Rory McIlroy walked off the course at the PGA National after hitting his second shot in the water on the ninth hole, already seven over par for the day. “I’m not in a good place mentally,” he told reporters.
Madden said he also was impressed with the 49er backup QBs in their pre-season win Friday night.
This year at The Olympic Club, McIlroy might not even be around for the weekend unless he plays better than he did Thursday.
Practice rounds are underway at the Olympic Club in San Francisco in preparation for the start of the U.S. Open on Thursday. As a kid in nearby Daly City, John Madden witnessed Jack Fleck’s upset victory over Ben Hogan in the 1955 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club.
Rory McIlroy tends not to play a tournament the week before a major. Then again, he tends not to miss three straight cuts.
Bubba Watson wins the Masters, beating Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a playoff.
20 years after Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992, the 52-year-old finds himself tied for the lead with Jason Dufner at 5 under. When a reporter asked Couples if he thinks he can win, he replied with no hesitation, “yes, I feel I can!”
England, South Africa, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, Italy and USA… it’s an international leaderboard after the first round of The Masters.
CBS will be covering the final rounds of the 2012 Masters Tournament on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th. The following golfers are who I believe to be the top 6 contenders to compete this week.
The PGA Championship is this year’s final major and without the presence of a dominant player in the field, the player with the best fortune during the week will be the most likely winner.