A look at Jason Day (Wei Under Par)

More on the changes at Royal St. George (Devil Ball)

Stewart Cink’s pre-round warm-up routine (The Golf Blog)

A Taylor Made R11 foul pole in San Diego? (Geoff Shackelford)

McIlroy’s sense of humor: house hunting (Armchair Golf)

Best golf courses March Madness style (Golf Digest)

Is this the last year for the Heritage? (Golf Digest)

Jim Furyk on the Heritage (Golf Magazine)

Another piece on Tiger’s neice, Cheyenne (Golf Magazine)

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A good week as far picks go (aside from Nick Watney) but the problem is, I still command a, um, commanding lead over the rest of these slackjawed yokels.  Unfortunately, the warm blanket that is the ease of picking majors is over and the crapshoot begins all over again.  I fully expect this commanding lead for the lead commander to get even commanderinger over the next few weeks, so lets just get to it, shall we?

First the standings…

  1. Brilliance personified – 78
  2. Lefty – 226
  3. Schneider – 295
  4. Tips – 330
  5. AC – 352
  6. toneypenna – 378

Yes, that’s right…the young buck has a 300 point lead on that old fuck.

/drops mic

Anyways…onto the picks for this week in Hartford.

AC:

Rickie Fowler is the pick this week. Is there a hotter player on TOUR right now? He’s got five top 10’s so far on the year and is currently sitting 12th in the FedEx Cup Point race. When he wins this week, he’ll jump to 3rd in the standings. Not bad for a 21 year old in his second year out of Oklahoma State (the fake OSU). Fowler didn’t play in the US Open so he doesn’t have to deal with the post tournament depression/let down and this course just sets up so well for him. TPC River Highlands is not particularly long at just over 6800 yards; so break out the Tuna Golf and go for birdie. Oh and please go for the green at #15. Its a 296 yard par 4. So get ready to see the Cowboy Orange on Sunday walking up the 18th green with his first professional victory in the bag.

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"Too bad no one was here to see it..."
“Too bad no one was here to see it…”

Well, it’s not exactly what the PGA, NBC and WGC officials had in mind.

For the casual golf fan, the tournament was over before the weekend even started when Jesus Tiger, Sergio, Paddy, AK, and Vijay were nowhere to be found by round 3. But, if you ask anyone that follows the WGC and match play events closely, it is no surprise  that Geoff Ogilvy cruised through the bracket on his way to winning his 2nd Accenture Match Play Championship, 4 and 3 over Paul Casey. It was a great show for the gallery of 100 at Dove Mountain…actually, 100 people might be generous.

Ogilvy entered Sunday’s final round quietly, as always. The Aussie emerged as the TigerBobby Jones bracket winner after eliminating Kevin Sutherland, Shingo Katayama, Camilo Villegas and Rory McIlroy. In his semi-final match-up, Ogilvy beat up on Stewart Cink 4 and 2 as he continued to notch his PUMA belt in match play. (more…)

There’s nothing to talk about in the golf world, and damnit, that sucks.  So how are we going to spend our time before the Benz in a few weeks and the “real” start to the tour in a few months?  Why, listing the hell out of everything we can, that’s how.

Today, we’re not going to order these like in the Under, instead, we’ll just throw em up in any order because they’re all so deserving (or undeserving…whatever).  So lets cut the BS and get right to the meat.

Adam Scott: Where to begin…maybe the four top-10’s in majors since 2000 or the fact that he’s missed TWICE as many cuts in the same time?  Or what about stealing Tiger’s swing, despite it’s ineffiencies, and failing to improve at all?  Or we could use my personal favorite…the unimaginative short game and terrible clutch putting (Houston aside).  All sound good.

Whatever the reason is, I’m sick of seeing him on TV because chicks like him.  I want to see good golf, not sprayed drives and someone who looks like they’re having about as much fun as if they were at a funeral (hey, at least Vijay is a good golfer…his game is fun even if he looks bored to tears).  Scott just doesn’t care and all we see on TV is him wasting his ridiculous amount of talent.  If he carried himself like Geoff Ogilvy, he’d have multiple majors…easily. (more…)