Adam Scott in Abu Dhabi versus George Lopez in Palm Springs – NO Contest!

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I don’t know about you, but I almost had to turn the TV off yesterday watching the Bob Hope Chysler Classic. That wasn’t good golf – that was just silly. I am sorry…I do enjoy watching celebrities play golf in moderation, but I’ve had my fill of George Lopez and it’s only been 1 day.

And did you see the last 3 minutes on The Golf Channel where Rich Lerner and Nick Faldo tried “fill time”. That was pathetic. They were like two deer in the headlights – they had no idea what to say. You can say what you want about Kelly Tilghman, but she’s rarely a loss for words or quick quip to fill airspace.

No…for me…the winner, clubs down, this weekend is European Golf – The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is on in the morning when I get up and there is nothing better than grabbing a cup of coffee and enjoying my fave two-some: Renton and Warren commentate about all the players. I just love it!

Just look at the lineup! It’s like watching the Ryder Cup “Q School” out there – all of the “best of the best” already vying for a few coveted spots.

And talk about eye candy! My my…it’s a golfgal’s dream to watch the likes of Adam Scott (oh so yummy), Luke Donald (always color coordinated),

and one of the best smiles on the course – Paul Casey, the defending champion.

And let’s not forget, the good “bad” boy, Ian Poulter. Is it just me, or is there strange resemblance to Rod Stewart going on here?

The oldies but goodies are also making headlines in the “love conquers all” category. Monty’s getting married this year and as happy as we’ve ever seen him.

And Darren Clarke has a new lady, Kerry Schiller (an American working in human resources for a London law firm) and a revitalized game. As he said last week after coming in 4th in Joburg, “I’m starting to smile again on the course. I’m desperate to get myself back up the rankings.” You go Darren!

Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Simon Dysen, David Howell, Henrik Stensen, Niclas Fasth, Paul Lawrie, Padraig Harrington, Nick Dougherty, Raphael Jacquelin, Miguel Angel Jimenez – almost the entire who’s who in European Golf is here, except perhaps for Sergio (where is he anyway?).

Anyway, Nick Faldo has a big job ahead of him picking his Ryder Cup team. It’s going to be a very interesting and very exciting year. It will be tough getting out of bed to head to work on Thursdays and Friday mornings!

Golfgal


Gulf News
17 Jan 2008

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2 comments

  1. Yep, I am going to have to agree with you on the TGC coverage of the Bob Hope. They really are not as focused as they should be. Seems they do this at the first of every year and as they join the ESPN crew later in the year they get a little classier with their coverage of golf.

    I think George is either being told by the sponsors or has lost his friggin mind trying to get a young audience to watch golf. Some of his antics just do not look like the George Lopez of last year… maybe he has got that first round ‘Ratings Up’ now and he can get back to a more adult style humor. For someone who was chosen to take Bob Hope’s place he is not doing a good job carrying on with good humor.
    I’ll keep an eye on this one and may have to unload both barrels on my blog if he keeps it up.

  2. Yeah Adam sure is a good looking bloke he he
    Join the forum at http://z8.invisionfree.com/Adam_Scott
    See you there!

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