Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tiger Woods Shoots Seven Under on Final Day to Win the Memorial

Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio is said to be one of the toughest courses on the PGA Tour, and I saw that first hand today. After shooting five under on the first three days Tiger Woods re-grouped to shoot a seven under on the final day of the Memorial to claim the title. Woods finished one stroke in front of Jim Furyk at twelve under.

Furyk had the following to say about Woods' performance. "I just wish you all would just quit [ticking] him off ... so he has to come back and keep proving stuff. I think he answered a lot of questions today."

Woods birdied the two toughest holes on the course, numbers seventeen and eighteen. For a while it looked like journeyman Jonathan Byrd may claim the title after an eagle which sent him to eleven under with plenty of golf to play. As suspected Woods pulled some tricks out of his sleeve on the tough greens and pin placements to prevail.

To watch the pros of the PGA play on the television is one thing, but to see it first hand is ridiculous. All of them make the game look so easy and while I would be jumping for joy after knocking in a chip all of them do it on a daily basis with no reaction. If you get a chance go out and see these guys play if they're in a tourney close to your town. Seeing the herd of cows, I mean spectators, following Tiger is hilarious and I wouldn't recommend it. Sitting in the grandstands, drinking beer, and baking in the sun is the life, I just wish the only beer they had on tap wasn't Heineken Light.

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