Sunday, November 29, 2009

Italy Wins the World Cup

This is a great story - the Molinari brothers win, beating experienced Ryder Cup veterans. When is Hollywood going to do a big time movie about them? Well, maybe it should be an indie film so that some element of integrity could be maintained.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lee Westwood Wins Race to Dubai

Westwood not only won the tournament but the whole year-long contest as well. HERE is a link to an article full of quotes and stats on Lee and the tournament.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Elvis and Golf

Yes, I am attempting to put Elvis Presley and golf in the same post. I was listening to the Elvis Channel on Sirius/XM yesterday and Golfer John Daly was on there talking to George Klein, lifelong friend of Elvis. We can thank John Daly for the new book coming out in January, written by Klein and about Klein's friendship with the King. According to the conversation on the radio, Daly helped Klein find people who could get him a publishing deal.

So, if you're a fan of Elvis, or would just like to see what John Daly might have gotten from a friendship with Klein, check out the book by clicking HERE.

Wow, It's Here...

The end of the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. I haven't been following golf these last couple of weeks (no coincidence that it was while Tiger was playing) and the final tournament on the European Tour this year just snuck up on me.

They are playing the Dubai World Championship this week. I have no idea what the stats are and who needs to do what to win, but I would like to point out that there are no Americans in the tournament. Later I will re-visit my predictions I made for the year 2009.

I did see that Sergio was in the top 10 so far in the tournament and Miguel Angel Jimenez is T11 right now. It looks like Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood are at the top of the rankings, battling for the top spot.

Of all of the players competing this week at the Dubai World Championship, I would like to single out Gareth Maybin. It looks like this is his first year on the European Tour after gaining entry through the Challenge Tour last year. To have ended up in the top 60 is a huge achievement.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

What a Shame

The Golf Channel had that whole campaign about the two weeks of Tiger. Blah, blah, blah. I don't think they planned on him not winning this first one. Ha Ha Ha.

Phil Mickelson did win however. He doesn't seem to get any respect unless his family is having problems. I think it's good that he's going over to Asia to play. A lot of the American players are either spoiled or snobbish when it comes to playing around the world. And Phil probably has some of those qualities. But he does venture out beyond the US borders every now and again.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Need a Tissue

I just watched Jose Maria Olazabal's speech at the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Wouldn't you know I'd just have to cry.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Some Golf Was Played

Even though the US PGA Tour event was called for rain, there were two other events to follow over on the European Tour - the Volvo World Matchplay and the Singapore Open. I was quite happy to see Ross Fisher win the World Matchplay. Well, I didn't see him win. But I did read about it. And Ian Poulter won the Singapore Open.

I'm happy that daylight savings time is over. I didn't like going to Walmart at 7am and it being dark outside. At least now it will seem like I'm out at a decent hour when I shop before work.

I want to know how many school kids have been hit by vehicles while waiting for the bus these extra weeks we've had to live under Daylight Savings Time. It's my firm belief that the Congress people who voted to extend it don't wake up until 8am or later and have no idea when it actually gets light out.