Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sorting out the Fedex Cup
So last winter the PGA of America guys are sitting around a table, similar to those David Feherty commercials I assume, trying to figure out a perfect solution to the lack of golf interest. They battle with an idea of moving back a major, trying to hype the President Cup, and finally come up with this Fedex Cup, and then what happens? Steve Freakin' Stricker is leading the damn thing after day one.
I can only imagine that those same men are sitting in front of the televisions with the same hope for a choke job that the producers were in "Tin Cup" when he took the lead and they were complaining about a "driving range pro" winning the tournament.
Stricker is a nice guy, a great story, and could probably use the retirement money eons more than Mr. Woods, but that isn't what makes the cover of Sports Illustrated, does it?
No matter the outcome of week uno, Tiger is in the field this week and if you at his results this year it would be hard to expect anyone else to take the Deutsche Bank Championship this weekend in Boston.
No matter, the Fedex Cup has started out with a little sputter of the engine, but could get a much needed boost this week if El Tigre could find himself in the hunt come Sunday. I wonder if Tiger getting a $10 million dollar retirement check is similar to Paris Hilton getting extra change?