Greg Blows It, Angel Buys It, JD Sits, Steve’s on Top

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.

Greg Norman picks his countrymen and protégé, Adam Scott as one of his Captain’s picks for the Presidents Cup. This is a bonehead move by Norman. If the match was in Australia he may have a legitimate reason for picking him but even though Norman called him “a logical choice”, the pick is anything but logical. It is just another instance of Norman doing what he wants and defying conventional thinking. Norman thinks he is smarter than everyone else and is doing what he thinks is a favor for a friend. If Scott had any balls that didn’t have Titleist stamped on them he would turn him down.

In the class move of the week Angel Cabrera bought breakfast, lunch and dinner for all the caddies at The Deutsche Bank Championship this week. Is that a class move, or what!

John Daly has called it a season. His rib injury has forced him to cancel all his playing commitments. Hopefully he can use this time to heal and get healthy. Unfortunately, when John has time on his hands it usually ends up hurting him more than helping him. While he was keeping busy on The European Tour earlier this year he seemed to have his act together. Too much free time never agreed with Big John.

Steve Stricker now sits in the top spot of the FedEx Cup and is challenging for player of the year. If Stricker wins again and takes the Cup he’ll have four wins to Tiger’s five (if Woods does not win another). It will be interesting to see how much weight the players (they select the Player of the Year) place on the FedEx Cup.

Happy Birthday to the King. Arnold Palmer turns 80 and he is still going strong.  If Arnie doesn’t play professional golf, the game never grows to what it is today.  Thanks Arnie for being the sportsmen you are and showing us all that it’s the people that matters the most.


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