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Sergio versus Tiger

Sergio Garcia

As many of you who follow my blog know, I picked up golf about three years ago. Prior to picking up a club, I called golf a stupid game which I really didn’t understand. Now that I’ve taken lessons and have played, it is still a stupid game which I really don’t understand, but I find enjoyable. 🙂 In golf, just like in many other sports, we look for something more. We look for something exciting. We look for something titillating. We couldn’t get enough of the Tiger Woods scandal. This brings me to two weeks ago at the Players Championship. Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia had words. Tiger Woods, who was some 50 yards away from Sergio, pulled a club out of his bag and that caused the gallery to gasp. This noise occurred right in the middle of Sergio’s backswing. The golf ball sliced to the left off into the woods (to be honest, that golf shot looked very similar to many of mine, except I don’t quite get that kind of distance). This simple incident caused the kind of petty back-and-forth that we regularly see in stupidly contrived reality shows like Survivor.

This brings us to the latest in the Tiger Woods/Sergio Garcia saga. Sergio Garcia was at a European tour awards dinner in London when he was asked by a reporter whether he would ever invite Tiger Woods over for dinner (I’m paraphrasing). Sergio Garcia said, “We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.” Fried chicken? Really? You do not have to be a linguistic expert to understand that this is a problem. Tiger Woods, who really has no love for Sergio Garcia and who has had more than his own share of media fiascoes, was happy to take the high road and watch Sergio cause his own implosion. Tiger Woods stated through his Twitter account, “The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate. I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made. The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.” Continue reading Sergio versus Tiger

The Players

Rory McIlroy at the Players

One of the really cool things about golf is the fact that it is so hard to be consistent. Scott Stallings opened his round yesterday with five straight birdies. Hot start. He gave all of that back in the following 13 holes. Ending the day at only one under par. Roberto Castro was on fire yesterday, shooting a course tying 63. Today, he shot a 78.

Today, Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood were solid. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship by playing nearly perfect golf for the past 48 hours.  He was amazing. His putt on 18 with nothing on the line just proved to me that he was in the zone. If he lined it up, the punt would go in. Great performance.

From Golf.com:

Maybe, just maybe, Rory McIlroy is finally ready for the throne.

There isn’t another major championship on the horizon for the next eight months, so there is plenty of time for debate, but the Age of McIlroy may have finally begun. Sorry, Tiger, you knew this day coming.

Northern Ireland’s McIlroy, 23, is the winner of the 94th PGA Championship here at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. He won in a rout, shooting 13-under 275 to beat runner-up David Lynn by a record eight shots in a victory reminiscent of McIlroy’s first major championship, an eight-shot win at the 2011 U.S. Open.