Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Michelle Who?

While she's been rightfully recovering from a wrist injury that could impact the rest of her professional career, it would seem that Michelle Wie has fallen into a little bit of obscurity. It's not her fault, but here's how I saw and see it unfolding:

1) Wie makes numerous attempts (11? 12?) to make the cut on a PGA Tour event and has not succeeded thus far.

2) People, the media and golf fans in general, become bored and annoyed with the failure. They begin to lose interest in her.

3) Wie announces she will be going to Stanford and looks to complete her term there.

4) Wie injures her wrist badly enough to force her to stop playing.

5) Months pass - not many people talk or write about her.

and finally...

6) Morgan Pressel goes ahead and wins a major at the age of 18! Unfortunately making Sandra Post's record null and void - although she was happy for her.

I like Michelle Wie. She is a hell of a golfer. I remain intrigued on how she will re-enter the spotlight that now shines elsewhere.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Behind Mickelson's smile???

So I can't help but wonder what is rooted deep, deep within Phil Mickelson's smile as he slipped the green jacket on Zach Johnson on Sunday. Any thoughts on if he was chuckling just a tiny bit inside to see Tiger finish outside of the top spot?

Thoughts, feelings?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Keep an eye on the Gateway Tour

Being a Mississauga boy - born and bred - I can't help but watch the progress of one Peter Laws. Laws has been competing on the GateWay Tour in the states this year and has had some success. Most recently he finished t-2 at the PGA Dye Course in West Palm Beach, Fla. this past week.
Laws made just under $5,000 for his efforts - which is miniscule compared to the big tours, but a good chunk of change to a guy who just turned pro and is still warming up the sticks playing when it comes to putting for dough.

Tune in for future Laws sightings here.

Check out more on the young Mississauga hopeful here.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tiger? Is that you?

So I know that if anyone is reading this they're going to lambaste me for bugging Tiger like this.

The guy looked as solid as that fourth we all call as a last resort to fill out a tee time. You know, the guy with the bad shirt ( sorry Tiger) bad black socks and shorts and bad game to match! What happened. Tiger looks about as consistent as Mike Weir (oo another bad shot .. please Mikey, make me eat my words by making the Presidents Cup team!)

Look, I know Tiger is human - but I was in awe over some of the shots he didn't make.

A little prediction though - Tiger wins the WGC in Doral next week - it'll be his little warm-up for the Masters. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to work on my action to get my swing as buttery smooth as Vijay's.

Tiger? Is that you?

So I know that if anyone is reading this they're going to lambaste me for bugging Tiger like this.

The guy looked as solid as that fourth we all call as a last resort to fill out a tee time. You know, the guy with the bad shirt ( sorry Tiger) bad black socks and shorts and bad game to match! What happened. Tiger looks about as consistent as Mike Weir (oo another bad shot .. please Mikey, make me eat my words by making the Presidents Cup team!)

Look, I know Tiger is human - but I was in awe over some of the shots he didn't make.

A little prediction though - Tiger wins the WGC in Doral next week - it'll be his little warm-up for the Masters. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to work on my action to get my swing as buttery smooth as Vijay's.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I can see grass!

Yes I know it's a bit premature - but being able to see grass and speculate on what that means in terms of the golf season approaching is all I've got to hold onto right now. If global warming is going to throw crazy weather at me I am going to embrace it!

I think the GTA is still about a good month if not more away from golfers poking their heads out of their holes to even sniff at the prospect of golf but one is allowed to get excited - aren't I?

I mean, the RCGA has left us (Canadian golfers) no other reason for excitement ... one anonymous member of the RCGA told me, when asked how things were there "As good as can be expected."

A fair reply, but it makes it painfully obvious that golf in Canada needs a lift, including those that now sit uninspired in the former kingdom of Mr. Ross.

Now I'm off to my garage to practice my backswing.

I can see grass!

Yes I know it's a bit premature - but being able to see grass and speculate on what that means in terms of the golf season approaching is all I've got to hold onto right now. If global warming is going to throw crazy weather at me I am going to embrace it!

I think the GTA is still about a good month if not more away from golfers poking their heads out of their holes to even sniff at the prospect of golf but one is allowed to get excited - aren't I?

I mean, the RCGA has left us (Canadian golfers) no other reason for excitement ... one anonymous member of the RCGA told me, when asked how things were there "As good as can be expected."

A fair reply, but it makes it painfully obvious that golf in Canada needs a lift, including those that now sit uninspired in the former kingdom of Mr. Ross.

Now I'm off to my garage to practice my backswing.