Before I go any further, a quick Congratulations to K.J. Choi for his win at the Sony Open this past weekend. I really enjoy watching him play. In fact, I’d love to have his swing – it’s so simple and such great tempo – makes golf look almost easy – yeah right!!! 🙂
Now…what I really loved was him beating out Rory Sabbatini. Those of you who read my blog know that I tend to enjoy the “bad boys” of golf, and I often defend them, but Rory’s antics on the 8th hole were embarrassing to watch – ripping the rope off the stakes, throwing his club on the ground and his then his gum, and stomping around through the crowds with that “no one better get in my way” attitude.
His temper tantrum wasn’t funny – it was sad. I am surprised Faldo didn’t say anything. But then I remembered that when Kelly Tilghman asked Nick Faldo at the Mercedes-Benz Championship what his New Year’s resolution was, he said that he was going to say something nice about Rory Sabbatini this year. ha ha…well, I guess he decided that it was better to say nothing than say what he really felt while he watched Rory act like a 2 year old.
Did you see John Daly tactfully share what he thought about the new PGA cut policy? He called it on camera “a stupid rule”. Call it like is, John!!! We love you!
87 players made the cut at par, but only 69 qualified for the weekend on 1-under or better. Apparently, last November, the PGA policy board approved a change whereby the top 70 players ties would still make the cut unless the Sat/Sun field is greater than 78 players. If that happened, the cut would be made to the number closest to 70 players.
So…U.S. Open champ Angel Cabrera of Argentina and John Daly were sent home even though they shot even par.
On to happier times…
It was so great to see Darren Clarke back on his game on the weekend at the Joburg Open, coming in 4th. I do so enjoy him, but really has to stop smoking on the course – not healthy – and it gives those idiots who think golf is not a sport (because you can smoke while you play) amunition.
Anyway, that’s how I saw the weekend.
I am really looking forward to the Bob Hope Classic now so I can watch them struggle at Silver Rock Golf Course.
Hawaii PGA tourney day at the beach for Choi
14 Jan 2008
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Bloomberg) — K.J. Choi held on for a three-shot win over Rory Sabbatini at the Sony Open in Hawaii, completing a wire-to-wire victory in the U.S. PGA Tour’s first fullfield event of the 2008 season. Choi finished at 14-under par 266… read more…
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