Tiger Woods made one major change to his set-up for the PGA Championship. Let’s take a look at the clubs the 15-times major winner is now carrying in his golf bag.
Tiger has the new TaylorMade SIM driver in his bag. Explaining what he wanted from it, he said: “I want to be able to draw it and then hit my little slap cut up there kind of shortening the fairway. Trying to find both, meanwhile giving me more distance with both shots, would be ideal.”
One of the major features of the SIM is the Speed Injected Twist Face. This revolutionary face curvature reduces sidespin and delivers straighter shots on off-centre strikes.
The remarkable transformation of golf in Abu Dhabi over the last 20 years has been a major driving factor in turning the city into a top tourist destination for international travellers.
Starting with just one golf course made entirely of sand in 1976, Abu Dhabi now has three world-class courses, nine-hole options, and floodlit golf. It also hosts two professional events on the men’s and women’s European Tours and is a leading golf holiday destination.
Over the past few decades, the city transformed into a global tourist hotspot, with five-star luxury hotels, incredible cultural attractions, high-end shopping and huge state-of-the-art theme parks. Abu Dhabi welcomed an estimated 11.35 million international visitors in 2019, a 10.5 per cent year-on-year increase according to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
With guaranteed sunshine, excellent golf courses, and luxurious accommodation, the growth in Abu Dhabi’s golf tourism is hardly surprising. With temperatures around 25°C between November and April, the city is particularly appealing to European sun-seeking tourists during winter. It also offers perfect conditions for playing golf.
The golf courses themselves are some of the most spectacular tourists will experience anywhere, and visitors are blown away by their immaculate condition.
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Maybe he was channeling his inner Danny Noonan working for Judge Smails, who knows, but Oliva Pinto’s U.S. Amateur run ended when his local looper tested the bunker surface and cost a loss of hole.
David Shefter sets up the quarterfinals here with two former U.S. Junior Amateur winners in the group hoping to match Tiger Woods as the only winner of a Junior and Amateur.
Video of the infraction:August 14, 2020
For CBS at Augusta, two noteworthy Emmys of the technical front:
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE
The Masters (CBS/CBS Sports Network)
THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Masters — Every Shot, Every Hole (CBS)
And then the equivalent of Best Picture, Album of The Year and TV Series Drama…
OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL
The Masters (CBS)
Thanks to reader Steve for watching Hard Knocks so I don’t have to hear how Sean McVay has to tell his team where go No. 1 vs. No. 2, but also for the uplifting news that the PGA Tour’s return and some golfer’s misfortune prompted Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn to get tested. Who knows how many were spared after Lynn tested positive and quarantined, but no one can say the PGA Tour’s return was not also helpful in educating many, including well-paid coaches on how the symptoms go.
Jeff Miller of the LA Times reports.
He said he was watching a golf tournament during which one participant withdrew after testing positive. He said the golfer mentioned suffering from symptoms similar to the ones he felt.
“If I hadn’t been watching the golf event and saw that golfer complaining about back aches and soreness, I never even would have gotten tested,” Lynn said on the show. “I never even would have known it and probably got [other] people infected.”
I’m taking a wild guess here, but Denny McCarthy in July was the player most likely to have been the one given that he shared more symptons details.
Either way, as we learn more how to deal with this whole modern pandemic thing, it turns out the PGA Tour’s transparency, while painful for the guys who have tested positive, is actually a positive in ways you we can’t always imagine.