T-Fooj: What’s not to like about Tadd Fujikawa?
Only golf can produce a story so ridiculous that fiction writers would call it too unbelievable to put on paper. How in the world can a youngster – extremely small in stature at 5’1” & barely 16 years old – challenge a collection of some of the best golfers in the world? What I witnessed Tadd Fujikawa do over the past 4 days is nothing short of miraculous. Propriety demands we give this young man a nickname right now. I’m going with T-Fooj.
What a delightful young man he is. If the golf gig doesn’t work out, he could always get a job selling anything. This kid could charm the skin off a snake. During The Golf Channel telecast, it was reported that upon finishing his breakfast in the clubhouse, T-Fooj went around to the approximately 35 members there in the clubhouse and personally thanked each one of them for allowing him a couple of practice rounds on their course prior to the event. No wonder the love-fest grew & grew by each passing minute. If there was one more day of the tournament to play, they could’ve easily sold an additional 10,000 tickets.
It’s not as though this performance was an aberration either. T-Fooj also qualified for the US Open last year as a 15 year old. So what do we make of his talent now? Are we to start making predictions of greatness, like what has been done with Michelle Wie? Or do we take the other tack and adopt a wait-and-see attitude? Personally, I always take the conservative route. But I will say this: I could not ever root harder for someone to achieve their dream.
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"...nothing short of miraculous."
---Usually reserved for a Messiah.
"Propriety demands we give this young man a nickname right now. I’m going with T-Fooj."
---Propriety demands we call him by his given name. Over-40-trying-to-reconnect-white-guy syndrome demands we give him a youthful-sounding, urban-appealing nickname.
"This kid could charm the skin off a snake."
---Suggests that he is pulling a scam.
"I could not ever root harder for someone to achieve their dream."
---What about a sense-deprived person (as in blind, deaf, mute, etc.) or a wheelchair-bound person, such as the Buffalo police officer recently shot through the chin in the line of duty?
Other than that, I like the blog! Keep it up, chum.
Unless it has changed recently, the top 10 get an exemption into the following week's tournament. T-Fooj was 2 shots too high. But there's always next year. Apparently the Sony event gives exemptions to local stars for life.
What about a blog entry titled:
'If Tadd was my son'?
Will give you all the credit for a good one this week, except the need for a nickname.
Greatness comes in a single name.
Shaq, Madonna, Kobe, Rosie, Jack...
For now, Tadd will do.
If Tadd got in the top 10, he wouldn't have got an invite to the next event, because he is an amateur.
The top 10 professionals get an invite to the next pga event.
- The Dude (in The Big Lebowski)
Where have you been, you old bugger?
Judge and I figured you might have taken the "black pill" since Double-wide tanked last week.
What's your take on her latest floperoo? Still think she'll get her PGA tour card?
Or have you seen the light like One-Putt?
BTW..MW actual might actually stand for Maximum Width
Far be it from me to stir up the Wie-wee's with any snide remarks. If I did, Ghet Rheel might turn me in to the PC Police as an Astroturf conspirator.
I think that Norman may have finally read a few chapters on physiology and the innate difference in strength and coordination between the sexes.
It took him a good while to realize what has been obvious all along for us skeptics, but I suppose it's a case of "better late than never."
"better [a Tadd] late (tied for 20th) than never (MW's attempts at at PGA cut)"... is a rather apt and fitting description of Maximum Width's golfing resume, as well as the "Wie"ner's avoidance of the obvious.