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Congratulations to Webb Simpson on defeating Chez Reavie in a playoff in Boston. Check out the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship Final Round and Playoff Highlights below.
There they were on top of the world having fun firing balls and shaving foam at each other in a Gillette ad, but “friends” Roger Federer and Tiger Woods just don’t seem to be as pally as they used to be.
I’m having a little trouble interpreting Roger Federer quotes about Tiger Woods yesterday.
Roger: "It's hard to follow, because you know what an athlete wants to do. He wants to be out there and compete and that's what he's not able to do with his injuries right now."
Doc: He’s not injured Roger. He didn’t make the FedEx Cup playoffs, he had his chances. He actually played in his mate Notably Gay III’s charity event last week with Suzann Petterson. He picked up on five of the 18 holes. So not injured, just playing crap at the moment.
Roger: "He's done so much in such a short period of time and for such a long time, actually, which is where I also draw the inspiration from."
Doc: Short period for a long time? Huh?
Is it A: Inspired by a guy who has sex with a woman while watching his wide and kids car pull into the driveway? By someone who cheated on his wife so many times he had his own little porn universe? Hang on, maybe Roger was inspired by Tiger’s golfing exploits. Tantrums, spitting, or his total disdain for the golfing press. Very inspiring.
Or is it B: Who secretly isn’t inspired by having experienced every woman in the 52 States, but shhhh, don’t say it in public!
Roger: "To see those great athletes do it for a very long time, I've been able to do something similar in that regard."
Doc: You’re up to five minutes so. Roger on top!
Roger: "It's been tough for him the last year. He knows that. It's been hard to watch. I only wish him the best."
Doc: I miss him too Roger. Sob…
Click below to view 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship Third Round Highlights from the PGA Tour.
Click below to view 2011 Omega European Masters Final Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
Below are highlights from Saturdays second round of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship
Click below to watch 2011 Omega European Open Third Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
He may have shot a 61 last week but it is the number “two” that is causing Brandt Snedeker problems this week. Sned has again been warned he faces the FedEx Cup axe by PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem over his inappropriate use of the urinals in the player locker rooms. This is the third time Snedeker has defied Tour authorities by punishing the wrong porcelain having already received official warnings for dropping the Jackson’s off under similar circumstances at the Booze Allan and Wyndham.
According to sources deep inside the PGA Tour, Snedeker’s problem can be traced back to his youth in Nashville, where a hole in the ground in an outhouse in the paddock served his family of 15 and the inmates of a local prison. Apparently he hadn’t seen a urinal until his arrival on the PGA Tour where, as a practical joke, Tim Herron demonstrated “the inverse squat” position to the unwitting rookie, which he immediately adopted.
More as it emerges, excuse the terrible pun.
Click below to view 2011 Omega European Masters First Round Highlights on the European Tour site
Sean Lock on Channel 4’s “8 out of 10 cats” thinks Julian Assange of Wikileaks has a very strange surname. Lock says “Assange” has several meanings:
Ever wanted to be able to touch your toes without the need for a lot of cheaty knee bending? Or maybe impress your friends at a party by contorting yourself into a tiny suitcase? Or perhaps having the flexibility to hit the ball 20 yards further and not require hospitalisation after your round?
If the answer is yes to any of the above you need to sign up for one of Anne Marie Kennedy of Yoga for Golf Ireland’s new Yoga classes at the GUI National Golf Academy in Carton House. Classes start on 13th September and will run for an initial six week period.
• It improves flexibility, strength & range of motion for greater distance. (ie you’ll be able to crush your drives and rub your opponents noses in it!)
• It cultivates a quieter mind to increase concentration, focus & visualisation. (ie you will be like a Samurai warrior on the greens, stealthily stalking your putt before executing the stroke with incredible mind bending accuracy.)
• It improves overall fitness to reduce risk of injury and recovery time (ie you might actually be able to play two days in a row again!)
• Improves balance and coordination to gain more effective club control. (ie no more pirouetting like a ballerina on the tee box and falling backwards in the bunker like a child at the beach.)
Anne Marie’s teaching style is greatly influenced by her own personal ashtanga and vinyasa flow practice. She trained alongside the legendary martial arts and yoga master Pai Mei from “Kill Bill” and is said to actually own a Hatori Hanzō sword. Her classes are strong, dynamic and flowing with an emphasis on alignment and form and the integration of the breath. Anne Marie has also trained with Katherine Roberts of the Golf Channel’s Big Break. So sad I missed that. Anne Marie once bent backwards and kissed the Blarney Stone whilst balancing on a pogo stick. YouTube it!
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Fears are growing as to whether Jose Maria Olazabal will be fit to fulfil his role as 2012 European Ryder Cup Captain after a sudden surge in his beard growth shocked the golfing world. The Spanish legend who already has to shave five times every day and carries a cordless shaver in his golf bag for a mid round face de-fuzzing, suffered a spurt of beard growth yesterday afternoon of approximately four inches in one hour at altitude in Switzerland. “One minute he was smooth, next he had an afro on his face”, reported a stunned caddie before adding “I thought I was looking at the guy in the Castaway movie”.
Things got worse for Olazabal soon after when his golf top could not fit over his burgeoning chin pubes and he was forced to practice in just a tee shirt in a cold biting wind. Soon after a family of birds tried to take cover from the elements in his face forest which forced him to abandon his practice.
Pic: Olazabal abandons efforts to fit on his top over the astonishing growth.
Olazabal was taken to the Ape section of the Swiss National Zoo for treatment late last night and is said to be alert and eating bananas this morning.
European Tour bosses made a statement on their 2012 Team Captain in the past few minutes saying “We are very confident Jose Maria will do a fine job as Ryder Cup Captain. Even if he does appear as a giant black curly ball of twine on a human’s shoulders, we will know that deep down, Jose will be under there. We are currently working with both Gillette and the Australian Sheep Shearing Federation to devise a blade strong enough to keep our Captain’s beard at an acceptable level for the matches.”
More as it emerges from Olazabal’s face.
This appeared today on Geoff Shackleford’s excellent site regarding the ongoing debate over John Peterson and David Law being left out of their respective Walker Cup Teams. (As an Irishman I am happy for Alan Dunbar, and think the GB&I side will be stronger with him alongside Paul Cutler, but these guys are the so called experts.)
John Huggan and Steve Elling on the the Walker Cup committee sending captain Jim Holtgrieve's team to Royal Aberdeen without the NCAA Champion and world No. 7 ranked (now former) amateur, John Peterson
John Huggan: Ah yes, amateur bodies picking teams. I have some personal experience of this -- both good and bad -- and sadly these things are not always just about golf. Personalities and nationalities both play parts in this often distasteful business. Both teams will go into this year's matches with something less than their best 10 players. It has nearly always been that way and it always will be.
Steve Elling: You have to wonder if Peterson's post-round comments after that Nationwide event, where he said that there were a bunch of guys in college capable of regularly beating PGA Tour pros, rubbed some folks the wrong way. Still, even if he had said Gadhafi should be governor of New Jersey, he should have been a lock for the team.
Huggan: On the GB&I side, the omission of Scottish amateur champion David Law -- a member of the host club, no less -- is almost impossible to justify. And it sounds like your man Peterson has been equally hosed. But let me repeat, these things are not unique. As soon as you get blazers involved, there is going to be a fire to put out.
Martin Dempster on David Law's omission, and at least you have to credit captain Nigel Edwards for acknowledging the "unfortunate" move and talking about the R&A committee's rationale behind their selection.
"David Law is unfortunate and his situation is accentuated by the fact he comes from Aberdeen," admitted Edwards. "If he'd had a better summer from the Lytham Trophy through to the Scottish Amateur, it might have been different, but that's stating the obvious.
"Sometimes you have to go with a hunch. I'm not saying that David wouldn't have won points for us, but myself and the selectors took an accumulation of factors into account. It was a tough call for a number of reasons and not just the obvious ones. If the teams had been picked straight off the world rankings (Law was 121 places above Irishman Alan Dunbar when the side was selected), both sides would be very different to what they are.
Kelly Kraft beat favourite Patrick Cantlay two up to win the 111th US Amateur Championship at Erin Hills golf course. Kraft came from behind on the back nine to beat the world no 1 amateur in the 36 hole final. Cantlay was the heavily backed favourite after his recent excellent form on the main PGA Tour which included shooting a 60 at the Travelers.
Kraft received an added bonus by being named in the US Walker Team alongside Cantlay to face Tom Lewis, Paul Cutler and co in Aberdeen next month.
Kraft took a one shot to the last, and when Cantlay missed his par putt he conceded the match.
After our 20/1 success with Webb Simpson last week, we are in the money again with Vijay Singh paying out for coming third at The Barclays. A tenner each way on Singh paid out 210 quid. Watch out for this weeks tips a little later on.