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Archive for April 28th, 2010

Tiger Woods avoids near run-in with boo birds at Quail Hollow

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Tiger Woods’ Tuesday practice round dominated the headlines at Quail Hollow earlier today. But all that could have changed if Tiger had decided to screw some autograph seekers after his morning round.

PGATour.com’s Brian Wacker was on hand for the practice round. As Woods walked towards the locker room after his round, he momentarily forgot (I say this because we all know the new Tiger would never pass on signing after his round … right?) to stop and scribble his name on a couple of golf flags.

That’s when things appeared to take a turn for the worst. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/28/2010 at 4:49 pm

Anthony Kim and his injured thumb are nearing an inevitable impasse

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Quail Hollow holds a special place in Anthony Kim’s heart. Besides being the first PGA Tour event Kim ever won, the victory was even sweeter because of the field he had to hold off to win the event. Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Fred Couples; they were all there to witness Kim lap the field and win by five shots in 2008.

So when A.K. pulled up a chair inside the press tent on Tuesday prior to the first round, many would have figured his recent form in Houston and Augusta, or possibly his win in 2008, would have been the topic of the day. Far from it.

Instead, Kim spent almost 80 percent of the time talking about one of the hottest topics on tour at the moment: his injured left thumb. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/28/2010 at 4:09 pm