Report: Tiger’s Girl, Vonn Injured in Ski Accident

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn at the Broncos-Chiefs game on Sunday night. Thanks to Fox Sports for the photo.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn at the Broncos-Chiefs game on Sunday night. Thanks to Fox Sports for the photo.

It Seems that Tiger Woods has been dealing with some injuries lately and the same thing seems to be happening with his superstar girlfriend Lindsey Vonn who is injured for the second time this year and around an important time as the Winter Olympics is not far off. Reports say that Lindsey suffered a knee injury while training in Colorado according to GolfChannel.com and GolfRumors.com. “She was not admitted to the hospital and is currently being evaluated by (U.S. women’s ski team) Dr. (Bill) Sterett back in Vail. We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours.” Vonn’s publicist, Lewis Kay, told NBC Sports. So, let’s hope that it might not be that serious which because as we know, injuries in sports simply suck and a ski injury can be life threatening in many ways. Woods and Vonn have been seen practically all over the place together both on and off the course and were even seen on the sidelines during the big Sunday night football game between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and Alex Smith’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Vonn’s injury is just coming not long after there were reports of nasty arguments between the famous couple but is also not long after there were pictures of the two at skiing location getting ready to hit the slopes. Makes you kind of wonder, is it that she’s simply not ready to ski or is it deeper than that? Is the relationship with the no.1 golfer in the world getting to her mentally and making her lose her focus? Who knows but there have been many cases where we see terrific athletes fall because of the things that are on their mind because the mind is more powerful than the body and a crooked, confusing relationship is one thing that will definitely mess with your mind. We’ll see if Tiger will spend some time with her while she’s hurting. So do you think the relationship is messing with her mentally? Or is it simply just an injury? Let me know in the comments section below!

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2013 PGA Tour: More President’s Cup Chatter

The President's Cup is back again and it should be another fun tournament.

The President’s Cup is back again and it should be another fun tournament.

Hello guys, I’m back FINALLY after my short absence. I was working on changing the GP Golf Report from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and it took me awhile to put it all together (And I still have some things I need to do!) but man, was it worth it. There’s much more freedom to using a WordPress.org blog and it is so sweet, I kind of feel like a little kid in a candy store because it’s filled with so many different options for website customization and I love it so far. Using this new blog also can help grow the GP Nation as there are more ways than ever to reach out to the world and I’m going to make sure to deliver the best content possible in the golf journalism world. Anyway, enough about me, let’s get into some more President’s Cup talk shall we? It’s coming around the corner and team USA looks to dominate yet again.

 

Although beautiful and breathtaking, Muirfield will be a challenge for these players so please be careful when smelling the environment kids.

Although beautiful and breathtaking, Muirfield will be a challenge for these players so please be careful when smelling the environment kids.

I know I’ve probably already mentioned some things in my previous post but I don’t see why team USA could come out on top again. There are so many weapons on team USA that the International team wouldn’t be ready for. Yes, the International squad has a few dangerous weapons like Adam Scott and Jason Day but the rest of the roster is pretty much full of President’s Cup rookies. Having veterans is key when in a team event like the President’s Cup or Ryder Cup and although being a veteran doesn’t necessarily mean your team s going to win, but it just has an experienced presence out there for a lot of the rookies and that’s a great reason to pick team USA. I think the International squad will be exciting to watch with a bunch of new players on the team alongside a hall of famer in Ernie Els and a future hall of famer in Adam Scott. So, it should be a good one! Looking forward to it and I know you guys are too. Keep it real all, from Chicago with love. Also, if you enjoyed this post and if you like the website, then please subscribe and you’ll be receiving every new post I write!


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Who will Win the Player of the Year?

Adam Scott had Arguably his Best Season in 2013 and Looks to Dominate Again Next Year.

Adam Scott had Arguably his Best Season in 2013 and Looks to Dominate Again Next Year.

We have seen some great golf this year and it’s been very fun to watch. From Australian flags covered in Masters green to U.S. Open heartbreak to 59’s, this season has definitely been one to reflect on and hopefully we’ll see more in the next season but the one question a lot of fans may be asking is, who is this year’s Player of the Year? You’d think you’d have at least four or five players to choose from but honestly, there’s only two to choose from. Those guys being Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott. I know people will be like “Bu- Bu- but, wha- whaat about Tiger?!”. Well, Tiger has five regular wins and NO majors this year and I think one major is the equivalent of three maybe four wins, plus a major has much more weight on it. If Tiger isn’t in the conversation then the “Tiger heads” will go head hunting but I just don’t see it, if he does win it then that’s because the media and networks will get more views and reads and listens which generates more presidents, paper, cheddar, or in other words, that green piece of paper we call money. That’s the only reason why he would win and you know the big networks that cover all sports will vote for Tiger because that’s pretty much all they know about golf with many acting like they know golf but they have to throw Tiger in every sentence.

Phil Mickelson Continues to Add to his Legendary Resume After Having Another Great Season.

Phil Mickelson Continues to Add to his Legendary Resume After Having Another Great Season.

If he won a major this year combined with the wins he has then he would be a runaway for POY but he didn’t win one so that’s why it’s down to two guys. The crazy thing about this that makes this such a tough decision is that both Adam and Phil have seven top 10 finishes (Including their victories, excluding the victories, they have five) and they both have one major and one regular win so it makes it very difficult to decide. Let’s look at like this; Phil’s major win was more dominant making his a bit more significant in my opinion while Adam had to go into a playoff against Angel Cabrera at the Masters BUT I’d say Adam winning the Barclays was more significant than Phil winning the Waste Management Open. So, at this point it’s kind of up in the air but I must make a decision because well, I don’t want to keep anyone in suspense so I think the winner of the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year will be…..Phil Mickelson. Because, again he was pretty dominant in his major victory and yes the Masters is a tad bit more prestigious but the Open Championship is the oldest and the way Phil took down a course that was destroying the players was amazing. Not to mention out of the seven to 10’s between the two, Phil look much sweeter as he has finished in the top 5 in all of his top 10 finishes except for the Barclays where he finished in 6th. So, I think will Phil will take the crown and add to his more to his hall of fame career. It seems like the guy continues to get better and he’s only a U.S. Open victory away from a career grand slam. Can he do it? So Phil Mickelson will be your 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year. Write in the comments on who YOU think will win!


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Furyk Leads, Special Announcement

Jim Furyk Hitting a Nice Iron Shot from the Rough During the BMW Championship

Jim Furyk Hitting a Nice Iron Shot from the Rough During the BMW Championship

Hello all of you beautifuls and handsomes out there! Jim Furyk who has as of late been showing his face all over the top of the leaderboard the last few tournaments and now he’s in the lead YET AGAIN, you heard me right, Mr. Furyk is towards the top yet again. He’s been on fire in the last five or six tournaments except for his 27th place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship which is still not too shabby. He’s without a doubt a guy to look out for going into the final round. The one thing that will help him win is his dangerously good accuaracy with that beautiful signature swing of his. One thing I’ve always said about Furyk is that although he doesn’t hit the ball to the moon (Even though why would you, that would be considered out of bounds!), he sure knows how to hit it down the fairway and his putting has always been solid. He has a very good chance to win and after his previous outing at the Deutsche Bank Championship, he would like nothing better but to get a glorious playoff victory. However, if he wants to do so, he has to go up against a tough top five with those golfers being Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods so Jim will have his work cut out for him no doubt. Zach Johnson is in the top five and he’s also extremely accurate off the tee, by far one of the most accurate hitters on the Tour so that’s one guy to watch out for for sure. One of my early “guys to look out for” is in second place right now and that of course would be Wisconsin native Steve Stricker who is pretty much an all around player despite his lack of power off the tee. He’s very accurate, tough around the greens and can drop putts like dimes.

Steve Stricker with a Beautiful Sand Save During the BMW Championship.

Steve Stricker with a Beautiful Sand Save During the BMW Championship.

He’s also no stranger to top finishes as he has quietly had one of the best seasons on Tour this year. After nearly winning the Deutsche Bank Championship finishing in second, he would love to get a victory at this legendary tournament at the BMW Championship and show why he’s still the real deal on Tour and as we know, when “Strick” is hot he’s on fire like “Boomshakalaka!” As for the special announcement, I’m sure you all have noticed already due to the banner I have up on the site but the GP Golf Report was placed third at the Silver Dome Awards by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association for Best Station/Program website and I have to say that it is an absolute honor to win this legendary award taking third after beating out tons and tons of entries beating out several college radio station sites and such and it means the world to me that this site made it this far so quickly and I thank all of you guys for supporting me thus far and liking and commenting on articles and giving me the hits and it’s unbelievable to know that I’m already less than 200 hits away from reaching 1,000 and it couldn’t have been done if it weren’t for you guys reading and sharing the site and be sure to keep doing so because it really is powerful and it really does help. Thank you so much and I look forward to continuing writing great content and posting great audio for you all. Again thank you so much and remember that anything is possible that you set your mind to (Hear that kids?)!

The Illinois Broadcaster's Association has been Around for 65 Years and has had Many Illinois Broadcasting and Media Legends be Honored.

The Illinois Broadcaster’s Association has been Around for 65 Years and has had Many Illinois Broadcasting and Media Legends be Honored.

Myself Holding my Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois Broadcaster's Association. Again, Truly Honored.

Myself Holding my Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association. Again, Truly Honored.


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The Players Championship 2013: Another Year, Another Classic Tournament

ThePlayerLogoHole 17 Sawgrass

Well, The Players Championship has finished and Tiger Woods ends up coming out with the victory for his fourth win of the season. He and Sergio Garcia both led the tournament while having a not-so-friendly exchange of words making it a heated and entertaining battle coming down the stretch.

At the beginning of this tournament it was Roberto Castro who led the way with a record tying performance making it arguably the most dominant opening round in Players Championship history. However, he quickly fell down the leaderboard and ended up finishing tied for 19th with a slew of players including Luke Donald, Zach Johnson and Jason Day, so in the end he still had a strong finish overall and his game should be appreciated and that just shows that there is so much talent on the PGA Tour and Castro is a perfect example of that, even on a course that is a Pete Dye design which is always a challenge, he still managed to play at a high level until Garcia and Woods both charged up the leaderboard and TPC Sawgrass eventually got the best of Castro.

Surely the hall of fame architect Dye appreciates the great competition that has been seen over the years at TPC Sawgrass and have a hole that is arguably considered the most famous in all of golf at the 17th at which Garcia failed to execute when it mattered. Woods has won four tournaments this year with his victory at the “Fifth Major” but still needs to win a major to be the tiger of old. If he didn’t win so many majors back then, then Tiger is in fact back, but the reputation for him grew largely because of his wins at the majors so he will never be back unless he can win a major almost every year like he did back then, he’s just a very good golfer now, but he’s not back to original Woods form like back in the early 2000’s, not even close, especially when Rory Mcilroy won five tournaments just last year including a major.

So it’s still going to take a lot before he’s “back” so appreciate how he’s playing now, don’t worry about him being “back” as those days are gone. Look ahead with the Woods that’s out there now and see how things turn out. He will win tournaments but it’s definitely uncertain when he will win another major, the closest he’s ever gotten was at The Masters and the competition is extremely more fierce than ever before as more and more players rise to occasion to finish strong in majors so Woods has a lot against him and there a lot of very talented players hungry for their first major championship like Kevin Streelman for example who has been playing out of his mind for someone who only has one victory this year.

In almost every tournament Streelman is always towards the top of the leaderboard and he finished second at The Players. If there’s one guy that has a very high chance to win a major this year then it’s definitely Streelman. The Chicago native has proven that he’s the real deal on tour and can compete with the best of the best including Woods and Garcia. Streelman could have had at two or three wins this year and that’s how good he’s played and it kind of came out of now where although, he already proved he was a solid player last year but this year he has come into his own and it’s amazing to see. With the U.S. Open coming around the corner, this is a perfect opportunity for him to finish victorious and get that first major.

Guys he needs to look out for are Jason Day who seems to always be in contention at majors and is very hungry for his first title and Lee Westwood who finished strong at TPC Sawgrass and is also hungry for a major himself. Others that finished in the top 10 at The Players are former Players champion Henrik Stenson, long hitter Ryan Palmer, long putt master and “Golf Boy” Ben Crane, former world number one Mcilroy, the ever talented Martin Laird and Brandt Snedeker who still remains a trooper out there.

This was another exciting year of The Players Championship and next year looks to be just as fun and full of memories and maybe even more trash talk if Woods and Garcia are in the top ten again next year.

(Credit of this article goes to a piece I wrote on eDraft.com)


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