With the 4th of July festivities yesterday I didn’t get a chance to watch all of yesterday’s AT&T National. I’m finishing off watching yesterday’s round on my DVR before today’s coverage starts.
By the way, today’s final round coverage of the AT&T National:
1:00 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
3:00 PM ET – 6:30 PM ET CBS
I’m sure the media will be going nuts over the Woods/Kim match up. But they’re only one shot ahead so it is anybody’s game really. We’ll see if Kim can keep his aggressive style under control enough to give Tiger a run, or if Tiger will grind him down.
Amazing hole by Tiger yesterday
In Saturday’s round I saw an incredible set of shots from Tiger. On the 5th hole, which is 602 yards, Tiger hit a driver then iron combo to the green. That is 602 yards, driver – iron. INSANE. His drive was 367 and his 2nd shot was not only uphill but on an up slope too. Then Tiger plllowwwed the put in for eagle. Textbook.
Sergio Garcia has a mathematical shot at gaining golf’s #1 world ranking this week. Mr. “Spit In The Hole” (see video below) would have to win at Doral and Tiger Woods would have to finish 27th or worse. They might as well anoint me #1. It makes as much sense.
I can think of several golfers who are obviously (at least in my walnut sized brain) better at this point, Geoff Ogilvy (two wins this year), Padraig Harrington (two majors last year), Anthony Kim, Phil Mickelson (one win so far this year), even Camilo Villegas.
Perhaps too much weighting has gone into 2nd place finishes? Perhaps not enough for major victories (Harrington)? But then again, too much weighting on majors might skew the slide toward players like Zach Johnson and Trevor Immelman.
And also, this whole discussion can raise the question: How can a player sit out for eight months and still be ranked #1 (Tiger)?
.44 points behind Sergio is Phil Mickelson. Why not any pundits discussing the possibility of Phil becoming #1?