“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
Ladies. The LPGA Tour started its Asian swing at the Hana Bank-Kolon Championship in South Korea. Native South Korean, Na Yeon Choi birdied eighteen to sneak by with a one stroke win for her second victory of the season. Brittany Lang was the highest placing American with a tie for seventh. Links Life Golf Rookie favorite, Stacy Lewis tied for 37th. The LPGA moves to Japan this week for the Mizuno Classic and even gets some television time on the Golf Channel.
Champions. John Cook played bogey free golf in the final round of The Charles Schwab Cup Championship and cruised to a comfortable five stroke win. It was Cook’s second win in three weeks and pushed him to third on The Champions Tour Money List with just under $1.8 million. The big winner of the day was Loren Roberts whose tie for sixth gave him enough points to secure his second Charles Schwab Cup. Along with a fairly big trophy, Roberts takes home a million dollar annuity.
Cook’s good friend and former college roommate, Joey Sindelar remained in the hospital with a pulmonary embolism after withdrawing in mid-round on Saturday. His condition is stable and remains in the hospital for further observation.
Euros. At the Barclays Singapore Open, Ian Poulter hung on to complete his wire to wire victory. Poulter’s win is his first win since 2007. Adam Scott showed signs of life as he finished tied for third and may finally be out of his year long slump. Phil Mickelson finished tied for fourteenth.
Ross Fisher continued his excellent year with a win at The Volvo World Match Play Championship. Fisher beat Anthony Kim 4 & 3 and moves to fourth place on the European Tour Race to Dubai points list. You can’t help but think that Kim took a little joy in thumping Robert Allenby, 5 & 4 in the semi finals.
Good news and bad news. The bad news is that The PGA Tour had to cancel The Viking Classic due to a rain soaked, unplayable golf course. The good news is that we didn’t have to see Big John Daly in those crazy pants.