Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Can I Trade My Prius for a Buick?
Oh, how youngsters grow.
Hunter Mahan notched his first career PGA Tour victory on the Big Boys Tour while Dobson Ranch native Chez Reavie broke through on the Nationwide.
The good news – Mahan went from solid college player making checks on the PGA Tour to President Cup hopeful and Reavie has all but locked up his PGA Tour card, going from 19th to fifth on the money list.
Now onto the Buick Open, an event where the main attraction is a guy that wears huge black button-up shirts and appeals to as many women as Horatio Sanz.
A few storylines going in this week :
Furyk’s Freaky Side - Never underestimate the power of a Wildcat. Jimmy hasn’t won this year, but has notched seven top-10s at Warwick Hills. Being the headliner, will Mr. Furyk pull through after a second at the U.S. Open?
Charles (Was) In Charge - Remember when Charles Howell III was cashing checks like a Chase in Times Square? Well, Like A-Rod, Howell has cooled, even shooting a third round 80 at the Memorial before withdrawing. The kid wonder has been cut three of his last six events and has finished over par in eight of his last nine tourneys. Howell plays on confidence and needs a good finish to get it back.
DiMarco Di-Done - Remember when Chris DiMarco should have won the 2005 Masters over Tiger Woods? That chip was oh-so-close to dropping on 18. Well, the fluctuating Florida Gator has only three top-25s this year, and is ranked 100 or more in every stat except putting. I hope he doesn’t read this and start yelling at me through the computer.
There ya go – enjoy the Buick or just continue to think about the British…it shall be here soon enough.