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Nike’s new Tiger Woods commercial should have everyone buzzing

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Update: The commercial is now viral. Here’s the link if you want to check it out.

Tiger Woods’ opening round should have the whole world buzzing tomorrow but in between action on the course, there should have the masses talking about the game’s number one golfer as well.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nike will air a new Tiger Woods commercial starting some time today. No big deal, right? After all, it was confirmed that Woods had been shooting a new one for Nike in his backyard. But this commercial may have a different tone compared to the ball-bouncing antics of Tiger commercials in the past.

The Journal learned that Tiger Woods’ late father, Earl Woods, will be the voice-over in the background of the ad saying, “I want to find out what your thinking was; I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything,” Earl says in the background. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Jonathan Wall

04/07/2010 at 4:58 pm

4 Masters pairings to watch during the first two rounds

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The course is ready, the players are chomping at the bit, and Tiger Woods’s press conference, thankfully, is in the books. That only means we’ve got the par 3 contest remaining before we can officially kickoff Thursday’s first round with Arnie and Jack hitting the opening tee shots at 7:40 a.m. EST.

The talk of the tournament will of course be Tiger and his return to golf; but that doesn’t mean other storyline and intriguing pairings should get left by the wayside. Trust me, there are definitely groups out there that should get your full attention on Thursday and Friday.

Here are the top four to watch: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/07/2010 at 2:01 pm

Tiger Woods and his cell phone continue to make headlines

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If you’ve never been to Augusta National before, then you’ve probably never seen the sign. The big green and white sign I’m referencing that currently sits outside the course has a laundry list of things that are forbidden on the course during the Masters tournament.

One of the big no-no’s on the list is an item that can be as addicting as crack to some people, and that would be the cell phone. For one week out of the year, the course asks patrons and players alike to keep their phones away from the course.

If you’re a player, the rules state you must keep your phone in the locker during the tournament. I guess Tiger Woods didn’t get the memo. And we all know he’s probably the last one that wants to have his phone out in public. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/07/2010 at 4:07 am