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Tim Finchem Q&A ( 5)
Sunday in golf was a great day for
the headline writers even if it wasn't so
great for the title sponsors.
At the BMW PGA Championship in
England, a little-known journeyman
named Simon Khan edged a full-fledged
star named Luke Donald.
And the punsters had a field day:
Simon Sez; Pros and Khan; Khan Do;
Gospel According to Simon ... You get the
idea. For its part, BMW (the marketing
mahouts will never admit it publicly)
probably would have preferred the younger,
handsomer, more decorated Donald.
On the other side of the pond,
Jason Day, who won despite hitting
his ball into a pond on the 72nd hole,
survived the rinsing and hung on to win
the HP Byron Nelson Championship near
Dallas: Cue the plays on his name: Green
Day; Jason’s Day; One Day At A Time ... et
cetera, et alia, ad nauseam.
Day is better known worldwide than
Khan and is the second Aussie to
conquer in Texas in two weeks. But
he’s still nobody’s needle mover.
Then there’s the LPGA. First, its
No. 1 Annika Sorenstam retires. Then
her successor, Lorena Ochoa, retires.
Then Ochoa’s successor atop the world
rankings, Jiyai Shin, loses to Sun Young
Yoo in the semis of the Sybase Match
Match Play Championship. Yoo then
beats Angela Stanford.
Sun Young Yoo. Great name. Zero
Q-rating. Right now the LPGA can’t
catch a break.