Monday, February 2, 2009

Big Names are Lackluster

On a weekend that saw one of the better Super Bowls of the past decade (so I hear) many of the big ticket names at the FBR were left to watch the game with the millions of others come Sunday.

Phil Mickelson who chose to make the FBR his first event of the season and was the odds-on favorite played like a complete hack on route to missing the cut emphatically. Mickelson looked completely out of sorts and struggled with his swing most of Thursday and Friday. Saying he thought he didn't hit the ball that badly made him seem all the more stupid. Just tell us how it is, you sucked.

Anthony Kim although not quite as bad, was still quite poor. One has to wonder if there is more to this shoulder thing than meets the eye, or if it was just one of those weeks. Kim seemed to spend more time looking for balls in the desert and seeking rules advice than he did making birdies. The next few events will tell us just how bad (or not) the shoulder is.

Camillo Villegas also spent Sunday hanging out and enjoying the eight hour Super Bowl pre-game shows. Villegas struggled most of Thursday and Friday, but managed to hold it together just enough to get to #18 Friday on the number. He then proceeded to vomit his way to a bogey thus missing the cut by one.

Defending champion J.B. Holmes came out of the gate strong and looked like he was poised to make a run at the title again. He came out on fire posting a five under 31 on his first nine. From there he played the last 27 holes in nine over on route to missing the cut. Great performance.

Other notables deciding not to show up included, Justin Leonard, Stephen Ames, Charles Howell, Brandt Snedeker, Ryuji Imada, Stewart Cink, Mike Weir, Stuart Appleby, Steve Stricker, Ken Duke and Steve Marino. Well, at least James Nitties, Scott Piercy and Charlie Hoffman had good weeks. Someone needs to tell Hoffman how much of a clown he looks like and do something about that mop. That's entirely why he lost the playoff, because his worthless.

1 comment:

Nitegator said...

they hype Phil too much, I say let him play and make the story, the media makes the story before any ball is hit.