Your Answers to My Questions
Without further ado, the results:
QUESTION 1: IF YOU COULD PLAY GOLF WITH ANY THREE PEOPLE, LIVING OR DECEASED, WHO WOULD THEY BE (NON GOLF PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE HERE)?
The winner: Arnold Palmer, by a slight margin over Jack Nicklaus. Among others receiving votes included this eclectic group: God, Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush, Pablo Picasso, Winston Churchill, Moses, Alice Cooper, Moe Norman, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Teri Hatcher, Stephen Hawking, Jackie Robinson, Mark Twain and Charles Kuralt.
QUESTION 2: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT?
The winner: Donald Ross by a narrow margin over Pete Dye followed by Robert Trent Jones. Among others receiving votes: Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Palmer, Rick Smith and Mother Nature.
QUESTION 3: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF HOLE IN THE WORLD?
The winner: The 18th at Pebble Beach followed by the 12th at Augusta and the 13th at Augusta and the 17 at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Among others receiving votes: No. 16 at Cypress Point, No. 8 at Pebble Beach, No. 17 at TPC at Sawgrass and No. 4 at Whistling Straits.
QUESTION 4: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GENERIC HOLE?
The winner: The first followed by the 18th followed by the ninth.
QUESTION 5: WHO WILL THE NO. 1 RANKED PLAYERS, MALE AND FEMALE, IN THE WORLD BE AT THE END OF 2005?
The winners: Vijay Singh followed by Ernie Els followed by Tiger Woods on the mens side; Annika Sorenstam (by an overwhelming margin) on the womens side.
QUESTION SIX: WHATS THE BEST POST-GOLF MEAL (PICK AN ENTRE)?
The winner: Steak followed by Burgers. Among others receiving votes: Pizza, bratwurst, lobster, humble pie, blackened amberjack, hot wings, clam chowder and sea bass.
QUESTION SEVEN: WHO IS THE MOST UNDERRATED PLAYER IN GOLF?
The winner: (by a clear margin) Retief Goosen followed by John Daly. Among others receiving votes: Aree Song, Tony Jacklin, Lucas Glover, Mike Weir, Jerry Kelly, Kirk Triplett, Ernie Els and Justin Leonard.
QUESTION EIGHT: WHO WOULD YOU PICK FOR THE 2006 U.S RYDER CUP TEAM CAPTAIN?
The winner (note: question was posed before Tom Lehman got the post): Paul Azinger followed by Larry Nelson. Among others receiving votes: Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, Bill Murray, Mark OMeara, Fuzzy Zoeller and Jack Welch.
QUESTION NINE: WILL MICHELLE WIE WIN MORE OR LESS THAN 10 LPGA MAJORS?
In a close ballot more thought she would not.
QUESTION 10: WHO SHOULD BE THE FIRST FEMALE MEMBER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?
The winner: Nancy Lopez followed by Sorenstam followed by Sandra Day OConnor. Among others receiving votes: Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Whitworth and Wie.
QUESTION 11: WILL MICHELLE WIE WIN A PGA TOUR EVENT IN HER LIFETIME?
The winner: More thought she would not.
QUESTION 12: IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY COURSE IN THE WORLD TOMORROW AND MONEY OR GEOGRAPHY WAS NOT AN ISSUE, WHAT COURSE WOULD IT BE?
The winner: Augusta National followed by The Old Course followed by Pebble Beach. Among others receiving votes: Ballybunion, Royal Dornoch, Cypress Point, Pinehurst #2 and Pine Valley.
QUESTION 13: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE POST-ROUND DRINK?
The winner: Beer by an overwhelming margin. Among others receiving votes: Margarita, Gatorade, coke, martini, water, lemonade, tonic, frostee and apricot sour.
QUESTION 14: WHATS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF TIP?
The winner: Low and slow going back. Among others receiving votes: Tempo, be the ball, swing easy, relax, take dead aim.
QUESTION 15: WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER WHO EVER LIVED?
The winner: Jack Nicklaus by an overwhelming margin followed by Tiger Woods followed by Sam Snead. Among others receiving votes: Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Arnold Palmer.
QUESTION 16: WHATS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF BOOK OF ALL TIME?
The winner: Harvey Penicks Little Red Book tied with A Good Walk Spoiled by a slim margin over Golf in the Kingdom. Among others receiving votes: The Legend of Bagger Vance, Missing Links, Billy Boy and Golf For Dummies.
QUESTION 17: IS TIGER WOODS BETTER AT GOLF THAN MICHAEL JORDAN WAS AT BASKETBALL?
The winner: Jordan by a slim margin
QUESTION 18: SHOULD GOLF BE IN THE OLYMPICS?
No, by a significant margin.
Thanks to the many hundreds of respondents.
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Watch: Reed races in 40-footer to put away Spieth
Three up with three holes to play at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Patrick Reed missed an opportunity to close out his match with Jordan Spieth when Spieth won the 16th hole with a birdie.
But Reed wouldn't let the match move to 18. Putting for birdie from the apron, 40 feet from the hole, at the par-3 17th, Reed raced in this putt to end the match.
With the win, Reed moved to 3-0-0 for the week and advanced to the weekend at Austin Country Club.
Garcia's win-win situation: Move on or baby time
AUSTIN, Texas – Given his status as one of Europe’s preeminent Ryder Cup players, Sergio Garcia’s record at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is nothing short of inexplicable.
In 15 starts at the event, the Spaniard has played the weekend just once – in 2010 when he lost in the semifinals to Ian Poulter – and since the event pivoted to round-robin play he’s never made it out of the group stages.
His fortunes have changed dramatically this year, with Garcia going undefeated in pool play and cruising to the Sweet 16 following a 3-and-1 victory over Xander Schauffele on Friday.
“I would love to have done a little better than I have,” said Garcia, who will play Kyle Stanley in the Round of 16 early Saturday. “I have had some good weeks here. But not probably as good as I should have. So hopefully this week it will be better.”
Garcia made no secret of the source of his turnaround following the birth of his first child last Wednesday, a girl named Azalea. Even on Friday when he found himself 2 down through 11 holes and in danger of not advancing he kept an upbeat attitude.
“The way I looked at it, when I was 2 down, we're going to try to turn it around, but if we don't, it means that I get to spend more time with [his wife] Angela and Azalea for the weekend,” Garcia said. “I tried to look at it in a good way.”
DeLaet: WGC's robin-robin format 'sucks'
Graham DeLaet isn't teeing it up at Austin Country Club this week because he didn't qualify for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but that doesn't mean he lacks an opinion on the event's format.
DeLaet hopped on social media Friday during Day 3 of the WGC-Match Play to torch the round-robin format that's been in place for three years, saying he much preferred the single elimination that was in place when he played in 2014.
"Played Match Play in Tucson in 2014. Early group on Wednesday, lost. Threw clubs in my car and was on my couch in Scottsdale by 2:00 pm. Collect 30K and spend the weekend at home, he tweeted. "That’s a good format. This one sucks."
Played Match Play in Tucson in 2014. Early group on Wednesday, lost. Threw clubs in my car and was on my couch in Scottsdale by 2:00 pm. Collect 30K and spend the weekend at home. That’s a good format. This one sucks.— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) March 23, 2018
DeLeat's comments may be the strongest to date, but he's not alone in his opposition to pool play. Several players lamented Friday's "meaningless" matches earlier this week, and Henrik Stenson cited the lack of a do-or-die atmosphere as his reason for skipping the event.
Watch: Kuchar makes ace at WGC-Dell Match Play
In his bid to advance to the weekend at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Matt Kuchar aced the par-3 seventh hole Friday at Austin Country Club.
With an 8-iron from 181 yards, Kuchar landed his ball short of the flag and watched it roll and roll ... and drop.
Golly gee Matty, let's raise the roof.— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) March 23, 2018
Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuch with a hole-in-one! pic.twitter.com/EnolkLxlqw
The hole-in-one moved Kuchar 3 Up in match against Ross Fisher.
The last hole-in-one at the Match Play came in Sunday's consolation match last year, when Hideto Tanihara aced the same hole before later losing to Bill Haas.