Lee Westwood has accomplished a feat thought unobtainable, ending Tiger Woods’ 280 week run as the number one golfer in the world.
Ranked number 3 in June, his win at the US Open signaled the beginning of his “Power Phase” where he was the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open. To give himself the competitive edge, Westwood, like many pro-athletes, integrates Power Plate exercise into his training regimen to increase strength, stability and power.
“I was introduced to the Power Plate machine and was immediately impressed with the versatility and applications specific to golf conditioning including hamstring stretch, massage (for [...]
Tiger Woods is going to the Ryder Cup as a captain’s pick with his 71 victories and 14 majors. So is 21-year-old Rickie Fowler, who has never won anything at all.
Corey Pavin made an obvious choice and a surprising one Tuesday morning at the New York Stock Exchange when he added Woods and Fowler, along with former major champions Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink, to an American team that will try to retain the cup.
The Ryder Cup is Oct. 1-3 at the Celtic Manor in Wales. The United States won two years ago at Valhalla, and will try to win for the first time overseas since 1993 at The Belfry.
This will be the sixth Ryder Cup team for Woods, but the first in which he [...]
He didn’t make it on the team by his own efforts so now Tiger is at the mercy of captain Corey Pavin to be selected to the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
“I’m looking at him in essence like any other player. He isn’t … but he is,” Pavin said. “I’m certainly not going to disrespect other players by considering him different from other players. I have to look at the way he’s playing, the way he played, and I have to look at his body of work as well. If anyone can turn it around quickly, it’s him.”
While he wound up No. 12 in the Ryder Cup standings, equally troublesome is that Woods is No. 108 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Woods stated plainly at the start of the [...]