Monday, June 25, 2007

The Monday Wrapup

Hunter Mahan wins the Travelers Championship on the first playoff hole over Jay Williamson

Two straight sick approach shots on the 18th; one directly inside Williamson's very good approach on the 72 hole, the other on the playoff hole within two feet, won Mahan his first PGA Tour win.

When I left the house for a walk (In my attempt to weigh less than the current U.S. Open champion) Mahan was 2 shots in front. When I came back, he was tied and quickly bogeyed the 17th to go one shot behind. The CBS crew were already warming up the 'sponsors exemption winning the tournament' storyline before Mahan went nuts. Mahan get to go to the Mercedes and Augusta nexct year, Williamson get to go to Flint, Michigan for the Buick Open with his top 10 finish. Williamson will not get to see Tiger Woods talk to framed paintings in person; Tiger pulled out of the Buick to spend more time with his new daughter.

As an aside, he is wearing an Under Armour shirt. You really shouldn't endorse Under Armour when it looks like you have never completed a pushup.

Lorena Ochoa defeats In-Kyung Kim on the second playoff hole to win the Wegmans LPGA

This is her third win on the LPGA Tour this year. More importantly, she didn't choke in a pressure situation as she has previously. The only thing missing from her resume is a major win. Hey, the U.S. Women's Open is next week.

I tried to find television coverage of this tournament and failed miserably. Only after it was over did I discover it was on ESPN2. I'm not as down on LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens as most, but her main job in my opinion is to solidify a regular U.S. television partner, whether it is ESPN2, Golf Channel, Versus or the Oxygen Channel. Her second main job is to put together a Ryder Cup like competion between U.S. and South Korean players. But that is for another post.

Official Golfing Negro LPGA favorite Christina Kim tied for 67th place

I am spared a drubbing by my father in law

He is coming to town on business this week, but will have no time for golf. He will have to suffice with his weekly calls from Louisiana, telling me how cheap the golf is down there and how well he is shooting.

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