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The PGA Tour played the Travelers Championship this week in Connecticut…I didn’t watch a single shot. Unless you were related to someone in the field, I’m guessing you didn’t either. And even then I’m calling it 50/50 at best.
The only thing I heard about the Traveler’s was that Charley Hoffman (80/1) did his best Jean Van De Velde impression on the last two holes to lose the tournament. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t that bad, but it certainly wasn’t pretty.
Marc Leishman won. I have no clue what his odds were; I’m not sure Vegas even knew he was in the tournament?
I did see where Tommy Biershenk finished 3 shots out of DFL (Dead F’ing Last). I think we can all agree this is entirely Chris Berman’s fault. I’ve watched enough Law and Order SVU’s to recognize mental anguish when I see it. Personally, I haven’t recovered from the complete train wreck that was Berman covering this guy at the U.S. Open so I can assure you Mr. Biershank hasn’t either.
Next stop on the PGA Tour is Congressional Country Club for the AT&T National benefitting the Tiger Wood’s Foundation. Just an FYI, the Tiger Woods Foundation benefits kids, not hookers and porn stars.
My man Beau Hossler got a sponsor’s exemption into the AT&T and will apparently be paired with fellow Longhorns’ Jordan Spieth and Justin Leonard the first two days. Two things immediately popped into my head when I read that:
1. Tiger extended the invite because he clearly wants to try and bang Beau Hossler’s mom. Can’t say I blame him.
2. Justin Leonard still plays on the PGA Tour?
The winning scores at AT&T National when it was previously held at the Congressional course were 9-under (07), 12-under (08), and 13-under (09). The winning score at the 2011 “U.S. Open” played at Congressional
Pitch and Putt Country Club was 16-under.
What an absolute joke!
Seriously, can we all just agree the 2011 U.S. Open belongs with Barry Bonds homerun record, every Tour De France winner (ever), Godfather III and the entire Kardashian family as things that should just never be acknowledged?
Obviously I’m not still bitter about it.
The more I read about Webb Simpson the more I like the guy. Then I saw this picture and it sealed the deal, my man crush is officially a 10.
If you need a job I’m guessing Jose Manuel Lara is looking to replace his caddie. But that’s just a total guess on my part after I read this story?
Win McMurry, who works for The Golf Channel, and thus is really hot by default, recently posed the following question on Twitter: Would you follow around John Daly at a PGA Tour event you were attending?
|Win McMurry is an analyst for The Golf Channel. (Getty Images)
I don’t know Win, would you watch Beethoven play the piano; would you watch Michelangelo paint The Sistine Chapel; would you watch Pacman Jones “Make It Rain”; would you listen to Jim Nantz describe the Azalea’s at Augusta National? When given the opportunity to see a once in a lifetime artist perform their craft one would have to be a fool not to want to see it.
Come on Win…you’re better than that.
I took my wife to see Coldplay Saturday night at the AA Center in Dallas and despite the fact that I only knew three songs the entire time I have to say it was hands down the most entertaining concert I have ever seen. I highly recommend going if they come to a city near you.
Gee thanks Dan, what the hell does that have to do with Golf?
Well, David Feherty tweeted the following: Coldplay just ignited the AA Center in Dallas. They were beyond brilliant, it was beyond beautiful, and they are better live than recorded.
So there you have it, now its golf related…
Until next week,