Golf Season Not Over Yet


Sept. 29, 2008
by: Mercer Baggs,
Editorial Manager,

As I look around this Golf Channel office I am witness to Mans great achievements: electricity; computers; soft-comfort, pleather chairs.
I should be working at the moment, but I think to myself: Youre young, you got your health ' what do you want with a job?
And with that I smile, because Im reminded of one of Mans truly glorious accomplishments: Raising Arizona.
If youve never seen the movie, which was introduced to the world by the Cohen brothers in 1987, put it on your list of things to do before you die. And seeing as you never know when youre going to go, you should probably watch it tonight.
At least five, 10 75 times a day, a line from that movie comes to mind during an every-day situation. Its a wonderful thing when genius intercepts banality.
There is, in this movie, a line spoken by John Goodman: Id rather light a candle than curse your darkness. Somehow, thats what comes to mind when I think about the remainder of the 2008 golf season.
It would be easy to tune out at this point. There is no Tiger Woods. The PGA Tour has declared their official season over. And the Skins Game has all the personality of unpainted furniture.
But if you like golf ' really like golf ' there is plenty to watch, plenty about which to read.
You think Golf Channel shows too much Tiger, too much Wie, too much star power? Well, OK then. Here you go over the next three months: six Fall Series events for players to earn their PGA Tour cards; seven LPGA tournaments, concluding with Annika Sorenstams (pseudo) final LPGA start at the ADT Championship; the race for the Charles Schwab Cup; the battle for the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour; the conclusion of the 08 season on the European Tour and the commencement of 09.
And, of course, we have Michelle Wie trying to make it through Q-School; and should Tiger Woods so much as go to the store to buy a box of Huggies, well be there to report it (whether youll admit it or not, you cant get enough of Tiger and Michelle).
These may not be the salad days, as they say, but theyre not all that bad either.