Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Well, last night I wrote that Frank Lickliter wasn't going away but that I wasn't sure he could repeat that opening-round 62 every day. Well he's repeated it at least once, shooting another 62 to put him NINE shots ahead after just two rounds of Q-School.
No one on the Tour this year came close to having that big a lead after two rounds. Alright, I don't know for sure this is true since that would require energy to look it up, so let's assume it is unless someone wants to check for me. Just for reference, when Tiger won the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble by a record-setting 15 shots, he was only up six after two rounds. Of course Frank Lickliter isn't Tiger Woods. But maybe he looked more like Tiger back when he had hair...
**Tommy Gainey holding strong, T7th after a 68 today. They say if you can handle the stress of the Big Break, you can handle Q-School. Alright, no one said that but let's hope Gainey believes it.
**Biggest Move of the Day: Alejando Canizares, it's okay, I hadn't heard of him either, who followed his even par 72 yesterday with a 62 today that moved him from 92nd to 4th. He was 7 under through his first 10 holes.
**Battle of the Duffs Update: DUFFy Waldorf pulled away from Jason DUFFner today as Waldorf shot -3 while Jason is sitting in last place after a 75/76 to put him at 7 over.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
LG floating refrigerators in the lakes on the par 3's: Even money
Friday, November 16, 2007
Apparently he never actually wears them. His explanation is that he put them up there before playing one time and it became a habit.
Bottom line is I'm on to you Wetterich. You can run but you can't hide. Especially when you're not wearing sunglasses.
For me this means I can no longer watch non-invitational Champions Tour tournaments.
I've said it before but Rhoden's swing makes me physically uncomfortable. My grandfather would have called it "herky-jerky." That's generous. The truth is, had Rhoden not qualified for the 50 and over Tour, I'm convinced he could have made a fine living hitting golf balls off a mat down in Guantanamo Bay to get Al Qaeda prisoners to talk.
I've included a picture of his follow-through (above) but it's likely been doctored. I'm sure there are more offensive shots to be had, I just didn't have the courage to take my google filter off "safe search" and find one.
But congratulations, Rick. You're probably out celebrating right now. Just know that when you fall asleep, I'll still be awake, partly out of fear of seeing your downswing in my dreams, but mostly wondering why you can shoot 69 and I can't even come close.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Now that we're all caught up, you guys should know I didn't return empty-handed. I just wrote a column for espn.com. When it gets up, I'll link to it HERE. I met Jason Sobel, the site's golf editor, via this blog and hope to continue to write things for them in the future barring this first piece completely exposing my lack of talent.