Both Ryder Cup teams will be banned from Tweeting, facebooking or doing any other social media-ing during the Ryder Cup this weekend:
“We talked about it. The team has come to a consensus not to do it.
“It can be a little bit distracting sometimes, and I think it is important to focus on the Ryder Cup and playing in the matches. We’ve decided to not Tweet this week, but a week today I am sure Tweeting will be all over the place.”
“We are in the same boat. I think it’s important we focus on the job in hand this week.
“We are here to try regain the trophy that Corey has brought back for us. We have to focus on that job, and as Corey rightly says, on Monday October 4, yes, you will find the team probably on social network sites, but not until then.”
A few guys who are really active on social media sites may go through withdrawal like Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson or Stewart Cink.
Jim Furyk has methodically ground his way to a victory at East Lake Golf Club to win the FedEx Cup and a cool $10,000,000. It came down to a sensational up-and-down on the 18th from the right greenside bunker for par, in a pouring rain to win it. Furyk was 9-9 in sand saves.
Many congratulations to my new BFF Jim Furyk. Hey Jim, since we’re such good buddies do you have a few extra bucks you can loan me?
Jim Furyk leads by one at -8 over Retief Goosen and Luke Donald, while Geoff Ogilvy is three back and Paul Casey four back.
Can Furyk, who has won once (this year’s Transitions Championship) since 2007, pull it off? East Lake Golf Club suits Furyk’s game so we’ll see if his nerves hold out. Can he do what his dad told him to do yesterday:
Just play golf. Do what you’ve been doing.
Nick Watney went super low yesterday with a 63, so low scores are out there.
Ogilvy is a much hotter tempered player than I realized. He was not thrilled yesterday. Made me feel better about my own temper on the course.
UPDATE 11:21am ET: Jim Furyk has teed off. He missed the fairway on #1 to the left but he’s in play fine. Retief Goosen (also in the final group), tee’d off with a 3-wood and is in the right tree line. I love watching Goosen’s swing. It reminds me of mine. 🙂
Tour Championship TV Coverage
- Golf Channel 11:30a-1:30p
- NBC 1:30-6:00p
Tiger Woods finished the BMW T15, which was only good enough to put him into 42nd place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The top 30 get into the Tour Championship and a chance at the $10,000,000 prize. So Tiger is out.
Other notables who failed to qualify for the Tour Championship include Rickie Fowler (missed qualifying by eight points), JB Holmes, Anthony Kim, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy, Sean O’Hair, Padraig Harrington, Boo Weekly…
For the full FedEx Cup standings going into the finale, click read more below:
I’m very glad to see Dustin Johnson come through on a Sunday, and do what it takes to win a huge tournament (this week’s BMW a.k.a. round three of the FedEx Cup playoffs).
Losing the opportunity to win the US OPEN and the PGA Championship in one season could have been very damaging to Dustin’s psyche, or it could have toughened him up and given him the experience he needed to deal with the pressure.
Apparently the latter was the case.
Congrats to Dustin. I’m guessing there will be many more victories, including majors coming down the line for him. I can’t wait to watch. I’m officially a DJ fan.