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Ron Sirak - January 9, 2012

Ron Sirak
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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Yuta Ikeda of Japan watches a bunker shot on the first hole during the first round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)  - 

He feels that the success of this Monday finish should be determined by elements including the course and the excitement of play down the stretch. The LPGA Tour will have a Saturday finish for its event in Hawaii in 2012 and he thinks that all tours should consider having more events end on Saturday or Monday instead of Sunday.

It is very hard to turn down a former President when he asks you to play in a golf tournament plus the association with healthy living appeals to the foundations of many players. Phil Mickelson will be at  the Humana Challenge for those reasons and he thinks that the Humana Challenge is shaping up to be a very inspiring comeback story after being near the brink of extinction in 2011.

He was at St. Andrews in 2010 when Louis Oosthuizen won the Open Championship so he knows that Oosthuizen is an incredibly  talented player. Sirak thinks that Oosthuizen had his hangover year in 2011 and now that that year is over, 2012 will be a big year because Oosthuizen has proven he can win and win big in the past.

Sirak thinks that Hank Haney’s new book on Tiger will contain a lot of information and insights on the golf swing and the mindset of one of the greatest players of all-time. He doubts that there will be a lot of Tiger gossip in the book and what makes this book even more interesting is the fact that it will be written by quite possibly the one person in Tiger’s inner circle who was not bound by a confidentiality agreement.