Sunday, June 28, 2009

Round Up

Nick Dougherty won over in Germany on the European Tour. I watched a little bit of this while at Mom and Dad's. But I confess I fell asleep. That happens when you get up at 5am.

And Kenny Perry won the Traveler's Championship on the PGA Tour. This is his 5th win since June 1 of last year. CBS showed a graphic that said this means he's got two more wins than Tiger and some other players during the same time frame. I don't know if Perry will get to 20 wins by the time he's 50 but you know he's going to try his best. And I love how he still gets emotional when he wins. Some players who win are just matter of fact about it and you don't get to see how human they might be. But with Kenny Perry, you can see how every win, every loss, every shot even matters to him. It really brings pro golf down to the basic elements which allow the fans to relate to the players. And it takes the money out of it, which is always good.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ordered Tickets

I ordered tickets to the Bridgestone Invitational to be contested later this year. Hopefully I will get to go and haven't wasted my money on the tickets. It depends on having a dog sitter for Winnie and PJ and getting the time off from work. I may have to get my boss a little souvenir. Ha ha.

Ballesteros Giving Back

Seve Ballesteros announced he has founded a cancer foundation. You can read some of his comments by clicking Here. It will take you to a news article. You can also go to his website by clicking on his name over in the sidebar.

Happy Anniversary To Me

On this day back in 2005 I made my first posts on this blog. If only I could stick to a diet and exercise program for as long as I've stuck to blogging. I would be so healthy.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Glover Wins the US Open!

In another effort that highlights Tom Lehman's bad decision to not pick Glover for the 2006 Ryder Cup (Glover could have really produced some good golf if he'd been on the team), Lucas Glover wins his first major today. I've been a fan of Glover's ever since his first win a few years ago. He reminds me of Elvis, believe it or not.

David Duval finished T2. He was in the lead for a few minutes today and I was really pulling for him. I don't know what his earnings are going to be through this event, but hopefully he's close to securing his card for the year.

Ross Fisher did really well as well. I would have also liked to have seen him win.

Ian Poulter (check him out on Twitter) had the goal to go out and shoot as low as he could in this final round and I think he did that with a -3 final round. I think that's the low round of the final round.

I started watching the final round after Tiger finished and I was not disappointed in what I saw. It was a very competitive, nail-biting round and more tournaments should have this kind of excitement.

I picked a good day to take off from work. I had no idea when I scheduled this vacation day that there would be some golf to watch.

Tragedy for Golfer Chris Smith

According to new reports, the wife of golfer Chris Smith was killed in an automobile accident on Sunday. Apparently their kids were also in the vehicle and were in critical condition at the time the news report was written. Send your thoughts and prayers to the Smith family.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Blog Added

I added a new blog to the side bar. It's from Poland and I don't really know what it says since I haven't run it through a translator yet. But it is golf related. You all should check it out.

How About David Duval

He's currently tied for third at the US Open. Now that's news worth reporting. I hope his good play continues and he can at least earn second alone at tournament's end. It would go a long way to securing his card.

Excuses, Excuses

The Golf Channel feels the need to make excuses for Tiger this week at the US Open. On their website, they have a link title called "Done in by the Luck of the Draw, Tiger....."

If Tiger was any good, it wouldn't matter what part of the draw he was in. The Golf Channel can't have it both ways - saying he's the best ever and sucking up to him ad nauseum and then also say that he suffers from bad luck or that he needs good luck.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Forget the Golf Channel

If you want to know what's going on at Bethpage Black, just check out Ian Poulter on Twitter. He's got great pictures and great comments.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Late Thoughts on St. Jude

I was busy yesterday doing work around the house and shopping on QVC so I didn't get to watch the final round or post any comments. So, here goes: Graeme McDowell shot a 63 to move up into the top ten. Jose Maria Olazabal finished T49 at Even par.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Here's a Link for You

Obviously with my dial up access, this website wouldn't be a good one for me to visit, but you all can visit According to the email the website's representative sent me, you should be able to watch live golf on all of the major tours.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Knighthood for Faldo

Nick Faldo has been knighted by the Queen for his contribution to golf. You can read an article about it by clicking HERE.

St. Jude

Jose Maria Olazabal did really well yesterday and was holding his own throughout the second round before it was halted for a weather delay. Unfortunately, I think the Golf Channel only showed him once. But thank goodness David Toms had won this event a couple of times before or else we would have only seen Mickelson and Harrington the whole time. At least Mickelson was doing fairly well. And they did show Robert Allenby a few times, but that's only because they secretly want him to lose another tournament in which he contends because they can drag that out for a couple of days and really make him feel bad.

I had a John Daly ban going on here but since he seems to be earnestly trying to be a good boy, I'll mention him. He's looking much younger and much healthier these days since he's lost the weight and cleaned up his act. I hope he keeps this up.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Golfing Twist to the A-Team

Just because my mind is now on the show, I thought I would try to bridge the distance between the 1980's classic and golf by casting the show with pro golfers. So, here goes and feel free to post your own suggestions in the comments.

Hannibal Smith - Rocco Mediate (plays poker so has to have good tactical skills)
Face Man - Luke Donald (should have plenty of charm to scam a plane)
Murdock - Will MacKenzie (needs no explanation)
BA - Vijay Singh (was a former bouncer)
Amy - Paula Creamer (All American girl)
Colonel Lynch - Phil Mickelson (06 US Open collapse - Classic Lynch)

Olazabal Doesn't Qualify for US Open

Here's an article about who qualified on Monday. David Duval was one of them. Good for him.

Not Golf Related but Exciting

According to BBC News, Liam Neeson is in talks to star as Hannibal in the A-Team Movie. I still think the A-Team movie will suck compared to the tv show, but I have to be excited that the show is getting this kind of support. According to the article, Bradley Cooper is rumored to be interested in the character of Face. He was really good on Alias. I kind of thought Jimmy Fallon would be a good Murdock. I have to say Jennifer Garner should be Amy Allen. And if they don't have Amy in the movie, then it will suck.

The A-Team is my most favorite show of all time. Airwolf (the first three years) is probably my second favorite show of all time.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

US Open Qualifying

I found another article about US Open qualifying. This one briefly mentions Daly, Love III, Jose Maria Olazabal, but then goes on to discuss further the efforts of Spencer Levin and his father Don - both will try to qualify for the Open. That would be a good story if they both make it.

Go Jose Maria! I hope he qualifies, but the part of me that doesn't want him to get hurt by the always tough rough doesn't want him to qualify. He's just now getting back into playing after some long suffering health problems.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Celtic Manor Wales Open

Corey Pavin made the cut over there in Wales. Richie Ramsay is in the lead and Ignacio Garrido is the leading spaniard.

July '09 Golf Magazine

I got this issue yesterday and still haven't read it. I did read David Feherty's column and he is extremely angry in this edition. He was talking about Congress and the bailouts. And just a little while ago he so loved this country that he applied for citizenship.

This issue contains the British Open preview. They talk about Turnberry. They have an interview with Nick Faldo, an article about Seve, another feature on Tom Watson and they still won't cut the cord and forget about Greg Norman.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Celtic Manor Wales Open

Thomas Bjorn, Nick Dougherty, David Frost, and Alan McLean are all tied at the top of the leaderboard at -5 after the first round. Pablo Larrazabal is the leading spaniard at -4. Disappointing news: Shane Lowry who had that great run a couple weeks back and won the Irish Open is currently in a tie for 145th after the first round. Hopefully he can move up. Corey Pavin is playing in this tournament and is tied for 62nd place. It's good to see an American play in Europe. Sure there are a few of them who do regularly - Anthony Kang, and recently Ben Curtis to name a few. But, I don't think Pavin ventures out of the US that often. Of course, Pavin's visit ties in with the next Ryder Cup, but it's still nice to see.

Golf Channel's Tiger Striped Rose Colored Glasses

I saw an ad on the Golf Channel website earlier today that said Kenny Perry was looking to defend his Memorial tournament win against Tiger Woods.

Gee, I didn't know the Memorial this year only had two entrants. I thought there were over 100 people playing this year. I guess those others don't count. I mean guys like Harrington and Singh are only multiple major winners.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Couples in Paris

No, this isn't a post about how romantic Paris, France is. I just found out that Fred Couples is in Paris watching the French Open. According to Tennis Channel analyst, Justin Gimelstob, Fred loves tennis. Gimelstob reports he had dinner with Fred recently and hopes to engage him in a discussion over whether or not golf is a 'real sport'. A lot of tennis players, or maybe the people who call tennis matches, have issues with golf. I think they are just jealous.