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The 2013 US Open, shop golf’s second and most difficult major of the season, tadalafil gets underway on Thursday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, ailment PA. Between the short, water-logged course and the pairing of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Rory McIlory, this major is creating more buzz than usual and is definitely one you will want to turn your attention towards.

If you checked out of the golf scene after Adam Scott won the Masters, it’s time to tune back in this weekend as the season’s toughest major is always unpredictable as the best golfers in the world face off.

What You Need to Know

  • The US Open is the hardest Major of the four (the Masters, the US Open, the (British) Open, and the PGA Championship) played each year. The USGA (United States Golf Association), the governing body of golf and creator of the rules, makes the course so difficult to promote a winning score around par.  The average winning score for PGA Tour events is well under par.  The USGA sets the course up to rattle the nerves of the steadiest players, and frighten the over-confident. They lengthen the rough and make the greens blistering fast.  The US Open is about survival.

Merion Golf Club will be a challenging test for the players at the US Open

  • The 2013 US Open will be played at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, located about 15 miles southeast of Philadelphia.  It is an historic venue that hosted a 1981 US Open and the 2005 US Amateur.  Its signature is that each green does not have a flag, but a post with a red wicker basket.  The course will be extremely challenging, but will also be a much shorter layout than recent Opens. At 6,996 yards this will be the first US Open course under 7,000 yards since 2004.
  • In addition to the course’s challenges and the pressure of performing in a major championship, players will be faced with the wrath of mother nature. Tropical storm Andrea dropped 3 1/2 inches of rain on the course last Saturday.  This has caused flooding on the course.  Subsequent rainfalls have not helped and with thunderstorms in the forecast it could get even dicier. Talking about the weather will not be small talk this week.

Who to Watch For:

The USGA always tries to create a pairing that has a large buzz factor and this year will not disappoint. The top three players in the world will be paired together for the first two days of the championship.  Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Adam Scott will tee off at 1:14 PM EST on Thursday and 7:44 AM EST on Friday. (Pictured in this article’s featured image.)

The two past Major winners in Rory McIlory (2012 PGA Championship) and Adam Scott (2013 Masters) are still overshadowed by Tiger’s dominance in 2013. He’s won 4 of the 8 events he’s played. Absurd!  Even though he recorded his worst nine hole score in his PGA career earlier this month at The Memorial, never count him out.  He has un-matched focus. All he cares about are Majors. This could be his fifteenth, and fourth US Open.

Adam Scott

 

My “sleeper pick” for the week is Rickie Fowler (33rd in Official World Golf Ranking).  He is an incredible young talent with a bold fashion sense. He brings something different to golf, but has the game to back it up.  He played in the most prestigious team Amateur event, The Walker Cup, at Merion in 2009. He played extremely well.  No matter how wet the conditions, because of his young confidence and good memories he could get into the mix come Sunday.

Rickie Fowler dresses and plays to impress

When to Watch (All Times Central)

Thursday, June 13

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: ESPN

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: NBC

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:  ESPN

Friday June 14

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: ESPN

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: NBC

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: ESPN 

Saturday, June 15

11:00 AM to 6:30 PM NBC

Sunday, June 16

11:00 AM to 6:30 PM NBC

 

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This week’s HAM is no surprise… 2013 Masters Champion – and hot as hell – Aussie Adam Scott.

Adam won the 77th Masters this weekend at Augusta National in another exciting end that resulted in a 2-hole sudden death playoff match against Argentine Angel Cabrera. Scott sunk a 12-foot birdie on the second playoff hole to clinch the win and the coveted green jacket. The 32-year old Scott is the first Australian to win the Masters, shop golf’s biggest and first major of the season.

The 6’0” 180 lbs. stunner hails from Adelaide, cialis Australia where he grew up watching his dad, a former golf pro. He went on to attend the University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) where he played one season of golf and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Scott turned pro midway through the 2000 season after some extraordinary performances early in the year while on the European Tour. Scott’s career really took off in 2001, his first full year as a professional golfer, when he won the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship for his very first professional title.

Since then Scott has continued to dazzle on the golf circuit and I am not just talking about his looks… He has been ranked inside the top 10 for over 220 weeks in his career. Scott has won 18 tournaments around the world including the Players Championship and the World Golf Championship, but had never won a Major, until Sunday.

Prior to winning the Masters which has made him a household name and immediately on the radar of millions of women (and men), Scott was best known for his heartbreaking loss last year at the (British) Open. After holding a four-shot lead with only four holes to play he ended up losing to Ernie Els by only one shot.

Scott is not only a member of the green jacket club, but did we mention his killer looks? With a sexy Australian accent, wavy brown hair, a smile that makes you tingle, a beautiful physique, some serious bank (reports note that Scott has made over $34 million on Tour) and the respect of his peers as one of the nicest and most down to earth people, there is no question this guy is a serious HAM, and yes ladies Scott is single.

After Scott sunk the winning put on Sunday, every woman (and man) was waiting to see if there was a secret girlfriend hiding somewhere in the gallery that would appear green side to congratulate Scott with hugs and kisses, but there wasn’t.

According to the Daily Mail, he’s dated two celebrities: Kate Hudson, in 2009 and Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic, from whom he split from in 2011.

As if you needed convincing, you must keep an eye out for this rising superstar as he takes the golf world and women’s hearts by storm. With golf season just kicking off, Scott will continue to be an early favorite for the remaining Majors this season. There are plenty of young, rising stars as well as seasoned vets that are worth your TV time during the PGA Tour season, but If you needed another reason to tune in on the weekends this spring and summer, now you have it.

Scott is not on Twitter #sigh, but you can watch him closely during all PGA Tour events this summer.

WHAT IS A HAM?

Hot Athletic/Available Man: Not only are these guys talented and making headlines, they’re also head-turners. While we can’t 100% guarantee these guys aren’t dating some lucky gal, we do know that they are not married, which in our book is technically still on the market.
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SportsDivas, Inc.'s Weekend Wrap

It’s O.K. if you missed a few games this weekend. We did too. Thankfully, buy we have box scores, malady recaps, there SportsCenter and web highlights.  We’ve taken the liberty to wrap up the biggest story lines and buzz-worthy details from the sports weekend below, just so you never have to miss a beat come Monday.

THE MASTERS:

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Australian Adam Scott won the 77th Masters this weekend at Augusta National in another exciting end that resulted in a 2-hole sudden death playoff match against Argentine Angel Cabrera. Scott sunk a 12-foot birdie on the second playoff hole to clinch the win and the coveted green jacket.

The 32-year old Scott is the first Australian to win the Masters, golf’s biggest and first major of the season.

Tiger Woods, who was the early favorite, finished a -5 (five under par) after taking a 2-stroke penalty on Saturday for an improper drop that violated the intricate Masters rules.

BULLS:

It was a lose-lose kind of weekend for our Chicago Bulls who dropped both of their road games. After the crazy overtime win against the Knicks on Thursday we all were working our way back onto the Bulls’ Bandwagon only to be thrown off again after this weekend’s mess.

The Toronto Raptors dealt the Bulls their first loss on Friday 97-88. The Bulls dug themselves into an offensive hole quickly and were forced to fight their way back the rest of the game.
Carlos Boozer led the team with 19 points and 12 rebounds. The masked-man Rip Hamilton, who has spent most of the season off the court due to injury, made a bit of an uproar getting himself ejected after throwing a flagrant elbow at Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan. Later, the NBA officially suspended Rip Hamilton for one game for his nasty move.
After snapping the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak just a few weeks ago the Heat were ready for some pay-back to their rivaled Chicago Bulls. With Sunday’s 105-93 win the Heat set a franchise record for home wins in a season – we can barely contain our excitement.

As expected, the game was extremely physical. Heat players were flopping all over the floor and our Bulls committed 30 fouls – seems a wee bit excessive. Lebron James led all scorers even though he played less minutes than usual with 26 points. Luol Deng led scoring for the Bulls with 19 and Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 20 rebounds.

With the two losses the Bulls (43-37) have dropped from the fifth seed in the East to the sixth seed. This means they blew their chances of getting a home-court advantage to start the playoffs which begin on Saturday. If the post-season started tomorrow the Bulls would face-off with their central division rival Indiana Pacers who have dominated the Bulls this season. Kind of a gloomy playoff outlook – let’s get it together Bulls!

WHITE SOX:

After being swept by the Washington Nationals last week, the (5-7) White Sox continued to struggle on the road, dropping 2 of 3 games in Ohio this weekend against the Cleveland Indians.

On Friday night, the Sox failed to score on all five of their base runners and were shut out 1-0. Former Sox player, Nick Swisher had an excellent series scoring the only run of the game on Friday with a walk-off RBI and then on Saturday’s launched a two-run homer over the left-field wall for the Tribe.  Saturday’s game was a a bit more crazy with rain delays and cold temps, which contributed to the Sox loosing 4-9.

Jake Peavy, Source: sports.yahoo.com

The Sox finally snapped their 5 game loosing streak on Sunday with a 3-1 win.  The highlight of Sunday’s game was pitcher Jake Peavy striking out 11, allowing only five hits and no walks through seven innings.

The next stop on the White Sox roadtrip is up north to Toranto to face the (5-7) Blue Jays in a four games series before heading home with no days off to face the Minnesota Twins.  Hey Ladies – if you’re heading to Canada to see the Sox series, make sure you wear your White Sox and Blackhawks gear – the Toronto Maple Leafs fans will love it!

CUBS:

The (4-8) Cubs also struggled this weekend. After a walk-off home run win from Starlin Castro on Friday afternoon, the Cubs dropped the last two games to the Giants, finishing the 4-game series 1-3.

The Cubs lost to the World Series champs  3-2 on Saturday and 10-7 (in 10 innings) on Sunday. Hopefully the team can find a way to score this week — they left players on base all weekend.

Kyuji Fujikawa, Source: ESPN.com

The Cubs’ closer drama isn’t over yet. Recently appointed closer Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm after he blew the save on Friday. The Cubs claimed veteran reliever Kameron Low off waivers from the Brewers, and he could likely join the  team by Tuesday.

Catcher Steve Clevenger was also placed on the DL, but he’ll be gone for 60 days with a strained oblique. The team struggled this weekend, losing to the Giants 3-2 on Saturday and 10-7 (in 10 innings) on Sunday. Hopefully the team can find a way to score this week — they left players on base all weekend.

BLACKHAWKS:

This weekend was all about central division match-ups for the Blackhawks. Friday night Ray Emery dazzled once again as the Hawks beat the Redwings in a shoot out 3-2. Patrick Sharp was back in uniform for the Blackhawks and had a solid game. Jonathan Toews evened the score late in the third and breakout baby Blackhawk Brandon Saad netted the game winning goal.

Sunday the Blackhawks took on their other division rival the St. Louis Blues. Corey Crawford got the start in the net and recorded a shut out stopping all 30 Blues shots ( goalie controversy… says who?)  as the Hawks blanked the Blues, 2-0. Dave Bolland was back in the lineup after recovering from his leg injury, but Patrick Sharp was missing in uniform with his lagging shoulder injury. Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa netted the goals for the Hawks, who have no rest as they take on the Stars tonight at the Madhouse on Monday night at 7:00pm

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