Watson, Tiger, Brandt, Slow Play and Hank Haney

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In the October issue of Golf Digest Tom Watson bares his soul about the lessons learned and the memories he has taken away from his near miss at Turnberry. Watson realized how special The Open was this year but he is a realist and he says,” But it’s the outcome that matters, not whether you hung in there at 59 and put on a good show and almost made for a hell of a story.” (Golf Digest)

Tim Rosaforte says “The best thing for the PGA Tour Playoffs is that Tiger Woods didn’t win a major this year.” He thinks that if Tiger won a major he wouldn’t be on his mission to win the FedEx Cup. He’s right. If Woods won a major or two he probably would have blown off a Playoff event to get some rest. But a FedEx Cup only gets you a ten million dollar paycheck, not a major championship.(Local Knowledge)

The only thing more uncomfortable than watching Brandt Snedeker four putt the final green at The BMW Championship is realizing how much cash it cost him. Ouch! (Devil Ball Golf)

Leave it to the fairer sex to take a proactive role in trying to remedy the scourge that is slow play. It seems that the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain and Ireland has instituted new rules into all its championships. It’s simple: four check points around the course. If you don’t keep up, you’re penalized. Great! Let’s try it over here! (Scotsman.com)

Tiger’s coach, Hank Haney has the most thankless job in golf. If Tiger wins it is because he is the best. If he loses, it is Hank’s fault. He is in a lose/lose situation. He doesn’t really care. “I didn’t get into this looking for any credit,” Haney said. “But I don’t understand where so much of the blame comes from. Some of what gets written is almost comical. But I’m a human, you’re a human, some of these things do hurt. I guess the great thing about the position I’m in is that I only have to please one person.” Haney is as humble as a man can be and still be considered one of the best in his field. (Golf.com)


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