Such a fun time of year on the PGA Tour! We get to watch celebrities and rich CEO’s play Pebble Beach. What could be more fun? Cue the Kenny G!
This tournament causes me to have to post my yearly Chris Berman golf rant. It must be a good 10+ years in a row now. This year I’ve decided to change up the format a little bit. Instead of just bitching about it, I decided to do a top 10 list. Let’s get to it. Drumroll please.
Top 10 Things Worse Than Watching Chris Berman’s Golf Swing:
Phil Mickelson lost two shots to par today, and lost considerable ground. He and Ernie Els sit seven shots from Dustin Johnson’s lead of -6. Tiger Woods fired a 66 to put himself in the 3rd spot on the leaderboard, five shots back. In solo second is Graeme McDowell, three shots back.
Tiger Woods is five back. Does he have enough game right now to make up the lead? Typically leaders don’t run away and hide on Sunday at a US OPEN.
Graeme McDowell is three back and will be playing in the final group. I don’t expect him to win, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him shoot a round in the high 70’s under the pressure of the situation.
Phil Micelson and Ernie Els have a remote chance if they go low and Dustin Johnson gags.
Mike Weir had a ton of media coverage on Thursday after shooting a round of 71. Since then he’s followed it up with rounds of 79 and 83.
Tom Watson must have found the golf fountain of youth. He’s T16 going into Sunday. Very cool.
Leader Dustin Johnson knows how to do one thing: win at Pebble Beach. He’s leading the field in driving distance at over 325 and also in greens in regulation. The difference is that this is a major championship. Typically players who haven’t been in this position before melt down. Will DJ melt and gain “experience” for next time or can he hold on to his three shot lead? Tomorrow will be interesting.
Every US OPEN there is whining about holes being unfair. Puhlease… the test is the same for all players.
I had two pairs of tickets for tomorrows PGA tournament Pebble Beach which I was awarding as prizes. One person has claimed one pair, but the other winner has not.
First come first served
The first person to go the will call window and say “Tony Korologos from Hooked On Golf Blog and The Golf Space is cool” will get a pair of tickets tomorrow! First come first served.
I decided to tune into the Pebble broadcast tonight. Then I saw a horrid swing. HORRID. Even the waggle was too hard to watch. It was Chris Berman.
My friends at AT&T Interactive, makers of YPMoble and other cool mobile apps, have teamed up with my two golf web sites Hooked On Golf Blog and The Golf Space, to give away tickets to this weekend’s Saturday round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Tournament! I have two pairs to give away, one for The Golf Space and one for Hooked On Golf Blog winners.
I can’t make any guarantees, but I should be able to get you into the AT&T Experience tent, and I bet you may even be able to scam some free beer. That may have just brought John Daly in on this contest…
How to win
If you can make it to Pebble (sorry I can’t pick up the travel expenses), then comment in below why you think you should win the tickets and I’ll pick a winner as soon as possible. If you win, pull out some Pebble Beach grass, put it in a zip lock bag and send it to me.