U.S. Open 2019: Jack Nicklaus tabs Tiger Woods as his favorite to win at Pebble Beach

first_img U.S. Open 2019: 5 storylines to follow at Pebble Beach Victory for the 43-year-old would see him tie Nicklaus and three other players on a record four U.S. Open crowns.He is now only three overall majors adrift of Nicklaus, who thinks the gap could become two at the venue where Woods won the same tournament by 15 strokes back in 2000.  Related News U.S. Open 2019: 5 holes where Pebble Beach will be won … or lost Tiger Woods is the favorite to win this week’s U.S. Open, according to Jack Nicklaus.Golf’s third major of the year begins at Pebble Beach on Thursday, with Woods among the top contenders after winning the Masters in April, ending an 11-year major drought to claim his 15th.center_img “Pebble is not a long golf course,” added Nicklaus. “Length is not the big issue there, the issue is being smart and not putting yourself in a position where [you can have] a double-bogey, it happens real quickly at Pebble Beach.”You have to put yourself in a position to take advantage of a hole when you can. The greens are tough to make putts on, but the guys have played a lot there and understand a little bit about what goes on there.”If I had one round of golf to play that that’s where I’ve always said that where I would want to go, so obviously I love Pebble Beach too. I won the Amateur there and quite a few other things, so it has had a special place in my heart.”Woods finished in a tie for ninth at the Memorial Tournament in his last outing a week ago. “I would think Tiger [Woods],” Nicklaus told Sky Sports when asked who was the favorite this week. “Tiger won there by a million the last time he won and he grew up around that area.”He is smart, so knows how to play there, so I think Tiger will play well. But a lot of the guys are playing well too, so it will be a good tournament.”Oh hey… Remember a certain Sunday here 19 years ago? pic.twitter.com/OypkH70GlJ— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 10, 2019Nicklaus warned all the players they would have to be on guard at a course where you can quickly find yourself in trouble, as Brooks Koepka looks to defend his 2018 title and add to his PGA Championship win last month.last_img read more

Bjelašnica Is Host of World Cup in Paragliding Accuracy

first_imgThe world cup in Paragliding Accuracy (PGAWC 2013) will be held on Bjelašnica from 17-25 August 2013.Paragliding Club Extreme and National Aero Club of BiH organized a competition that is organized every two years under the auspice of the International Aero Club of the FBiH (FAI), announced Paragliding Club Extreme.“We are proud of the fact that this is the biggest paragliding competition that will be held in the next two years in the world’’, said the Director of the competition Mirvad Zenuni.120 competitors from more than 20 countries in the world have announced their participation.(Source: Fena)last_img