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Season of the Which
Strange times, indeed.
Just when everybody was ready to
agree that Brit Lee Westwood’s credentials as No. 1 were fraudulent, he wins two
straight tournaments. The latest arrived
Sunday in Korea with a little help from
Westwood’s good Ryder Cup mate, Spain’s
runner-up Miguel Angel Jiménez, who
stalled on the back nine.
Then there was the Zurich Classic
in New Orleans, where American Webb
Simpson, slower than a summer sunset
in Stockholm, got beat by Florida’s Bubba
Watson in a playoff. Clearly Watson, whose
three wins all have come in events hosted
by insurance companies, puts a premium
on title sponsors.
On the LPGA, we were all breathlessly waiting to announce the “arrival” of
16-year-old U.S. prodigy Lexi Thompson,
who shared the 54-hole lead in Mobile. She
responded with an immobile 78 that turned
her coming-out party into a life lesson.
Strange, indeed. With most of the
world’s best looking ahead to this week’s
Wells Fargo Championship at marvelous Quail Hollow, Tiger Woods has yet
another injury to go with all the late-night
TV insults. And defending champion Rory
McIlroy, not a PGA Tour member, will tee it
up there only because he received a sponsor’s exemption. Huh?
And finally, this subliminally ominous
release from Tim Finchem’s host outfit at
Ponte Vedra Beach: On Friday, the 13th of
May at the Players Championship, there
will be a “Southern-style pig roast for
members of the media.”
In the urban vernacular of standup co-
median Jim Gaffigan, “Am I being punk’d?”