As much as I hoped Phil Mickelson’s storybook week would end on a high, putting an end to his nightmares at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose makes a fine champion.
Tiger Woods had two double bogeys and a triple bogey on the back nine for a 44, and he did that without a penalty shot.
In one of the most anticipated Masters ever — with the resurgence of Tiger Woods as the top-ranked player in the game — the question as Woods gets started on Thursday morning at 10.45 a.m. is whether he can sustain his fine play.
The hunt for his 15th Major Championship begins in two weeks at The Masters. And for the first time in a long time, all seems right in the world for Woods.
Brandt Snedeker had one of his best rounds of the year, a 6-under 64 on Saturday that gave him a share of the lead at the Tour Championship.
Right when it looked as though Justin Rose might blow a big lead, he chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole to secure a two-shot victory Sunday in the BMW Championship that sends him to East Lake for a shot at $10 million.
Even as Cog Hill played tougher under sunshine and swirling wind, Rose made only one bogey as his top challengers fell apart. He wound up with a 2-under 69 and built a four-shot lead going into the final round at Cog Hill.
The official start to spring every year for me begins the first Monday of every April and takes place in a setting much like one in a fairy tale: Augusta National, home of The Masters.