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Tiger Woods is hosting the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. this week to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.

With only 18 players in the field, there are no headliners– they’re all top tier players in their own right. The field consists of Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Jordan Spieth, Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas, Jason Day, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker, Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan and Dustin Johnson.

Last year, Graeme McDowell shot a final round 68 (4-under) to post 17-under for the week, and bested Keegan Bradley by three shots.  This year, the purse is $3.5 million, with the winner taking home $1 million, but the real goal is to raise money for charity.  The par-72, 7,027-yard course will be a fine test of golf for the world’s best in 2013’s last big event.

Take a look at this week’s photos from Tiger’s event.

Wednesday

2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Wed. Part 1
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Wed. Part 2

Thursday

2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Thurs. Part 1
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Thurs. Part 2
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Thurs. Part 3
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Thurs. Part 4
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Thurs. Part 5

Friday

2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Fri. Part 1
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Fri. Part 2
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Fri. Part 3
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Fri. Part 4

Saturday

2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Sat. Part 1
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Sat. Part 2
2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Photos: Sat. Part 3

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  1. Bailey

    Dec 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Does anyone know where scotty was?

  2. yup

    Dec 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    The winner gets a trophy of a tiger with the world under his paw. Yes, this is Tiger’s event.

  3. albatross85

    Dec 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

    what is that gorgeous putter with the red cross on it? Thats looks like a scotty squareback!

    • Marshall

      Dec 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Yeah it is a squareback. Kevin Streelman posted a pic on twitter of it not long ago

  4. aewon

    Dec 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Where’s Stenson? He should be in the field….

    • Greg

      Dec 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Henrik is playing in South Africa in the Nedland Bank event (appearance money for sure)

  5. froneputt

    Dec 5, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Where is Phil?

    • Greg

      Dec 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Phil doesn’t play in the “silly season” events, so he can spend more time with family, save his energy for the Tour events that he wants to win and it’s Tiger’s event)

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WOTW: Will Zalatoris’ Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition

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If you are going to win your first golf tournament why not do it in a big way, during the FedEx Cup Playoffs! Will Zalatoris made a bogey on the 3rd playoff hole to win the FedEx St. Jude over Sepp Straka. This was Will’s first ever win on tour and he held the bronze trophy while wearing a special Omega Seamaster James Bond edition on his wrist.

WOTW Specs

Name: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 007 Edition
Reference: 210.90.42.20.01.001
Limited: No
Date: 2019 – Current
Case: Grade 2 Titanium
Bezel: Matte Brown Aluminum
Dial: Matte Brown
Size: 42mm
Movement: Caliber 8806, 35 Jewels
Power Reserve: 55 Hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Waterproof: 300 Meters
Bracelet: Grade 2 Titanium Mesh
Price: $9,200 (~$8,000)


Omega has been such a large part of the sporting world, being the official timer of the Olympic Games. The Omega Seamaster was first introduced in 1948 in celebration of Omega’s 100th anniversary. The Seamaster wasn’t Omega’s first dive watch, that was the Mariner 16 years earlier. Since its introduction though, the Seamaster has been one of the most recognizable names in watches. Omega has also been a part of the James Bond movies for decades and this 007 Edition had direct input from actor Daniel Craig. This Seamaster is made for the “No Time To Die” movie that was released in 2021.

The case on Will’s Seamaster is crafted from Grade 2 Titanium and measures 42mm across. Grade 2 titanium has more of a gray color and accepts a brushed finish really well, all while still being corrosion resistant. The caseback is also solid titanium and screws into the case. The caseback is also the only place you will see the James Bond 007 logos on the watch. On the right side of the case is the screw down crown and at the 10 o’clock position is the helium escape valve. During saturation diving watches can have gases build up inside of them and the helium escape valve can help release the pressure before damaging the watch. On top of the case is a unidirectional titanium bezel that contains a matte brown aluminum insert. The aluminum insert features a 60 minute diving scale that matches the color of the luminescent material on the dial. The dial is a matching matte brown and made from aluminum with a “Tropical” finish. In watches a “Tropical” finish is when UV rays fade and distort a colored part over time, giving it a unique look. This usually applies to black pieces that turn brown but other colors can be effected the same way. The matte brown dial on this Seamaster has a retro look to it and features brushed hour, minute, and seconds hands made from the same grade 2 titanium. The hour markers are large and feature a luminescent material for easy reading in low light or underwater.

Inside the James Bond 007 Seamaster is the Omega Caliber 8806 mechanical movement. The 8806 is a self-winding movement that features Omega’s Co-Axial escapement for more consistent use of stored energy. A lot of Omega movements are magnetic field resistant and the 8806 can withstand up to 15,000 gauss to ensure precision in any environment. Fifty five hours of power reserve are on tap for the wearer and 35 jewels ensure that the movement runs smoothly. Keeping the Seamaster on your wrist is a Grade 2 titanium mesh bracelet with a twin trigger, single fold deployant clasp. Omega Seamaster watches are starting to become more and more desirable and this special edition will cost you $9,200 at an Omega dealer. You can save yourself a little bit of money on the secondary market where a brand new model will be around $8,000.

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Tour Rundown: Saki’s rout | From W to Z | Magic for Maja

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The world’s golfing viators feel their seasons winding down, just as folks in the northern hemisphere sense that summer is coming to a close. This time of year brings not the magical moments that the majors bring. Instead, it feels real, because touring competitiors save and lose their jobs, gain promotions, just as we do. 2022 has been a lightning rod of a year for professional golf. It’s only two-thirds over by calendar standards, but playoffs have arrived and the end is nigh for complete fan focus.

With that in mind, let’s turn our attention to five events that held our gaze on the world’s tours, and congratulate Saki Baba and Monet Chun on reaching the finals of the USGA Women’s Amateur. Baba turned in a timeless performance to defeat the pride of Canada, and win a second USGA title for Japan.

PGA Tour: FedEx Cup Playoffs Round One: FedEx St. Jude goes from W to Z

Will Zalatoris and Cameron Young, past teammates at Wake Forest, have waged a spirited battle to determine which one would earn a PGA Tour title first. This tussle was not reserved for regular tour events. The two have finished top-three in all four majors, and had come up just shy of the champion’s flag. That ended this week, as Zalatoris claimed a first professional win on the top shelf of the world’s tours.

The FedEx Cup playoffs elaborate over three weeks in August. Stop one was in the company’s hometown of Memphis, and Sepp Straka gave a heck of a performance over 75 holes. The Austrian-by-way-of-Georgia was near the lead for the entire event. His opening 64 stood him two back of the leaders, and his Friday 66 brought him closer. He and JJ Spaun played the final round together. Spaun had a day to forget, tumbling 41 spots from the top with a 78. Straka hung tough, and had a putt to win on the 72nd hole. It missed, and he entered a playoff with Zalatoris.

On Will’s side of the drama, his opening 71 gave him ground to make up, and he did so over the next 53 holes. 63, followed by 65 and 66, brought him event with Straka at 15-under par, three clear of third place. The two marched off to a playoff that lasted three holes. Play loosened, as the strain of the week became clear. At the third playoff hole, both hit from the drop zone on the par three 11th after less than stellar tee shots. Zalatoris was able to get up and down for bogey, and that was enough to defeat his overtime opponent.

LPGA/Ladies European Tour: Handa World Invitational is magic for Maja

One of those Why Don’t We Do This More Often events took place in Northern Ireland this week, at a castle, no less. The LPGA and Ladies European tours joined together to host an event over the same course as a simultaneous, DP World Tour event. It may have been a crowded affair, but it was interesting and exciting with room to spare.

Amanda Doherty of the USA played stellar golf over the first two days, and surged into the lead at 134. Her weekend rounds could only match par each day, and the young American dropped away from the lead, into a tie for 8th position with compatriot Lauren Stephenson.

Surging up the charts over the final 36 was Sweden’s Maja Stark. Lurking five behind Doherty at the midway mark, Stark posted 69 on saturday to move within two shots. On Sunday, Stark went into orbit, racing past all challengers with a sublime 63. Ten birdies over the par-73 course at Galgorm Castle sent Magic Maja five shots clear of runner-up Alisen Corpuz of the USA. The victory was Stark’s fifth on the European circuit, but first with LPGA sanctioning.

DP World Tour: Handa World Invitational a battle of two Scotsmen

The top of the board had full occupancy as day four began at the Handa World Invitational. American John Catlin was among the leaders, but he could not keep pace and slipped to a tie for 13th with a last-day 73. What ensued, was a battle of two Scots, with Ewen Ferguson and Connor Syme waging a contest for bragging rights and baubles.

To be sure, there were others involved. Spain’s Borja Virto closed with 68 to tie for second position, three behind the leader. Italy’s Renato Paratore posted 64 on day four, to tie for fourth with two others. Ferguson and Syme caught our attention, and not unearned  was it. Ferguson’s week began with a two-eagle round of 61, and as all aficionados know, keeping the lead over four days is not often an achievable task. His stumble came on Friday, with 70, but he followed with 68-69 into the weekend.

The chore for Syme was to chase the sprinter down. He was one of two golfers to post four rounds in the 60s this week, but for most of the day, he was not up to the task of catching the leader. Syme’s first ten holes were a struggle, with bogeys (three) outnumbering birdies (two). It was only the final quartet of holes (where he played three-under par) that Syme was able to make Ferguson concentrate a bit more.

The victory was Ferguson’s second of the year and career, and came five months after his initial win in Qatar.

Korn Ferry Tour: Pinnacle Bank is second of season for Shelton

Remember what we said about the Real quotient of late-season golf? It was evident on the Korn Ferry Tour this week. The PBC was the final, pre-playoffs event on the schedule, and that meant that the top 25 golfers on the money list come Sunday evening, would depart for the PGA Tour in a few months. Kevin Roy goes to the show for the first time in his journey, and Michael Kim returns after a six-spot climb in Nebraska. The heartbreak for Brandon Harkins and Ryan McCormick, who each came up a few thousand dollars shy of glory, is eased by a second opportunity to ascend, during the three-week playoff series.

Back to the heartland of America. Shelton was out in 31 on Sunday, to thrust his name into contention for win number two in 2022. Attempting to chase him down were the aforementioned Kim, Ben Taylor of England, and a bask of other crocodiles. It was Taylor who would come closest to an overtake, His Saturday 62 was the week’s low round, but his Sunday back nine harvested just one birdie. In the end, he would finish at 16-under par, in solo second.

Shelton was up to the task. A toe-stub bogey at ten was followed by birdies at 12 and 15. The later pushed Shelton to 17-under par, and he would navigate his way to port in even par, to secure a slim, one-shot win over Taylor.

PGA Tour Champions: Boeing Classic is charming third of 2022 for Jiménez

Billy Andrade was recognized recently with the 2022 Payne Stewart award for charitable work. On Sunday in Washington, he faced a challenge for a different sort of prize. The Rhode Island native was matched with Spain’s sartorial Miguel Ángel Jiménez over the final 18 holes at Snoqualmie. Each stood at 134, but only one would lift the champion’s bounty.

Unfortunately for Andrade, this day would not be his. birdies were offset by bogeys, and he dropped two slots, into a tie for third place. Jiménez fared much better. His five-under 67 was enough to hold off a charging David McKenzie of Australia. The later scribbled six birdies and twelve pars on his final-round scorecard, but his 66 was only enough to earn solo second. The day belonged to the Canarian, who doubtless celebrated his third win of the season with a fine cigar and a nice glass of Spanish Rioja.

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