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Cheapest piece of clothing I own

Cheapest piece of clothing I own

Yessir, the band is back together. Hell, we even picked up a new member. All the hype, drama, and controversy surrounding the 2013 Masters tournament was too much to keep us away. But we’ll get to all that later. All you need to know is that none of us played Augusta this past weekend, which means we’re kicking off our 2014 Masters campaign!

A lot happened this weekend at Augusta, but let me first and foremost congratulate Adam Scott. Scott has been one hell of a Tour player for a long time now and the only reason it’s taken him this long to win his first big one is that dreaded flatstick. So it’s only fitting that he won this tournament with clutch putting. His always impressive ball-striking kept him in the mix, but it was his putting that earned him the prestigious green jacket. (more…)

Enjoy.

Sean Foley, coach of Hunter Mahan (budding superstar who’s game is far more substantial than his eyeglass choice, despite what a certain, geezerdly member of the authorship says…ahem…./points to old fuck Penna passed out on the recliner) and Sean O’Hair was seen giving Tiger some swing tips at the PGA.

What’s that smell?  GRAND SLAMS.

Link is nonexistent because we don’t link to ESPN, those filthy hookers.

It’s THAT time of the golf season, again. This week the greatest major of them all will be held at the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Links, with a full cast of the Tour’s best players (oh wait, that’s right, a couple of them failed to qualify. oh well). All week long (and hopefully thru the weekend) Tuna Golf will provide a plethora of US Open material of the past and present to insure none one feels left out (I’m staring at you, old man). Because we’ll be damned if some worldwide futbol event ruins one of ‘Merica’s famous pastimes.

Spencer opened this week with a course review of one of the most difficult tracks I’ve yet to come across. This is surely fitting  since US Open courses are notoriously prepped with greens like concrete, 8′ deep rough, and lengthened to such a degree that only Magellan would truly appreciate the course’s layout.  So to kick things off, we’re going to briefly look at a couple circulating story lines regarding the hot topic and the 2000, 2002, and 2008 Open champ, Tiger Woods. (more…)

OMG! She really put it back in her mouth after that?!!

So apparently Tiger can lose his # 1 World Golf Ranking this week…? Phil’s on his heals and with some sort of win/high finish (ranking system is too complex for my tiny brain) this weekend, he’s almost assured to be the best in the world!  Big fucking deal. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see Lefty take the top spot over; I just don’t expect it to last long. In the last thirteen years (or Tiger’s career) four golfers have held the top spot: David Duval (15 weeks), Ernie Els (9 weeks), Vijay Singh (32 weeks), and Tiger Woods (601 weeks).  Now, as previously noted, I’m no mathematical genius but that’s not exactly the definition of parity. (more…)

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I hate reruns.

I hate Tiger Woods.

There, I said it.  You happy?  See, I like watching competitions.  I like seeing guys jockey for a lead and hoping someone will win, it’s fun.  Tiger Woods is not fun.  Tiger Woods wins everything.  EVERYTHING.  Tiger had no business winning this tournament, NONE.  Not one bit.

And then he wins.

He ALWAYS wins.

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About time…

So Tiger finally decided to tee it up again after his much discussed knee injury and subsequent surgery and rehab this coming week at the WGC Accenture Match Play at [really lame course] in [golf suburb], Arizona. Well, you’re going to get a smorgasbord of discussion on this so I figured we might as well get it done in one shot. (more…)

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So, by now, we’ve pretty much narrowed the tourney’s Tiger is coming back to three: Match Play, the CA at Doral or Arnie’s event at Bay Hill.  I know I’m leaving out the Honda, the PODS Transitions (wtf?) and the Shell Houston Open, but he wouldn’t play these events if the PGA allowed appearance fee money (actually…nevermind, I’m gonna save that topic) so why even bother.  The three above are the only ones he’s coming to, like it or not, so lets take a look at where I’d come back if I were Tiger.

Match Play: This has been the hot rumor for Tiger’s return, something I don’t really see happening.  What does he have to gain by playing a bunch of schmucks in a highly volatile format at a course that will do nothing to prepare him for the regular season?  Sure, he has the best chance of winning here because he doesn’t need to score well against a field, just against one guy, but still…why bother?

Sure, he’ll have the reasonably warm weather, the dry air and flat course that will protect his knee, but aren’t we a little past that?  Shouldn’t he be TESTING it?  And while the format will be the easiest to get through, how does that prepare you for a season’s worth of stroke play?  It doesn’t.  And Match Play, the event, not the style, is terrible and needs to be moved ASAP.  Tiger showing up will just keep it in ‘zona forever, which sucks.  So while we all want to see him back, I hope it isn’t here. (more…)

It is no secret. Just as Spence is a huge fan of AK’s game and Sergio’s looks, I am a fan of everything TW…even his caddy (and his wife. Tiger’s not Stevie’s).

I know that he already gets a lot an un-godly amount of attention from every media outlet…if he’s playing or not. Whether you like it or not, one of the biggest stories of the 2009 Tour is Tiger’s return. He has become the golf version of the Yankees and Duke basketball (also a fan- hate the Yankees though). Everyone is anticipating his return. The haters are hoping that he falls flat on his face. The others are anxioulsy awaiting his return to the top. Personally I think it is scary to think that he could return better and stronger than ever. He could be “video game” good. For what is worth, I shot a 47 on TW 2008 for the PSP.

Even at 2 years old, Tiger was better than half of the field and would’ve finished under par at Kapalua. Of course, that means he would’ve had to win a tourny at age 1.