JERSEY CITY, N.J. ' Liberty Nationals scoring average is looking like it's almost two-and-a-half strokes higher Friday than on Day 1. Eventually, you always pay a higher price in New York.
Here are some other Hooks and Cuts from Day 2 at The Barclays:
Webb Simpson is a good kid with a good name. If Don Johnsons character in 'Tin Cup' werent named David Simms, he couldve easily been Webb Simpson. Golfing blue blood name.
I dont see the problem with a guy winning seven tournaments but not the FedEx Cup. N.C. State and Villanova won the NCAA Mens Basketball tournament at the expense of dominators Houston and Georgetown. Nova and the Pack werent the best during the season, just at the end. Thats the beauty of playoffs.
Love Steve Marinos swing ' rubbery, not rigid in any way and with that little shimmy just before takeaway.
Surprisingly little noise at Liberty National. Of course, most of Wall Street takes off the last two weeks of August. If the event were in the Hamptons, itd be jammed.
Within a span of 30 minutes last night, I witnessed an inebriated young woman throw up on a train and a guy in a Speedo jump into an elevator at the hotel, at 11 oclock at night. Only in New York. Actually, only in Jersey City.
Why not Ryo Ishikawa for the International Presidents Cup team? Adam Scotts a mess, Stuart Appelbys slumping, and K.J. Chois nowhere near where he was two years ago. Ryos winning in Japan and would generate considerable buzz in the large Asian community in Northern California.
Pros would rather play a classic golf course in the middle of nowhere, eating at a convenience store every night than an artificial, funky layout in the shadow of one of the greatest cities in the world.
Barring another late binge, its been a bit of a lost season for Camilo Villegas and Anthony Kim, at least relative to how much they accomplished last year.
Granted, these playoffs dont have the edge of the NFL postseason, but its better than where we were four years ago. Tim Finchem figured a way to deliver the biggest names late in the season in a condensed period of time.
Paul Goydos is a kind of anti-Tiger ' not very athletic looking, not very long and not averse to trading well-thought barbs with the media. Id love to see Goydos with a shot to win it all Sunday at East Lake in Atlanta.