In for review from Bridgestone Golf is the new Tour B XS Tiger Woods Edition. I really dig the packaging and presentation in the box and sleeves. Each ball is marked with the word TIGER.
The Tour B XS is designed for golfers with a driver swing speed over 105 miles per hour. Probably right on the edge of my range at this point in my golf career, with age and a major shoulder surgery in play.
According to Bridgestone the ball delivers even “more distance.” I have yet to see a new golf ball come out that claims, “less distance.” 🙂
The cover of the ball features REACTiViQ technology; a smart cover that reacts to the force of impact. The ball stays in contact with the club longer, allowing the player to impart more control in the short game and work the ball with the irons and metal-woods.
Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident. Reports vary but some say he has multiple injuries and is in surgery. Hope it wasn’t the pain meds again.
The Masters Tournament never disappoints. Never. What an incredible week. Congratulations to Tiger Woods on the historic win, his 15th major. Please people, don’t ask if Tiger will break Jack’s major championship record.
The golf media world is about to go all in on Tiger again. Be ready for it.
The big match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is now set. The stage is Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas. The winner will take home $9 million. I thought it was going to be $10 million, but oh well.
Who is my pick to win this match? I’m going to go with Phil Mickelson. Based on the promotional photo for the event, Tiger Woods is apparently going to be playing left handed clubs. Check out the lefty driver:
Despite having “face twist” technology, Tiger’s driving has been quite bad this season. Perhaps he’s switching to left-handed to improve his driving accuracy.
The event will be on pay per view. Tiger vs Phil TV information is here.
The hot golf news over the last few days is that there will be a pending winner take all golf exhibition between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The winner will take home a cool $10,000,000. That’s great and all, but there’s no thrill in this if the money is simply coming from sponsors of the event and advertising revenue.
People wonder how pro golfers can be so relaxed when playing for so much money. The reason is they’re playing for someone else’s money. The best way to make this Tiger/Phil event interesting would be to make each player bring $10,000,000 OF THEIR OWN MONEY to the event. The $20,000,000 pile of cash would then be on display for the fans to google over, and the players would (hopefully) get a little squirmy knowing that THEIR cash is on the line. The look would be cool. Security guys, Brinks truck…the whole deal.
I know I get nervous when I’m playing to keep my own money, especially when it is a $2.00 Nassau and there’s a press going on the final hole. Nothing makes your butt cheeks tighten up over a 3-foot putt like knowing it’s to save yourself from losing $4.00.