Sunday, January 25, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #003

BACK AGAIN FOR WEEK 3. IT WARMED UP A BIT BUT BACK IT CAME! AN ARCTIC BLAST SO WE ARE STILL IN THE DEEP FREEZE. WHERE IS GLOBAL WARMING WHEN YOU NEED IT.

PAT PEREZ WON HIS FIRST PGA TOURNAMENT WITH A VICTORY IN THE 50th BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC.PEREZ AND JOHN MERRICK BATTLED DOWN THE STRETCH BUT MERRICK BOGEYED THE 17th AND PARRED THE 18th TO GIVE PEREZ A CUSHION GOING INTO THE FINAL HOLE. PEREZ HIT A BEAUTIFUL DRIVE AND AN EVEN BETTER SECOND SHOT TO EAGLE 18 AND GIVE HIM A 3 STROKE VICTORY. STEVE STRICKER
WHO HAD THE LEAD GOING INTO THE FINAL ROUND, BALLOONED TO A 77 TAKING HIM OUT OF CONTENTION.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BERHARD LANGER FOR CAPTURING THE FIRST CHAMPIONS
TOUR EVENT OF 2009 THE MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP. LANGER WON BY A SINGLE STROKE OVER ANDY BEAN WHO MADE A FINAL ROUND CHARGE BUT FELL SHORT

ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR , ALVARA QUEROS WON THE QATAR MASTERS OVER HENRIK STENSON AND LOUIS OOSTERHUIZEN

JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL HAS PUT HIMSELF IN THE RUNNING FOR EUROPEAN CAPTAINCY OF TH RYDER CUP. AS REPORTED HERE LAST WEEK, COLIN MONTGOMERIE IS ALSO IN THE MIX.

ERIK COMPTON THE YOUNG MAN WHO HAS HAD 2 HEART TRANSPLANTS HAS BEEN GIVEN A SPONSORS EXEMPTION INTO THE HONDA CLASSIC . THE HONDA CLASSIC STARTS MARCH 5TH

SEVE BALLESTEROS WHO UNDERWENT 3 OPERATIONS FOR A CANCEROUS BRAIN TUMOR FINISHED HIS FIRST ROUND OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND IS SHOWING SOME ENCOURAGING SIGNS."Fortunately the results were quite good,” Ballesteros said Wednesday, in a statement posted on his Web site. “This FridayI shall begin my second chemotherapy course, which I hope and wish will be as effective as the first one.”

GOLFCHANNEL.COM IS REPORTING THAT THE ADAMS GOLF COMPANY HAS CUT TIES WITH RORY SABBATINI A YEAR AFTER MAKING A BIG SPLASH WITH HIS SIGNING. ADAMS HAS REPLACED SABBATINI WITH ANOTHER TEXAN CHAD CAMPBELL . SABBATINI IS BELIEVED TO BE HEADED FOR CALLAWAY.

THE TIP OF THE WEEK
THE SHORTER THE SHOT THE CLOSER TOGETHER YOUR FEET SHOULD BE.

NEXT WEEK IS THE FBR OPEN AND PHIL MICKELSON MAKES IS 2009 DEBUT!

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK. TALK TO YOU SOON.

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