Monday, January 24, 2011
Observations From This Weekend
Since the weekend had a lot of golf going on, I figured wrapping it up in one of those list thingys would be the best way to do. Sip your coffee before moving on. Okay? Okay.
1.) Martin Kaymer's win makes him the best in the world -- I expanded on this point over at Yahoo!, but figured I'd make it here as well. He has five wins since January of 2010, including a major championship, and finished in the top-10 in two other majors last season. He is only 26, but is killing folks on the golf course, and he has the type of swing that will keep him around for a loooong time.
2.) Jhonattan Vegas broke the Twitter record for "most pointless jokes about a golfer's name" in the history of the site -- Hey, even I made a few! But on this Vegas guy for a second, how impressive was that win? He had the lead for the better part of the week, and then had to secure it in a playoff against the winner from last year and another rookie. That is clutch stuff. Don't expect this guy to go away, and maybe even win again this year. It seems there are people that have "it" and people that don't, and a guy that wins his first playoff against two guys after battling for the lead over five days makes him one of those "it" dudes.
3.) Phil Mickelson is going to struggle this season -- I pointed that out before the season started, but when the biggest news about you in the last five months is the fact that you are back to eating meat again, your golf game isn't in the right place. Look for Lefty to continue to struggle with his golf game, Augusta not withstanding.
4.) Watch this YouTube video -- Go, watch it now!