with the coronation of the Mauritius Open (December 2019) at the age of 19 has become the first golfer born after 2000. won the European Tour event and won a second title just nine months later.

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Covid-19 and recollection of Nick Watney

On June 19, Nick Watney became the first PGA Tour golfer infected with Covid-19, before starting the second round of the RBC Heritage at the Harbor Town Golf Link.


PGA Tour reopened the arena from June 11, with the first leg of Charles Schwab Challenge clean nCoV. The good news came not long after the next week, the 39-year-old was found infected and withdrew from the RBC Heritage after the opening round hit 74 strokes.
Watney suddenly became the focus of attention in Harbor Town, but not from what is shown in the game. After a period of treatment and returning to the competition, the golfer who owns 5 Tour titles has shared on Golf Digest about his “surreal” experience with Covid-19.
At the time of receiving a positive nCoV result, Watney was frightened because there was less information about the virus than today. He also stayed with his wife and children before, had scrims with colleagues and interacted with many people. “I definitely don’t want to infect anyone. When everyone was tested negative, things got a little more relieved.
Watney attracted more attention from the media. “I started making interview requests that I never received before. At one point, I got a place on “The Today Show”, something that even my greatest success with the game has yet to achieve, “Watney shared about the unique memory that came with returning becomes the first tour golfer to become infected. “It’s strange to see my name on ESPN’s bottom line every few minutes, for a problem not related to my golfing.”
Having just been rematched after three months of hiatus, and then another two weeks of medical isolation, Watney did not perform as expected. However, Watney does not believe that Covid-19 is the main reason why he repeatedly missed the cut and only two tournaments won the weekend in the second half of 2020.
In addition, Watney also positively assessed the way that the Tour set up a barrier for disease screening and prevention. “I think the executives have done a great job, with the tournaments going well and seriously. We have been playing again for six months. Obviously there are new cases but at most a week, only a few cases or even less ”.

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Patrick Reed moves closer to the title of Race to Dubai

Thanks to an impressive breakthrough in the second round, “American captain” Patrick Reed has a great opportunity to write history in the DP World Tour Championship as well as the European Tour.
After opening day accumulating only 2 strokes, Reed delivered an impressive performance by former Masters champion with a 64-stroke round (-8).


Starting from hole 1, golfer nicknamed “Caption America” ​​collected to 6 birdies in the first nine lines and raised this number to 9 with birdie round closing hole. The only bogey error in Reed’s scoreboard came from the situation at hole 12 par 4, the Earth Course of Jumeirah Golf Estates. At -9, Reed went upstream to 8 steps to monopolize the first place, taking 2 strokes against Matthew Fitzpatrick. If he keeps his momentum going, Reed will enter European Tour history as the first American golfer to win Race to Dubai (formerly Order of Merits), a ranking with the main season end event being the DP World Tour Championship.
“Whenever you have a round of -8 strokes, you will be delighted. I feel like I got off to a better start today and my putter is doing well, ”said Reed.
However, Reed will have to put in a lot of effort from the top position to more than six strokes with 12 other players, including Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland and Lee Westwood.

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Viktor Hovland won the Mayakoba Golf Classic thanks to the last hole birdie

The birdie point of the round has helped the Norwegian golfer 23 bring the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020 title with a narrow gap with the runner-up just one stick.


Poor the top of Emiliano Grillo 2 strokes when entering the decisive round, Viktor Hovland made a comeback thanks to a 65-stroke (-6) scoreboard that collected 7 birdies and 1 bogey. In particular, the 18-hole birdie putt from a distance of 10 feet, the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico was the key to Hovland’s 20-point victory. This is the second title this season for the young Norwegian player since turning professional in 2019, after the Puerto Rico Open in February.
In addition, the Mayakoba Classic trophy also makes Hovland the fifth European golfer since 1945 to have many victories in Tour before age 24 (Rory McIlroy – 6, Seve Ballesteros – 3, Sergio Garcia – 3 and Jon Rahm – 2).
Hovland’s biggest competitor was Aaron Wise, a golfer that kept top of the day with a 63-stroke (-8) bogey-free round. Wise also entered from the first nine lines and accumulated 5 strokes from 3 birdies and Eagle hole 7 par 5. Nine lines later, Wise scored consecutive birdie from holes 13 to 15 to have the same score -19. However, having only par points in the last three holes made Wise pity on runner-up.
“I had some amazing hits, besides the bad holes. Everything is shown here, ”Wise said of his best round ever since his first win at AT&T Byron Nelson 2018.
Adam Long and Tom Hoge share third place (-17). At -16, the group of three T5 golferers include Harris English, Billy Horschel and Lucas Glover.

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4 things to know about The Match: Champions for Change

During the week of the PGA Tour emptying schedule, golf fans still witnessed an exciting tournament, The Match third period.
The Match: Champions for Change kicked off on Black Friday (November 27, 2020) at Stone Canyon Stadium in Oro Valley, Arizona. In addition to Tiger Woods’ absence, the event had many other changes, but the value of the entertainment and philanthropy remained the same.


New faces
In the first period of 2018 and in May this year, The Match always had Super Tiger and Phil Mickelson. However, in the third period, the tournament had only one professional player, Mickelson. In it, Lefty will pair with the NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley compared to Peyton Manning and another veteran character of the American professional basketball village Stephen Curry. At the Medalist Stadium a few months ago, Manning showed off his remarkable skill and with Woods won.
Beneficiary unit
Like The Match 2, the third version is also aimed at meaningful humanities. This time, the mobilized funding will go to traditional black colleges and universities (HBCU).
Before The Match 3, Mickelson announced a $ 500,000 grant to Jackson State University, a HBCU university in the state of Mississippi.
New format
Whereas in previous editions it was a fourball and foursomes format, this time the four star quartets will be playing the modified alternate shot mode, which is almost identical to foursomes. Each team member will take turns to hit their own tee shot and select the better positioned ball to complete the hole.
Charles tee
Charles Barkley, a golfer known for his super swing will have his own tee set to play as he is behind the other three players. These shorter tees, called “Charles tees” by Mickelson, will help Barkley offset limited tee shots.

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Revealed golfer hit even further than Bryson DeChambeau

Although still at the top of the PGA Tour in terms of driver ability, in another arena, DeChambeau is being closely chased by a world ranked 295 golfer.
At 337.8 yards, Bryson DeChambeau is currently leading the PGA Tour in terms of serving distance this season. The Masters last weekend, DeChambeau was still in form, swinging his driver averaging 324.4 yards. Meanwhile at the European Tour, the best golfer was Wilco Nienaber, with a peak of 336.89 yards.

On November 20, at the same time RSM Classic opened on Sea Island Stadium in Georgia, the old continent’s tournament system also started the Joburg Open event in South Africa. When Wilco Nienaber reached the 597-yard 4-par 5 hole, the 20-year-old golfer’s kick exceeded his own average and DeChambeau’s average distance by over 100 yards, to be exact 439 yards from the white tee. Randpark Golf Club. Even Nienaber’s batting was 16 yards longer with the longest-hit PGA Tour player recorded for the 2020-2021 season, Connor Syme with 423 yards at the US Open in September.
If the ball did not hit the left rough, Nienaber’s driver could have broken the European Tour record set by Nicolas Colsaert, with 447 yards in 2014. After the first round of the Joburg Open, Nienaber kept the top of the group with the round. 63 strokes (-8).
Thanks to weight gain and hard work out, Bryson DeChambeau created an impressive advantage in his ability to hit drivers. However, the “golfer” has issued warnings to players who are intending to act this way.

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The American golfer kicks off nearly 91 meters high

Not only creating the impression of horizontal distance, Kyle Berkshire’s swing of the driving force stick also takes the ball to new heights.

Berkshire may be a six-time long-distance soccer event champion, including the 2019 World Long Drive Championship crowning with 406 yards within the final. The Berkshire record ever recorded during this contest is 492 yards.Recently, the golfer born in 1996 also recorded a “record” of high altitude. “This is one among the very best hits I’ve ever hit. it’s nearly 300 feet (91.44 m) tall and flies within the air for about 10 seconds, ”Berkshire said of the new feat on Instagram. consistent with the technical information display at the Drive Shack training ground in West Palm Beach, Florida, from the time the club head touched the ball to the landing, the ball was within the air for 14.5 seconds. the utmost height of the ball was 270 feet (82.3 m), flew 224 yards and continued rolling another 4 yards. Launch angle is at 27.9 degrees while ball speech reaches 169 mph, or 272 km / h.With these numbers, the ball might not get on green as is usually seen. “Would like to see the ball that this high kick left,” Berkshire added on his personal account. especially, the “long-range pitcher” at the PGA Tour Bryson DeChambeau liked the Berkshire post. Considered to be a comparatively safe sport within the context of epidemics, golf business is booming quite ever within the country with the most important number of golf courses within the world.

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Golf fans are happier than fans of other sports

A recent study revealed that golf fans are happy and engaged to interact with the side activities of the sport.
Specifically, Britain’s number one online golf equipment store (Golfsupport) conducted a survey of 6,530 sports fans around the globe. From there, based on the obtained data, we analyzed the fan satisfaction rating, the like – dislike rate (like and dislike) of the videos on Youtube and the level of interaction on social networks. . The results showed that golf ranked number one.


With a happiness index of 90.8 / 100, golf fans topped the list of 10 sports including athletics, tennis, Formula 1 racing, cricket, baseball, boxing, basketball, American rugby and soccer. . The golf fan also has the highest satisfaction (satisfaction) rating among the fans surveyed, with 90.3 / 100.
During the survey, Golfsupport asked fans how satisfied they were on a scale of 1 to 10 with the accessibility of a subject’s coverage, personal experience, support costs, and interests. enjoy playing as well as idol, ideal role model for that sport. There was also a level of fan excitement when watched live; the payment of expenses for related goods; the degree of satisfaction with the president or head director; complexity in the rules of the game and associated sponsors.

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Important milestones in Phil Mickelson’s career

Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is one of America’s top golfers, who continually captivates fans by his incredible achievements and unique playing style.


A career spanning more than two decades has seen Phil Mickelson emerge as one of the top stars of golf.
Phil Mickelson Basics:
Full name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
Nickname: Lefty
Birthday: June 16, 1970
Zodiac: Gemini
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 3 in – Weight: 91 kg (200 lbs)
Educational background: Cathedral High School, University of San Diego High School, Arizona State University
Father: Phil Mickelson Sr. – Mother: Mary Mickelson
Siblings: Tim Mickelson (older brother), Tina Mickelson (older sister)
Wife / husband: Amy Mickelson (married 1996)
Children: Evan Samuel Mickelson (son), Amanda Brynn Mickelson (girl), Sophia Isabel Mickelson (girl)
Net worth: $ 375 million
Occupation: Golfer at PGA Tour
Competition career: Since 1992
Official site: philmickelson.com
Phil Mickelson Childhood and Childhood
Phil Mickelson is one of three children born by Sr. Phil Mickelson and Mary Mickelson. Phil was born in California, raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As a boy, Phil always liked to play golf. His parents recalled that Phil was rarely at home, always looking to the nearest golf course. Phil is a right-handed person who plays golf with his left hand.
After graduating from high school, Phil Mickelson attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship. In college, Mickelson played really well.