Sunday, April 29, 2007
Some results of Spanish Players:
Carlos Rodiles -14
Carlos Del Moral -7
Manuel Quiros -6
Carlos Balmaseda -4
Gonzalo Fernandez Castano -3
Alvaro Salto -2
Ignacio Garrido -1
Miguel Angel Jimenez -1
Alvaro Velasco +3
Friday, April 27, 2007
Found on This Website
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - A mother teed off by drunken golfers urinating near her house by the 18th hole resorted to videotaping the men after no action was taken on her complaints. Video of some men relieving themselves behind trees at the city-owned course was played on local and national television news.
"Many times I would say, 'You're on camera,' and they'd keep right on going. They'd yell and scream obscenities at me," Delisa Schubert said.
Schubert, her husband and daughters ages 11 and 15 live next to the Tennessee Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge, 20 miles west of Knoxville. She said they family moved there so the girls could improve their golf game.
Schubert has reported the problem to police, city officials, the local district attorney and the golf course manager. They suggested she record the offenders, and in a year she says she has captured more than 40 golfers in the act.
Signs banning public urination are posted on the golf course, and the city is talking to the course operator about the issue, said Josh Collins, director of the city's recreation and parks department. There are restrooms nearby at the 16th hole and the clubhouse.
Schubert says the underlying problem is too much beer and no restraint.
"When you have no inhibition, you're just going to go anywhere," she said.
"On the face of this, it's funny. But when you think about it, it's extremely dangerous. They're going to get in their car and drive off drunk."
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Kyle Reifers -8 - Leader
Mark Calcavecchia -6
Tim Petrovic -5
Carlos Franco -4
Lee Janzen -3
George McNeill -3
Peter Lonard -1
Steve Stricker -1
Jose Coceres E
Matt Kuchar E
Arjun Atwal E
Jaco Van Zyl +3
Kelly Tighlman needs to get some caffeine. At least Lanny Wadkins injected some personality into his voice, even if some of us didn't like the personality he chose. But Kelly's monotone "I'm trying to be a serious anchor because I've bought into the first woman anchor in history crap" voice almost put me to sleep yesterday.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Bottom line: Blogger/Google Tech support is not serving the customers. They would rather spend their time making money in corporate mergers and stock options, lying to investors by saying that Google is a good company that provides valuable goods and services to the public when in actuality they ignore the customers and do not service their products to the satisfaction of the end users. Or, they are goofing off in a lax workplace in which productivity is not emphasized, but playing with toys is. Word to investors - if the tech support won’t help the people the company serves, then the company doesn’t care about you either. Sell your stock and invest your money in money market accounts or IRAs or Certificates of Deposit. You’d be better off.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
And I think anytime anyone makes a hole in one in a pro tournament, they should win something. I guess Kelly didn't win anything for his hole in one today since no one ever said anything.
Friday, April 13, 2007
An interesting point of view and one that could be considered when thinking about Michelle Wie's decision to turn pro.
For insight into the Verizon Heritage tournament, I suggest you visit The Armchair Golfer's website.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Volvo China Open is taking place this week. Here are a few of the competitors:
Anton Haig, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Marcel Siem, Andres Romero, Carl Suneson, Simon Dyson, Stephen Dodd, and a bunch of other players.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
I don't think every tournament should be all about birdies and have scores like 20 under par or anything, but if no one does well, then I think something needs to be changed. In this case, I think it might be sucky players rather than a tricked up course causing the damage.
I probably won't watch the final round tomorrow. It's too depressing. I'll just check in on the leaderboard online every so often.
I wanted to bring all the little puppies home. Especially the little 2 1/2 pound chihuahua female, but I was afraid that little one would get hurt accidentally by Fritz, my rambunctious dog who jumps up and down when he wants to go out and doesn't look where he's landing. He's landed on Steffi a couple of times.
Rest assured, when I get them and bring them home, there will be plenty of posts and pictures of them on this blog and every other blog I've got. So, you'll get to learn a lot more about them in the months to come.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Brett Wetterich and Tim Clark -2
Vaugn Taylor -1
Jerry Kelly and Justin Rose E
David Howell, Padraig Harrington, Bradley Dredge +1
Jeev Milkha Singh, Paul Casey, Craig Stadler +3
Henrick Stenson +4
Jose Maria Olazabal +5
Ben Crenshaw +6
Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples and Brett Quigley +8
Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and others.
Vaughn Taylor is right in there as is Justin Rose. I kept watching Justin this evening and kept telling the tv "you can't win the tournament today". I think it's important on a course as seemingly as challenging as this to be patient. And Justin seemed very patient today.
Craig Stadler - How well is he doing so far? Sheesh. I guess the Old Guard at the Masters will want to make more course changes after seeing these Champions Tour guys doing so well.
Paul Casey and Padraig Harrington had the low rounds of the day with a pair of 68s. I guess they will shoot 80s tomorrow now.
It would be nice to see Jose Maria and even Miguel Angel Jimenez tomorrow on the coverage. A limited field event and they still can't show all the players. That's absurd. If the Masters is so freakin' special, then all the players there are special and should get some TV time. I at least got to see Jose whenever he happened to be in Justin's camera angle today. And I got to see him play the last part of the 18th hole. He's only a 2 time Masters Champion. Ryder Cup legend.
And Finally, and I do mean FINALLY, the leaderboard that you go to on PGATOUR.COM finally has Johan Edfors' name spelled correctly. Now that he's missed the cut and his week is over. A little to late to show some respect I think.
Does this year have:
A. A much tougher course than last year and if so how is it tougher?
B. Players more poorly prepared than last year?
C. A more overly critical announce team (without Lanny Wadkins, that would be an achievement) that is just telling people that everyone sucks?
As someone who is only watching the USA coverage and not the golf channel analysis, I am getting the impression that the course is really, really tough and the players are really, really bad.
Please, give me a little insight.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Justin Rose and Brett Wetterich -3 Leaders
Vaughn Taylor -1
Henrik Stenson E
Jeev Milkha Singh E
Jose Maria Olazabal +2
Brett Quigley +4
Steve Stricker +4
Sergio Garcia +4
Paul Casey +7
Seve Ballesteros +14
Miguel Angel Jimenez +7
Johan Edfors +6
Really great to see Justin Rose leading along with Brett Wetterich. A special thank you to Vaughn Taylor and Henrik Stenson for not playing into the Miranda Jinx. I picked Stenson to win in an email sent to the waggleroom folks. I also said Paul Casey would come in second. The jinx seems intact for him. I've had a special inkling about Jeev Milkha Singh ever since his great showing at the Volvo Masters last year. I think he could be a spoiler again.
And finally........ The Masters Leaderboard on the web has Johan Edfors' name mispelled. I sent an email to the webmaster asking that it be fixed, but was ignored. So, in a special nod to Johan, I will repeatedly spell his name correctly here, just in case the tech geek who screwed it up on the leaderboard website is reading: Johan, Johan, Johan, Johan, Johan, Johan.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
So, let's see what's going on and what I'm thinking:
I googled golf and masters at google news and I kept seeing headlines about Howell and at home at Augusta - You can tell where my mind is at - I kept thinking "Does David Howell have a house in Georgia?" LOL. Forgot all about Charles Howell III.
And then there's the news story about the person hired by CBS to help cover the Masters who ended up allegedly participating in a bank robbery. I can hear some old traditionalist out there somewhere saying "well, if they'll hire Gary McCord, they'll hire anybody." There's hope for me wanting a job with them someday.
Here's a nice story about Jeev Milkha Singh and his first trip to the Masters.
As for predictions, I have no idea who will win. I don't think it will be Phil Mickelson because he's been too quiet lately and not playing a lot. I don't think it will be Adam Scott because he won last week and I don't like to pick the guy who won last week to win this week in any tournament. And I'm very, very worried about Jose Maria Olazabal. He hasn't played well all year. I really hope he finds something special this week and has a good run.
Finally, I hope the winner of the Masters this year will be someone other than Phil or Tiger. If they are the only ones to win the thing, then it somehow loses some of its prestige because no one else feels like they have a chance to win. And if they don't think they have a chance, then the fans will follow suit and it will be a very boring tournament. With all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the tournament, I think we are all deserving of a good cinderella story this week. Maybe it will be Brett Quigley :) Now that would be the feel good story of the year.
Here's a link to the Brett Quigley news.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
It was completely and utterly inexcusable for Dottie Pepper to forcibly prevent Adam Scott from leaving the 18th green by smacking him in the chest with the microphone. She spent how many years on the LPGA tour and she doesn't know when a tournament is still going on? Obviously, Adam wanted to clear the green because Bubba Watson's group was coming up the 18th. It's not as if Adam is a rookie and doesn't know he's supposed to speak to one of the tv people after he wins a tournament. It was unprofessional of her to act in that manner and I hope someone at NBC disciplines her for that.