“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
The Masters Hangover continues. There is still plenty being written about Sunday’s final round and little of it has to do with the winner, Angel Cabrera. Kenny Perry is getting simultaneously praised for his candidness and killed for his choking. Sergio Garcia is whining and apologizing like a spoiled prima donna. Augusta National and Billy Payne are still being congratulated over the course setup which allowed some “old school” scoring on Sunday. There is always a debate over the Masters choice of playoff format compared to the other majors. The Masters is the only major that still uses sudden death to determine the champion after a tie. Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests a novel idea for a Masters finish. Start the playoff at Amen corner. That’s an interesting idea. There have been so many tournaments lost on those holes over the years, this would only add to the legendary history of those holes. I’d vote for that, as soon as they give me a free membership and my own green jacket.
Boo Weekly isn’t the only golfer looking to three-peat this week. Tom Watson is the two time defending champion at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Watson is a legend with eight major championships, 39 PGA tour wins and twelve Champion tour wins. Another win for Watson at the Outback and they should change the name to Watson’s Annual Check Cashing Party. (See our review of the TPC Tampa, a great layout.)
Brittany Lincicome is enjoying her celebrity after her first major win at the Kraft Nabisco. She was the “Fan of the Game” at the Orlando Magic’s game. The LPGA season has been a “now you see it now you don’t” affair this year. It will be good to see them in action next week in Mexico.