Monday, January 26, 2009

The Craziest place in Golf


Thanks Steve Stricker. Thanks for totally collapsing yesterday and allowing my favorite PGA Tour personality Pat "I'm a Jackass" Perez to walk away with the Hope crown. That quadruple bogey on ten really summed up your round yesterday. I was especially impressed by the snare into the water after blocking the first ball out of bounds right.

Thanks Vaughn Taylor. Appreciate the Sunday collapse yet again. What is it about Sunday's that make you unable to properly swing a golf club. How you were ever on the President's Cup team is confusing and scary. I'm making a promise to myself right now to never pick you in a golf pool again no matter how much value I think there may be in your price. Chop.

Let's move on though. The Tour stop this weekend just happens to house the most electric hole in all of golf. #16 at TPC Scottsdale will make those with the steeliest of nerves crumble. Evidently there will be just around 20,000 people on that hole alone each day. You know what that is, awesome. The only thing that would make it better is if they actually allowed happy hour. Things would be out of control.

Aside from that, this event is usually entertaining and exciting. I don't think J.B. Holmes will make it three of four this year, but it'd be pretty amazing if he did. A few notables are making their 2009 debut this weekend including, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker & Hunter Mahan. Anthony Kim is also scheduled to play after withdrawing from the Hope due to a sore right shoulder. If he's ready to go, he'll be near the top, but who knows how he's feeling. I'm looking for good weeks from Mahan, Mickelson and Luke Donald, though at the FBR if anything has been learned from past history, it's anyone's event.

4 comments:

Jeff Goodman (Goods) said...

The 16th hole gallery @ TPC Scottdale is akin to being at a Gallagher concert, except that its all about booze and trying to be the 'funniest drunk guy in the stands.'

It's kind of gross if you ask me.

The Reverend said...

It isn't what golf is about, true, but since it's only once a year I find it fun to watch.

Lloyd the Barber said...

Tiger's hole in one on 16 = YOU'RE MOSHING

The Reverend said...

Tiger's hole in one = I need a new pair of boxer's.