Friday, August 12, 2005
Curse of the VOLCon?
Yesterday, I begrudgingly picked Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship this weekend. It was the first time that I had ever conceded a major to Tiger. Perhaps I should do so more often. Thanks to the whammy I placed on ole Tigger, he went out and shot a five-over 75, placing him 8 shots off the lead and in a tie for 113th place. And, given that Tiger has never won a major tournament in which he didn't lead heading into the final round, he has to make up considerable ground in today's round.
Golf is in great shape, even with Woods struggling. The pairings that were featured on TNT's afternoon coverage - John Daly, Vijay Singh, and Davis Love III; Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, and Adam Scott - provided electricity for the galleries and the television audience. I mean, how many times does Vijay play in a threesome where he is consistently the short man off the tee? (Incidentally, Daly shot much better than his +1 final score indicated. He was the victim of a few bad bounces and a few lip-outs.)
Ideally, I would stay glued to this event throughout the weekend. Alas, real life beckons...