Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TALKING GOLF WITH GARY #019

Hope all of you had a lovely weekend and all of you Moms had a great Mother's Day.

Henrik Stenson had a great mothers day. Stenson kept his clothes on and shot a flawless round of golf in the final round of the Players to take home the victory. Stenson, you will remember, stripped down to his civvies to hit a shot out of the mud at Doral a few months back(talking golf with gary #10). Stenson came out on the final round and took advantage of a momentous collapse by then leader Alex Cejka (+5 in his first six holes) and shot a beautiful 6 under 66 and broke free of the pack and dominated the rest of the day.
Tiger Woods also in contention never really got anything going and finished eighth. Ian Poulter put together a nice four days and finished second, while John Mallinger and Kevin Na finished third.Stenson won his first stroke play event in the U.S. having won a match play event two years ago. The win moved him to #5 in the world ranking.
The Tour now goes on the Texas swing starting with the Valero Texas Open. Zach Johnson is the defending champion.


John Daly finally made some news on a golf course by shooting a 66 in the final round of the Italian Open finishing in a 3 way tie for second place behind champion Daniel Vancsik. Daly moved up from 11th place (after 3rd round) to second with his 66.
Vancsik, of Argentina, led at the end of the second and third rounds. He made eight birdies and two bogeys in Vancsik, of Argentina, led at the end of the second and third rounds. He made eight birdies and two bogeys in the final round.the final round.


Christie Kerr became the first two-time champion of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill. Kerr emerged from a pack to grab a lead and win by two shots over In-Kyung Kin and three over Song-Hee Kim and Lindsey Wright.
Kerr, posted a 72-hole score of 16-under par. In-Kyung Kim shot even-par 70 . Song-Hee Kim, too, shot 70. She led by a stroke before a disastrous double-bogey at No. 16 knocked her out of contention. Wright, who shared the 54-hole lead with Kerr, shot 73.
The Sybase Classic is next up for the ladies with Lorena Ochoa defending.

The Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour both make their return to the schedule this week with events in the South.



IN OTHER NEWS
David Feherty, the CBS golf commentator got himself into some hot water last week with an inappropiate comment he made in an article he wrote. He has since apologized and I hope that is all that happens to him. How is it that Wanda Sykes, Michael Musto, Perez Hilton, Al Franken,and Janene Garafalo can make nasty, hurtful, derogatory statements all the time and nothing happens to them yet Feherty makes a statement and the PC police are out. Me thinks , me see a DOUBLE STANDARD.


If you have a spare couple of million the Milwaukee PGA stop could use it. U.S. Bank the current
sponsor will be pulling out after this years tournament. They need a major sponsor to step in but finding one in this economy is difficult. Compounding the problem is that the event is opposite the British Open so it is not possible for them to get the top ranked players . I wish them luck.



Michelle Wie has confirmed she will play at the Women's British Open the end of July in Royal Lytham. Wie finished tied for third in The Open in 2005. She is currently 22 on the money list with two top ten finishes in 5 starts this year.



It is no secret that Tiger Woods is struggling this year. It really is not that surprising. Usually,
after a major operation it takes a good year to fully recover. So will see with Tiger. We've seen glimpses of Tiger of old but no consistency. Keep watching though, if not this year then...well I feel sorry for the tour next year.


Coming soon is a great new golf community website at http://www.hookorslice.com/. Check it out and sign up to be part of the action when it launches in a few weeks.


That's all for this week.
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1 comment:

  1. you ask why faherty was held accountable for what he said? its because in golf..people have manners...decency..and respect the rules of life and play..these athletes are a different "class" of people..they just expect more..plain and simple...

    outside of the golf world....away form the tee..and off of the green...its a free for all....with everyone doing and saying whatever they feel at the moment..(irregardless of what the ramifications may be)...as evidenced by sykes..hilton....and ignorant garafalo etc and the rest of them..

    none of them could ever survive in the environment of basic decency..good sportsmanship and basic manners... that is tradition in the world of golf

    you mention a double standard..
    CORRECTION: the world is becoming a place of NO STANDARDS. period the end.

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