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Tiger Woods Set To Miss The Masters For First Time In Professional Career

It’s been a tough start to the season for Tiger Woods, and he’s problems aren’t getting any easier.

With a fairly strong finish to his last campaign, everyone thought this could be the year when we saw him challenge again in the majors and maybe edge closer to the target of 18 majors set by Jack Nicklaus, but it hasn’t panned out that way as yet.

The back problems started when he pulled out halfway through the last round at the Honda Classic and then it flared up again at Doral especially in his final round of 78.

Woods has never missed The Masters throughout his professional career and it’s the only major he has never missed out of the four, so I’m sure he will be working hard to get himself back to full fitness for this one, although he won’t want to make the problem worse which could effect the rest of the season for him.

The next seven days will be vital for his recovery. The majors are never the same without the presence of Woods, so let’s hope he makes a quick recovery and can entertain the crowds once again.

Will Tiger Finally Get Out Of The Woods This Year?

If  like me you’ve still got the Christmas blues and are still thinking about that last turkey sandwich you had and wish you still had some left then don’t worry…..you’ve got a great year of golf ahead!

One of the questions that will be asked again this year will be ‘Can Tiger Woods win his 15th major?‘ It’s a question that has been hanging over Tiger for quite a while now and I’m sure one that he will want to answer very quickly with a big resounding YES!

Tiger is without doubt the best player of his generation and some would argue the best player of all time and there will be no better place for him to take the next step into beating Jack Nicklaus‘ record than at Augusta in the first major of the year in April.

Woods has the best short game around maybe apart from maybe Mickelson and that is exactly what you need to win at Augusta with it’s heavily contoured and fast greens. 

Last year Woods was in contention until that silly mistake at the 15th which not only cost him 2 shots but more than anything seemed to cost him mentally when he dropped his ball in the wrong spot on the fairway.

His game seems to be in the best shape it has been in years and he more than anyone will want to get this monkey off of his back and will feel that The Masters is his opportunity of claiming the first of maybe two or three majors this year!

Clarke Returns After Hamstring Tennis Injury

Former Open champion Darren Clarke returns to action this week after missing nearly six weeks with a hamstring injury caused by playing tennis.

The injury forced him to miss the first major of the year at Augusta, but the Northern Irishman is back to full fitness and will be playing golf in this week’s Indonesian Masters in Jakarta. 

It’s been tough for Clarke sitting around doing nothing for the past few weeks, and very frustrating watching his fellow professionals battling it out at the Masters on television, but after a full recovery he can’t wait to be out on the fairways once again.

My Betting Tips For The Masters

Well as promised I’m going to tell you who I think can win the US Masters this year. It’s getting tougher than ever to predict winners of tournaments now, as so many players are capable of winning major tournaments.

I’ve gone for three players who I think can win:

Phil Mickelson

Lee Westwood

Louis Oosthuizen 

To see their odds take a look here

If you’re having a bet yourself then GOOD LUCK!


My Major Betting Tips Coming Soon

Well it’s coming to that time of year again, the sun is trying its best to come out, the golf clubs may have made an appearance on the course and you’re all wondering what my betting tips are for the majors!

This is a very exciting time for golf fans, all we can think about is the first major of the year, and for me The Masters is one of the greatest golf competitions in the world. It really is a pleasure to watch the best players in the world playing on the most beautiful golf course in the world, and because the BBC have some of the coverage as well it really does attract new golfers to come and try out this wonderful game, purely because they are mesmerized by the beauty of Augusta.

Those of you that took advantage of my betting tips last year will know that I backed Webb Simpson to win the US Open and nearly got the winner of The Masters! So keep your eye open for my tips that will be posted this Friday!

Take a look at last years betting tips for the four majors here 


Schwartzel Goes For Hat-rick At Joburg Open

Charl Schwartzel ended 2012 in fine form and is hoping he can continue that amazing form when he returns back to his native South Africa to compete in the Joborg Open. 

The little South African won the Dunhill Championship at the end of last year by an incredible 12 shots before taking a well earned six week break, will tee it up in confident mood, if not a little rusty.

He will see this as preparation leading up to the Masters and will want to get that competitive edge back after having such a long break from golf.

For me, this golfer can beat anyone on his day and will definitely be an each way bet for me at  the Masters, a tournament that he has won before and loves.

He is one of the best putters in the world which is just what you need around Augusta.

Watch Live Masters Coverage On Your iPad!

Great news if you’re a golf fan with an iPad (as I am!) – the Augusta National Golf Club (where the Masters is held) has launched an app allowing you to watch live coverage of the prestigious event.

The app will cost around £1.50 and will feature nine live high- definition video channels, and on-demand video features and highlights.

Augusta National has also enhanced its website – www.masters.com. It will feature on-demand video, eight live video feeds and the Internet’s only three-dimensional video stream for users with 3D-capable computers.

Prior to the tournament, which starts next week, organisers will also update their free iPhone and Android applications, which also feature five live video channels.