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.
Rory McIlroy has struggled on the European Tour since winning the U.S. Open, but he is now returning to the United States and looks to make a run at the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy finished 25th at the Open Championship. He’s ready to move on to a tournament for which weather isn’t such a factor.
Yes, it is true that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy offered a foreshadowing of greatness when he posted a six-shot win at Congressional. But young Rory’s success has to be overshadowed by the short career of Taiwan’s Yani Tseng.
Notes from the world of golf. Ryan Moore plays with misaligned clubs. Erik Compton gets to the Tour after two heart attacks. Brits occupy the first three spots in the World Rankings.
The Travelers Championship is led by American amateur Patrick Cantlay. Several American amateur golfers are proving they have what it takes to compete in the PGA in the coming years.
Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.