Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Greenbrier Open

The hero and the...

Co-leaders after Round One are Erik Compton and Matt Every. The two time heart transplant recipient and the laughingstock of the PGA for his possession charge.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Future Major Winners - Who, Where, and When

Watching Louis Oosthuizen pulverize St. Andrews out of nowhere (he'd made one cut in a Major) got me to wondering who will be the next first time winners in Majors, and when. In order of overall likelihood of winning a Major:

5. Ian Poulter (2011, Royal St. George's). IPs game is suited for links golf, I was surprised he didn't play better @ St. Andrews. IP isn't the youngest (34), if he doesn't get it in the next 3-4 years, his window may have closed. I wouldn't be surprised if he played well at Whistling Straits in the PGA.

4. Rickie Fowler (US Open, Merion, 2013). Oozes game, and played well (back door T14 A St. Andrews) in windy conditions @ his first professional experience in the British Open. I thought his swing would break down in the wind, but it only got stronger. I look forward to seeing it taxed on the leaderboard of a Major.

3. Rory McIlroy (US Open, Congressional C.C., 2011). Young, with many opportunities to win. Game is well suited for all Majors.

2. Anthony Kim (Masters, Augusta National, 2011). Remember him? He's been missing from the headlines since surgery to repair his wrist, but his game (length, putting) is suited for Augusta (no rough).

1. Martin Kaymer (PGA, Atlanta A.C. 2011). Great swing? Check. Young? Check (24). Major experience? Check (T7 @ Open). Other wins? Check (Five Euro Tour wins). MK will win multiple Majors. His stoicism reminds me of fellow countryman Bernhard Langer.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Open - 2010

Lee Westwood is my pick for the week. Scores are going to be ridiculously low. McIlroy will only gain confidence with a great first round.

Meanwhile, a great story developing with John Daly.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Circling the Drain

Wow, the list of unsigned NBA free agents is awful.

The only players with any redeeming value:

1. Shaun Livingston - Unfortunately, his time in DC is over, with the drafting of John Wall.

2. Quentin Richardson - He is still good for 10 & 4.

3. Linas Kleiza - Good size, can play a number of positions. Good hustle.

The Wizards should try to sign McGrady (a consistent forward, with Grant Hill renaissance potential?) or any of the aforementioned (even Livingston, as a Wall backup).

Thursday, July 08, 2010


How is Paul Goydos' 59 at the John Deere Classic not on the front page of

Has golf become that irrelevant?

Ordering the 59s (best/worst)

1. David Duval @ Bob Hope Chrysler Classic - 4th Round - 'The Fatty Fist Pump'
2. Al Geiberger
3. Paul Goydos
4. Chip Beck

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


It was disappointing to see Kevin Durant resigned with Oklahoma City. I was hoping he'd return to his DC roots after his contract expired.

I'll continue (or start, maybe) the Carmelo Anthony vigil.He'd pair great with John Wall (or anyone running the point).

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Brinson Paolini - VSGA Amateur Champion

Brinson Paolini is a name to follow in golf. Having just completed his ACC Freshman of the Year season at Duke, he won his unprecedented 3rd straight VSGA Amateur title. At 19 years old. The kid can play. I expect him to follow in the footsteps of previous VSGA Amateur champions (John Rollins), and parlay his win into professional success. Belle Haven is a difficult golf course, and he owned it.