Ryder Cup Spots Up For Grabs
Bob Ford’s Legacies
Oh, Henry Victorious At Tahoe
Clearly, this “being ahead” thing is way
Jim Furyk, leading late at the U.S. Open in
June, coughed up his national championship
with a horribly hooked drive on the 70th hole.
Adam Scott re-wrote the same script last
month at Lytham, bogeying the last four holes
of the final round and regurgitating the Open
Furyk was back at it again Sunday at the
WGC-Bridgestone. This time on the last hole he
hooked his drive, shoved his approach, chunked
his pitch, nearly double-hit his fourth shot and
gunned his bogey putt through the break.
Give bold winner Keegan Bradley full marks
for getting up and down from a plugged lie on
the last hole to cap a 67-64 weekend. Bradley’s
second victory came at last year’s PGA Championship, a title he will attempt to defend successfully this week at Kiawah. Don’t bet against him.
Until then we have questions:
Like why are so many people near-sightedly
fixated on long putters when more than 20
drives at the WGC-Bridgestone went farther
than 400 yards?
Why not just stage a long-drive medal competition at the Rio Olympics in 2016?
Speaking of which, will players be allowed to
ground their clubs without penalty in the beach
Will Tiger wear his hat backwards and his
name on his back?
Will Natalie Gulbis play in a USA bikini?
Will Ian Poulter rock head-to-toe Union Jack?
Still think golf belongs in the Olympics?
Finally, away from all the medal craziness
in London there was match play madness all
over the rest of the UK. Details inside.