Some things just catch your eye; Augusta to Tiger, the Memorial to Kenny Perry and that edgy-punk-but-kinda-sexy checkout girl at my local Whole Foods.
Perry, strange swing and all, hit all the shots in all the right places on Sunday, taking advantage of a leader that had never been in a PGA Tour winning position and a couple of others guys that decided Sunday was the best day to start hacking it around.
I recapped the tourney over at the Fanhouse along with my take on the J.B. Holmes not shaking hands with Jack Nicklaus moment that had a few people musing over the underlying meanings behind it (greens too hard, can't make putts).
Over on the LPGA, Karrie Webb nearly won her first tournament since 2006, but couldn't muster a par on the first playoff hole and lost to Seon Hwa Lee of
Any St. Andrews news is worth noting, as the U.S. Curtis Cup team won for the sixth straight time at the Old Course this weekend.
Hey, UCLA won another team title (this time in men's golf)! It is pretty crazy that with all the golfers in all the rounds of a huge tournament like the NCAAs, UCLA can beat Stanford by one freaking shot. I've been unlucky enough to play the Kampen Course at Purdue University, and let me tell you - those high scores are extremely justified. If you miss the fairway at that place, you might as well re-tee.
A pretty interesting stat I came up with because I was bored - the average age of PGA Tour winner this season is 32.67. That means, if numbers mean anything to you, Tiger Woods, who turned 32 in December, will be peaking this summer and his game will decline from 2009 on. Enjoy Tiger while you got him people. Also some age number crunching (not counting multiple winners) - nine winners in their 20s, nine in their 30s and only three in their 40s.
Ok, a free Ipod, "no catch."