Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The Players - Your Ehh, Maybes
The Players Championship starts tomorrow, and for golf enthusiasts that love watching golf without Tiger Woods, what an event it will be.
With so much talent still planning on making their tee time tomorrow, here is a preview of some of the "middle of the pack" guys and what they have done or what they need to do at Sawgrass to land at the top of the leaderboard.
Anthony Kim - It was inevitable that a young guy with as much talent as Kim possesses would take home a victory at some point in 2008. Nobody really thought he'd do it in such convincing fashion, five shots over Ben Curtis last week at the Wachovia Championship (ok, maybe his mom thought he would). Young guys seem to ride momentum so look out for probably the hottest guy on tour right now if he gets in stride like last week.
Stewart Cink - I'm honestly only putting him in here because he seems like a nice guy, but I'm not sure if Cink can really, you know, win stuff. It's crazy that as regular as he is on Sunday telecasts, the guy has only notched four PGA Tour wins in his career and hasn't since 2004. I guess my previous call on it being Jim Furyk time might need to carry over to Stewart. Lucky for him, Tiger won't be there to embarrass the ever-living shit out of him.
Sean O'Hair - Did anybody hear the story of O'Hair and his dad? Supposedly the guy was a real dick. Anyway, O'Hair had a chance last year to take home his first "big" tournament win but dumped two balls in the water on 17 for an ugly 7 and a drop from second to 11th place. I guess the advice - play just like you did last year, just don't make a 7 on 17 on Sunday. Yep, fatherly advice.
Davis Love III - (holds in laughter) You know, for all the struggles he's had (has to turn away from computer screen) you could really see Davis turn it around (chuckles begin, stomach hurting) on a golf course (crying, stomach killing) like Sawgrass. (hahahahahahahahahahahaheheheheehheehehehehehehehehahahhaahahahehehhhohohhohohohohoheheheehehahahahahahahaah)