Well, by the time this column is printed, the Open Championship at St
Andrews should be either or in the last round. My pick last week were
for Jordan Spieth, so we will see if I am right for a change.
Stallings, ranked 154th in the world, has missed the cut in seven of
12 events and finished outside the top 60 in four others since losing in
a playoff at Torrey Pines in February while defending his most recent
Well, I turned 57 yesterday (58 in Viet Nam) despite my best efforts
to punch my own ticket over the last 25 years. But hey, I wasn't alone
in my efforts, I had a lot of friends and enemies trying to help me.
First of all, congrats to Jordan Spieth on his win at the US Open. He
played well and deserved to walk out as champion. Also, kudos to Dustin
Johnson for making things interesting as it came down to the wire.
Enough of my problems, let's talk about other people experiencing
disasters - yes, it's that time again. US Open, and the USGA, doing
their damnedest to drive the "best players in the world" completely out
of their minds.
As I write this, I am in a semi-panic because my golf swing is in pieces
after trying to regain my ability to drive the golf ball long and
Once again, certain segments of the golf community, mostly in the US
and Australia are trying to find a way to make golf more palatable to
the masses, specifically the segments which prefer video games, iPads,
iPods and the sofa with a bowl of chips and a six-pack of beer within
Tiger is gone, Cheetah is back... According to a British newspaper,
Tiger Woods admitted to cheating on his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, which
was the cause of the breakup.
Jordan Speith walked off with the Masters green jacket after going
wire to wire. Not many people have done that, nor did they put up a
record amount of birdies on the way. So what can we learn from this past
Occasionally, we will have "invitational" tournaments here in Viet
Nam, but those not invited still find a way to get in, either through a
friend, a sponsor exemption or pressure from a high-ranking friend.