Archive for September, 2007
Congrats to Jack and the US Team on a sound spanking of the International Team.
Here are the results:
• Scott Verplank, U.S., def. Rory Sabbatini, International, 2 and 1
• Ernie Els, International, def. Lucas Glover, U.S., 2-up
• Phil Mickelson, U.S., def. Vijay Singh, International, 5 and 4
• Mike Weir, International, def. Tiger Woods, U.S., 1-up
• Angel Cabrera, International, def. Woody Austin, U.S., 2 and 1
• Adam Scott, International, def. Zach Johnson, U.S., 2 and 1
• David Toms, U.S., def. Trevor Immelman, International, 2-up
• Stewart Cink, U.S., def. Nick O’Hern, International, 6 and 4
• Geoff Ogilvy, International, def. Steve Stricker, U.S., 1-up
• K.J. Choi, International, def. Hunter Mahan, U.S., 3 and 2
• Charles Howell III, U.S., def. Stuart Appleby, International, 2 and 1
• Retief Goosen, International, def. Jim Furyk, U.S., 2 and 1
Note that in my previous post I predicted a 6/6 split. It ended up a 5/7 split. I missed the mark, however, on the winners of the individual matches. Thank goodness I’m not a betting man!
The US only needs 3 wins so the cup is all but over. But good golf is sure to be seen.
The key matchups include Woods vs Weir and Mickelson vs Singh. If we split the singles the US will have won by 3. Here are my predictions (winners in bold):
Post your picks in the comments!
Woody Austin take a dive at the President’s Cup in Canada. What a nut!
What a hilarious scene. Taking a swing a ball near a water hazard, Woody Austin looses his balance, spins and dives headfirst into the water hazard. He’s more clown than golfer. I half expected him to come out of the water with a fish in his mouth. Maybe we should call him Bear Austin?
Scored a +12 on the front and a +7 on the back. I was too irradic from the tee. Wedge play and putting save me several strokes. I got my new Callaway Fusion Approach Iron and can’t wait to see it in action.
Tiger Woods just ran away with the FedExCup and the Tour Championship. He was unstoppable and has it locked up after 16 holes. He’s at -24 with 2 holes remaining and his closest competitor 2007 Masters champ Zack Johnson is 8 strokes back. There’s little more to say – Tiger just put on a clinic today!
On another note: Loud mouth Woody Austin (Tiger’s playing partner yesterday and the subject of a much debated whiff putt) was little more than a footnote on the final day as he is currently +4 on the day. You’re right Woody, Tiger is hard to catch.
Now I really can’t stand this guy! If you saw the missed stoke by the Woodpecker on hole 15 of the 3rd round of the FedExCup, you know what I mean. You can see the video in the VoPod Video link in the next column (Stroke or Not) but suffice it to say that my playing chums would have read me the riot act if I tried that in a casual game, let alone a PGA tour event.
From the looks of it Mark Calcavecchia will be paired with Tiger in the final round on Sunday. Calc seems to be a good guy. I hope Tiger wins but wouldn’t be too upset if Calc took the tournament. Tiger appears to have both hands firmly gripped on the FedExCup. It would take a serious meltdown for him to loose it now.
According to the Official PGA Tour site Woody is quoted as saying of Tiger Woods “He’s just hard to catch. He’s not hard to beat if you’re playing as well and you’re right there,” said Austin. “But if you let him get in front of you, like I said, he’s hard to catch.”
One question folks: When has Woody Austin beaten Tiger Woods at anything other than methane gas production!? I can’t get over this guy. He out scores Woods at the PGA Championship one or two rounds, still looses to Tiger and gets a woody about how the crowds are cheering him on. Golf is a game of consistency. Most tournaments are not won on a single round of scoring. Beat him today and tomorrow and I’ll give you props Woody! Until then, keep your pie hole shut and play golf.
Oh! And a note to Rory Sabbatini: Calling for forfeiture for missing one of the Tour Championship venues is the only way you and 90% of the field would have a chance at beating Tiger out of his 1st FedExCup. For some odd reason, Rory doesn’t get under my skin nearly as much as “the Woody”. I guess I feel sorry that his parents saw fit to saddle their son with the first name Rory.
They both should take a page from Steve Stricker’s book. Class and a great golf game will get the crowds cheering for you. Be the better player over the 4 days of a tournament and you might just win something.