19th Hole Blog - September 28

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Wednesday – September 28, 2011

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Show Highlights:
-John Hawkins said Bill Haas winning the FedExCup without winning a previous event all season is like walking into the bar at 1:45am, picking up the hottest girl in the place and leaving 10 minutes later. It just doesn't seem fair.
-Alex Miceli said this was the first time the FedExCup felt like a real playoffs.
-Rex Hoggard said because of everything that was on the line, Bill Haas' shot from the water in the playoff might be the shot of the decade.
-John Hawkins and Rex Hoggard thought U.S. Presidents Cup Captain Fred Couples got the Bill Haas pick right. Alex Miceli thought Keegan Bradley should have made the team based on his Major.
-Rex Hoggard said deciding to caddie for Tiger Woods was an easy decision for Joe LaCava because Tiger could 'win up to 6 times' next season.
-John Hawkins said Tiger hiring Joe LaCava was the best decision he's made all year and the poor way he handled it won't matter if he goes out and wins next week.
-Alex Miceli said Dustin Johnson is a better bag for LaCava to have going forward than Tiger Woods.
-Alex Miceli said Rosie Jones made great decisions on her two captain's picks but horrible decisions once the Solheim Cup started in Ireland. Rex Hoggard disagreed about the handling of Cristie Kerr, saying Alex's take was 'insane'.

Viewer Comments and Questions:
Colin Craig (Canada):
Anyway you slice it (or hook it for that matter) it was exciting to see a 'wild card' win the FedExCup. At horse races, unknown horses have their moment and for whatever reason they blow the field away and win. There has to be that possibility.

Stew Rea:
Joe LaCava should've stayed with Dustin Johnson, make more money. Who's this new guy?

Dan (Medina, OH):
I think it'd be GREAT TV if Woods and Johnson paired up on day 1 of the Presidents Cup and faced Adam Scott and his partner.  That way, we'd get to see The Presidents Cup Pentagon of Players and Caddies in the same group (Tiger, LaCava, Scott, Stevie, and DJ).

Chas Kies:
The problem with Cristie Kerr's injury pull-out in the Solheim Cup wasn't a captain or player problem. The real issue here is a stupid rule. They should allow alternates instead of forfeits. Now, Europe's win is symbolic instead of earned.

Last Calls:
Watch the Last Calls
-Alex Miceli on 2011 being great despite few big name winners
-Rex Hoggard on the FedExCup improving golf in the Fall
-John Hawkins on Tiger handling his new caddie hire wrong 
-Whit Watson on the future of the Solheim Cup

Links of Interest:
Winsday
Grey Goose 19th Hole Internet Extra
Articles by John Hawkins
Articles by Win McMurry
Articles by Rex Hoggard

Show Photos:
One of the few times 'regular' is used to describe the Hawk
Grey Goose 19th Hole

Miceli and Hawkins getting pumped up for the Goose
Grey Goose 19th Hole

Next Week on the Goose:
Tiger's Return at the Frys.com Open
Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 & 10:30PM ET

Panelist: Jay Coffin (Editorial Director, GolfChannel.com) 
Panelist: John Hawkins (Golf Channel Contributor)
Host: Todd Lewis (Grey Goose 19th Hole)
Win McMurry (Grey Goose 19th Hole, Winsday)