Archive for April 11th, 2011



In the Masters, it was an amazing weekend full of leader board changes.  The biggest story of the weekend:  Could Tiger Woods win it all and regain the throne?  Or is his career on the downswing?  On the first day, 21-year old Rory McIlroy held the lead.  He would soon disappear in a tough field.  Basically, it came down to Adam Scott, Charl Scwartzal, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy, and the man… Tiger Woods.  These guys could not have played better, hitting amazing pitches from bunkers, spectacular long putts to keep things close, tense drives as not to fall behind a stroke.  It was just an amazing pressure cooker, but in the end, one man pulled away:  South African Charl Schwartzl, a man nobody suspected would be even close to the top on Sunday afternoon.  But he played marvelously, and finished at -14 under par (2 strokes above Jason Day and Adam Scott — tied for second place).  The win gave Schwartzl a $1,440,000 cash prize.

So the major question is, will Tiger Woods ever win another major?  Many people assumed he would pass Jack Nicholas for the most majors championships, but Woods still doesn’t appear to be in top form.  Plus, the circuit is full of a lot of younger guys in their 20s and early 30s who are only going to get better and challenge Woods.  We’ll see if Tiger can rebound at the next one.


In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers are on a 4-game losing skid.  Phil Jackson is quite angry that he can’t get his veteran team to play hard.  This is typical LA fashion, however.  They kind of take it easy before the playoffs, then come out hard once they begin.  Then again, this year’s playoff crop is no joke.  And just yesterday, the Lakers found that out as they took on the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The Thunder are on a mission right now, and thoroughly believe they can win this whole thing.  Kobe Bryant put up a great effort, finishing with 31 points, but Kevin Durant was a madman and put up 31 points of his own as the Thunder marched into LA for the win.  OKC 120, LA Lakers 106.


The Angels Jered Weaver is on fire right now.  The Angels have had a decent season, but Jered Weaver is making them think that great things are ahead.   On Saturday, the Angels needed, count em, 14 innings to take down the Toronto Blue Jays.   And Sunday afternoon, Weaver was dominant against the Jays.  He had 15 strikeouts, as a very good Blue Jay offense just couldn’t get it going.  It’s still way to early to make any predictions in baseball just yet, but the Angels might regain their form in their 50th Anniversary Season.

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