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PGA TOUR: What It Means: March 25, 2012 — Bay Hill

Posted By Jeremy Schilling On Mar 25 2012 @ 9:35 pm In PGA | No Comments

Here’s this week’s What It Means:

1) Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Tiger Woods won a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2009. Tiger Woods got a legitimate win.

The Masters is in two weeks. I can’t wait.

Tiger has every facet of his game working right now — from his long game and especially his tee shots (#1 in total driving again) to his short game and putter, where he’s beginning to sink key putts again (see the par putt today on #15).

If he keeps up this lethal combination, watch out.

2) Graeme McDowell finished second this week, and for someone that shot somewhere around 80 at this event last year, this has to be considered a major improvement. After such a sensational 2010, 2011 was a major disappointment and this second place finish puts him right in position for a run at another major in two weeks at The Masters.

3) Ernie Els failed to get the finish he needed to get into the top 50 in the world ranking and get into The Masters. He’ll either need to win the Shell Houston Open this week or get a special invitation from Augusta to make the field.

He can blame his short putting once again for this one, as he missed too many short putts to be successful for a strong finish.

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