Posts Tagged ‘Tiger Woods’

SPORT: Podcast: The Masters, MLB, NBA Playoffs

Written by Preston Johnson on . Posted in Sports

Tiger’s semi-triumphant Masters return, the brand new Major League Baseball season, the impending NBA playoffs and, of course, the BYU quarterback controversy — all that and more on the newest episode of The PB&J Report below!

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Listen to: Rhombus Podcast 014 — The PB&J Report (April 13th)

SPORTS: Podcast: March Madness, Tiger Woods, NBA Playoffs

Written by Jake Welch on . Posted in Sports

Jake Welch and Preston Johnson channel their inner Kornheiser and Wilbon in this week’s two-man version of The PB&J Report. The guys wrap up March Madness by recapping the Final Four and sitting down for a special interview with the podcast’s bracket challenge winner Matthew Greene, before briefly touching on Tiger Woods’ impending return, the upcoming NBA playoffs, and even a little NFL talk. Enjoy!

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Listen to: Rhombus Podcast 013 — The PB&J Report (April 8th)

SPORTS: Podcast: Bowl Predictions, Christmas List

Written by Jake Welch on . Posted in Sports

The PB&J Report returns with a special holiday edition just for all you lucky people still stranded in airports all over the country on your way home. Jake Welch, Ben Wagner and Preston Johnson dole out their picks for the big upcoming bowl games, including BYU-Oregon St. in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (or whatever it’s called this year.) Also, the crew gives (sardonic) gifts to some of our favorite rich athletes in desperate need during this holiday season, including the one and only Tiger “Cheatin’” Woods. Enjoy!

You can stream the podcast by simply clicking on the link below, or you can download it to your computer by right-clicking the link and selecting “Save Link As” from the menu.

Listen to: Rhombus Podcast 006 — The PB&J Report (12.21.09)

SPORTS: Turnberry Tames Tiger

Written by Jake Welch on . Posted in Sports

We have come to understand that there are three things in life that are inevitable: death, taxes and Tiger.

We all know that one day we are all going to leave this mortal life. It’s also fact that, as good as you might be at hiding, the IRS will hunt you down until you give your share to Uncle Sam. As for Tiger Woods, well, when he comes to play in a major  PGA Tour event, you know for certain he will be somewhere near the top of the leader board.

In the first two majors of the year, Tiger wasn’t on his “A” game but still lurked in both the Masters and U.S. Open, finishing 6th in both events. So when the odds makers gave Tiger 2-1 odds in winning the British Open, no one flinched. After all, he smoked the field at the AT&T National two weeks earlier, shooting 13-under.

So what happened this past weekend when the best of the best met up in Scotland to duke it out for the Claret Jug? Pigs flew, hell froze over and Tiger Woods missed the cut.

For only the second time in his career, Tiger wasn’t playing on Saturday and Sunday in a major championship. The last time that happened was back in 2006 at the U.S. Open. This time it was just plain ugly for the three-time champ, who shot five-over in the first two rounds.

People have speculated many reason why exactly Tiger played so poorly. I’m sure Jim Nantz and Johnny Miller have been stewing it over for a while now. Was it the fact that Turnberry doesn’t bode well for long ball players? Could it have been the wind that threw him off? Maybe his surgically repaired knee is still bothering him? There has to be some explanation, right? Could he really be human?

While we continue to search for answers, maybe the most important questions that needs to be raised is what comes next for the world’s most dominant golfer. Will he pull a Tim Tebow and make a speech to the fans and all of Tiger Nation about how a lot of good will come from this, that no one will ever see a golfer work harder than he will for the rest of the season?

Don’t count on it. Tiger is Tiger. He will admit that he played horribly and move on. I’m sure instead of taking a break on Sunday, he hopped over to St. Andrews to play a few rounds and begin preparing for next year’s Open. This is business for him.

So before you start to think about skimping on your taxes or going BASE jumping, just know that Tiger will be back in full form by the time the PGA Championship rolls around in August.

If he misses the cut again, then it might be time to start questioning our existence.

Jake Welch is a sports and food correspondent for Rhombus. He remains one of only 12 living people who still care about Colorado Rockies baseball. Follow him on Twitter at @jraywelch.