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…
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.”
My round with my local pro and a couple of pals was fun, but cold. Despite the 50mph winds we still had a good time. The balls were blowing off the greens and our scores all blew up. Coincidentally, we’re in a town named “Hurricane.”
Still it was good to get out of “white hell” if only for a couple of days.
I’ve been in a blog break since the 22nd. This is the longest break I’ve taken, 7 days. I was going to be on blogbattical until the new year but I just can’t stay away.
On Christmas day, three buddies and I got together for the 3rd Annual Christmas Classic. This tournament takes place on the par-3 18th hole at River Oaks in Sandy, Utah. We each hit 12 balls, the 12 balls of Christmas. The closest to the pin is the champion for the year.
I was happy to get in 16 holes yesterday before I ran out of daylight. I even hit my irons solid, which I haven’t been doing lately. Perhaps I hit them solid because I had to. If you thinned an iron in that super cold temp, your hand would go numb for the next 15 minutes.
I guess that was likely the last round of 2008 in my neighborhood because I woke up to find a big snow storm dumping.