by Jeff Skinner
Who needs Tiger? We’ve got golf today! The Transitions Championship features plenty of great golfers on a course that some call the toughest on the Florida swing and unlike most tracks in the sunshine State it even has hills! Old guys, young guys, major champs and youngsters trying to make their mark will be walking the hills of The Innisbrook Copperhead Course. It’s worth a watch.
World #2 Steve Stricker is looking for win #2 this year. Ian Poulter probably has some new pants to show off. Paddy Harrington is back from his visit with The Prez. Ryan Moore brings his special style to Innisbrook. Two of the most flamboyant and promising youngsters out there Ryo Ishikawa (back from his high school graduation) and Rickie Fowler return to play. Old dudes looking to get it done are Freddy “The Funkmaster” Funk, Paul “Sunshine”Goydos and “Mr. Cool”, Tommy Armour III. Look at some of these groups: Rocco, John Daly and J.P. Hayes, poor J.P. between Rocco’s chatting and JD’s bitchin he’ll have no peace. Poulter, Sean O’Hair and Sergio Garcia gives us a clotheshorse, a string bean and a head case. Do you think rookie Derek Lamely ever thought he’d be teamed in a “Winners” grouping. He’ll spend two rounds with Stricker and first time winner Bill Haas. Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh form a trio of major winners and popular players. There’s much to watch and look forward to at the Transitions. Who needs Tiger to have a great tournament? We don’t, at least not this week.