winner Rory McIlroy
Mahan’s Raw Deal
Hanson’s Gift To His Son
Cowboys’ Rough Ride
Back To Back
To The Future
The critics have been legion, loud and
And now they are in hiding.
That’s because, alas, alack and with luck,
the critically declaimed FedEx Cup playoffs have
turned out to be, heaven forbid, compelling:
Phil and Vijay “spiking” the ratings. The
renewable energy resource of Tiger and Rory in
the same group.
The swift career arc of the 23-year-old
McIlroy – who has now won two straight playoff
events and three of his last four starts – and the
refreshing concept of star power and likability
in one neat package.
Even Tiger conceded: “Rory’s putting on a
show out there.”
Green numbers, red numbers, low numbers
and a FedEx Cup leaderboard that is beginning
to be comprehensible.
Somewhere in Ponte Vedra Beach Tim
Finchem is doing somersaults in a PGA Tour-logoed unitard out by the 17th green at the
And somewhere in the land of bar codes and
tracking numbers the marketing suits at FedEx are
loosening their windsor knots in corporate relief.
Football will be fully taking over soon enough.
But, for the moment, golf has cordoned off a
section of sport’s main stage.
And it will again in two weeks at The Tour
Championship and the week after that at the
Can you spell C-R-E-S-C-E-N-D-O?
Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Sweden’s
Peter Hanson won for the fifth time on that Tour
and got the news that his hospitalized son is
going to be all right.
Finally on the LPGA, Paula Creamer and
Jiyai Shin went eight holes in sudden death. No
winner. Darkness. Resumption Monday morning.