I won't go into details for the sake of propriety, but let's just say
that I should have left it alone and remained where I was and what I
was doing. Sure, not a huge amount of money, but I was happy.
Well, another PGA Championship is underway and, as usual, the pundits
have been quite active in their predictions and hype. All pointed at
stirring up enough controversy to sell more magazines, newspapers and
on-line hits. Nothing changes.
Who cares if Jordan Spieth is playing lights out golf? Who cares if Rory
McIlroy injured his leg? Who care who won the Open, The Masters or the
US Open? We wanna write about Tiger!
Sorry to burst your bubble Tiger, but we all knew your swing sucked
and you were saving yourself time and again with the wedge and putter.
Even an alien from another star system could see that.
At any given time 5-10 players had a chance at winning the Open and
one by one they slowly fell by the wayside until only three were left to
playoff and find a winner.
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.