In wire-to-wire fashion, Rory McIlroy collected his third major on Sunday, winning the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, the third leg of his career grand slam. With such an impressive victory there are bound to be some interesting numbers. Here they are:
17 – Strokes under par that McIlory finished, one shot lower than his 54-hole score. After going 66-66-68 in his first three...
The LVH SuperBook has updated its odds to win the 2014 British Open after Thursday’s first-round and also posted matchup props for Friday’s second round.
Rory McIlroy, a 12-to-1 co-favorite heading into the tournament, shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday and owns a one-shot lead over Matteo Manassero. McIlroy sits alone atop the LVH board at odds of 4-to-1.
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Adam Scott and Justin Rose garner co-favorite status for this week’s British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England, while Tiger Woods is unfamiliar territory at 25-to-1 odds.
Woods missed the cut in the only tournament he’s played since having back surgery in March – the Quicken Loans National at Congressional – but Matt Kuchar, who played a practice round...
Tiger Woods missed the first two majors of the season following March surgery, but he’ll make his return this week as he tries to knock off some rust prior to the British Open.He announced his return on his Facebook page last week: “After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National. I’ve just started...
Chris Wood is relishing the prospect of Leicester City’s Premier League curtain-raiser against Everton on August 16. The New Zealand […]
Despite dealing with back spasms and carding a 78 in the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Tiger Woods’ odds to win the Masters were shortened from 7-to-1 last week to 6-to-1 this week at the LVH SuperBook.Las Vegas bookmakers seem unconcerned with Woods’ lingering health issue.Related Link: Tiger Woods’ Masters Plan“He still played relatively well before...
The 2014 Masters, the 78th edition of the event, tees off on April 10, and the usual suspects top the odds board at the LVH SuperBook.Tiger Woods, at 5-to-1 odds, predictably sports a price significantly shorter than the other big names who figure to challenge for the green jacket.Woods sits ahead of Phil Mickelson (12-to-1), Rory McIlroy (15-to-1) and Adam Scott (15-to-1), who won...
“I expect big things from Keegs in 2014 and I think that starts this week at the Humana.” – Golfstradamaus 1/15/14Okay, okay… so Keegan Bradley didn’t win the Humana Challenge last week, but he did have a pretty solid week and he aced the par-3 third hole during the second round of the tournament. That’s still a big thing, right?Listen, I’m not going to sit here and...
With most of the country in the grips of a “polar vortex,” it’s nice to start thinking about the Masters, the early Spring “tradition like no other.” Though the 78th playing of the Masters Tournament is little more than three months away, the odds have been released and to no one’s surprise Tiger Woods has been installed as the favorite at 5/1. The Masters Augusta...
It's the spread, or smashmouth. It's about big passing numbers, or off-the-charts run stats.
All those descriptions can be fairly accurate for the hurry-up, no-huddle offense designed by Auburn coach Gus Malzahn back in his Arkansas high school days. They can each be totally off-base, too.
''All he's ever said is, `We're a hurry-up, no-huddle team that takes...
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January 02, 2014
Time will stand still today in Mexico and New Zealand as the Kiwis take on El Tri in the first leg of the World Cup playoff in Mexico City.
For viewers in the United States, the match kicks off at 3:30pm ET on ESPN, Univision Deportes and WatchESPN.com.
Mexico: Moises Munoz; Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Rafa Marquez, Maza Rodriguez; Paul Aguilar, Juan Carlos Medina...
New Zealand forward Chris Wood is not daunted by Wednesday’s trip to the Estadio Azteca to tackle Mexico in their […]
The attacking trio of Shane Smeltz, Chris Wood and Marco Rojas has been recalled as New Zealand attempts to increase its firepower for the first leg of a World Cup intercontinental qualifier against Mexico on Nov. 13.
All three missed New Zealand's recent friendly against Trinidad and Tobago with injuries and, in their absence, a depleted New Zealand team was held to 0-0 draw...
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November 04, 2013
Everyone's talking about the fact that Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored a goal 12 seconds into the match against Southampton yesterday. But All Whites striker Chris Wood also scored a bizarre goal (for club side Leicester against Watford). He scored with his face.Leicester won 3-0**Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe...
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn insists it's not about him.
Malzahn is making his latest return to his home state Saturday to face the Arkansas Razorbacks, where he unwittingly became a polarizing figure starting with a short-lived stint as offensive coordinator that proved more speed bump than launching pad in his fast-rising career.
He's taking the eighth-ranked Tigers to Fayetteville...
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October 31, 2013
Continental Europe made a solid start in the Seve Trophy by opening up a two-point lead against Britain & Ireland after the opening-day fourballs on Thursday.
Europe, which lost the last six meetings and is trying to win the trophy for the first time since the inaugural contest in 2000, won three of the five pairings on a day of mixed weather conditions.
Nicolas Colsaerts and...
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October 03, 2013
AKRON, Ohio -- It took all of two days to understand the weekend belonged to Tiger Woods.
So at the Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, all Woods needed to do was act human.
That he did, shooting a 2-under 68 to keep his seven-stroke lead built via a career-tying 61 in the second round.
Now, Woods was far from remarkable in the third. He was just good, and that was good enough...
Even when Tiger Wood is just good, he's capable of distancing himself from everyone else.
Woods followed one of the best rounds of his life with a solid 2-under 68 on Saturday in the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational, giving him a seven-shot lead and setting him up for a remarkable eighth victory at Firestone Country Club.
Unlike in a second-round 61 that could easily...
AKRON, Ohio Seventy-three players are heading to the final two rounds of the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational this weekend.
It appears 72 of them are playing for second place.
Tiger Woods on Friday delivered the kind of round the old Tiger Woods routinely did -- especially here at Firestone Country Club -- as Woods tied his own course record of 61, moving to 13-under...
So much for course knowledge.
Webb Simpson, playing his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club, shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational.
It all came down to trust.
''Well, I knew it all through my caddie (Paul Tesori), who's been here so many years,'' Simpson said. ''I just kind of had to listen...
AKRON, Ohio - It's felt more like October than July in Northeast Ohio of late, but the arrival of the sun and some humidity made for nearly ideal scoring conditions at Firestone Country Club Thursday.
It wasn't long before Tiger Woods started making birdies.
He's done this before.
The world's No. 1 ranked golfer came away believing he can keep doing it this weekend...
World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational
Site: Akron, Ohio
Course: Firestone Country Club (7400 yards, par 70).
Winner's share: $1,575,000.
All Times Eastern
After First Round:
Round 1 Total
1. Webb Simpson -6 -6
2. Henrik Stenson -5 -5
3. Tiger Woods -4 -4
3. Ryan Moore -4 -4
3. Chris Wood -4 -4
He was in the Buckeye state, but his head was still in Scotland.
Phil Mickelson, yet to escape a British Open hangover, shot a 2-over 72 and was stuck in the middle of the pack Thursday after the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational.
''Today I had a hard time focusing,'' said Mickelson, who missed 3-foot par putts on the sixth and seventh holes. ''...
English golfers Ian Poulter and Chris Wood were working on their putting strokes on the practice green at Muirfield as news emerged Wednesday of yet another triumph in this summer of success for British sport.
More than 1,000 miles away from the east coast of Scotland, compatriot Chris Froome had just won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a time trial, tightening his grip...
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July 17, 2013
Zach Johnson seized the early lead at the British Open on Thursday, shooting a 5-under 31 on the front side only four days after losing the John Deere Classic in a playoff.
Among those already in the clubhouse, Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello posted a 4-under 67, fellow countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez got off to a blistering start on the way to 68, while 2004 Open champion Todd...
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July 16, 2013