With the 4th of July festivities yesterday I didn’t get a chance to watch all of yesterday’s AT&T National. I’m finishing off watching yesterday’s round on my DVR before today’s coverage starts.
By the way, today’s final round coverage of the AT&T National:
1:00 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
3:00 PM ET – 6:30 PM ET CBS
I’m sure the media will be going nuts over the Woods/Kim match up. But they’re only one shot ahead so it is anybody’s game really. We’ll see if Kim can keep his aggressive style under control enough to give Tiger a run, or if Tiger will grind him down.
Amazing hole by Tiger yesterday
In Saturday’s round I saw an incredible set of shots from Tiger. On the 5th hole, which is 602 yards, Tiger hit a driver then iron combo to the green. That is 602 yards, driver – iron. INSANE. His drive was 367 and his 2nd shot was not only uphill but on an up slope too. Then Tiger plllowwwed the put in for eagle. Textbook.
Sports Illustrated has released a top 50 list of the highest paid athletes in America. This includes salary and endorsements. Hey, they should get together with Golf Digest since they love doing lists like that.
Anyway, Tiger Woods ($99.7 million) and Phil Mickelson ($52.9 million) are the top two highest paid athletes! Tiger has been #1 for six straight years. Golf wins over football, basketball and baseball! And the careers are so much longer. If I only could have taken up the sport earlier than 1990.
Here’s a link to the SI article but be careful. The popup ads are so pervasive they’ll almost jump out of your monitor and bash you in the head with a 9-iron. The ads are so bad in fact, that I couldn’t even get page four to load because they were taking so long to load. So I bailed.
Looking at these salaries and endorsements is interesting. Golf is the only “sport” other than Nascar where the “athlete” earns more in endorsements than in salary.
Thursday 7/2 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 7/3 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 7/4 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 7/4 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 7/5 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 7/5 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET CBS
Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger
Friday 7/3 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET ESPN2
Saturday 7/4 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET ESPN2
Sunday 7/5 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET ESPN2
Open de France ALSTOM
Thursday 7/2 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 7/3 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 7/4 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET GOLF
Sunday 7/5 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET GOLF
Lucas Glover proved today that he has the biggest kahunas in golf by winning the US OPEN. Glover was very smart in playing conservatively on the last hole to protect his lead.
HOG congratulates you Lucas. Your life will never be the same.
David Duval quote of the day
David Duval had a hell of a showing and realistically could have won, despite having a triple bogey on his first hole.
In the post round interview when asked what his performance meant to him he said, “maybe people will stop asking me if I’m playing well.”
I feel the need to paste a quote in here which I posted on Jay Flemma’s facebook yesterday regarding the US OPEN. The comment is regarding the leader Ricky Barnes:
He’s got a complicated swing with a lot of moving parts. If it breaks down, he could drop quicker than the pants off of a myspace stripper.
The final round of the US OPEN is where the pressure causes all those complicated swings to break down. Can Ricky Barnes or Lucas Glover hold on? They’re backing up. Duval tripled his first hole.