BUBBA WATSON VS. MICHAEL PHELPS
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 32
AUGUST 13, 2012
PGA champion Rory McIlroy
Rory’s Best Shot
It was a week of transformations that were
all at once artificial, maddening, baffling and
wondrous to behold.
Bunkers were renamed “sandy areas.”
Shuttle buses metamorphisized into snails.
And Rory McIlroy rediscovered the glorious
form that had so convinced us of his precociousness just last year at the U.S. Open,
where he won by eight shots.
By winning the PGA Championship on Sunday
on the barrier island of Kiawah, also by eight,
McIlroy notched his second major, and procured
it at a younger age – 23 years and three months
– than did the once great Tiger Woods.
The critics had wanted us to believe McIlroy
had become a jet-setter, more interested in
canoodling with his girlfriend, former world
No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, than
he was in regaining his own former status atop
the Official World Golf Ranking.
Critics be damned. McIlroy was never going
anywhere but back up. And, yes, he is No. 1
again on the OWGR computer.
Here’s why: His swing is pure. His power is
natural. His touch is sublime. His instincts are
God-given. His nerves are strong.
Can’t say the same for Woods these days.
Great on Thursdays and Fridays at majors. Disappointing on the weekends. Lately a mere early
pacesetter on the big stages and nothing more.
Whoever thought Tiger would transform
into a rabbit?
Ko Wins U.S. Women’s Am
Lutz Repeats In British Seniors
Purkey: The Real Deal
Finally, global congratulations to Welshman
Rhys Pugh, a winner at the European Amateur
in Ireland, and New Zealander Lydia Ko, victorious at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in Ohio.