Sunday, March 25, 2012

2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Well, the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational is in the books. Bay Hill once again has proven a tough test for the best golfers in the world. It may not be the most spectacular course, or the most fun, but the players still have a stern test every year. And this year, the tournament may be remembered as the revival of Tiger Woods' quest to be known as the best golfer ever. He is driving the ball beautifully right now and hitting iron shots very well. The shortgame is also starting to come around.

Tiger entered the day 1 ahead, and quickly got going. He had 4 birdies and a bogey on the front, and came in at 1 over on the back to finish with a solid 70. He ended up winning by 5 over Graeme McDowell and shot the third lowest round of the day. This is also Tiger's first 4-round tournament finishing every round under par since the 2010 Masters. And each of Tiger's first 4 Masters victories have come after winning a tournament sometime earlier in the season, including a couple after wins at Bay Hill. All of the signs point to Tiger peaking this early season at the Masters.

I can tell you I am looking forward to the Masters this year probably more than any other tournament I can remember. I cannot wait until we find out who will be donning the green jacket come Easter Sunday afternoon.

Until then,

Hit em straight!

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