Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Good Week to Try and Win a Golf Tourney

You have to love these down weeks on the PGA Tour, a valley in between a manic two weeks and the Masters creeping closer and closer.

Tiger Woods is (obviously) not playing, included in the notable no-shows with Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay, Sergio, Adam Scott, and Louisiana native David Toms.

It is one of those weeks on tour where, if you're hitting it decent, you could go out and grab that first win and a couple more years of job security.

Personally, I like these weeks because you really have no clue who is going to win, kinda like those days before Tiger showed up and won everything and made "golf experts" look like Nostradamus.

They are playing a pretty solid TPC course built for the event, and as long as nobody else gets shot while lining up a birdie putt, it should be a good week for one person. I'm picking Steve Marino, just because the guy makes so many damn birdies and a lot of random winners pick up a victory in New Orleans.

(On a side note, what happened to Jim Furyk? I know he was injured and all that, but the guy won once in the last two years after being coined the most consistent golfer ever, having just about every golf analyst ever gush over his incredible internal fortitude. Anyway, I found it interesting that an injury could knock off the former U.S. Open so much. Just a question...)

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