Sunrise Taiwan Championship
winner Suzann Pettersen
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 43
All sorts of highly decorated players were
competing in all manner of richly endowed
events last week. Trouble was, if you live in
Europe or the Americas, most of these money
grabs were over before your Sunday lunch.
Which means in the U.S. – unless you are
an insomniac or remembered to set your DVR
and stay off the websites – you missed Nick
Watney’s closing 61 in Malaysia that muted
the closing thunder of Tiger’s final-round 63.
It’s that time of year in golf, when most
of the important stuff has been replaced by
all sorts of Q-Schools, points races, POY
palaver, lowercase grand slams and far-
flung co-sanctioning that makes for strange
tee sheet bedfellows.
In Shanghai, Peter Hanson held off Rory
in a Euro Tour event that looked for all the
world like a Ryder Cup reunion when Luke
Donald, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose all
finished among the top 6.
In Taiwan, Suzann Pettersen won for the
second straight week, making a late case for
LPGA Player of the Year.
And back on this side of the International
Date Line, you got jet lag just trying to keep
up with it all.
That said, there’s a legitimately good
one in Guangdong, China this week. HSBC
Champions. Purse: Seven million American.
But no McIlroy or Woods.
Draw your own appearance fee
conclusions. And set your alarm clock.
Finally, if you don’t know by now what
Korean sensation Gangnam Style (574 million
You Tube views) is, Jesper Parnevik’s very own
Scandinavian version is featured in our weekly
PostScript video. Move over, Golf Boys.