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Greg Norman becomes TaylorMade Tour Staff Player

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
Categories: European TourGolf BallsGolf ClubsGolf CoursesGolf EquipmentGolf GearPGA Tour

This isn’t an April fool’s joke.

Greg Norman has inked a deal with TaylorMade. The Shark will play the TP Red golf ball (which he played in that great performance at the (British) Open last year, TaylorMade golf clubs, TM staff bag and a TM logo on the side of his hat. Yes the side. There’s NO way the Shark would let his Shark logo play 2nd fiddle to any other.

What about MacGregor?

Not sure what the ramifications are with this deal and Greg’s relationship/investment in MacGregor Golf, which is still sporting Greg’s photos on their home page.

Norman video on the switch, The Masters

In this nine minute video, Norman explains his decision to switch to TaylorMade. He also mentions playing golf at The Masters this year. He says the length of Augusta National makes Beth Page Black look like a pitch-and-putt course.

Emergency! Clear my calendar for June 6th. Invited to Playboy mansion…

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 30th, 2009
Categories: Golf AccessoriesMiscellaneousTiger Woods

Cancel my round of golf Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus on June 6. I need to be in LALA land on that day come hell or high water. A pal… a REAL pal, invited me to a party at the Playboy mansion.

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click photos to enlarge (the photos you dummy!)

I’m working on a round of golf with said pal and perhaps a couple of female caddies… more info to come.

Golf TV ratings highest since last year’s US OPEN

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 30th, 2009
Categories: Golf MediaPGA TourTiger Woods

Thanks to Tiger Woods for being in contention, and winning at Bay Hill yesterday, television ratings were the highest for golf since last year’s US OPEN.

Like it or not, this guy drives media traffic for TV and the web.

Stay tuned for my next post, highlighting the weakest part of Tiger’s game, which is driving me crazy. And it may not be what you think, based on my last couple of posts.

How good would Tiger be if he could hit a fairway?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, March 27th, 2009
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods

After two rounds at Bay Hill, Sean O’Hair is looking very solid at -8 and he’s got a three shot lead over Jason Gore. Tiger sits five shots back.

How good would Tiger Woods be if he could hit a fairway?

Tiger sits in 5th place so far. Not bad for somebody who hit is averaging only 50% fairways hit, tied for 65th place. The other parts of Tiger’s game are so good, he can still contend when his driving accuracy is so bad.

Really smoke and mirrors so far – a.k.a. amazing short game

Tiger’s short game has been amazing so far. That’s the only way he could hit 50% of his greens in regulation and still be in 5th place. YES, 50%. He’s hit 18 out of 36 possible greens so far. Miss that many greens and that’s how you can log only 24 and 25 putts per round respectively.

Long weekend

It is a long weekend ahead for Gore and O’Hair. Tiger is well within range on a course he loves and plays so well. It will be interesting to see how things pan out. I’ll be watching closely.

Tiger driving issues in round one at Bay Hill

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods

The best play Tiger Woods has made today with his driver at Bay Hill so far (through 12), was when he used it to take two club lengths of relief from an electrical box.

Otherwise people in the gallery should be wearing safety equipment.

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