Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ryder Cup Champions

I am extremely proud of Team USA. Great golf was played over the last three days. Boo Weekley's personality was infectious. Azinger couldn't have been a better captain, his decisions were prescient. Who should be captain in 2010? To steal a quote from Herm Edwards, 'you play to win the game', and PA should be awarded another two years at the helm. I was wowed by the game and tenacity of Anthony Kim and the quiet (unnoticed) courage by Ben Curtis and Chad Campbell. Curtis had an awful Friday, unbelievably played again on Saturday, and found his game Sunday, when it counted. BC and CC had to wait, and watch the matches transpire, before teeing off. CC realized he would need a rock-solid game to upset Harrington, and he held serve.

Congrats Team USA. Well done.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ryder Cup

15-13 USA. Get it done.

Anthony Kim dropkicks Sergio back to Europe.

JB does a shot of JD on the first tee. Perry plays Friday in overalls.

Justin Leonard is the quiet assassin.

Stricker and Mahan strike gold as a team.

Cink leads team USA in points.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sunday Perks

European Tour mornings. Keep your head up Rory McIlroy, you'll have many victories in your career.

After a short miss by McIlroy, the best quote of the professional golf year,

'You can't put an old head on young shoulders.'

Friday, September 05, 2008

Back on the Horse

Picks for this week's BMW...for some reason I am feeling youth, and maybe someone making a push for the Tour Championship.

Anthony Kim
Camilo Villegas
Aaron Baddeley

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ryder Cup Captain's Picks

In increasing order of excellence:

Hunter Mahan - Trashed the RC, although he's never played. European bulletin board material. C-

Chad Campbell - Isn't Valhalla long and undulated? Why choose a player with a low ball fight? Does Valhalla get windy? Does he get along with any other Tour players? C

Steve Stricker - Swing holds up under pressure. Does he have the length for Valhalla? B

JB Holmes - Game is suited to match play and Valhalla. I envision him bombing it by Euros all day. B+

Azinger's picks - Lukewarm picks, but very little to work with. Glad he passed on Verplank and Austin. Overall - B.

Had I been picking? Stricker, O'Hair (solid all around game), Zach Johnson (pairs well with a longer/erratic hitter, aka Mickelson/Holmes), Holmes.


I just got off a call with my work service desk, located in India, and the technician punctuated the call with a 'Badabing!'. I was impressed. I didn't realize The Sopranos reached around the world.

2008 UVA football is going to be an uphill climb.

Amazing how quickly the summer passed, but I look forward to some cooler mornings, and a few golf rounds in the 60s/70s. Played yesterday and it was close to 90', which was a difficult round to walk. I walked way too few rounds in 2008, need to hoof it more next year.