Every year around this time of year (Thanksgiving for us in the USA) I do the Hooked On Golf Blog Turkey Awards. To get on this list of awards, you have to be some kind of bonehead in the golf world. Last year the clear #1 Turkey was Phil Mickelson’s collapse at the U.S. Open. A Turkey award highlight from 2005 was Vijay Singh missing a tournament due to a ping pong injury.
Drum roll please…
There could never be a turkey award without mentioning John Daly, right? He had to do something to warrant a turkey leg. This year he had a few “episodes.” Mainly he didn’t play well enough to keep his PGA Tour card. But the most odd story must have been when he showed up on the first tee with a bunch of scratches on his face, supposedly from his wife attacking him with a steak knife.
Daly also held the lead during the first round of the British Open, but missed the cut.
Sick male (or female I suppose) HOG readers
One of the most frequent search terms typed in here at Hooked On Golf Blog in 2007 was “Natalie Gulbis Nude.”
Woody Austin’s new name is “Aqua Man” after doing a face plant into a pond during this year’s President’s Cup.
Bill Murray was busted for drunk driving….. in a golf cart.
Fuzzy Zoeller was trying to sue Wikipedia for a post someone put up about him.
Fuzzy also had a nice F-Bomb which I heard live during The Masters on the 13th tee: “Alright no more quackers you meat head. You big f**king dummy.”
Golf & Strippers
Yet another golf & strippers news story broke this year.
Phil could have possibly won the FedEx Cup by winning the BMW, rather than sitting out. He could have nailed it down while Tiger was away. Instead he sat out because he needed “rest.” If I had an chance at winning $10 million, I’d rest later.
Anna Rawson, my ultimate golf babe, gets a turkey leg for not returning my phone calls.
Don’t get me started on Michelle Wie. Do you know how hard it is to find her 2007 records? She’s not a “member” of any tour so the LPGA and PGA Tour sites have very little to offer.
Here are some 2007 Michelle Wie highlights: Missed cut, missed cut, 27 over par, withdrew, 21 over par….
Need I say more? Yes I do! Let us not forget Michelle Wie withdrew after 16 holes at the Ginn when she was in jeopardy of breaking the LPGA’s “88 rule.” Had she shot an 88 or higher, she would have been banned. Eject!
The LPGA gets a turkey leg for losing money, losing sponsors and worst of all coming up with that terrible new logo.
Has the British Open championship in his grasp but chooses to hit a 2-iron out of the deep rough, sending it OB.
Arjun Atwal was “street racing” in January and was involved in a vehicular death.
Tim Finchem & The FedEx Cup
I’d have to say the FedEx Cup wasn’t all that exciting. It was really a big slap in the face, and a turkey leg winner, when both Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods “sat out” during a couple of the FedEx Cup tournaments because they were “tired.”
Sergio receives three turkey legs this year. First for spitting in the cup after missing a putt on #13 at Doral. When asked about it in a post game interview, he blew it off as “not a big deal.” What a slime ball.
Garcia’s 2nd turkey leg is for blowing the freaking British Open when he had it in the palm of his hand.
Garcia’s 3rd turkey leg comes from being disqualified at the 2007 PGA for signing an incorrect score card.
Garcia’s chokes get better every year and the British was a another to add to the long list of monumental major chokes.
I still wonder what today’s golf world would be like had Phil layed up on the 72nd hole of Winged Foot.
The Andres Romero one boggled my mind. As I sat there watching it, all I could hear in my imagination was Frank Chirkinian during his (extensive) cameo in Tin Cup, saying “Somebody tackle him!”
Can I nominate Boo Weekley for a Turkey award for not being able to count and screwing up Sergio’s scorecard not once, but twice?
And what was the outcome of the Atwal investigation? I never did find out but I’m guessing it was ruled an accident since he’s still out there playing.
Looking forward to 2008 and the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs. How will happy will Fed Ex be if European Ryder Members decided to blow off the playoffs to rest and focus on the Ryder Cup?
well the good thing is the Irishman came out and won his first ever open!