“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
Jack and Tiger, those two names have been the subject of debate since Tiger started his assault on Jack’s records. We got to see them go head to head yesterday on The Golf Channel. It was a real treat to watch the two greatest golfers ever play in Jack’s Memorial Skins game yesterday. Kenny Perry said it best, “It was a blast for me. How many times do you get to play with Jack and Tiger?” Watch the video. Perry was as thrilled as all the fans that surrounded every hole. Stewart Cink rounded out the foursome and remarked that even in an event like this you could see how both Jack and Tiger focused and locked in on each shot. Congratulations to Jack for promoting this concept. A little Skins game with such high profile players draws a lot of attention for the Memorial and raised plenty of cash for The First Tee, and we get to see Nicklaus play again. I bet there are a few million fans, me included, which would pay money to watch Jack play, anytime, anywhere.
Boys in the Mix at the Memorial:
Tiger Woods of course. He’s won three and could easily make it four.
Ian Poulter is playing well and can go low on any course.
Sean O’Hair plays well on difficult courses and Muirfield fits the bill.
Kenny Perry has to be mentioned. He loves this place and he’s the defending champ with three Memorial wins.
Emotional favorite: Erik Compton, the man with his third heart, is back in the bigs and living his dream on the PGA Tour.
It looks like a little bit of early Ryder Cup action over in Wales this week. At the Celtic Manor Wales Open, site of next year’s Ryder Cup, Colin Montgomerie will have to deal with his rival Ryder Cup Captain, as Corey Pavin is in the field. Pavin wasn’t shy about saying how glad he was to be invited to play and be able to do a little reconnaissance work. Corey versus Colin it is not Ryder Cup but it is a start.
The LPGA is back in action and will even get some television coverage this week. Paula, Cristie, Natalie, and Brittany will be looking to take home the hardware at the LPGA State Farm Classic. Defending champion Ji Young Oh has already claimed a title this year at the Sybase Classic.