Friday, July 25, 2008
Why Russians Don't Play Golf
I've never been to Russia. Not a huge fan of long flights, weird letters like Ж or red things. The small amount of things I do know about Russia is it isn't producing the new Tiger Woods anytime soon.
At the European Tour's Russian Open, exactly zero Russians made the cut and of the nine Vodka lovers in the field, four finished dead last.
The caboose of them all? Alexey Kovalev fired a first round 99 (Barkley, watch out!) and followed that up with a cool 85 to finish at a perfect 40-over par.
I know nothing about Kovalev, so for all we know, he's a 13-year-old amateur that was happy to just be in the field. The point is, as always, don't go betting big money on a Russian to make a five-footer on the last to win the Nassau. That was actually the 11th Commandment.