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Appleby wins at Apple-lua

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, January 9th, 2006
Categories: PGA Tour

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Newsflash: Kapalua Golf Course has been renamed to “Apple-lua” after Stewart Appleby won his 3rd Mercedes Championship in a row. He’s going to have to build a new wing onto his house to store all the Mercedes cars he wins every January. Shall we just write him in next year too?

Other blogs are claiming this year’s PGA Tour has started with a ho-hum, boring start. I don’t think they are true golf fans. This was a truly great tournament and a very good “test” of the players’ skills. The greens were brutally fast and the winds were 20-40 miles per hour for 4 straight days. If that was ho-hum golf, perhaps those bloggers ought to blog about something else.

The finish was fun too. Appleby had to birdie the 663 yard 18th hole just to get into a playoff with Vijay Singh who posted -8 with a stellar round. Appleby then birdied the 18th again to win.

Now the question I’ve asked before: Can Appleby win some other tournament?

2 responses to “Appleby wins at Apple-lua”

  1. Cal says:

    Whoo hoo – go Appleby.

    And no he probably can’t win anywhere else 🙁

    But if all he wins is this tournament each year, and the rest of his finishes are high on the leaderboard (which they almost nearly are), he’s set money wise.

  2. thegolfgeek says:

    I’m on your side. My first choice is watching a good test of golf and a competative tournament. Playoffs are a plus.

    Jason Gore, averaging 80? Could have gone without that. At least we didn’t have to watch. Mayby too many luaus?

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