Tiger Woods shifting charity event to Florida

Tiger Woods’ forthcoming charity golf event in Thousand Oaks would be the very last in Southern California. Next time, the event would move to Windermere in Florida. The 18 golfer World Challenge invitational event takes place every year since the year 2000 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

This year’s tournament is scheduled for 5th to 8th December, and would feature golfers like Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy as well as defending champ Graeme McDowell for the US$ 1 million award.

Next year, the event would take place at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. The news was announced by Tiger Woods earlier on Friday. In a statement, Woods told: “We’ve enjoyed 15 amazing years in Southern California,”
“I’m looking forward to this next phase of the World Challenge and what it can bring to Florida.”

Much of Woods’ pro career has centered on Orange County in Florida, including practicing at Isleworth. Till 2011, Tiger also stayed in the gated locality west of Orlando. The World Challenge tournament would unite with Isleworth’s Tavistock Cup.
Tavistock Group’s vice president of sports Andy Odenbach told that The World Challenge has become a marquee golf tournament. They are honored to build on its strong history and host the players, sponsors and fans.

Last year’s rain soaked event was won by Graeme McDowell with 3 shots ahead of Keegan Bradley, ending at seventeen under par. For this year event, the ticket price starts at US$ 30.

Collegiate Challenge Cup

The Dick’s Sporting Good Collegiate Challenge Cup is a thing that college golf has not seen earlier. It is interesting enough to estimate the interest of 5 SEC and ACC teams for the very first event. Music City Bowl is a football match between the 2 conferences each year. The present relationship among the conferences, the council as well as ESPN triggered an idea at The Golf Club of Tennessee for a college golf event.

Nashville Sports Council’s president Scott Ramsey told that their goal is to bring sporting events to the city that have an impact. After 7 years of redevelopments at the club – now The Golf Club of Tennessee needed to see how some of the top college players in the region would do on the improved and new Tom Fazio plan.

With Collegiate Challenge Cup afoot, with 5 teams each from SEC and ACC, there are 2 different titles up for grabs earlier this week. 1st – fifty four hole stroke play contest is set for the next 2 days, with team and individual team winners crowned. On Sunday, usual ACC and SEC rivals will team up with each another to attempt and bring down the other conference in a match play event.

The Golf Club of Tennessee’s General Manager Todd Heifner told that 2 events in one is the way they were looking at it. This is quite different compared to any other event the squads play in.

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are engaged

American golfer Dustin Johnson managed to pocket a cool $ 2,572,844 this season from his exploits on the golf course, thanks in large parts due to his win in the season opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions as well as four finishes inside the top five as well as a tied eighth position in the recently concluded US PGA Championship at the Oak Hill last weekend.

And now, we know just where the golfer spent most of his money after he posted a message on the popular social networking site Twitter with the photo of a large diamond ring on the finger of his girlfriend Paulina Gretzky, announcing to his followers that the daughter of the legendary hockey player Wayne had indeed said yes to his proposal of marriage. Read more “Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are engaged”

About Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer is a professional golfer from Germany who currently plays on the European Tour and is also a part of the US PGA Tour. Kaymer is also a former world number one, having reached the top of the Official World Golf Rankings in 2011 after he finished as runners-up in the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship but lost the top spot after a mere eight weeks when Lee Westwood overtook him to become the new world number one.

Born in the city of Dusseldorf in Germany, the German turned professional back in 2005 and has already won ten titles on the European Tour, including four titles in the Race to Dubai, which was formerly known as the Order of Merit for the first time back in 2010. Among those wins was the PGA Championship of 2010 which made Martin Kaymer only the second German in history to win a major title.

He also won the 2011 World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions, thus becoming only the tenth player in history to hold a major title and a World Golf Championship simultaneously. But Kaymer wrote his name in the history books when he sank a putt on the 18th hole in the very final day of the Ryder Cup of 2012 which enabled the European Team to retain the Ryder Cup as the team managed to turn over a four point deficit against the United States Team on the final day of the event.

Martin Kaymer officially became a member of the PGA Tour in 2013 and is also exempt through to the 2015 edition of the PGA Championship as an outcome of his triumph in the event back in 2010. Kaymer is one of the flag bearers of European golf and according to experts, he is one who can give Tiger Woods a run for his money.

Popular sporting events

The football season is drawing to a finale though there is plenty of sport remaining, in particular betting on the play-offs and the FA Cup. Will the winner be Wigan or Manchester City? At 4/1 the smart money could well be on the former.

Betting on Murray winning Wimbledon this year is going to be very popular and the odds of 11/4 on him doing so are a little on the short side. He may be well motivated, have the crowd behind him, and already have one grand slam tucked away in his tennis shorts, but can he really beat the masterful Novak Djokovic in a Wimbledon final? Our money is on the Serb.

With the flat season beginning, there will be a renewed interest in classic racing and the bookmakers are expecting another bumper year despite the recent scandal over the Godolphin stables and illicit steroids. The first Classic is the 2000 Guineas on 5th May followed by the 1000 Guineas, the Oaks and the Derby. Dawn Approach will win the 2000 Guineas; you can bet on it.

Unfortunately the long term weather forecast is suggesting that June will be particularly wet, and the whole summer might be a washout; so factor this in to your betting strategy. For instance there are likely to be a number of drawn cricket matches this season. Royal Ascot could also be a washout, but it’s worth the risk if you take an umbrella; there is nothing like the thrill of on-course betting. Read more “Popular sporting events”

Focus on Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson was born and raised in Bagdad, Florida. He was born on 5th November 1978. He is an American professional golfer on the PGA tour. He went to Milton high school and represented the school in amateur golfing events. He went to the Faulkner State Community College, Alabama and played golf for the college.

Then he transferred to the University of Georgia and played for the Bulldogs through 2000-2001. He helped them to achieve their SEC title in 2003. Later that year, Bubba Watson shifted to professional golf and joined the Nationwide Tour. He played there until 2005, the same year he finished 21st on the money list of the Nationwide Tour. He earned a little over 1 million dollars as a rookie and lead the PGA tour in driving distance at 319.6 yards. Due to his decent performance in the 2007 U.S. Open he was in the final group at the Oakmont Country Club, near Pittsburgh, where he finished 5th, in a tie.

On 27 June 2010, Bubba Watson saw his first victory on the PGA tour, in Cromwell, Connecticut at the Travelers Championship. He dedicated his win to his parents. At the PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits, he was a runner-up to Martin Kaymer. He won his second PGA Tour event on 30 January 2011, the Farmers Insurance Open. He defeated Phil Mickelson by one stroke. He won the 3rd PGA Tour title of his career on 1 May 2011 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Controversies flew when Bubba Watson openly criticized the Alstom Open De France on the European tour in spite of playing under a sponsor’s exemption.

On 2012, he won the first Masters Tournament of his life, which was also his first major, where Louis Oosthuizen was a runner-up. This win pushed him to the 4th rank of the Official World Golf Rankings.