Goose, Hurst and the Pyramids
“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
Retief Goosen was able to hold on at the end of the Transitions Championships and avoid a playoff with second place finishers Charles Howell III and Brett Quigley. See story. Goosen has gone back to his old putter and he surely needed it to sink his par putt on eighteen since he blew his first putt 5 feet past. Goosen had to have another laser procedure on his eyes and is still having some issues with them but he saw these greens well enough to capture his first win on the PGA Tour since the 2005 International. If he can keep it up he will have a great chance to contend at the Masters next month. See interview.
One of the great things about golf is all the history that surrounds the game and many of the courses we play it on. Gerald Eskenazi has found a course with a little bit of history surrounding it. For $15 you get 18 holes and 4000 years of history. Now that’s a deal. Check it out.
So with no television coverage of the LPGA MasterCard Classic in Mexico I was trying to follow it on the web and expected to see Lorena put this one away after she took the lead on Saturday. Well, surprise, surprise. Lorena and Yani Tseng had to settle for a tie for second and watched Pat Hurst shoot four under and sneak in and beat them both by a stroke. It was Hurst’s sixth career win and put her career earnings to $6,372,298. Not bad for someone who calls herself a mom first and a golfer second. You got to love her.