Thursday, October 30, 2008

Man That Was A Great Masters -- Part 2

Sorry, but I can't make myself go away from 1986. This was the birdie putt that secured the thing for Jack Nicklaus, the birdie on 17.

The funny thing about the 17th hole to me, is that nobody really does anything special on this hole. While it isn't anything special, especially at a place like Augusta, it is one of those that most winners just try to make a par on and go to the 18th.

Also, "Yessss sirrrrr" was one of the better simple sports calls of all time, you can't argue that. The putter raise as the ball went in and then that call was absolutely awesome.

Here it is, the putt for Jack.

I'm in the midst of moving, so my Internet scouring is limited, but I wanted to pass along the best story I've read all day, from my good buddy* Ryan Wilson over at FanHouse. Honestly, the fact that this painter wouldn't do a portrait of Colin Montgomerie because of his man boobs wins over the John Daly story. Thank you kind sir.

*=Have actually never met him

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Umm, Does This Picture Really Need a Headline?

Some stories are just too good to be true. John Daly, a blogger's best friend, had been too quiet far too long, so why not go get some drinks at the local Hooters and get so hammered they toss you in the drunk tank?

Daly was at the Hooters in Winston-Salem and was so drunk he had to be treated by the EMS and eventually jailed to sober up. The story gets better -- the Hooters waiters and waitresses were so annoyed with the drunk Daly they asked him to leave. His own sponsors told him to get the hell out!

Police officers were called at 2:17 a.m. to the Hooters at 120 Hanes Square Circle on a medical call. When officers arrived, Daly, who had earlier lost consciousness, was being treated by EMS.

Daly "appeared extremely intoxicated and uncooperative," police stated in a news release. Daly repeatedly refused to be escorted to the hospital and was eventually asked to leave the restaurant by workers there.

You know, if that doesn't sound like a two-time major winner, I don't know what does.

From all the blogging outlets around this beautiful world, I wanted to extend a thanks to Mr. Daly for all the page views. We appreciate your service John. Christmas morning doesn't look this sweet.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Two stories we put together for FanHouse. Check 'em out.

This is about a golfer that was on his third heart and trying to battle through PGA Tour Q-School. His name is Erik Compton and he had to make up seven shots just to get it to the second stage of Q-School. This was the story before the final two rounds. More on him tomorrow. [FanHouse]

This was put together today, about a neighbor of Winged Foot that forced a Supreme Court justice to issue a restraining order on one of the holes. [FanHouse]

Man That Was A Great Masters -- Part 1

This is the dog days of golf season, the time when most players are vacation or grinding it out in lesser known tournaments to try and make a check. It is the time when we in the golf blogger world try and find anything and everything to gain page views so our sponsors (points up, points to the right) don't yell at us (I'm sensitive).

Anyway, here is a little thing we are planning on doing. This is the 1986 Masters, my favorite golf tournament of all time and pretty much the best comeback in any sport ever in the history of all sports ever ever ever ever ever. Can you tell how much I like it?

Well, we're off. This is the 16th that final day at Augusta. Jack Nicklaus hits a decent shot here. Enjoy.

A NY Times columnist had the chance to join 25 other regular guys to play a round with Tiger Woods. In related news, I now hate Bill Pennington. [NY Times]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mr. Triple-Bogey To Retire From Competitive Golf

When speaking of epic collapses, none come to mind quicker and harder than the Jean Van de Velde 18th hole at Carnoustie in 1999. My parents have a great story about the experience. Standing in front of a television in a Mississippi airport, my parents and sister (all golf fans by trade) stared directly at the TV in a wonderment that might never be matched.

What the hell is this guy doing?

Van de Velde said in an interview
this week that he will retire from the game of golf, saying "It's not like I'm going to stop playing completely but I'm definitely going to slow down a lot."

The 42-year-old Frenchman will forever be remembered for Carnoustie, but a lot forget how well he took the defeat and how much it pushed him into notoriety. Two wins in his career, including a European Tour victory in 2006, Van de Velde compared his golf to, what else would a Frenchman use, a bottle of wine.

"My career I can compare to a good bottle of wine. You take a glass and enjoy it; you take a second glass and really enjoy it; a third, then the bottle is getting empty.

"I've been going around the world for so many years and at the end of the day you can only do so much. Next year I will only play the tournaments I really enjoy.

So, to honor our favorite French golfer today, here it is, that nasty 18th hole. Basically you can watch all 5 minutes of this video and never think once "WHAT IS THIS GUY THINKING!?!!?!" Also, the fist pump for triple is my favorite fist pump of all time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jason Sobel Interviews Tiger Woods

Jason Sobel of ESPN sat down with Tiger Woods to talk about a few golf related things (surprise!). Watch the video and after are a few of the key things he said.

Asked if he was itching to get back on the course, Tiger responded, "Not really, not really at all, That is one of the surprising things about it, because if i did come back as of right now i wouldn't be very good because one I'm so limited, i can't do anything all i can do is just putt or hit a chip shot, big deal, anyone can do that, as far as making full swings I'm really not allowed to do that."

When Jason asked him about his confidence in returning for the Masters, Tiger responded, "Very confident."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Maybe A Little Short-Sighted?

This is the headline for a story about Mike Weir on

Since his '07 Presidents Cup run, Mike Weir's career has flourished. The high point may have come last year in Arizona.

This is the definition of flourished -- To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive.

So, one win since 2007 compared to seven wins and a FREAKING MASTERS before 2007? Maybe flourished is the wrong choice of words.

Awkward Picture of the Week

This is Justin Timberlake and winner of his tournament, Marc Turnesa. This thing just screams prom status.

Marc Feldman, Getty Images

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Camilo Villegas' Uncle Shot Dead

It seems like only bad news is coming out of the golf world right now. We have back surgery, a brain tumor and now a family death.

Camilo Villegas, who won the last two events of the real PGA Tour schedule, found out his uncle had been shot and killed during a robbery attempt at his uncle's coffee trading enterprise.

Ernesto Villegas Zuluaga, 56, was killed when two armed men entered his coffee trading enterprise demanding money and he jumped on one of them, according to senior Caldas state official Henry Murillo.

The news is Camilo plans to fly back home for the funeral of his uncle (who was also his godfather).

We hate to hear this and Camilo, we all will try to keep you in our thoughts.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Nothing like more old guys having surgery news! Tom Watson, winner of eight major championships, had successful hip replacement surgery on October 2 and is said to be doing hot hot hot! [ESPN]

Hot Much, Zach Johnson?

Zach Johnson won last week for the first time this season by closing with rounds of 62-64. His year had been pretty much wasted until the victory at the Valero Texas Open, so what does the former Masters champion do?

Oh, not too much, he just made 10 birdies today and no bogeys on his way to a 62 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Whew). In his last three rounds on the PGA Tour, Johnson has made 25 birdies in 54 holes. Umm, wow?
In case you were wondering, the AT&T National, Tiger's event, will move to Philadelphia for 2010-2011. This is to give Congressional, the course originally hosting the event, time to work on the course for the 2011 U.S. Open. Also, who doesn't love a little Liberty Bell? []

Jim Furyk Won the Grand Slam Of Golf Even Though He Didn't Win A Major This Season

The Grand Slam of Golf concluded yesterday and it was actually a fantastic finish to a seemingly pointless event.

Jim Furyk, who got an invite from Rule 345b that states "if included major championship winner shall not be avaliable because of an injury to his knee, kneecap, or ear, the player to include will be the U.S. Open winner from five years previous," won the thing with a birdie-eagle finish. Furyk needed a birdie to beat an actual major winner, Padraig Harrington, on the 18th hole to force a playoff and then went ahead and cashed an eagle to take the event and, cough cough, $600,000.

You know, I'm a little disappointed they didn't call me for this. Sure, I'm not on the PGA Tour, but I sure as hell could use $600,000 more than Furyk. Plus, I think my swing is prettier and I also didn't win a major championship this year (shocking, I know). If they had called me, I think I would have done it, if work would have let me off.

The good thing is Furyk, a fellow Wildcat, admitted he had no reason to be there.

"It's kind of a wonder that I'm even in the event to start with. So I kind of treated the week like I had nothing to lose. Rarely do I kind of go in just thinking about having fun."

You know what's pretty fun? Winning $600,000. (Oh, and that much fun is that? He's even laughing while wearing the thing. He's got that "Wow, I just got you guys good" look on his face. Gotta love Jim Furyk.)

Seve's Surgery Not So Smooth, In Stable Condition After Complications

After 51-year-old Seve Ballesteros had brain surgery yesterday to remove a brain tumor, initial reports were that the five-time major winner was in solid condition.

Well, it turns out there were some complications, with Seve experiencing some pressure in his head that led to doctors removing a portion of his skull. Wow.

Doctors removed a piece of Ballesteros' skull to relieve pressure that was building up on the brain following Tuesday's surgery. The hospital said in a statement that the 51-year-old former golf star is stable but still in intensive care.

On Tuesday, doctors removed a sizable part of Ballesteros' tumor. It was not immediately known if it was malignant.

The hospital said Ballesteros had presented a "decreased level of consciousness by brain swelling," adding that a decompressive craniotomy had been carried out.

Decompressive craniotomy involves part of the skull being removed to allow a swelling brain room to expand. Doctors say it is not uncommon after such operations.

Since a lot of people use the saying "it's not brain surgery" when discussing a complicated or intelligent situation, actual brain surgery is pretty intense. The fact that this is a common occurrence seems even more intense than the initial procedure, but all is well if Seve is stable.

There is still no word on the tumor being malignant, but when the report hits the presses I'll get it up as soon as possible.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Seve Has Brain Surgery To Remove Tumor

Well, the first step is over to Seve Ballesteros with a successful surgery today to remove the tumor in his brain. The word from the Madrid hospital is Seve is in stable condition after a successful surgery.

Test will be conducted so it will still be a few days before it is known if the tumor was malignant but for now Seve is doing fine, which is good news for all golf fans.

"At the moment he is conscious and stable, although he will not be able to receive any visitors in the coming days until he has recovered from the surgical process," the hospital said in a statement.

The hospital said Ballesteros was in the intensive care unit. It said there would be no further statements about him until he is moved from the unit, most likely next week.

I couldn't imagine the waiting game to find out if this is life threatening or all good, but we at DTCC will shoot as many positive thoughts as possible to the La Paz hospital.

Should the PGA Of America Scrap the Grand Slam of Golf?

The Grand Slam of Golf is going on right now, an event intended for all the major winners of the year to compete to see who is the BEST. So, basically, it's every other golf tournament in the world, only with four people instead of 150.

Yesterday, Padraig Harrington, who won both the British Open and the PGA Championship, shot a 2-under 68 to tie Jim Furyk. Yep, Furyk, the man with his lone major victory coming five years ago! The other members of the Slam are Retief Goosen, who finished 108th in the FedEx Cup point standings, and Trevor Immelman, who won the Masters.

So, with that group in mind, is it a worthwhile idea to just scrap the entire tournament? Face it, Tiger Woods never plays in this thing, Phil Mickelson skips it as well, and if you don't have those two in a four person event, you might as well hire a clown to get the crowds excited.

The idea had a lot of pull back when money was a factor, but these guys don't care about that. Their time is more valued in other places, not at some "made for TV" that isn't even popular on the television.

Also, what is the point in just throwing in random golfers to fill the spots? Why not just have Immelman and Harrington play heads up and see who wins? Why do Furyk and Goosen get a chance to compete when they didn't really do anything this year?

I just think the concept is a little past the times. Back when it was about money it was fine, but now it is just another week that is wasted on the golf tour. In terms of being silly, I guess that season started yesterday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Could St. Andrews Be History in 2050?

For golf enthusiasts, here is some depressing news -- the Old Course at St. Andrews, the most famous golf course in the world, could be history by 2050.

According to Professor Jan Bebbington, the director of the St Andrews Sustainability Institute, climate changes could cause the Old Course to be sucked in by the sea. Wow, that sure puts that Coldplay song into a whole different perspective.

She said the old course, which is right on the sea, could be destroyed by strong storm surges caused by climate change unless protection is put in place.

"There is a lot of coastal erosion going on already because of stronger storms," she said. "I wanted to use something iconic to demonstrate what we stand to lose."

Talk about a loss. Not only is it the most famous golf course, but host to the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse along with some other incredible courses in the area. The Jubilee and New Course at St. Andrews actually sit closer to the ocean, so a storm would surely wipe those out if it took out the Old. Also, you're talking about the new Castle Course up the coast along with Kingsbarns, the Pebble Beach of Scotland.

Bebbington didn't just stop there with the bad news. She continues to bark about all the horrible things that might happen over the next 40 years. I'm a little scared, not going to lie.

rof Bebbington said even if Scotland manages to cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent, as proposed in new legislation, the country will have to prepare for climate change - unless the rest of the world also manges to reduce greenhouse gases significantly.

She said Scotland will have to prepare for more severe winter storms, flooding and rising sea levels by co-ordinating a "managed retreat from vulnerable coastal locations".

Yep, global warming and such is a lot closer than we probably once realized and when you hear things like this it hits home. It especially hits home with me because I was lucky enough to work at the Old Course and lived in the town for a summer. The place is Fifth Avenue for golfers, full of courses and bars and golf gear and all of it. If we lost a place like that, golf would never be the same.

In Case You Forgot What It Looked like

Here is Tiger Woods. He is swinging a golf club. It looks very nice.

Monday, October 13, 2008

How was Phil Mickelson on "Entourage" last night? Read my in depth take right here. (That is a lie, the most in depth observation I have ever had came from a Highlights magazine.) [FanHouse]

An Absolutely Splendid Way to Waste Time on A Monday

Well, it is Monday, and for those of you not handed the day off for Columbus Day, you're probably struggling as much as the rest of us.

Good news cometh, thanks to and their amazing, incredible, entertaining game of "name that swing." This little game has a silhouette of a famous golfer or golf playing president and gives a little hint to who they are. Also, in the middle it has a "trivia" section that gives out some cool little tidbits. I knew Sergio Garcia once pulled out of a tournament because of a pimple, but I never knew Phil Mickelson once filled up an unleaded car with diesel fuel. See, you do learn something everyday.

By the way, if you get all the people correct I will try to find some award for you. Post how many you got correct in the comments.

Zach Johnson, Welcome Back to the Winner's Circle

The PGA Tour is a strange place. One year you're winning the Masters and appearing on Letterman, and the next you're the happiest guy in the world to take home the Valero Texas Open.

Before Sunday in San Antonio, Zach Johnson was carding 2008 as a year he really, really wanted to forget. Not only had his golf game hit the skids, but his home state of Iowa had been hit with nasty tornadoes in floods in June and the people were still struggling to get back to normal.

Johnson had missed two of his previous three cuts before making the trip to Texas, but weekend rounds of 62-64 were salty enough for a two-shot victory and his fourth career PGA Tour title.

"I think it was kind a Masters lag year,'' Johnson said.

Well, lag no mas. The win gets him in the Mercedes Championship next season and will at least boost his confidence for 2009. Hopefully by then, all the real life problems will be smoothed over and Mr. White Belt can get back to hitting fairways, greens and rolling the ball as good as anyone.

Marc Feldman, Getty Images

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Breaking News: Seve Has Brain Tumor

In rather unsettling news, 51-year-old Seve Ballesteros was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The 51-year-old golfing great was admitted to a hospital for tests after briefly losing consciousness last week. Ballesteros, who made the announcement after telling his three children and their mother, said doctors will decide how to proceed after the biopsy.

``After an in-depth check up which has been carried out on me in the La Paz Hospital they have detected a brain tumor,'' Ballesteros said in the statement.

This is pretty sad stuff, but the docs said they will do some tests and see what is next. Obviously we here at DTCC have always been a Seve fan, mostly because my golf game is a lot like Seves. Hit it in the trees, punch it out, chip it up and save your par.

Our thoughts are with the Ballesteros family.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What's Going on In the World of Golf?

PGA Tour -- This week, the PGA Tour is in San Antonio at the Valero Texas Open. Actually, I was in the talks with the people at the Valero about a sponsors exemption and they sounded a little like they were interested but it never came together. Anyway, left-hander Tim Wilkinson is currently leading the tournament at 11-under with Tim Herron and Chris Stroud, with Zach Johnson and Chez Reavie a shot back. A lot of golf fans, including myself, though Johnson wasn't a one hit wonder with the Masters win in '07 but he sure is making us all look stupid. Zach is 125th on the money list, but a good finish this week will obviously move him up. David Duval missed the cut if you're interested.

LPGA Tour -- At the Longs Drugs Challenge a five month pregnant lady was leading after the first day but shot an 80 in the second round to drop out of contention. Lorena Ochoa is three shots back of leader In-Kyung Kim, maybe the best first name I've ever seen. Wow. In-Kyung mania!

Champions Tour -- ♬ Fred Funk, Nick Price, ♬ different verse, same as the first! ♬

Tiger Woods -- He is building his third golf course in Mexico, and his tournament, the AT&T National could move from Maryland to Philadelphia. Aronimink Golf Club in Philly will have their members vote for the move, to give Congressional Country Club some time for renovation for the 2011 U.S. Open.

Seve -- 51-year-old Seve Ballesteros was moved out of intensive care but remains in the hospital for tests to find the reason he was dizzy.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Titleist Drivers Look Even Better

I'm sorry, I had to show this side view of the new Titleist driver. They look absolutely perfect. Think I can get ride of my slice with this one?
Seve Ballesteros is in stable condition at the Madrid Hospital after the dizzy spell we talked about earlier this week. He is still getting some tests to check what caused it, but it's good news he is feeling better. To honor him, everyone has to go try to make a birdie from the middle of the woods. []

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You guys want some some Tapas with that trophy? Madrid is pushing hard for the 2019 Ryder Cup. "Today we have applied for the 2018 Ryder Cup, a piece of news that is very important from the point of view of the economy and the repercussions it has," Cultural and Tourism minister Santiago Fisas said Wednesday. I'd say $195 million, how much Ireland brought in at the '06 Cup, is pretty damn important. []

Tiger Woods' Caddy Nearly Tops Tiger in Donations

Obviously the only thing we can go on is news reported. Well, that is unless we just make it up, which sometimes is more fun. But in all seriousness, Steve Williams, the caddy of Tiger Woods who obviously brings in a lot of coin but nothing like Tiger does, donated nearly as much as Tiger did this year.

Last month, Parade Magazine reported that Tiger was 18th on the Celebrity Donation List, tossing his own foundation $1.3 million out of his own pocket this last year. Well, step aside Tiger, because Williams just donated $1 million to Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday in hopes of rebuilding a cancer center for children.

"You realise as parents how fortunate you are. Everybody knows somebody who's been hit by cancer," Williams said.

Obviously the knock on Woods donations is just for fun. He actually gave Williams a lot of items to auction off and such so that he could scrounge up enough cash to pass it along to this hospital.

As much hell as Stevie catches for all the camera bashing and forearm shoving, he seems like a pretty solid guy of the course and this isn't going to hurt his image.

This is a child cancer ward that deals with nearly 70 percent of the country's children diagnosed and the chief executive Andrew Young said it was the first million-dollar contribution ever donated by a single person.

"We're still completely blown away by this."


Tiger Woods Design Is Busy, Now Planning on Having Another Beer in Mexico

First Dubai, then North Carolina and now Mexico for Tiger Woods Design.

The man isn't really adding extra winks to his normally hectic schedule after surgery, announcing his third course design just 65 miles south of San Diego in Ensenada. The course will be called Punta Brava or Wild Point for you sad, English-only folks and will be a 6,835-yard par-70 in a high-end community.

"As soon as I got on site, I was in," Woods said Tuesday as he stood next to a giant rendering of Punta Brava at a press conference at the swank Hotel Bel-Air.

"We tried to incorporate the viewscapes and rock formations to make sure that you felt like you were part of this amazing peninsula the entire time you play," he said. "That was a challenge and one of the reasons it took us just over 20 routings or so to finally get it right. But I think we got it right."

The course will be on the ocean and will be amazing so I'm sure everyone will want to play it but can't. It will be like Augusta National only without all the trees and with the ocean. Wait, maybe it would be like Pebble Beach. Nope, that's public. Oh, I give up, Wednesdays are terrible.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Boo Weekley Makes Us All Better People

Last Thursday, Boo Weekley was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and in typical Weekley fashion, told an absolutely ridiculous story about losing his keys in the port-a-potty.

Since there isn't much else to say, just take a look at the video, he would have a room of nuns rolling on the ground with some of the shit he comes up with.

Tiger Woods Now Most Powerful Businessman in Sports

If you were going to shoot or some goals by the age of 32, being the richest athlete in the world, the best golfer ever and now the most influential person in sports business wouldn't be a bad agenda.

Business Week moved Tiger to to the top of the list, jumping NFL Commissioner Roger Godell at the top spot and finding himself as the only active athlete in the top-14 (Lance Armstrong, who is coming back to cycling, is 15).

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem is No. 27 and Jack Nicklaus is No. 47.

Why is Tiger the top dog this year? Well, just check out this paragraph of his boost of golf since he hit the scene in 1997 and how much some companies might be out since the knee injury that sidelined him in June.

"Woods' fashionable on-course golf wear has made Nike the No. 1 seller of golf apparel worldwide, with more than $300 million in revenue. While he's rehabbing his knee—fans will recall how he winced his way to victory at the U.S. Open in June—sports valuation experts estimate Nike could be out more than $70 million in swoosh exposure. Buick (GM) executives are sweating, as well. Since Woods showed up in its car ads in 2000, sales have climbed steadily among the under-40 crowd. His connection with fans is the reason earnings for PGA Tour players have surged 200% since 1998, to an estimated $374.5 million. "

It was almost a sure bet to put Tiger on the top of the list after some of his recent business ventures. A man thats name sells, it was only time before the Tiger Woods brand began in golf course development, surely the only way Nicklaus is on this list. If Tiger Woods Design takes off like Nicklaus' golf courses did, he will be pulling in more dough that any golfer makes a year combined.

His name is his business and even with the knee troubles and the fact that he has said he won't be completely healthy until 2010, it still must be nice to be the Tiger.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Seve Admitted To Hospital

The AP is reporting that Seve Ballesteros, five time major championship winner and scrambling genio, has been admitted to a hospital in Madrid because of some dizziness and fainting.

"Ballesteros, the winner of three British Opens and two Masters, was taken to La Paz hospital after briefly losing consciousness, the hospital said in a statement. His condition was stable, and he was undergoing diagnostic tests, the hospital said.

No further information on his condition or treatment would be made available under instructions from Ballesteros' family, the hospital said."

Seve, who nearly won the 1976 Open Championship as a 19-year-old, was one of the golf's most consistent golfer in the '80s, finishing in the top-10 at the major championship 16 times over the 10 year span. At times he couldn't have hit a fairway with his putter, but pulled off some of the most amazing and "whatthehelljusthappened" recovery golf shots the game has ever seen. His signature shot came from a parking lot in the 1979 British Open, where Seve drove the ball, didn't get relief and so just hit the damn thing on the green, making a birdie.

We all wish Seve a quick and speedy recovery.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Golf Lingerie....Um, Sure, I'm Sold.

If you're a man or know a man (hi!) then I'm going to share a little secret to you. This is pretty private information, so try to keep it as subtle as possible.

The only things we really like are golf, beer and sex, and most of the time if we have the first and the last the middle is fine to leave out. That is why, if you're having sex, why the hell not make it a golf-sex theme? How do you do that, you ask?

Well, you get a golfing lingerie set, duh!!!

Mio Destino makes lingerie "for women, for men" (because what lingerie isn't basically for the man) and came out with a set that is a golf theme. As you can see from the above picture, it is probably the best thing to ever happen to golf, even better than Tiger Woods or those long tees.

In the blogger world, if you want hits you post pictures of hot girls in skimpy outfits or talk about Erin Andrews. In the sex world, just make a novelty item that revolves around sports and shameless men like myself will probably buy two or three.
Lute Olson has officially gone insane, now engaged to a 47-year-old from Tucson. Also, no worries, the basketball team is still in complete and utter turmoil. [USA Today]

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Anthony Kim Just Won't Let Up

You know, two wins sure does make a year successful for a 23-year-old star on the PGA Tour, but for Anthony Kim, the Ryder Cup looks to have revamped his focus and attitude on the golf course. An opening six-under 64 in the Tour Championship a week ago put him in a position to win and now he's equaled that 64 in the Asian Tour's Korea Open.

Kim is two shots up on Kim Jong-myung of South Korea after the round of seven-under and said he's been happy with the support he's received in Korea.

"I have been touched by the support given to me by fans in Korea," Kim told Korean media. "I want to repay them and need to stay focused for the rest of the tournament. I am American but I am also Korean. As a Korean, I am proud to be in the lead, but there is still a long way to go."

Other notables in the Korean Open is Ian Poulter (69).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Site News

Hello all. If you visit here frequently, I wanted to first apologize for your lackluster life. Seriously, you read my writing? I'm sorry, here is a bottle of really trashy whiskey.

Second, as you can see we've kinda jazzed this bizzle up a little over the past month, adding that cool "GO Tickets" ad in the top right along with some flash banners you see advertising television shows I have never seen. Ahhh, the Internet!

Anyway, another move is a change of domain name. We are now so official. Since is some recipe site that is LAME and won't respond to anything I saw, we've gone with Honestly, it's our new domain name. No more adding that BLOGSPOT business. Booooooorrrrrriiiinnnnnggggg.

Anyway, shout it from the mountain tops, tell it to your sister and grandmother and spread the news like your errant tee shots.
My winners and losers article for all of 2008. Check it out, it might not be the worse thing you've read all day. [FanHouse]

Somebody That Isn't Me Might Win a Day Date with Natalie Gulbis

See, this is why I need to pay more attention. RSM McGladrey, a company that looks to have a lot of letters in the wrong place, teamed up with Natalie Gulbis to do some "write a story about who is behind your success and win a chance to hang out with Natalie Gulbis in Las Vegas." I mean, doesn't this have perfect storm written all over it? Date with Gulbis in Vegas? Is there an open bar? Does any part of this take place at the Spearmint Rhino?

Anyway, here are the five finalists.

Taylor Anderson: Concord, MA

Born paralyzed on my right side, I am an unlikely golfer but all my life Mom encouraged me to reach for my goals. Doctors weren't encouraging but my Mom always believed. She devoted countless hours to medical appointments and therapies so I could participate in the "normal" world. When I expressed my interest in golfing with my Dad, she researched instructors until she found one willing to take on a handicapped student…

Michael Bradley: Silver Spring, MD

After serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I had several personal obstacles to overcome. I was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When I arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, I reconnected with a friend who'd lost his leg to a mortar attack. Sean was alive because of me; I saved him, little knowing that he'd save me...

Sean D’Arcy: Albuquerque, NM

I am blessed with two sons and a daughter that not only provided strength in difficult times but taught me what is significant in this world. We endured difficult times due to layoffs and a difficult divorce that left me three children to raise. During bleak times, it was the simplicity of a child or their honest view of the world that refocused me...

Charles G. Conner: Winston Salem, NC

When asked if any of us could remember a time when an adult in our lives or teacher spoke to us harshly or was unkind, most of us can recall such an occasion. We know that children will not remember all they were taught, but they will remember how they were treated! My eleventh grade biology teacher walked over to me in class one day and said, "You'll never amount to anything, Charles." I have always remembered that statement...

Tracy Sternberg: Raleigh, NC

I owe all my success to my stepfather, Bill Blackwell. He has shown me the value of building a foundation, learning basic skills and then honing them as I improve. He taught me that teamwork was a critical component to success…

This is pretty cool. I'm voting for Taylor, but that is just me. Who do you like out of the five? You can go check out each person's video and vote for them right here. Also, there is another picture of Gulbis. It's a win-win!