Friday, September 28, 2007
President Cup Roller Coaster Tickets on Sale
After being in Japan for nearly two weeks free of sports, watching all the President Cup action was the perfect sports appetizer for the upcoming college football/NFL weekend.
For some reason, the International team got confused with the Ryder Cup format, thinking the matches actually start on Friday, forgetting to show up yesterday. The IT team got wrecked on Thursday, but came back pretty strong today, winning all but the obscure team of Steve Stricker and Scott Verplank.
The biggest IT tech statement came when team juggernaut Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk got plane delayed (these days, more likely than a train wreck) 5-and-4 by Vijay Singh and Stuart Appleby. El Tigre continued his President Cup four-ball woes, making only three birdies in 14 holes on a Royal Montreal course that was torn apart by the field today.
The biggest counter punch of Friday came by charismatic and crazy Woody Austin, who feel head-first into a pond after trying to extract his fully-submerged ball from a pond on 14 and then birdied 16, 17 and 18 to halve his match while having his caddy carry both his bag and the walking corpse that was David Toms.
I have a good feeling that Tiger and Jimmy won't be paired together come Saturday afternoon.