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PGA TOUR What It Means: Tampa & Tavistock

Posted By Jeremy Schilling On Mar 20 2011 @ 8:34 pm In PGA | No Comments

A first time winner tops this week’s What It Means:

Gary Woodland Wins the Transitions Championship: He’s been injured more than he’s played in the last couple years. He lost to Johnny Vegas in a playoff at the Bob Hope earlier this year. He was nervous. He had a major adrenaline rush. All that notwithstanding, Gary Woodland stepped up and used a hot putter to get his first PGA Tour win today in Tampa. He made 17 of 17 putts inside of 20 feet today. Yes, every single putt in side of 20 feet. You wanna know how to lower your score? Make more putts from 20 feet and in.

With Woodland, we have yet another young American twenty-something (he’s 27) hot on the scene and going to go to Augusta National for the year’s first major. Who knows how high his limits are.

Sergio Garcia’s Return to America: Sergio Garcia (remember him?) was one shot back going into the weekend. While he fell off the pace as Saturday and Sunday wore on and finished in a tie for 17th, considering where he was and where he’s been, it’s a pretty good finish. This was Sergio’s first US event in seven months, after he took a leave of absence following the PGA Championship.

I’m honestly not sure if that old fire and desire that we saw from Sergio in the past has returned, but I am glad to see him playing well again.

Tiger’s Form at Tavistock Cup: This week is the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Tiger Woods’ last tune-up before The Masters. Tiger played well enough over the two day, made-for-TV Tavistock Cup that if he can continue gaining momentum and making some putts I think you’ll see him in contention come Sunday at Bay Hill. I’m not sure he’ll win, but I know he’s dying to get in contention again before The Masters in three weeks time.

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