Monday, October 25, 2010

Swings and Misses

After Matteo Manassero's European Tour victory, I figured I'd check the progress of my October 2009 Best Golfers Under 25. Updated 2010 rankings below.

10. Tony Finau - Who?

9. Pablo Martin - I remember him being in contention in a few Euro Tour events. Currently 71st on the Euro Tour $ list.

8. Shane Lowry - Saw him on a mid-week Golf Channel Ireland Match with McIlroy, Clarke, and Harrington.

7. Rickie Fowler - Monday Ryder Cup heroics for a team which fell agonizingly short. No PGA wins, but a consistent performer and check casher.

6. Jason Day - PGA Tour winner, had a breakout year.

5. Ryo Ishikawa - Solid year, made cuts in Majors, played sparingly in the US.

4. Matteo Manassero - Great win in Europe, becoming the youngest winner on the European Tour.

3. Jamie Lovemark - Solidly in the Top Five on the Nationwide Tour, will begin career on the PGA Tour in 2011.

2. Anthony Kim - Injury plagued 2010.

1. Rory McIlroy - Win at Quail Hollow right before turning 21. Missed the PGA Championship playoff by a stroke (T3)

2010 Golfers Under 25

10. Seung-yul Noh - Leads the Asian Tour in scoring average.
9. Kevin Chappell - A win on the Nationwide Tour and the game to win on the PGA Tour.
8. Oliver Fisher - Some success on the Euro Tour (2nd, 2010 Madeira Islands Open), still looking for first win.
7. Danny Willett - Finished 2nd at the 2010 Dunhill Championship and has seven Top 10 finishes on the 2010 Euro Tour.
6. Chris Wood - Impressive showings in the Open, needs more consistency on the Euro Tour.
5. Jamie Lovemark
4. Jason Day
3. Matteo Manassero
2. Rickie Fowler
1. Rory McIlroy

At some point, very soon, two or three of these guys will be in contention on Sunday (PGA 2011) vying for their first win at a Major.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Style Blogs

As the list of blogs I follow evolves, I've gained interest in style blogs, which also seem to be proliferating. A few good (great) ones that won't steer your wrong:

A Time To Get - The best, a great place to start, and possibly end. Amazing content (LA based), and Nick is a great guy. I've read from start to finish. Also runs The Get Up and Get Down
A Continuous Lean - One of the bigger style spots, with excellent content
Manifold Destiny - DC based, although you'd be hard pressed to guess.
You Have Broken the Internet - Coming hard out of Chicago.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pet Sounds

Is Brian Wilson's beard an homage to Brian Wilson's beard?

Friday, October 01, 2010

Ryder Cup - Friday

The US rain suits have already been fired. Ms. Pavin is not available for comments. Honestly, if you ditch the original raingear, why wouldn't you let the team wear their own?

You're getting old when you remember Squeegeegate from 1995 @ Oak Hill, when they weren't squeegeeing through the hole.