Archive for March, 2010

The Masters Tournament Preview

March 29, 2010

A professional golf tournament played in the United States is the Masters. The Masters or the US Masters is another name used for it. It is one of the 4 major championships on the PGA Tour. It is played in the first full week of April and is the 1st of the 4 major tournaments to take place each year with The US Open, The British Open and the PGA Championship following later in the year.

The Augusta National Invitation Tournament was the first Masters Tournament and was first played on March 22, 1934. 1939 is the year when the present name was given to the tournament.

Several traditions easily recognize the Masters Tournament. The golf betting winner is given green jackets each year; sadly the jackets must be given back to the clubhouse after a year. Also the betting golf winner of the Masters is invited to participate in all of the subsequent major tournaments for the next five years.

An official stop on the PGA Tour is the Masters, thus the prize money won in the Open by PGA Tour Members goes toward their total on the money list.

The location always remains the same for Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga is the place where it is played.

Some of the records of the Masters Tournament include:
Oldest winner: Jack Nicklaus (46 years, 82 days), 1986
Youngest winner: Tiger Woods (21 years, 104 days), 1997
Most top 10 finishes: 22, Jack Nicklaus
Lowest winning score: 270 (-18), Tiger Woods, 2007
Widest margin of victory: 12 strokes, Tiger Woods, 2007

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Tiger Woods – Masters Tournament Preview

March 22, 2010

Arguably the best golfer of all time is Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger. His fare share of time had been atop the Official World Golf Rankings by him. Tiger undoubtedly has had success in his profession but has also had his ups and downs, especially at the Masters Tournament.

The first major that Tiger Woods ever won was the 1996 Masters. A record setting tournament would be this Masters in history. Tiger won with a record setting score of 18 under par (-18), by a record margin of 12 strokes, became the youngest Masters winner ever, and was the first African American to win. In all, that year he set a total of 20 Masters records as well as tying 6 others which was fantastic for online betting.

The only time of the modern Grand Slam was Tigers 2001 Masters Tournament win that any golf betting player had held all 4 major championship titles at the same time. The name the “Tiger Slam” was earned by this feat.

He became only the 3rd person to have ever won the Masters Tournament back-to-back with his win the following year (2002). Tiger opted for several swing adjustments that set him back into a “slump” in major tournaments during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

In the 2005 Masters Tournament this “slump” was broken by him and the tournament was won in a playoff. Tiger never had enough steam to defend his title and lost to Phil Mickelson while on the hunt for his 5th Masters Title in 2006. In the 2007 Masters Tournament Woods made the final group of the last day but was unable to come away with the win. He tied for second behind Zach Johnson.

When he struggled with his putting through the golf betting online tournament Tigers Masters troubles continued in 2008 and in the 2009 Masters where he finished 6 strokes behind Angel Cabrera.

Tiger is scheduled to return to competition for the 2010 Masters after a few months off from competitive golf.

First Round Preview: NCAA Tournament

March 18, 2010

If you are looking for a great 1st round basketball tournament game to watch then the match up of the #2 Ohio State against the #15 University of California Santa Barbara will be the match that you will want to watch. This two teams should make up for an awesome game and have already proven what they can do in their divisions and overall.

With a convincing win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, the won the Ohio State BuckeyesBig 10 Championship. Ohio State making this trip will be their 22nd trip to the tournaments that is very impressive for such a young squad that is lead by Junior Evan Turner and comes in this game with an impressive 27-7 overall record. Turner was also recently announced as the Basketball Writer’s All American Basketball Player.

The #15 ranked University of California Santa Barbara have a great group of guys that work together as a team and should fair well against their opponent and is a surprise by some individuals to making it to the top to play in the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

On Friday March 19, 2010 at 6:30, be sure to have your channel tuned to this game to see an exciting game.

College Basketball – Big East, March Madness

March 1, 2010

There is no doubt that The Big East is “the” conference this year in men’s college basketball. Top to bottom, the conference may be the strongest it’s ever been.

Eash of the top four teams are looking at having high seeds and playing somewhere close to home during March Madness. That is a big advantage, and one that will be appreciated coming off a murderous conference schedule.

The Syracuse Orange are well-coached and loaded with talent, and the Pittsburgh Panthers can throw a scare into anyone. The West Virginia Mountaineers under Bob Huggins could go deep in the tournament, and the Georgetown Hoyas already have beaten some giants this season and are looking for more.

What separates The Big East from all the other major conferences is the next group of teams, all of whom are NCAA Tournament worthy so don’t forget to check out the NCAAB Odds.

This group includes the Villanova Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Cincinnati Bearcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Marquette Golden Eagles. Chances are at least one of these teams may not be in the field of 65.

Notre Dame currently has a losing record in the conference and is on the bubble. Marquette could be on the bubble as well, or possibly the last team in, but as long as they maintain a winning record in The Big East and don’t have any bad losses, they should be in.

Teams needing help fast include the UConn Huskies and the Seton Hall Pirates.