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Tiger’s Return on Monday Rewind #73.

Today is January 29th, 2018, and we talk Tiger’s Return on Monday Rewind #73. A Golf Video Blog with Director of Instructor and Master Professional, Mel Sole. 

PGA Tour – Tiger’s Return.

There was a 3-way tie after regulation at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torre Pines. Jason Day Ryan Palmer and Alex Noren tied at -10.  On the first hole of the playoff, immediately after regulation, Day and Noren both birdied and Palmer made a par to be eliminated.  At this point, it was too dark to continue, so the playoff continued the next morning.  Alex Noren hit his second shot into the water, going for the green in two on the dangerous par 5. Jason Day then laid up with his second, hit a brilliant pitch to within a few feet. End of story.

Finishing just outside the playoff at -9, B.J. Holmes took some heat from fellow competitors as he took over 4 minutes to make up his mind how to play his second shot.  And then in a huge anti-climax, laid up very poorly into the left rough and made par.  The PGA Tour needs to act on slow play sooner than later!

And now about Tiger’s Return!  It was so great to see him back competing, and although he finished ties 23rd at -3, he showed some brilliance of the “old” Tiger.  I cannot wait for his next start at Riviera in the Genesis Open.

European Tour.

Haotong Li became the first player from China to win on the European Tour as he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in a head-to-head battle with Rory McIlroy. He finished at -23, one shot ahead of Rory.  Everyone thought Rory needed to put the pressure on Li, starting only 1 back, but he did not, as he shot a 69 in the final round.  Haotong Li matched Rory’s final score!

LPGA Tour.  Windy, Windy!

Brittany Lincicome won the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Paradise Island in The Bahamas.  High winds hampered day one and had to be canceled, and the tournament shortened to 54 holes. The other 3 rounds were all played in pretty strong winds, delaying play and the last round finished in the dark.  Brittany sprinted down the last fairway to get the final hole in so that they would not have to return to finish the next day. Wei-Ling Hsu finished second, 2 shots back. 

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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