Old Tom and Young Alexis in the Lead

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

All right boys and girls, settle in for a great weekend of golf, and a little NFL action too. All the tours are in action and they all have their own brand of excitement. The European Tour is at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which uses St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingbarns as its courses. Tom Watson has rekindled the old magic and has a two shot lead at The Seniors Players Championship. Watson has had a good year but has yet to win. A win now would make it a little easier for Watson over the off season. Watch him drain a birdie on the thirteenth hole.

The men of the PGA Tour are trying to keep warm at the Turning Stone Championship where the weather seems more like Scotland than upstate New York. Vaughn Taylor has the lead but you have to be pulling for Nicholas Thompson who is tied for second. Thompson’s fourteen year old sister is tied for the lead at The Navistar LPGA Classic. Alexis Thompson has a share of the lead along with four others which include Lorena Ochoa and Laura Davies. Thompson is having a ball this summer as she has made the cut at two majors and is having a lot of fun. She has plenty of game and won the 2008 Girls Junior Championship. She is trying to become the youngest winner in the history of the LPGA and the first amateur to win a full LPGA tournament in forty years. Hall of famer Laura Davies summed up the feelings towards Thompson, “It’s lovely to see a young girl like that playing so well,” said Davies, a 20-time LPGA winner. “It’s good for all of us if she keeps that up.”  Alexis is the best golf story of the weekend, you just have to love the fact that a kid can be out there playing so well and having so much fun.  Check out the video and see how she could have had the lead alone if a few of her putts didn’t just slide by the cup.

With all this great golf on television this weekend and NFL football on Sunday, there is no way one television will do. See how I solved this problem years ago, you need more than one television.


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