Sunday, June 21, 2009
U of A! U of A!
You can say whatever you want about Ricky Barnes (he's too cocky ... he can't win this thing ... etc) but the one thing you can't call him is not a Wildcat (wait, what?!?!).
Barnes is leading the U.S. Open after three rounds, and no matter the missed putt on 18, he still shot even par at Bethpage Black with all that pressure.
If anything, Barnes play just shows, once again, that there are so many good golfers on this planet. Barnes has spent time on the Nationwide Tour and has made only six of 12 cuts this season. He has made two cuts ever in major championships, so to say he is an unlikely leader is an understatement, but the guy has his game in gear and we will see if he can continue this in the final round.
Oh, and if he wins this major championship, it would be the second Arizona Wildcat to win a major championship this decade. No other school can say that about two different people. U of A, U of A!!!
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