Chance of Tiger Woods doing something special only reason to watch final round of U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2
Retief Goosen may not be dull but watching Retief Goosen with a three-shot lead over Beavis and Butthead at the U.S. Open is duller than watching paint dry. Or a reality show with cabins. Or our own Nutty Professor deliver a lecture.
Let’s face it. There’s one reason and one reason only to watch the final round at Pinehurst No. 2. To see if Tiger Woods can do something special. Sure, it’s unlikely. Especially with the way Tiger scraped up the greens on Saturday. But Tiger is the only hope for an interesting U.S. Open. He’s the only golfer capable of making Retief sweat by putting up a low number. You think Jason Gore is scaring Retief? Please, the big lug will be lucky to be six over by the end of Sunday afternoon.
No, it’s all about Tiger. He’s the only one close enough with the game and mental fortitude to get it together for one special Sunday. If he doesn’t start with a few birdies in the first four holes, you might as well turn off your TV set. For Open’s over.
As for our own Jennifer Mario
“revealing” she picked Goosen before the Open started now that he has a three-shot lead going into Sunday … well that’s about as ridiculous as declaring you knew who’s going to win the Super Bowl when the Joe Montana 49ers were up by 30 points at halftime. Thanks for the insight, Jen. And you told a unnamed TravelGolf.com staffer? We cannot reveal the identity of people on our own staff now? Thanks for that Deep Throat moment.
Then again, maybe Jennifer Mario did read this
WorldGolf.com story that told you in late April why Pinehurst No. 2 was set up for perfectly for Goosen even though he played horribly there in 1999. That’s late April. Not Saturday night with Goosen holding a three-shot lead.
Whoever wrote that article must be brilliant! Oh wait, that’s right, he is brilliant.
Go Tiger. Save every one of us from lawn work!
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Here in New Zealand we knew who the real champion would be. I watched the golf for three days.I barely glimpsed Michael in the TV footage for the first two days...in fact every other golfer EXCEPT him seemed to be prominent. Despite the fact that he consistently hung around the top five from day two. Finally they began to actually show him today. The rest is history. Good one Michael!!
As much as I loved the commentary about Tiger - MAN did you get it wrong re: Retief. My apres third-round comments? "Tiger's two-over par day didn't hurt him...much. He is in a tie for 7th and six shots back. If he can play a round under par, the lead might come back." Did it ever.
Too bad about the calender slam but I feel really good about him sewing up a second career slam at St. Andrews.
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