"Eaks Streaks" to an eagle and an ace on Champions Tour
I know that the golf world will be startled at the interruption of my Michigan Road series, but when PGATour.Com titles a sub-head “Eaks Streaks,” it’s time to digress and reflect.
Many are aware of my former student-teacher relationship with Lonnie Nielsen, recent first-time winner on the Champions Tour. Outside of Lonnie, there is no golfer I’d rather see win on the Retirees Circuit than Raheeb Winnebago Eaks. Those may not be his given names, but they sound better than whatever his parents came up with. After all, who goes by initials, unless he/she despises one’s own name(s)?
Again, I digress. Here is Eaks’ scorecard from Day Two at En-Joie Golf Club (the site of many B.C. Opens on the PGA Tour, and annual birdiefest in central New York):
4 4 3 3 5 4 1 5 3 32
4 4 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 30
Let’s see, an Eagle (hole 3), an Ace (hole 7) and a birdie (hole 9) on the front, to go with five birdies (12, 13, 16-18) on the back nine. A cozy, ten-under round to give him a one-stroke lead at Sunday’s dawn.
My thinking, with Scott Hoch lurking two back, and Craig Stadler a further stroke behind, is that Eaks will need to go low once more (66 or better) to add the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open title trophy to his bookshelf. Hopefully, Ralph Waldo will be up to the task.
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Enjoy reading your blog, keep up the good work. And all the best in your goal to play in that charity event.
The only thing you could do better is figure out a way to put an end to Chris Balwin's days of writing.
Enjoy the Britsh Open! The views on TV look very similar to Whistling Straits.....a must stop if you are ever in the midwest. One of the few courses that will make you stop and say WOW.