Archives for: February 2008

Louis Oosthuizen Tiger-Esque in Demolition of Telkom PGA Championship Field

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I won't jinx King Louis, as the Sunshine Tour headline reads, by making any predictions nor proclamations. I will ask you, though, to consider these staggering numbers from a few days at Johannesburg Country Club: 28 strokes below par on rounds of 66… more »

Ryder Cup Captain Azinger...Are You Watching This Impregnable Quadrilateral at WGC Match Play?

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Boo Weekley Stewart Cink Woody Austin Jonathan Byrd Three of the four played for the Prez Cup team last Fall in Montreal. J-Byrd is lightning in a bottle...hasn't seen the fifteenth tee in two days. Ignore Howell III and Toms...Worst earl… more »

NCAA Basketball has no 16 seed upsets...but the World Match Play does! Bye-bye Ernie Els

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In the least surprising upset of all time, Jonathan Byrd won three holes WITH PAR to defeat Ernie {{The Eagle}} Els, 6 and 5. Although a #16 seed has never defeated a #1 in the men's NCAA hoops tournament, Byrd had the key against Els. We might have tw… more »

How a golf book on Wayne Stiles might put Bob Labbance's kids through college

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If Wayne Stiles were a drugged-out, Hollywood star, a book on his exploits might put Bob Labbance's kids through college. If Wayne Stiles were a highly-inked professional athlete with anger management issues and a record of crime, a tome on his transgre… more »

Mike Strantz and Mike Keiser at Bandon Dunes: If Only...

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Sitting around as the world melts down around me, I ponder warmer climes. A rare, unique thought occurs to me: what if Mike Strantz had been selected by Mike Kaiser to work on the first or second courses at Bandon Dunes. What glacial layout, what burn… more »

Sunshine Tour, South African PGA Tour, It's Golf and It's Great!

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One of the perquisites that comes with bumping out a weekly e-newsletter is the need to follow all the golf tours of the world. The Sunshine Tour is a tour seldom viewed by the USA golfing public (and who knows, perhaps by Europe and Asia as well?) It… more »

Normal guy Jeff Quinney at Northern Trust Open...Pick Him!

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I like Jeff Quinney. His preshot routine looks like a bird with a broken wing going back, and looks nothing like his actual stroke. It reminds me of Billy Mayfair a few years back with that traditional putting rehearsal, then BAM, the outside-in stroke… more »

Maxfli's Once-Premium Reputation...my laugh for the day

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In a banal article devoid of intentional hilarity, GolfWeek's Adam Schupak inadvertently gave me a chuckle for the 24 with the following elaboration: In 2002, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based equipment maker acquired Maxfli and its patent portfolio (for ureth… more »

What Irks Me: Playing on Writers' Names

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That headline WILL NOT garner any google recognition, so I'll probably get a nasty email from my superiors...so be it. How do you fluff that one? I was splashing around GolfWeek.Com today and finally recognized an aversion to "Hate To Be Rude," Jeff Ru… more »

When Fiction Meets Fact...India Tour Stop Not For The Weak Of Stomach

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Poor Alistair Tait. Poor pampered European tour professional golfers. By the look of things, they've just come to realize that poverty exists in the world. I've yet to figure out if Tait writes with naivete or with cynicism in his recent GW article ti… more »

Anthony Kim versus Tiger Woods...Note to WGC golfers--Stay Healthy!

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I WANT TO SEE THIS MATCH! I was OK with Pat Perez v. Tiger Woods, but I am so down with Kim V. Woods that I implore/beg all other entrants to stay freaking healthy (although I know it won't happen.) I cannot imagine a more enjoyable match with potentia… more »

Still no number two to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour...Unless it's J.B.S.S.P. Lowery?

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Thanks be to Vijay, who confirmed that no one wants the title of #2 anymore (just ask Barack or Hillary...) Vijay resurrected then returned to the dead with a playoff loss to Steve Lowery on Sunday. In the last eight days, Ernie gave away a title to Ti… more »

Indian Masters gets a home-grown champion in debut event

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Remember how difficult (ultimately impossible) it was for Mike Weir to win the Canadian Open a few years back? He received a bear hug from an over-zealous, over-drunk fan that ultimately proved injurious, then lost to Vijay Singh in a playoff. The Indi… more »

Number two to Woods on PGA Tour? Who cares!

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Both number two candidates of the week botched chances to make a statement. Phil Mickelson overtook J.B. Holmes, then lost to J.B. in a playoff at the Loud Open in Phoenix. Ernie Els failed to make birdies and received tread marks on his back, courtesy… more »

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