WHO REALLY KNOWS - OTHER THAN TIGER: Rumors continued to swirl as to when Tiger Woods would make his return to competition. An unlikely source said Saturday that he would likely be defending his title next week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
If you had to guess who the source was, would you have gone with: A) Tom Jenkins B) Buzz Aldrin or C) Batman. I don't think I would have picked Jenkins. The Champions Tour player got the scoop from Mark O’Meara, who then said Sunday he didn’t exactly know when his pal would return, but that he had played a round recently with Woods. This was O'Meara's assessment: “I would say he’s better than ever.”
WHATCHOO TALKIN 'BOUT: Butch Harmon - yet again - wondered aloud as to whether Woods would ever be able to break Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 professional major championships won. Harmon said he was worried that Woods' decision to play the 2008 U.S. Open, despite his knee injury, might cost him a chance at adding to his current major haul of 14.
When Harmon's alone at his house, think he pulls out his cell phone and calls his home number just to interview himself? I think he does ... I think he does.
WHAT WOOD YOU DO?: While the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was postponed until Monday due to inclement weather, the final round of the pro-am portion of the event was canceled in order to reduce the field size and increase the speed of play.
Who was leading after 54 holes of the pro-am? Who cares? Saturday at Pebble Beach – when CBS focuses on the celebs – may be the most brutal day of televised golf all year. Here's a list of three things I'd rather do than watch Ray Romano and Kevin James play golf: 1) Eat dry wood. 2) Watch an infomercial on how to clear out my digestive tract. 3) Eat dry wood.
ISN'T IT IRONIC?: Angela Stanford beat Stanford student Michelle Wie to capture the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, her third LPGA title in her last seven starts, dating back to last season.
Wie held a three-stroke lead with eight to play and ended up losing by that same margin. Wie bashers will rejoice in her latest defeat – which was every bit her loss as it was Stanford's win. I'm not a big Wie fan, nor am I a hater. Regardless of where you stand, one thing is certain: Wie makes you want to watch. As much as LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens doesn't want to single out Wie from the rest of the "rookie" class, no one is tuning in on a Saturday night to watch Stacy Lewis battle Angela Stanford.
YOUR A MEANIE :( Natalie Gulbis responded to Anna Rawson's controversial remarks, saying in an unsolicited e-mail to Golf Channel, "I think Anna Rawsons comments were inaccurate inappropriate and an insult to the lpga. I was disappointed to hear her statements in the media."
What's almost as offensive as referring to women golfers 25 years ago as "dykes and unattractive," is people's butchering of grammar, syntax and punctuation when sending electronic messages. You'd have a better chance at finding a living, fire-breathing dragon than someone online who knows the difference between your and you're.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Golf Channel signed a 10-year agreement with the LPGA, becoming the exclusive cable network for the tour. ... Anthony Kang won the European Tour's Malaysian Open. ... Mike Goodes won his first Champions Tour event by making birdie on the final hole of the Allianz Championship. … Laura Davies won her second Women’s Australian Open.
Now how do we get Wie to contend every week? ... That's Kang, not Kim. ... Goodes beat practice round playing partner Fulton Allem by one. … Davies, in the clubhouse, trailed by one when Tania Elosegui made double bogey on 18 to hand her the title.
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