Latest Golf News (Week 2 April 2018)

Missouri University team in preparation for Tiger Invitational

The collegiate golfer team of Missouri University will be finishing their regular season career at the Tiger Invitational at Old Hawthorne in Columbia. The team captain, Hayden Buckley has also been nominated for the Fred Haskins Award, which is awarded to the top collegiate golfer of the nation. Buckley, who has three tournament victories on the year, says he is looking forward to helping his team make a post-season push and cherish the final moments of his collegiate career. Mark Leroux, head coach of the team opines that the team is better than its current national ranking of 40th and the Tiger Invitational will be a great platform to prove that. He also claimed that the Invitational will act as a great primer for the team’s performance at the SEC Championships to take place in April end at Sea Island, Georgia. Seniors Trevor Ullestad and Luigi Botta will also join Buckley in their taking final swings at the Old Hawthorne. This weekend also gives supporters of graduates Jack Parker and Matt Echelmeier watch them at a home competition at a Divisional I level.

Wood’s Masters comeback leads to boom in golf betting

Tiger Wood’s comeback in the Masters 2018 has been linked to the sudden boost in betting interest in golf. The Masters even in general attracts most betting among the golf tournaments on the PGA Tour, is expected to break existing records by garnering more than $12 million in Nevada. Wood’s return being cited as the biggest reason for this unusual surge in betting, other storylines include resurgence of Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson and the plethora of young and skilled golfers in contention. According to reports, Woods has made it to the Westgate Superbook this year for being the player on whom a record breaking amount of money has been placed. In a whopping 87-person field, he alone accounts for nearly 6% of the bets placed. 

 

Tiger Woods confirms Jackson Park Golf Project

The urban legend of the Jackson Park or South Shore Golf Project has finally been confirmed by Tiger Woods, who had been approached by former president Barack Obama. Woods is the project’s lead architect through his TGR design firm. He says that he was called by Obama and though he is not yet affiliated to the Obama Presidential Center yet, he has been working with the state and the parks. The project is yet to pass the hurdles in the form of satisfying the residents in the area, politics and gathering enough funds to be able to transform Jackson Park and South Shore into a golf course that would be both suited for public use as well as hosting tournaments like BMW Championships. The plan includes a six-hole short course, a caddie program by the Western Golf Association and also a clubhouse.