Olympics and Oakland Hills


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2008 US Open 81x90BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. ' Rocco Mediate said the greens are on the edge of bye-bye. Mike Weir felt they were as close to Shinnecock as hes seen. Remember the lost weekend at Shinnecock? The USGA would like to forget it.
  • How about a 10-gun salute for the Sarge, Orville Moody, who passed away Friday?
  • Well know next October whether golf will be added to the 2016 Olympic Games. Seven sports are vying for two slots: golf; rugby; squash; karate; roller sports; baseball and softball. If the great roller derby queen Judy Arnold makes a comeback, Id vote for roller sports.
  • Woody Austin followed a pair of 79s with some award winning quotes. I dont blame the course. Im the one who played like an idiot, like a 20 handicap. As for his Ryder Cup chances, Woody added, My intention was to make the team. I didnt do that. Im embarrassed. Captain Azinger countered, Im going to call Woody and tell him to stay away from sharp objects and that there are still three weeks left before the teams chosen.
  • My favorite Olympian was weightlifter Serge Redding. He cleared 500 pounds, and yet he was still just a quiet librarian from Belgium.
  • J.B. Holmes looks like a lock for Valhalla. Azinger knows what Proximo in the movie Gladiator knew when he told Russell Crowes character: Win the crowd and you shall win your freedom.
  • We used to run races around the neighborhood to coincide with the Olympic Games. I pretended to be distance runners like Lasse Virin or Kip Keino. Our marathon was two blocks ' up Glenwood Street and then left on Highland.
  • Azinger said hell make his four captains choices based on feel, stats and who he thinks is really confident.
  • Do I need to see golf in the Olympics? Not really, but I wouldnt mind. Olympics to me are still all the things they did a thousand years ago ' running, jumping, lifting and throwing things. Oakland Hills is a long ways from Beijing, but I saw plenty of athletes here in the mood to throw a few things.
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