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Master’s Day 2

Tiger played lights out for the last 13 holes. Focused. That’s what I saw. Jason Day, a guy whom I have never heard of, shot a 64 today. A 64!! Fred Couples continues to play well. McIIlroy has a two-stroke lead. We are set up for some great golf tomorrow if the weather stays dry.

From ESPN:

Everyone could hear Tiger Woods charging on the back nine of Augusta National, with tree-rattling cheers after each of his five birdies as he made a familiar run up the leaderboard.

The question is whether the two youngsters ahead of him really cared.

Rory McIlroy, the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland, had already finished off his solid round of 3-under 69 Friday at the Masters. That gave him a two-shot lead over Jason Day, a 23-year-old from Australia, who showed off some of his fearless play with a 64.

It’s the first time McIlroy has held the lead in a major going into the weekend. And now he’s got Woods only three shots behind.

The kid didn’t seem too concerned.

“If you start thinking about anyone else here, if you let your mind wander at all, it can cost you a couple of shots,” McIlroy said. “I’ll be focusing on my targets and focusing on where I want my ball to go on the greens, and that’s all I can do. I don’t really care what anyone else does. I don’t need to know. (more…)

By |2011-04-09T01:08:33-04:00April 9th, 2011|Sports|Comments Off on Master’s Day 2

Dustin Johnson leading 2010 US Open

The golf on Saturday was awesome, unless you are a Phil Mickelson fan. Tiger played the best round of golf that he has played in many, many months. You could just see it on the back nine. Dustin Johnson also played a tremendous round of golf. Johnson is six under par. Graeme McDowell played very well through 15 holes, then ended the day with bogey, bogey, par.

I’m looking forward to a nice finish.

From AP:

Tiger Woods poured in one birdie after another, more than he had ever made in one round of the U.S. Open, each of them followed by cheers that could be heard down the Pacific coastline at Pebble Beach.

Dustin Johnson didn’t realize they were for Woods. He played like he didn’t care.

Johnson turned in a prime-time performance of his own Saturday in the U.S. Open, overpowering Pebble Beach and closing with two birdies for a 5-under 66 to build a three-shot lead over Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland. (more…)

By |2010-06-20T07:22:59-04:00June 20th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on Dustin Johnson leading 2010 US Open

Grab Bag Tuesday

grab-bag*I saw the movie, The Book of Eli, last night. Outstanding.

* I’m not sure how the Democrats messed up a special election in Massachusetts. Hopefully, they can pull a rabbit out of their hat. If not, a government that is relatively dysfunctional will grind to a halt. Now, Republicans can only block some legislation. If they gain this one seat in Massachusetts, their ability to block legislation increases exponentially. The status quo is fine with them. I hope that progressives from Massachusetts who say that they’re not going to vote because they’re unhappy with Obama or Coakley or the weather understand the ramifications of their inaction.

From the Political Animal:
Haiti: “U.S. troops landed on the lawn of Haiti’s shattered presidential palace to the cheers of quake victims on Tuesday, and the U.N. said it would throw more police and soldiers into the sluggish global effort to aid the devastated country. The U.N. forces are aimed at quelling the outbursts of violence that have slowed distribution of supplies, leaving many Haitians still without help a week after the magnitude-7.0 quake killed an estimated 200,000 people.”

* Turnout in Massachusetts’s special election is reportedly higher than expected. While higher turnout usually benefits the Democrat, no one in the party seems to think this maxim applies today.

* In case you’re curious, there are no exit polls. (editor’s note – You should exit polling info by Rasmussen soon.)

* President Obama focused on schools this morning: “Obama traveled to an elementary school in the Virginia suburbs to make a pitch for Congress to expand his signature education initiative, Race to the Top. Mr. Obama said he would ask lawmakers to approve an additional $1.3 billion for the initiative, a grant competition that is intended to spur innovation in schools by requiring states to pledge adherence to stricter standards.”

* A “Fox & Friends” host encouraged viewers, on the air, to “make a call to Massachusetts and get some people out to the polls” because, as she put it, Scott Brown may help investors’ stock portfolios.

Interesting story about Defense Secretary Robert Gates encouraging his military aides to stop wearing combat fatigues to work.

The problem with tuition freezes.

* Bill O’Reilly is genuinely disappointed about who can and cannot make fun of: “48 years ago in this country we could make fun of Arabs…. We could make fun of people in a general way, and certainly, Ahab was the Arab was a general parody. But now, we can’t. What has changed in America?” He wasn’t kidding.

* And if you’re looking for a little something to feel good about today, take a look at this video, showing a search-and-rescue team from Los Angeles, freeing a woman in Haiti who’d been trapped under a collapsed hotel. A crowd assembled, and cheered, “U.S.A., U.S.A.”

By |2010-01-19T20:13:41-04:00January 19th, 2010|Elections, Foreign Affairs, Movies, Party Politics|Comments Off on Grab Bag Tuesday
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