Monday, May 5, 2008

Wachovia Championship Photos

This past week was a change of pace I spent my time documenting some of the best golfers in the world at the Wachovia Championship here in Charlotte.
Tournament officials hired me to get behind-the-scenes shots of this fantastic event and I enjoyed seeing many old friends at Quail Hollow.
I've covered several major championships over the years and the Wachovia ranks right up there with the best of them.
Even though Tiger Woods was injured and unable to defend his title this year, thousands of fans turned out and great weather conditions prevailed.
Anthony Kim, a talented 22-year-old, dominated the event his 272 total earned his a 5-stroke win.

The scene at the 18th green Sunday

Stewart Cink blasts out of trouble

Ian Poulter struts down the fairway

Jason Bohn chips in to end his Saturday round

Some nice early morning light

Playing from a fairway bunker on the 1st hole

Phil Mickelson works on his game

Ben Curtis hits his second shot to the 5th green

Phil Mickelson always draws huge crowds

Stewart Cink celebrates a long birdie putt on the 17th hole

The crowd applauds Cink's shot Saturday

Sunday's sunrise service included a bagpiper

The mowers were out in force preparing for Sunday's final

Jason Bohn, who finished 3rd, tries to coax his putt into the hole

Anthony Kim enjoys his walk up to the 18th hole

Just 22, Kim has a bright future following his 5-stroke win