Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Tuesday Wrapup

I didn't watch much golf this weekend, hence the late wrapup. That and laziness.

Jonathan Byrd wins the John Deere Classic

The win qualifies Byrd for the British Open. He beat short hitting Australian Tim Clark (best known for his success at the Masters in the last few years), who was leading by two strokes on the back nine, by one stroke.

The John Deere Classic has the most entertaining tee markers on the PGA Tour. What it didn't have this year is Michelle Wie, who continues to recover from burnout an injured wrist. She played on a sponsor's exemption last year, but withdrew due to heat exhaustion.

Se Ri Pak wins the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic for the fifth time in her career

A rather appropriate five time winner, considering host Jamie Farr's most well known role as Klinger on M*A*S*H.

Pak went three under on the back nine to pass Morgan Pressel, including birdies on the last two holes Par 5 holes. Pressel played even par the last 9. That is getting caught from behind, which is nothing to be ashamed of.

As for Mickelson , when you bogey three of the last six holes as Mickelson did (admittedly he birdied the other three holes), you invite getting caught. The good news is it appears his wrist is healed enough to allow him to play. The bad news is he failed stumbled down the stretch, something he has a habit of.

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