Monday, February 9, 2009


A taste of spring, but winter is not done yet.

On The Tour John Rollins let the Buick Invitational slip away and Nick Watney swooped in by birdieing two of his last three hole to take home the title.Camillo Villegas who led the early rounds had a chance but three putted from 10 feet on the sixth and made bogey on the 17. Phil Mickelson did make the cut but played poorly and finished down on the list. Watney finished strong to take his 2nd PGA title,"I knew we had some good holes to play, and I definitely didn’t want to give up,” Watney said. “I just tried to keep my head down and give myself chances, and I was able to make some putts.”

Next week on to Pebble Beach.

Vance Veazey beat Garrett Willis on the second playoff hole to capture the first event of the Nationwide Tour event in Panama.

The European Tour had the week off as did the Champions Tour.

The LPGA also was off but a lot of news around the LPGA this week:

The LPGA kicks off their season in Hawaii with the SBS Open.Michelle Wie makes her debut as a tour member having gone thru Q school and earning her card.

Anna Rawson made an unfortunate choice of words in a radio interview this week. Rawson used a disparaging remark about lesbians in describing past LPGA leaders. Anna open mouth insert foot.

Betty Jameson,one of the founding members of the LPGA past away on Saturday

The LPGA has found a replacement for the Safeway International. Papago Golf Course will host the Phoenix LPGA International on March 26-29, after Safeway pulled out as a sponsor for the tournament held the past five seasons at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.

This just in Tiger Woods and his wife Elin are proud parents of a second child a bouncing baby boy, Charlie Axel Woods born Sunday 2/9/2009. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Is it just me or does Phil Mickelson look lost out on the course. I get the feeling he hasn't got a clue what is wrong with his game or what to do to fix it. Just a thought.

My buddy Gerry predicts Tiger will return to the Tour for the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship the last week of February. I with you Gerry.

Your putting swing should be a smooth, pendulum like action with no wrist break.Swing with your shoulders and you should always keep your head down.

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Until next week. Bye,bye.

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