Sunday, August 12, 2007
I Like Tiger's Chances
So the final round is underway and Mr. Woods will be doing what Mr. Woods does - hit a lot of 2-irons, play a little Bethpage Black golf and one of his trailers shoot a 64 or 65 to have a chance.
The only problem - the guys chancing him are Woody Austin, arguably the most nervous golfer on tour, and, well, Stephen Ames (bogeyed his first two holes, still looks more like a tennis player than golfer).
I am one of the many golf fans that love when Tiger is in the picture because of his incredible demeanor and reign over this stupid sport, but there is a fine line to what I love. Tiger can win and I'll be pleased, but when he has more than a two shot lead, it is pretty boring to view. I mean, he just makes a ton of pars and never really tries to hit those crazy Stretch Armstrong-like iron shots from the rough.
Ernie Els is four shots back after Tiger's bogey on two, and is in red figures for the day, so maybe if he could post a round less than 67 it might produce a little chatter, but everyone is chasing the one guy nobody wants to be chasing.
Also, some Englishman named Simon Dyson shot a 64 today to jump into the top-10. If he could have combined with Graham Storm (65 in the first round) in some sort of a country-like best ball thing, that team would really be in the hunt.
If you want anything else on the final round, check out Sons of Sam Malone for a stiffer drink.