Time and again, Tiger displays dominance

first_imgWoods put the finishing touches on a fantastic 2007 season in which he won seven tournaments, highlighted by a win at the PGA Championship. That was also the only other time we saw Sam out on the golf course to greet her dad after a victory. Now, he’s shooting a 62 in his second round after 70 days off from competition. You can feel Augusta National bracing already. “It’s not like he was sitting on the couch eating Cheetos or anything,” Jim Furyk said. ” He and the great players, (like Jack) Nicklaus, have the ability to take that time off and come back.” Woods is still Woods. He’s crazy good. The way he’s playing right now, he should win at least two majors next year. With an end-of-the year performance like this, how could you not think this might be his best year ever? Bring on 2008. Woods isn’t perfect. But when things aren’t right with his swing, the results aren’t as bad anymore, he believes. “The most important thing is my misses aren’t what they used to be,” Woods said. “I hit a couple bad tee shots today where I’m like, `That wasn’t very good,’ and it’s right there in the middle of the fairway. That wasn’t the case before. As you’ve seen before, my misses used to be over trees and off houses and stuff like that.” Remember when Woods put a golf ball into the parking lot at the former Nissan Open on the first tee at Riviera Country Club? Cars are now safe. Gallery members can rest easier. Woods wasn’t happy with his swing on Nos. 10 and 11 on Sunday, but he was happy with the results. The mistakes aren’t as costly. A 10-week layoff couldn’t hinder him from adding the Target’s Tiger hardware to his collection. “Doesn’t help us, does it?” Colin Montgomerie asked. “If he took a bloody year off, it would help. Never mind 10 weeks.” Woods admitted he’d never taken that long of a break before, and it’s true that he wasn’t invincible Sunday. Furyk chopped Woods’ six-stroke lead to two shots after nine holes, putting a small scare into Woods. Asked if he was sweating, Woods responded that he was wearing a sweater vest. And smiled. Woods wasn’t flawless with his putter, which is a bit unusual. He missed a one-footer Saturday and a 2 1/2-footer Sunday. Endless putting drills are likely on the horizon. Woods is so good that missing a couple of gimme putts didn’t cost him. He tied the tournament record with a 22-under total, the same score DavisLove III shot in 2000. Woods is a perfectionist, and he sees plenty of things he can work on when he returns to Florida. “Even though I shot what I shot, I still have some room for improvement, which is nice,” Woods said. It gets better than this? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAfter he putted out for par to win his tournament for the fourth time, he smiled, kissed Sam and tussled the white, winter cap she wore. Then he kissed his wife, Elin. “I didn’t see (Sam) until I was done, but it puts things in perspective real quick,” Woods said. “Even though I had won, I just wanted to know how she was doing, how she’s been all day. I forgot that, for a moment, `Hey, you won a golf tournament.’ ” It’s abundantly clear by the megawatt smile that fatherhood agrees with Woods. And it’s clear by his game – showing barely an iota of rust after the hiatus – that Tiger Woods is playing awfully well. That 2008 should be Tiger’s year again. Shocking, I know. THOUSAND OAKS — In an instant, Tiger Woods forgot all about his record-setting Target World Challenge victory. He forgot about how he had survived a test from Jim Furyk but pulled away in typical Tiger fashion on the back nine, how he had tied a record for the lowest four-day total at 22-under par, and how he had shot a 62 a couple of days earlier following a 10-week break. Woods’ seven-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday took a backseat to his daughter, Sam Alexis, who was waiting for him next to the 18th green. Sam was nestled in the arms of Tiger’s mom, Kultida Woods, and bundled up in a red outfit. Even Sam wears red on Sundays. last_img

A SNEAK PREVIEW OF LETTERKENNY GAEL’S JIGS AND REELS – IN PICTURES!

first_imgThis Sunday night sees weeks of blistered feet and bruised egos finally pay off when Letterkenny Gaels host a gala night of Jigs and Reels in the Mount Errigal Hotel.A total of 30 dancers will be performing on the night. The show will commence at 7:00 pm and a great night of entertainment is guaranteed for all. Dancers have been going through their paces over the past eight weeks, as the pictures show and with only fours days to go the excitment is building.So don’t miss out on this wonderful event, come along and enjoy the fun and dance. A few tickets are still available costing Adult €10, Student €7 or Family €25.  A SNEAK PREVIEW OF LETTERKENNY GAEL’S JIGS AND REELS – IN PICTURES! was last modified: March 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jigs and reelsLetterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

HEARTBREAKING SCENES AS TRAGIC OISIN IS LAID TO REST

first_imgTHERE were heartbreaking scenes in the village of St Johnston today as hundreds and hundreds of mourners paid their respects at the funeral of popular local man Oisin Crawford, the man killed after taking ecstasy on Monday.The 22-year-old was one of five people affected by a dangerous drug being sold in the county.St Baithin’s Church in the village was packed to overflowing as they heard Monsignor Dan Carr plead with young people to stay away from drugs. “I would like to give a message today to our young people and the message is very simple – keep away from drugs,” said the priest at the end of the Mass.“Do not experiment with them; they are highly dangerous. Keep away from alcohol because alcohol is the first step towards drugs.”Monsignor Carr described how Oisin loved working with his father Seamus at the family tyre business in Raphoe.He loved stock car racing and got on with his dad more like two brothers than a father and son. The priest said he hoped the Crawford family did not feel alone at this time because of how the community in the area had come together to support them at this difficult time.Oisin was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery, the cortege led there by a lone piper – with a guard of honour from his former school Deele College lining the route. HEARTBREAKING SCENES AS TRAGIC OISIN IS LAID TO REST was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drugs deathEcstasyfuneralOisin CrawfordSt Johnstonlast_img read more