It took Pat Perez seven years to do it but he finally won on the PGA Tour. I’m sure Pat’s blog will have some great commentary, after the partying has ended. See 2:09 in the video below.
Yesterday’s final round at the Bob Hope was very entertaining and Perez ended it in style with an incredible 6-iron over water on the 18th, giving him an easy eagle putt which he drained to go -33. Yes -33.
Steve Stricker was looking at a victory until he had some problems with quadruple and triple bogeys. Mike Weir looked great but didn’t quite go low enough.
For winning Pat gets a measly $918K. Hey that’s $27,818.19 per stroke under par. At that rate I’d try to make some birdies myself…
A few players have moved around recently with regards to their endorsement deals. Here are a few:
Chad Campbell is now with Adams Golf.
David Toms has gone back to Cleveland.
Vijay Singh switched to Srixon golf balls.
Stuart Appleby switched to Callaway.
Boo Weekly switched to Srixon golf balls.
Tiger Woods switched to…. just seeing if you are paying attention.
The players below stayed with their respective companies:
Jeff Maggert, Mark Calcavecchia, Nick O’Hern, Hunter Mahan, Bubba Watson and Daniel Chopra renewed with Ping.
Seve Ballesteros has now undergone his first round of chemotherapy and the results are “quite good.”
“Fortunately the results were quite good. This Friday I shall begin my second chemotherapy course, which I hope and wish will be as effective as the first one.
I am very motivated and working hard, although I am aware that my recovery will be slow and therefore I need to be patient and have a lot of determination. For these reasons I am following strictly all the indications that the doctors are giving me.”
I’m very happy to hear that Seve is progressing and getting better.
Below is a neat interview from Bloomberg TV with Lee Trevino. He talks about some highlights of his career, golf business, golf medicine, Tiger Woods and more.
Here’s a quote from the interview:
“Tiger Woods not only has helped golf, but he’s hurt it a little bit too in some of the tournaments, because if he’s not there, people don’t have interest, there are a lot of great golfers but I’ll tell you this, Tiger Woods is the best there, there is no question that he is special.”
“He can come back but I’ll predict this, if he comes back he is going to have to learn, and I’m pretty sure he is working on it now. He’s going to have to learn to break those knees a little bit or he is going to have to learn to find a way to slow that speed down at the top a little bit. If he does that, he’s going to be more accurate with a driver than he has ever been before, because he’s not very accurate with a driver, and if he becomes more accurate with a driver those boys on tour are in deeper trouble than they are now because he’ll be a better player.”
The latest news with Tiger Woods’ rehab is that he’s now hitting drivers and full swing shots. There’s still no word on when Tiger plans to or can return, but Buick is pushing hard to have him return for the Buick Invitational February 5-8. The Buick is played at a course which seems to fit Tiger’s game well. You know that one called Torrey Pines?
I doubt Tiger will return so soon, but coming back for Torrey would be an interesting story. Now that Buick is not a Tiger sponsor, their pull with him is a little weak. Plus, I’m sure Tiger would “announce” his comeback date…