Tiger Woods met President Obama at the White House. Tiger Looks pretty good in a suit, but I prefer a red golf shirt. No word on what they talked about.
I think it is time for a caption contest for this photo. I’ll run it here at at The Golf Space. Maybe I can come up with a golf related boobie prize for the best caption.
Here are my first few captions which hit my cranium over my morning coffee:
“Obama asks Tiger Woods to bail out the U.S. Government at the White House.”
“Tiger Woods at the top of Obama’s list of CEOs who make too much money.”
“Obama asks Tiger Woods to help him promote socialism by sharing all his money with the US citizens.”
“Obama blames the probable bankruptcy of Buick on Tiger’s excessive endorsement fees. Asks Tiger to buy the company.”
Comment in your captions below.
Lately I’ve had a bit of a middle age crush on Dottie Pepper. Well that just spiked because Dottie called out Sergio for his childish behavior/comments at the Masters. You go girl.
No athlete is beyond making knucklehead moves with the media — I have my own long list of regrets — but you can turn such a misstep into a positive by dealing with it honestly. When you do apologize, as Sergio did two days later, don’t issue a statement that sounds as if another person wrote it. (I can’t recall hearing Sergio use the word iconic before.) Fans forgive those who ‘fess up and take responsibility. Such contrition goes hand in hand with taking responsibility for your own game, a key to succeeding, as Kenny Perry did after just plain ol’ losing the Masters. Sergio will have plenty of opportunity to make amends at the Players. If he doesn’t, I can’t begin to imagine how brutal the U.S. Open fans are going to be at Bethpage.
Love ’em or not, I’d rather have announcers like Dottie Pepper and Johnny Miller who have enough golf balls to call a spade a spade and aren’t afraid to have an opinion. I’d much rather hear that than hear them spewing out a bunch of generic panderous rubbish.
The LPGA Tour announced that this year will be the last for the Corning Classic, a tourney which has had the same sponsor since 1979. They were unable to find new sponsors.
LPGA Corning Classic Jack Benjamin:
“This is a most difficult decision for all of us. Everyone involved with the event is passionate about it and about the LPGA players who have been a part of it for more than three decades.
But the realities are that the revenue opportunities in the marketplace will not support the components needed to successfully host a major event like this in our community moving forward.”
7:24pm ET – ANGEL CABRERA IS MASTERS CHAMPION
Kenny Perry lost his swing starting on the 17th hole and through the two hole playoff. Chad Campbell succumbed to the pressure as well, putting his approach shot into the right greenside bunker on the 1st hole of the playoff.
Angel Cabrera has some big time kahunas and is Masters champion! I’ll write more later, but there’s still daylight. I’m off to the course to play until sunset.
6:46pm ET PLAYOFF
I think I’m going to have a heart attack.
Kenny Perry bogeys the last two holes. We have a three man playoff between Kenny Perry, Chad Campbell and Angel Cabrera. Guess I’ll keep my clubs in the garage for now and crack open a frosty beverage.
17th fairway… Kenny Perry has a two shot lead after making birdie on 15 and nearly ACING 16. I’m so happy for Perry, who will become the oldest major champion in the history of golf. I just hope he finishes soon, so I can get out and play a few holes. This is the only time of year I’d rather watch golf than play it, and I have the itch.
Kenny Perry just made a 3-putt par on #13 to stay at -12, but still holds one shot lead over Chad Campbell. Cabrera still has a chance at -10.
Tiger and Phil both limped home, making bogey on 18. Perhaps they just beat each other up today. Tiger even knocked his 2nd shot off a tree trunk. Phil‘s 67 and Tiger‘s 68 could have been 65’s or better. I could have sworn I saw Tiger limping after the tree shot on 18. Just like in football, limp after you make a bad play…
Since it is Masters time, this is a great time to do a quick book review. The First Sunday In April is…
“A collection of stories and insights from Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Rick Reilly, Ken Venturi, Jack Nickluas, Lee Trevino and many more about the quest for the famed green jacket.”
Essentially this book contains Masters stories as told by primarily golf writers and players. Some of the stories are quotes from player biographies. I like the way Don Wade describes the book in his foreward:
“…a literary stroll down Magnolia Lane.”
Coffee Table Book
Being just a collection of stories, this isn’t a book you need to read from front to back sequentially. You can just pop it open and flip to a random page and read stories about the famed par-3 12th hole or many other happenings at Augusta. Keep it on the coffee table like I do, and flip to a random chapter for a few minutes over coffee in the morning.
“First” Sunday In April?
Today is the final round of the 2009 Masters. It is Sunday the 12th of April. It is the 2nd Sunday in April. Details details…
If you are a Masters fan like me, this is an enjoyable book to have around. I love “stories” about The Masters and Augusta National and I eat ’em up.