Who won the first-ever Donald Ross Memorial Invitational boys individual title?

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Monday Recap: Who is it?

Take a look at the following player profiles (names removed) and see if you can guess who it is:

Player A - Has failed to break par on the weekend in two consecutive tournaments. In the process of playing poorly in the last 36 holes, Player A has only finished as high as a tie for 20th in those tourneys.

Player B - Won consecutive weeks with the worst score posted was a 71. So dominant that Player B made over $2.3 million for the victories that featured six rounds in the 60s, including a blistering 63.

So who is Player A and who is Player B?

OK, times up...

...it's a trick question, because both answers are the same person - Tiger Woods.

My how the mighty have fallen. Player A is Woods from the past two weeks, while Player B is Woods from August 2009, where he won the Buick Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in back-to-back weeks.

Aside from a missed cut at the 2009 British Open, El Tigre never finished worse than a tie for 17th that season.

In fact, that tie for 17th came in his season debut after recovering from the knee injury that last saw him winning the 2008 U.S. Open on one leg.

Fast-forward to 2011 and Tiger's game has given glimpses into what he used to have.

He's played well in the opening two rounds in the last two tournaments, but failed to peak on the weekend as someone other than himself walked away with a trophy in tow.

Tiger's aura of invincibility is gone, unlike his pre-scandal form.

But the main thing that is probably lacking is his mental game, which is what separated him from the rest of the PGA Tour.

As a result, Woods has dipped to No. 3 in the world rankings.

Jaclyn Sweeney during a practice session at IMG Academies. Photo by Paul Videla/Bradenton Herald.

Bradenton's Jaclyn Sweeney's second Ladies European Tour start didn't generate another paycheck.

Sweeney struggled in Australia for the ANZ RACV Ladies Masters last week.

She shot 73-74 in the first two rounds to miss the cut. Yani Tseng eventually won the event to elevate herself to No. 1 in the world.

Sweeney scored better in the opening round, despite hitting fewer greens in regulation than she did in the second round.

The former Arizona State standout hit just seven GIRs on Day One, while missing only four greens on Friday.

However, those four missed greens added up to four bogeys in the round.

She'll look to right the ship with her third straight tournament in Oceania, as the LET heads to New Zealand for the Pegasus New Zealand Women's Open this week.

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