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Comment from: patricia [Visitor] Email
Gotta agree on that.

Guess the folk at SI must take points off the Tournament Of the Year (TOY) meter for women's events. Or something.
12/13/06 @ 13:25
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Not only that, but the drama was heightened by the Wie-watch going on. Will she or won't she? It's absolutely absurd that a 16 year old had a great chance to win a Major Championship.
12/13/06 @ 14:00
Comment from: Randy Hebert [Visitor] Email
Hi Shanks,
I have to agree with you on that one. The Kraft Nabisco was easily the most exciting major I saw this year. I'd even go as far to say the LPGA Championship was second with the duel between Karrie and Se Ri. Karries slam dunk eagle and se Ri's 2nd shot in the playoff to mere inches were two of the best shots all time in womens golf. Both were exciting finishes in playoffs. The Mens US Open wasn't well played golf on the final Sunday. Not even Ogilvy played well that day, he was just the last man standing. I've always liked the PGA better but do watch the LPGA too, but anyone can see they had the two best majors as far as excitement this year.
12/13/06 @ 18:58
Comment from: InTheBunker [Visitor] Email
I agree with Randy. Those two events were far more exciting than either the US Open or Open. You're left with the conclusion there was bias inherent in the selection or 'best' doesn't equate to most exciting or compelling.
12/13/06 @ 19:36
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor] Email
Maybe in their hearts the SI editors/writers felt the same way we do Shanks, but they ended up pandering to the largest group of fans/readers and the richest tour.

The meltdown at Winged Foot was not the best PGA tournament by any standard. Phil, and Colin played with the quality of a Sunday Duffer on the final hole. I can't say I was excited.
12/14/06 @ 02:20
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Shanks, Ya hit da nail right on the head. The SI guys are not all that perceptive and they certainly did not think through that list before they published it. It is quite possible that the top three tournaments of the year belonged to the women.
12/14/06 @ 07:41
Comment from: joan [Visitor] Email
The fact that Phil still finished second is a is a huge credit to his short game, when he couldn't hit a fairway all day. It was very exciting considering what Phil had at stake and his huge popularity!!!!
12/14/06 @ 08:25
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
The writer has a Tiger Woods bias, if anything. His first comment about the US Open was that Woods missed the cut. What does that say about his focus?
12/14/06 @ 08:26
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Joan, you are right. There was some drama, no question. But IMO, drama alone doesn't elevate a tournament to "best" without a lot of sterling play to go along with it. The 2006 US Open was more like who can stink the least.
12/14/06 @ 08:59
Comment from: Stanley [Visitor] Email
The Kraft Nabisco was indeed the most exciting. Had Wie's approach been a foot or two shorter, it would have rolled down towards the hole and might well have given her a tap in for eagle and the outright win. Whatever people's opinions on her, that would have been the biggest story in 2006 in golf.

Also, it had the re-emergance of Karrie Webb, and a great 4th round, even if the last shot was very lucky. It was a great shot but still very lucky.

As for re-emergance how about Se Ri Pak, and didn't and didn't Annika put a decent run together to come close down the back nine.
Actually no that was the lpga championship.

So, the women did have the two best events, the Kraft and the lpga championship.
12/15/06 @ 12:12

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