Seve Ballesteros is improving, which is a really good thing. He’s slated to leave intensive care next week following three brain surgeries.
Great. All four days of the British Open will be aired on ESPN starting in 2010. First the Masters and now the British. Isn’t anything sacred? I have the same fears I’ve always had about ESPN doing golf. I call it “ESPNification.” I can’t wait to hear Chris Berman’s no-longer-funny sports names. I can hear it now…
Chris Berman: “Woop, woop. Mickelson just drained a putt. He’s one below par. Now let’s go to Roger Chocolate Malt-be.”
Stuart Scott: “Straight butta! Goosen is as cool as the other side of the pillow.”
Chris Berman: “Watch Tiger’s ball go rumblin’ bumblin’ stumblin’ deeep into the bottom of the cup.”
Stuart Scott: “Boo-yah! Tiger must be the bus driver cause he was takin’ Phil to school.”
Then Vijay Singh backs a wedge up…
Stuart Scott: “Yup yup. Call me big daddy when you back that thing up. Bubba Watson just hit a 342 yard drive. Wow! That as hardcore as the Wu-Tang Clan on steroids!”
I think I’m gonna be sick…
Note: All Scott and Berman quotes used here are REAL. Yes, even the stupid “one below par” quote… OMG. GAG ME.
Yes, the blogs and golf media are buzzing with the Sergio love. Garcia has moved up to #2 in the world past Phil Mickelson. Good for Sergio. The gap between #1 and #2 in the world is about as big as the 18th green at Bay Hill though.
Sergio is #1
- There’s no doubt that Sergio is the #1 golfer without a major. And I still bet anyone a frosty beer that he’ll never win a major. Perhaps he’ll mature and find a way to get over that big hurdle like Phil did. At that point I’ll owe a few people some beers.
- Sergio is hands down the #1 “spitter in the hole” though. And nobody denies the completely inconsiderate and classless act of spitting into a golf hole better than Sergio does. Yup. Golf is a game of honor…
It has taken me almost three hours of clicking and reading to go through the golf blogs in the HOG Links. I went through and checked them all and deleted all the ones which have been inactive for more than six months or just didn’t exist anymore. If you have a blog, I recommend doing the same to help the bots feast on fresh golf blog food.
Among the sadly ignored blogs which were apparently left for dead was the USGA blog, with a last update of January 2, 2008. You see many entities like this try to jump on the blogwagon but they just don’t get it. Just “having” a blog doesn’t cut the mustard folks. Ya gotta work the thing.
Another sad find, was that the Reluctant Jam Boy has hung up his golf blog caddie bib. Sorry to see him go, again.
A not-so-sad deletion was the Wie-Blog, with the most recent post being “Wie to attend Stanford next year.”
I didn’t even notice this until recently, but I’ve surpassed the 2000 golf blog post mark!
With that many golf blog posts, one of them is bound to be decent.