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2014 U.S. Open TV Viewing Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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usgaThursday June 12

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday June 13

ESPN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
NBC 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ESPN2 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday June 14

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sunday June 15

NBC 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All times eastern.

DirecTV

DIRECTV’s HD Mix Channel (701) will offer four views of the tournament: the network (ESPN/NBC) feed (702), Featured Group 1 (703), Featured Group 2 (704) and a Featured Hole (705). Each bonus channel can be tuned full-screen at the touch of a button and will have a team of announcers. The Mix will also be available during all weekend coverage of the tournament on the HD Sports Mix (205 and 600).  While viewing any channel, viewers will also have access to an interactive menu of features through the red color key on the remote. They include: Player Scorecard with key bio info, player headshots, scores and stats, add a player to a favorites list; and Pairings and Tee Times, all the groups and tee times for the current round.


Tiger Woods Loses World #1 Ranking to Adam Scott – Will He Ever Regain it?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Tiger Woods

Will Tiger Break Jack’s record? Before you ask that question the billionth, pass me the barf bag…

Get ready for a nauseating number of articles and features in the golf media about the latest shakeup in the world rankings. Without either player playing a tournament this past week, Adam Scott has attained the top ranking in the world, overtaking Tiger Woods. Tiger moves to #2. Refer to the top 100 golf ranking table as of May 19, 2014 in the previous post.  At least the focus will be Tiger and Adam and the world golf rankings, rather than “hot wives and girlfriends of the PGA Tour,” or some trash like that.

For Adam Scott this is fantastic, the culmination of years of hard work and sticking with it.  The questions I have about Scott:

  • How long will Scott sit at #1?
  • Would he be in this position without the belly putter?
  • What will happen on January 1, 2016 when he can no longer anchor his putter?  He did move to that putting style for a reason.

My opinions? Perhaps I can answer all three questions in one sentence.  Scott could stay at #1 as long as he can anchor his putter.  The swing is practically flawless.

Now that Tiger has lost the #1 spot I have a few questions and comments:

  • How far will Woods fall and how fast?
  • Will Tiger ever gain the #1 spot again?
  • I will NOT ask the mind-numbing question which the media and golf forums have asked about a billion times too many, regarding whether or not he will break Jack’s record.
  • Perhaps a better question: will Tiger win another major?

My answers to these questions? First, nothing can be answered until Woods returns. And when he does, who knows what kind of shape his game will be in, physically or mentally.

Will Tiger ever regain the #1 spot? At this point I doubt it. He’s not getting any younger and his body is quite beat up. Decades of high torque and his violent swings have taken a toll. The advantages he once had over the other players, like length, are no longer advantages.  He is older, not as long, and no longer feared.  The edge is gone, like it or not.

Will Tiger win another major?  I have no reason to think he will based on the last few years, younger players, longer players, etc.

Speaking of #1 rankings, here’s another question:

  • What happened to Rory McIlory?  He has dropped from #1 to #10.
  • Will McIlory regain the #1 ranking?

Opinions Welcome

I’d love to hear your opinion on any of these questions or comments.  I’ll even offer up a friendly debate if you disagree with me.  Comment here, or on any of the HOG social networks.


Shake-up at the Top – Adam Scott Now #1 – Current Top 100 Rankings

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Official World Golf Ranking – May 19, 2014

This Week Last week End 2013 Name Avg Points Total Points Events Points Lost Points Gained Events Played
1 2 2 Adam Scott 7.9936 327.74 41 -120.67 54.98 41
2 1 1 Tiger Woods 7.8495 313.98 40 -170.58 5.07 36
3 3 3 Henrik Stenson 7.7203 401.45 52 -120.40 44.92 59
4 5 7 Matt Kuchar 7.1229 370.39 52 -110.33 160.81 53
5 4 28 Bubba Watson 7.0429 323.97 46 -71.33 232.98 46
6 6 11 Jason Day 6.6067 264.27 40 -64.66 96.28 38
7 7 10 Sergio Garcia 6.2649 306.98 49 -82.90 124.59 49
8 9 4 Justin Rose 6.1097 305.48 50 -130.15 63.13 50
9 8 22 Jordan Spieth 6.0949 274.27 45 -44.15 152.37 45
10 10 6 Rory McIlroy 5.7644 288.22 50 -137.57 107.35 50
11 11 5 Phil Mickelson 5.7570 276.34 48 -115.24 45.65 48
12 12 19 Jim Furyk 5.4783 262.96 48 -79.05 123.81 48
13 13 9 Zach Johnson 5.3312 277.22 52 -96.59 91.13 53
14 14 16 Dustin Johnson 4.9370 246.85 50 -77.86 94.16 50
15 16 14 Graeme McDowell 4.2574 208.61 49 -94.44 42.74 49
16 15 8 Steve Stricker 4.2573 170.29 40 -77.06 18.42 31
17 17 47 Jimmy Walker 4.2071 218.77 52 -44.77 134.19 55
18 18 18 Charl Schwartzel 4.1899 217.88 52 -78.42 46.41 58
19 19 17 Luke Donald 4.0114 200.57 50 -96.63 63.73 50
20 22 12 Ian Poulter 3.9586 193.97 49 -83.85 21.14 49
21 21 20 Keegan Bradley 3.9367 204.71 52 -84.29 62.15 56
22 20 15 Jason Dufner 3.9361 196.81 50 -99.77 37.75 50
23 23 32 Victor Dubuisson 3.8834 155.34 40 -33.05 56.18 40
24 24 73 Patrick Reed 3.8557 188.93 49 -23.03 136.57 49
25 34 37 Miguel A Jimenez 3.7836 170.26 45 -38.51 77.81 45
26 25 23 Hideki Matsuyama 3.7194 148.77 40 -41.01 34.76 39
27 26 25 Lee Westwood 3.7037 192.59 52 -77.97 79.38 54
28 28 39 Martin Kaymer 3.6606 190.35 52 -48.17 97.63 58
29 27 13 Brandt Snedeker 3.6309 181.54 50 -98.52 26.18 50
30 29 26 Jamie Donaldson 3.5704 185.66 52 -54.44 60.76 52
31 30 21 Webb Simpson 3.5236 176.18 50 -80.78 37.86 50
32 31 24 Thomas Bjorn 3.5176 179.40 51 -47.90 35.35 51
33 32 36 Graham Delaet 3.4512 172.56 50 -44.12 68.05 50
34 33 29 Bill Haas 3.2359 168.26 52 -58.36 52.38 55
35 35 42 Jonas Blixt 3.0219 157.14 52 -43.82 64.47 53
36 36 31 Hunter Mahan 3.0008 156.04 52 -64.89 52.50 54
37 37 40 Rickie Fowler 2.9920 149.60 50 -54.49 70.97 50
38 39 34 Louis Oosthuizen 2.8857 150.06 52 -78.75 74.74 52
39 38 33 Ryan Moore 2.8427 139.29 49 -52.45 30.77 49
40 40 66 Stephen Gallacher 2.7249 141.69 52 -36.20 78.61 52
41 41 53 Harris English 2.7174 141.31 52 -34.85 57.80 56
42 45 56 Gary Woodland 2.7072 140.78 52 -29.11 56.63 52
43 42 38 Francesco Molinari 2.6718 138.93 52 -55.95 51.53 57
44 43 88 Matt Jones 2.6676 138.72 52 -21.50 81.08 54
45 44 89 Russell Henley 2.6013 135.27 52 -30.06 83.27 58
46 49 49 Joost Luiten 2.6008 132.64 51 -34.99 47.54 51
47 46 133 Matt Every 2.5469 132.44 52 -25.46 90.72 55
48 47 60 Chris Kirk 2.4799 128.95 52 -35.56 57.06 57
49 48 27 Ernie Els 2.4774 128.83 52 -79.01 30.00 61
50 53 108 John Senden 2.4561 127.72 52 -31.47 82.00 57
51 50 35 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 2.4236 126.03 52 -46.91 20.37 59
52 51 44 Kevin Streelman 2.4230 126.00 52 -42.10 33.37 54
53 52 41 Billy Horschel 2.3548 122.45 52 -41.53 27.57 56
54 54 46 Thongchai Jaidee 2.3475 122.07 52 -43.94 33.13 61
55 55 113 Kevin Stadler 2.3030 119.76 52 -29.59 75.34 55
56 58 126 Ryan Palmer 2.2659 106.50 47 -28.65 70.24 47
57 56 51 Richard Sterne 2.2405 105.30 47 -38.00 26.35 47
58 57 30 Nick Watney 2.1989 114.34 52 -66.51 10.06 56
59 60 43 Matteo Manassero 2.1523 111.92 52 -48.84 25.07 56
60 61 103 Chesson Hadley 2.1269 87.20 41 -14.50 41.35 41
61 59 98 George Coetzee 2.0927 106.73 51 -32.65 61.29 51
62 71 72 Marc Leishman 2.0863 108.49 52 -38.57 52.39 53
63 138 186 Brendon Todd 2.0675 105.44 51 -13.64 70.65 51
64 62 84 Mikko Ilonen 2.0520 94.39 46 -24.28 44.58 46
65 63 101 Pablo Larrazabal 2.0471 106.45 52 -30.66 57.61 57
66 78 78 Charles Howell-III 2.0038 104.20 52 -31.19 43.72 59
67 73 54 Boo Weekley 1.9775 102.83 52 -35.40 20.95 57
68 65 52 Bernd Wiesberger 1.9741 102.66 52 -41.29 24.90 55
69 66 106 Scott Stallings 1.9589 101.86 52 -30.30 55.46 57
70 68 233 Kevin Na 1.9588 78.35 40 -19.50 65.22 40
71 64 111 Anirban Lahiri 1.9499 79.95 41 -17.20 34.76 41
72 69 475 J.B. Holmes 1.9459 77.84 40 -9.97 74.65 33
73 67 50 Branden Grace 1.9401 100.89 52 -51.75 29.37 58
74 70 62 Kim Hyung-sung 1.8651 96.99 52 -30.79 22.05 55
75 72 45 David Lynn 1.7827 92.70 52 -46.55 5.26 59
76 75 102 Charley Hoffman 1.7726 90.41 51 -28.43 40.25 51
77 74 65 Thorbjorn Olesen 1.7604 91.54 52 -44.01 29.61 59
78 76 118 Tommy Fleetwood 1.7402 90.49 52 -19.79 38.65 56
79 77 48 Peter Hanson 1.7311 86.56 50 -54.29 20.72 50
80 81 71 Ross Fisher 1.7255 89.73 52 -30.28 25.84 56
81 82 67 Koumei Oda 1.7170 84.13 49 -26.33 12.03 49
82 83 58 Brendon de Jonge 1.7110 88.97 52 -37.89 22.81 69
83 79 59 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1.6987 88.33 52 -31.68 9.75 54
84 80 81 Chris Stroud 1.6917 87.97 52 -25.11 23.47 56
85 88 134 K.J. Choi 1.6497 85.79 52 -25.58 45.38 52
86 85 83 Ryo Ishikawa 1.6382 85.19 52 -30.63 32.33 77
87 87 63 Peter Uihlein 1.6221 84.35 52 -26.69 8.39 58
88 84 86 Brooks Koepka 1.6201 74.52 46 -18.73 28.56 46
89 86 64 Angel Cabrera 1.6071 77.14 48 -28.66 11.06 48
90 90 317 Will Mackenzie 1.5909 82.72 52 -7.61 62.96 54
91 91 55 Scott Piercy 1.5849 76.08 48 -47.70 6.50 48
92 95 87 Paul Casey 1.5812 82.22 52 -22.79 24.96 53
93 92 161 Jason Kokrak 1.5794 82.13 52 -16.96 42.02 55
94 89 70 Roberto Castro 1.5786 82.09 52 -28.56 16.42 60
95 93 138 David Hearn 1.5709 81.69 52 -21.15 38.06 59
96 94 176 Noh Seung-yul 1.5687 81.57 52 -23.54 54.38 62
97 98 74 Chris Wood 1.5483 77.41 50 -32.65 19.96 50
98 106 150 Alejandro Canizares 1.5358 79.86 52 -18.72 38.35 55
99 96 136 Daniel Summerhays 1.5237 79.23 52 -23.01 38.01 58
100 97 245 Russell Knox 1.5169 78.88 52 -11.86 54.00 57

THE PLAYERS Championship TV Schedule & Comments – Always Write THE PLAYERS in ALL CAPS!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Click image to see 120 photos of TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course

Ah it is one of the better weeks of the year in professional golf. Yes it is the week of THE PLAYERS Championship. Always write “THE PLAYERS” in ALL CAPS. That’s what they do.

This is fun week of watching pros dump their tee shots in the drink on #17. It is a fun week of the nauseatingly repetitive and ever-old discussion point, “should THE PLAYERS (always write that in all caps, that’s what they do), be the fifth major?” Speaking of nauseatingly repetitive, there is always the “better than most” highlight, and of course the ever debated, “which hole is the best par-3 in golf, #12 at Augusta National or #17 at TPC Sawgrass Stadium?”

Should THE PLAYERS (remember to write that in all caps, that’s what they do) be considered the 5th major? No. It should not. Let’s not go “all LPGA” here okay? No need to water down the majors.

THE PLAYERS (all caps, remember…) TV Schedule

Thursday, May 8 – Golf Channel – 1-7 p.m.
Friday, May 9 – Golf Channel – 1-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Golf Channel – 12:30-2 p.m. and NBC 2-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 – Golf Channel – 12:30-2 p.m. and NBC 2-7 p.m.

Related Links

Hooked On Golf Blog’s TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course review

Hooked On Golf Blog TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course photo gallery


This Week on Tour – PGA, LPGA, Champions, European Tours – Mickelson & McIlory in Action

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Wells Fargo Championship
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

In the field: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson, Jonas Blixt and Derek Ernst.

LPGA TourLPGA TOUR
North Texas LPGA Shootout presented by JTBC
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)

In the field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda and Angela Stanford.

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Insperity Championship
Dates: May 2-4
Venue: The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course), The Woodlands, Texas

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 7-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Nick Price, Kenny Perry, Mark O’Meara, Rocco Mediate, Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas, Fred Funk and Colin Montgomerie.

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The Championship at Laguna National
Dates: May 1-4
Venue: Laguna National Golf and Country Club (Masters Course), Changi, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)

In the field: Peter Uihlein, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Ross Fisher, Chris Wood, Simon Dyson, Thomas Levet, Bernd Wiesberger and Brett Rumford.


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