1. Tiger leaving IMG, stays with agent Steinberg
When Tiger Woods turned pro in 1996, he joined management firm IMG. Three years later, Woods hooked up with Mark Steinberg at the company and has never left either... until now.
Steinberg announced he was leaving IMG and speculation grew as to whether he would join another firm or start his own. The bigger question was whether Tiger Woods would stay at the only management home he had ever known, or jump ship with Steinberg in whatever endeavour he chose to pursue.
One of the two questions was answered Monday afternoon when Woods tweeted, "Staying with Mark Steinberg. Total confidence in him. Excited about the next stage in my professional life. Fond memories of Mark McCormack."
It could be exactly what Woods needs in this time of transition in his life. His personal and professional fall from grace have been well documented and my guess is a change of scenery is exactly what he's seeking, while keeping a bit of comfort (Steinberg) along for the journey.
2. Stricker wins The Memorial Tournament
Steve Stricker posted four rounds in the 60s over the weekend to capture his 10th career PGA Tour title at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, OH over the weekend.
Stricker has shown flashes of great golf this year, but has failed to close out tournaments. It has been no different at The Memorial, where he has finished in the top 10 in his previous 11 trips to the tournament.
Matt Kuchar and Brandt Jobe finished T2.
3. Here's how my picks for The Memorial turned out...
1. Phil Mickelson (T13, -7)
2. Stewart Cink (T30, -3)
3. Rory McIlroy (5, -11)
4. Justin Rose (CUT)
5. Matt Kuchar (T2, -15)
Probably one of my better weeks as far as picks are concerned. I'm wondering if that's a good or bad thing at this point.
4. U.S. Open qualifying is still underway.
Scott Hend, J.J. Henry, Tim Petrovic, Webb Simpson, Kyle Stanley, and Brett Wetterich will play Congressional after qualifying at the Columbus sectional. Sergio Garcia also qualified for the U.S. Open, extending his consecutive majors streak to 47. Vijay Singh will pass on the tournament, ending his streak of 67 consecutive majors, unless he wins the St. Jude this week.
5. Luke Donald took hold of the FedEx Cup lead, pushing former leader Bubba Watson down one spot to No. 2. Donald won the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February and finished T7 at The Memorial this weekend. A poor outing from Watson (T42) helped Donald eclipse at 28 point deficit.
6. This week, the PGA Tour heads to Memphis, TN for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Check out PGATour.com's Power Rankings here.
7. And here's a deeper look inside the field for the St. Jude Classic. It's a pretty good lineup.
8. We'll have more on this next week, but here's an early U.S. Open preview if you're ready for it.
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