by Jeff Skinner
So much golf, so little time. There was a ton of great golf over the weekend that featured exciting endings and a big breakthrough. Who needs Tiger Woods?
Ian Poulter and Paul Casey represented England well as Poulter finally broke through for his first win in America and moved to fifth in the world. English golf is alive and well. With all the success of the Europeans in the Match Play, Monty must be licking his considerable chops.
It looked like a runaway at the LPGA in Thailand. Suzann Pettersen had a five stroke lead to start the last round but an amazing nine under par 63 gave Ai Miyazato the win in the LPGA’s opening event.
Cameron Beckman shoots a final round 67 to jump up and take the Mayakoba Classic. Big John Daly had started so well with three rounds in the 60’s but he blew up and carded a disappointing 81.
In the most exciting finish of the day, not including the USA hockey win over Canada, Bernhard Langer holed out from a bunker for an eagle on his first playoff hole to beat a stunned john Cook. Are you kidding me?
All this golf makes all of us that are still snowed in yearn for a little green grass and a few swings. Here’s where I spent some time this week. At a heating driving range where they clear off a few practice greens and even heat the balls. Heated balls…you have to love that!