Archives for: August 2007

How to simplify the Fed Ex Cup so us dullards can understand it

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The Fed Ex Cup is confusing to everyone, from the players down to the fans. The only ones who understand it are Tim Finchem and his accounting team. These are the guys who play the stock market and know all about annuities, stock options and balloon paym… more »

Fed Ex Cup: Look, it really isn't a playoff, OK?

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The Fed Ex Cup is causing a lot of confusion, especially among sportswriters, never exactly known for their ability to absorb detailed information. So Tiger Woods and Ernie Els skip a "playoff" event? So what? Does that demean the whole shebang? Lo… more »

Golf in the Bahamas: Unsafe for women

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The Bahamas continues to shoot itself in the foot when it comes to tourism.Recently, a female tourist who was robbed in Nassau was turned away by three police stations while trying to get help, according to Bahamas B2B.comIn a separate story, a r… more »

Tiger Woods says Malaysia hotter than Oklahoma – he's wrong

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- At the PGA Championship in Tulsa, Tiger Woods said the hottest place he's ever played golf was in Malaysia. Since I was in Tulsa at the time – sweating like a racehorse – I didn't like hearing those words, especially sinc… more »

Golf with monkeys: I'll bet Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson never had to deal with this

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- First, they tried sterilizing them. Now they're going to eat them. Actually, they're going to ship them off and let other people eat them. Monkeys are crawling all over Malaysia. I'm standing here at my hotel window in the… more »

Stephen Ames doesn't take long to fizzle in the PGA Championship

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TULSA, Okla. - Stephen Ames, who admitted he didn't know how long he could hold up to the pressure of playing with Tiger Woods in the final round of a major, didn't take long to show his nerves at the 89th PGA Championship. Ames has bogeyed the first… more »

Simon Dyson sizzles at PGA Championship

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TULSA, Okla. - Simon Dyson, the winner of the Finnish amateur, is likely to have his first top-10 in a major, after firing a sizzling 64 in Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship. "Yeah, I mean, I always thought my best chance of doing well in a… more »

Phil Mickelson finishes PGA Championship on upbeat note

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TULSA, Okla. - Phil Mickelson had a bogey-free 69 in the final round of the 2007 PGA Championship Sunday. "I think I missed only one green he first 13 holes and had a lot of chances for birdies," Mickelson said afterward. "I didn't make any. Made one… more »

Sergio Garcia disqualified at PGA Championship

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TULSA, Okla. - Sergio Garcia, the talented, colorful and sometimes childish star from Spain, has been disqualified from the 89th PGA Championship for a scorecard infraction. Garcia signed an incorrect scorecard. On the 17th hole, Boo Weekley signed Ga… more »

Boo Weekley at the PGA Championship: The latest, likable hillbilly

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TULSA, Okla. - First of all, I'm a hillbilly myself, so don't be giving me any political correctness bull spit. It's always good to have one of these guys around, for laughs as well as to keep things in perspective. Some of them pour it on a little th… more »

PGA Championship: You'd be surprised how conservative these guys are

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TULSA, Okla. - I think most golf fans might be surprised to see how conservative the pros actually play. As an experiment for you, the beloved reader, I stood at the 10th tee at Southern Hills for much of the first two rounds of the PGA Championship.… more »

Stephen Ames won't make same blunder twice with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship

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TULSA, Okla. – You wouldn't think Stephen Ames has much in common with Rory Sabbatini. They both like to play fast. Other than that, not much. They do have one other thing in common. They've both dissed Tiger Woods. And paid the price. Sabbati… more »

Phil Mickelson at PGA Championship: a 69 that "felt" like a 75

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TULSA, Okla. -- Phil Mickelson's sore wrist has apparently pretty much healed, at least to the point he could shoot a 69 during Friday's second round at the PGA Championship. "This is the first week I feel just terrific," Mickelson said afterward. "I… more »

Stephen Ames takes lead at PGA Championship

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TULSA, Okla. -- I've always had a soft spot for Stephen Ames, who is technically a Canadian, but in fact was born in Trinidad, where I too used to live. Ames has grabbed the lead about midway through Friday''s second round here at the PGA Championship… more »

Graeme Storm, opening-day leader at the PGA Championship, loses lead lightning quick

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TULSA, Okla. - There were plenty of bets Thursday about how long the opening-round leaders at the PGA Championship at Tulsa's Southern Hills would hold up on Friday. Well, Graeme Storm, the first-day leader who shot a 5-under-par 65, didn't last long.… more »
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