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Tiger Woods for Ryder Cup captain’s pick?

Tiger Woods is already a vice captain for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team. But could he be a captain’s pick for Davis Love III’s squad instead?

Woods, 40, hasn’t played since last year’s Wyndham Championship because of his two back surgeries and has dropped to No. 726 in the official world golf rankings, but he did announce a planned return to the PGA Tour last Wednesday.


Woods is expected to return to action at the 2016 Safeway Open on Oct. 13-16.

Davis love revealed three of his four captain’s picks: Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar. All three picks joined the press conference via Skype and were involved in the Q&A portion.  In the conference,  Kuchar raised many eyebrows when he said, “I heard maybe even Tiger Woods could potentially be a pick,” .

“It could strictly be a rumour,” Kuchar added. “But I mean, I know he’s playing Safeway. Imagine Tiger Woods being a playing captain, absolutely incredible. That last pick is going to be quite amazing. I don’t envy Davis’ position. So it’s a tough job. But gosh, imagine that, Tiger Woods playing for Team USA, being a captain, that would be incredible.”

Love then jumped in, telling Kuchar, jokingly, to not “give away our secrets.”

“You’re going to get a call from Coach (Bill) Belichick here in a minute,” Love told Kuchar.

Love will officially announce his final pick after the Tour Championship in two weeks. As for Woods being that selection, I guess we’ll have to “wait for it …”

Nike retreats from golf equipment industry

Nike Golf announced Wednesday that it plans to “transition out” of golf equipment, instead focusing wholly on its footwear and apparel business.
No specified schedule for the transition was announced. The decision means that Nike will soon stop producing clubs, balls and golf bags.

“We’re committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel,” Nike brand president Trevor Edwards said in a statement. “We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for athletes and delivering sustainable profitable growth for Nike Golf.”

Last month Nike announced that golf sales fell 8.2 percent to $706 million for the fiscal year that ended May 31, making it the lowest-performing business segment of the company over that time period.

While Woods has been the brand’s most notable representative for the past two decades, he hasn’t hit a competitive shot in nearly a year while recovering from his multiple back injuries. In addition to Woods and McIlroy, other notable pros currently using Nike equipment includes Michelle Wie, Suzann Pettersen, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Russell Henley, Paul Casey and Jhonattan Vegas.

 

Frustrated Tiger Woods to miss the PGA championship owing injury issues

Tiger Woods has pulled out of the upcoming US PGA Championship and deserted hope of playing on tour this season.

The 14-time major winner is continuing to build up fitness to compete after undergoing two back operations last autumn.

It has meant Woods has not played a tournament since finishing tied for 10th at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina last August.

The PGA of America announced on its website that Woods would be absent for the year’s final major, just as he was for the Masters, US Open and Open Championship in a frustrating 2016.

In a statement, the PGA of America said: ‘We have been in contact with Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, and he informed us today (Tuesday) that our four-time PGA champion will be unable to join us at Baltusrol Golf Club next week for the 98th PGA Championship.’

He has fallen away to 628th in the world rankings during his injury break and last won a tournament in August 2013 when he triumphed at the Bridgestone International in Akron, Ohio.

His last major victory came at the 2008 US Open.

 

Tiger Woods drives Asia into Europe

Istanbul is the world’s only city built on two continents – Europe and Asia — which are linked by two bridges and one tunnel. Woods arrived in style by helicopter and was ushered to a small tee box in the middle of the bridge before prior to his performance.

Tiger hits drive across Istanbul’s Bosporus River – from Asia to Europe.

A great initiative to unify people.

Claret Jug: The dream of every golfer!

The 145th British open is soon to be played and the winner of this major is awarded a trophy named “The Claret Jug”, the prestigious trophy that values more than the  prize money for the players.

Claret Jug is presented to each year’s winner of the open championship or popularly known as the “The British Open”. First awarded to the winner of the British open in 1872 , the Claret Jug replaced the famous “Challenge belt”, because Tom Morris won 3 consecutive British open titles and was awarded the last Challenge belt after which future winners received “The Claret Jug”.

A picture of Tom Morris Jr. and Sr.
A picture of Tom Morris Jr. and Sr.

Mackay Cunningham & Company makes the Claret Jug. Tom Kidd was the first Champion to receive the new Claret Jug but the 1872 winner, Tom Morris Junior, was the first name engraved on it.

Tiger woods kisses the Claret Jug after winning the 135th British Open.
Tiger woods kisses the Claret Jug after winning the 135th British Open.

Claret Jug stands at 20 ¾ inches high that includes the base, 5 ½ inches wide at its widest point, and its base diameter is 7 ¼ inches. Excluding its base, the jug stands lighter than a beer pint.

the current Claret jug holder Zach Johnson
The current Claret jug holder Zach Johnson.

When the winner receives the Claret Jug they must return it before the start of the next British Open. They are not presented with the original trophy, but a replica. Many of the open champions like drinking out of the jug for victory celebrations, parties, and family get-together.

Hear about how the winners of this prestigious trophy feel about winning it.

Richest ever Golfers.

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
― Dorothy Parker
Here is a list of people who made millions from the sport they loved ‘GOLF’.

8.Vijay singh.

Vijay Singh.
Vijay Singh.

Nicknamed “The Big Fijian”, is a Fijian pro golfer who was No. 1 in the official world golf ranking for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005 has a Net worth: $75 million.

7. Fred couples.

Fred Couples.
Fred Couples.

Frederick Steven Couples a former world no. 1  has 63 pro wins under his belt and designs golf courses has a Net worth: $105 million .

6.Phil Mickelson.

Phil Mickelson.
Phil Mickelson.

Philip Alfred Mickelson  is one of 16 golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors. The only major that has eluded him is the U.S. Open. has a Net worth: $180 million.

5.Gary player.

Gary Player.
Gary Player.

A retired south African pro is one of the best golfers ever.Nicknamed Black Knight, Mr Fitness, and the International Ambassador of Golf is a renowned golf course architect and a writer. Net worth: $200 million.

4.Jack Nicklaus.

Jack Nicklaus.
Jack Nicklaus.

Jack William Nicklaus nicknamed “The Golden Bear” is probably the greatest golfer of all time. He owns one of the world’s largest golf course design companies has a  Net worth: $280 million.

3.Greg Norman.

Greg Norman.
Greg Norman.

Gregory John Norman is an Australian pro, nicknamed the great white shark, Norman spent a whopping 331 weeks as the world’s No.1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. His multinational, Great White Shark Enterprises, earns him money, Net worth: $300 million.

2.Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods.

A man who needs no introduction dominated the world of golf and shattered records but then came the sex scandal, divorce and a drop in rankings. He also lost some sponsors but somehow managed a huge comeback.He consistently ranks as one of the world’s highest paid athletes. Net worth: $550 million.

1.Arnold Palmer.

Arnold Palmer.
Arnold Palmer.

Nicknamed “The King”, he is one of the golf’s most popular stars. He makes money through golf-related business ventures and has a drink and an airport named after him.Net worth: $675 million.

Still need a reason to play GOLF?