by Jeff Skinner
At The Nationwide Tour Championship Daniel Chopra is leading and trying to earn his way back to the PGA Tour, as are all 60 of the players. About a dozen players are assured of earning PGA Tour cards but that leaves about another dozen trying to claw their way into the top 25 on the money list. There are some great stories here. J.J. Kileen is trying to hold on to the money title. Billy Hurley III is a former Annapolis grad and Navy Officer that is on the bubble of earning his PGA Tour Card. And of course there is Erik Compton.
At the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Jeff Overton steps off the plane, or so it seems and shoots a course record 62 to share the lead with Fredrik Jacobson. Overton only got in the field when David Duval pulled out on Sunday, good for Boom Baby!
The European Tour is still going strong at The Andalucia Masters at Valderrama in Spain. Richie Ramsey is leading but a few of Spain’s countrymen have him in their sights. Last week’s winner, yes winner, Sergio Garcia is threatening the lead as is the Coolest Guy in Golf, Miguel Angel Jimenez.
What do jet setting, millionaire golfers do when the season begins to wind down? They jet off to Shanghai for a little R & R and a chance at two million dollar payday at The IMG sponsored Shanghai Masters. Rory McIlroy leads a field of 30 handpicked golfers where even last place takes home 25 grand. Nice work if you can get it.
If all that isn’t enough for you The Ladies European Tour is playing in China. They may as well just hand Yani Tseng the trophy now and give all the women a break.
Still not enough golf, fire up the DVD player with Caddyshack or Bagger Vance while you knock back a few Dark n Stormies, now that’s a weekend.