Friday, September 18, 2009

BYE-WEEK: To Keep You From Flatlining...

Well, it's hands down the most boring week of the golf season. This point was made clear when the last two night's editions of Golf Central were reduced to showing highlights from the U.S. Senior Womens Amateur.

It's really more of a reflection kind of week. And a couple of friends have done just that...

First, my pal Jeff Pearlman (author of a number of great sport books including Boys Will be Boys and The Bad Guys Won!) recently returned from Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction and just posted an excellent short piece on SI.com about the trappings of celebrity.

Also check out Ryan Ballangee's self-described "rant" over at Waggle Room.com about Camilo Villegas and other Tour players who complain about the rigors of having to play six tournaments in eight weeks.

As for me, I was a guest on Eli Miller's radio show yesterday. The entire program can be heard or downloaded here.

Other than that, I'm in deep with TV stuff, but will be charging ahead once again next week.

2 comments:

The Constructivist said...

I don't know, Bob, seems to me like boring is as boring does--or something like that.

There was a major on the KLPGA this week, with Hee Kyung Seo's grand slam hopes expiring despite shooting 66-67-67 (she lost by 2 to a journeywoman).

The billion-yen woman, Yuri Fudoh, faces off against the best player over the last 2 seasons, Sakura Yokomine, on the JLPGA tonight.

And tomorrow Ji-Yai Shin and Ai Miyazato will be looking to block Na Yeon Choi from her 1st LPGA victory in the Samsung World Championship at Torrey Pines South.

Boring--quite!

The Constructivist said...

Sakura beat Yuri. Now she's 1 win and 30 million yen behind Shinobu Moromizato (yep, the ex-LPGAer). Japan Women's Open is 2 weeks away and Moromizato has a chance to keep her grand slam hopes alive if she can bounce back from her bad performance this week and beat not only the JLPGA regulars but Ai Miyazato and Momoko Ueda, as well.