Golf Guy's Sports Lounge

By Golf GuyJuly 14, 2012, 5:20 pm

As some of you may have noticed, corporate came in and took over the Grill Room. Not to worry, the Golf Guy has decided to open a sports lounge upstairs from the Grill Room – open all night. The bartender is from Ireland and his name is BK O'Ressel (roll the 'R'). Or Beaks for short. He works on tips and funny comments.

My Take

Had enough with all the new PGA Tour qualifying system/Q-School/ finals series/’What does this mean?’/’Who actually cares?’ mumbo jumbo? Me too. No offense to the Jordan Spieths of the world, but golf is – and rightfully so – a superstar-driven sport. Just like every other sport. You don’t spend too much time talking about the NBA’s D-League when you are blessed with the talents of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. And just to get this straight – all these changes are coming at the end of 2013? Some 15-16 months away? I’ll set my alarm.

Golf Guy’s Sports Talk Live

Dream Team debate – Oh how I love this topic. The original Dream Team from 1992 theoretically up against the current version. Can’t deny the fact that the ’92 team had 11 Hall of Famers. Can’t deny the fact that the players today are better athletes. So here’s what I’ll do: Each team plays each other with the players in the absolute prime of their careers. Just going to deal with the starting five from each squad: Jordan, Bird, Magic, Barkley and Ewing versus LeBron, Kobe, Durant, Carmelo and CP3. Yikes! What a ballgame – I would seriously chop off my pinkie finger to watch that game and my nickname would become Johnny Four Fingers. But in the end, the ’92 team prevails. On heart and passion.

Roger Federer – Words are not enough, but I’ll try. Simply magnificent. Awesome. Greatest ever. Brilliant. The cat’s meow. The Bingo! Machine. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Andy Murray – While admittedly completely pulling for Federer, I will confess that I was moved to tears by Murray when he tried to speak to the crowd after his crushing loss. I then saw his girlfriend in the stands and thought, “Why in the hell am I shedding tears for this guy?”  

Dog days of summer – And by that I mean for me, the sports fan. NBA Playoffs are over, Wimbledon has come and gone, and the Home Run Derby and All-Star game have wrapped up. Normally, I’m forced to trudge through meaningless, mind-numbing baseball games. Oh, I kid – I haven’t watched a regular-season baseball game in … well, forever? Anyway, thank goodness for the British Open and the upcoming PGA Championship to bridge the gap to football season. And yes, that special little every four-year treat – the Olympics! On NBC (shameless plug). Speaking of the Olympics …

Olympic preview – Coming soon!

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DEFCON Tiger: Athletes tweet while watching Tiger

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 22, 2018, 8:15 pm

Tiger Woods grabbed the Tour Championship lead and the sports world by the throat Saturday, making birdie on six of his first seven holes in his third round and sending social media into a frenzy.

Here's a sampling, and we'll start with two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry.

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Lewis fires 61, two behind Herbert in Portugal

By Associated PressSeptember 22, 2018, 8:13 pm

VILAMOURA, Portugal – Tom Lewis came within two shots of tying English countryman Oliver Fisher's European Tour record on another day of low scoring at the Portugal Masters on Saturday.

Lewis returned a 10-under 61 in the third round, just 24 hours after Fisher carded the first 59 on the circuit. Lewis moved to two strokes behind leader Lucas Herbert of Australia.

Lewis acknowledged the thought of another 59 crept into his mind: ''It's something I noticed with three holes to go. I wasn't that bothered at the end of the day.

''I'm pleased that I shot 10 under par. I can only continue to make birdies and see what happens tomorrow.''

Herbert, who is playing off invites this season as he looks to earn his full tour playing privileges, shot a 64 for a 19-under total of 194.

Fisher took 10 more strokes than he did on Friday and was in a group on 14-under 199.

Sergio Garcia of Spain, trying to find form ahead of next week's Ryder Cup, was on 204 after a 68.

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Tiger Tracker: Tour Championship

By Tiger TrackerSeptember 22, 2018, 7:25 pm

After grinding out a 68 on Friday, Tiger Woods is trying to get the lead all to himself in Round 3 at the Tour Championship. We're tracking him.

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Highlights: Tiger birdies six of his first seven

By Nick MentaSeptember 22, 2018, 7:08 pm

Tiger Woods entered Saturday tied atop the board and wasted little time taking the outright lead at East Lake.

Woods moved clear of the field with this birdie at No. 1, whipping the Atlanta crowd into an early frenzy.

Following a 4-foot par save at the second, Woods moved ahead by two and reached 9 under par when he played this approach from 144 and sank this 8-footer for birdie at the third.

One hole later, Woods reached double digits at 10 under par when he poured in a bending 21-footer that just crept over the lip.

He made it four birdies in his first five holes when he bombed a 320-yard drive, wedged to 7 feet, and converted again.

He looked in danger of not capitalizing on his first crack at a par-5 after he came out of a fairway wood on his second shot, but a splash from the bunker and a make from 6 feet gave him his fifth circle in six holes.

He went Vintage Tiger at the seventh, playing this fairway bunker shot from 172 yards to 5 feet, setting up his sixth birdie in his first seven holes and advancing him to 13 under, five clear.