Archive for February, 2009

Pebble Beach Pro-Am Woes

February 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Pebble Beach Golf CourseStrong winds and heavy rain prevented any of the 68-man field getting out of the clubhouse so the first threesome is set to tee off from 7.30am local time on Monday morning.

Strong winds are again expected at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Monday, though, with long-hitting American Dustin Johnson holding a four-shot lead over Canadian Mike Weir.

At least 50 per cent of the players would have to complete the final round for it to count, organisers said.

“Hopefully see if we can get the golf tournament in,” PGA Tour vice-president of rules and competition Mark Russell said. “I don’t think the wind is going to be as strong tomorrow morning.

“We’re mandated by the regulations to do everything we can to play 72 holes, so we’re going to see what we can do tomorrow.

If we find that we’re not going to be able to finish tomorrow, we’ll make a decision at that time.”

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Congrats To Tiger & Elin Woods

February 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Tiger & Elin WoodsCongratulations are in order for Tiger and Elin Woods who just announced the birth of their son Charlie Axel Woods. Tiger, in a statement on his website, said that little Charlie was born on Sunday February 8, 2009. It is the couple’s second child following the birth of daughter Sam Alexis in June 2007 on the day after the U.S. Open.

Woods further stated taht “Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family”. “I also want to thank our doctors, nurses and the hospital staff for their personal and professional care. We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time, and again thanks from all of us for your kindness and support.”

The 33-year-old Woods is a six-time winner of the Buick Invitational, where he also won the U.S. Open last summer for his 14th career major. That was the last tournament he has played because of knee surgery a week later that ended his 2008 season. He is expected to return before the Masters, possibly as early as the Accenture Match Play Championship on Feb. 25.
Congrats Again Mr. & Mrs. Woods!!!

West Indies Cricket Team Surged On Day Two

February 6, 2009 Leave a comment

West Indies Cricketer Chris Gayle Tight England bowling restricted the West Indies to just 47 runs for the loss of two wickets in the middle session as the West Indies went to tea on 271-5.

Resuming from the lunch break on 224-3, the West Indies struggled for runs and before long they lost century maker Ramnaresh Sarwan for 107 with the score at 235. The little stroke maker chopped on to his stumps a delivery from Andrew Flintoff which was much too close to his body.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who resumed on nought, found it difficult to get the old ball away, but after England captain Andrew Strauss took the new ball and with Chanderpaul on 20, he was adjudged leg before wicket to Stuart Broad bowling from the southern end. After a brief consultation with batting partner Brendon Nash, Chanderpaul asked for the television referral, but the TV umpire upheld the on field umpire’s decision and Chanderpaul was forced to go with the score on 254.

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin joined Nash and the two pushed the score along with Ramdin unleashing three crisp offdrives in his total of 14 from 13 deliveries. Nash is not out nine.

Broad continues to be the pick of the bowlers with three for 55 from 19 overs

People Are Taking About…

February 2, 2009 Leave a comment

After a nail-biting finis to the 2009 SuperBowl. There are a few conversations that are being carried out at office water coolers. Henceforth my quick post on what people are saying.
People are talking about …
Santonio Holmes - Sealed With A Kiss"
1. The prolific catch made by Pittsburgh Steeler Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes to seal the fate of the Steelers as SuperBowl Champs.

Da Boss
2. The Bruce Springsteen Half Time Show

Larry Fitzgerald
3. The Larry Fitzgerald interview where he revealed his estranged relationship with his mother who now deceased. Fitzgerald reveal how a feud between him and his mother ended, but he never got the chance to say goodbye to her before he death. Mrs. Fitzgerald died as a result of her battle with breat cancer. Fitzgerald’s dad was brought to tears during the interview.

Tennis' Superman - Rafael NadalRoger Federer
4. The Roger Federer meltdown during the fifth set of Australian Open and how Rafael Nadal dominated. Much will be discussed about the impact Nadal has made on Tennis and how Roger does not seem to have an answer for him.

Serena Williams Hoists Another Aussie Trophy
5. Serena Williams’ win to clinch another Aussie Open Title.

6. Phil Mickelson missing the cut FBR Open, he shot a round of 73 to finish seven over in Arizona.

Jennifer Hudson
7. Jennifer Hudson rendition of the National Anthem At The SuperBowl – one way “Spectacular”.

Mike Tomlin In The Winners' Circle
8. The big win for Pittsburgh Steelers sophmore head coach Mike Tomlin.

Legendary Musician James Taylor & Reggae Mega Stars UB40 To Headline At SunFest

February 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Britich Reggae Group UB40 James Taylor SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival, will be held April 29-May 3, along one of the most scenic sections of Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. National headline entertainment scheduled to perform include 311, James Taylor, David Cook, Classic Albums Live, UB40, G Love & Special Sauce, Spyro Gyra and Jack’s Mannequin. Additional entertainment announcements will be made as they are confirmed.