The Weekly Waggle - PGA Champ.
August 6, 2012
By Dan Daly
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A few quick thoughts on the 2012 Olympics:
-- Usain Bolt is really, really fast.
-- I simply don't understand people that want to watch the Olympics tape-delayed on NBC but during the day go on twitter (whose entire purpose is a live streaming news feed) and complain about people ruining the results? Seriously, what did you think was going to be on there? Those are the same people that stick a fork in an electrical outlet and then get mad because they get electrocuted. #Can'tfixstupid
-- Ryan Lochte is a very large D-Bag.
-- After reading the ESPN article on sex in the Olympic Village it's a miracle they are able to have enough stamina left to compete in the events. Go for Gold! Go for Gold!
Someone much smarter than me is going to have to explain why everyone always refers to Jim Furyk as "clutch" and a "true grinder"; how he is a "must pick" for DL III at the Ryder Cup? Last time I checked Jim Furyk is the meltdown master. Between the U.S. Open last month and the WGC on Sunday, he is starting to make Jean Van DeVelde look clutch. I'll spare you a bad 5 hour energy joke, but seriously, you know their board meeting Monday morning started with, "So guys, how much would it cost to buy out of our contract with Jim Furyk?"
Now Keegan Bradley…THAT guy is clutch. Not quite Tiger 2000's clutch but pretty impressive more times than not when he needed to be the last 18 months.
As for the PGA Championship this week, it's playing 7,700 yards. If it gets windy like it's supposed to you might as well throw a clown's mouth on the greens because this thing could get really silly.
This week the entire course will play as a waste area, in other words, no bunkers. Thus I will set the 'over/under' at 674 on the number of times you see or hear Dustin Johnson's name in reference to the 2010 PGA Championship. Bunker Bust
Every year when the PGA rolls around this press conference with Boo Weekley still makes me laugh. Boo
79, 76, 71, 71, 78, 71, 71, 73, 78, 71, 69, 73, 71. Pretty good scores if you play the weekends at your local country club. Not so good if you play on the PGA tour. Those are Phil FIGJAM Mickelson's rounds on the PGA tour since June 1st. If you want to take him this week at 30/1, more power to you, you clearly don't care about money.
If you missed the 1991 PGA Champion on Feherty this week, shame on you. The guy is gold. We all know he is a two-time major champion, but we also learned that he is a forward thinking parent. John Daly informed Feherty that if his kids leave their toys laying out…he simply burns them in a fire so they learn to appreciate them. So there's that.
Speaking of parents, I don't really like Webb Simpson's chances this week. Between the birth of his new child and his obvious anger towards his hero, Ralph Lauren, for making the Olympic uniforms in China, I think he is simply too distracted.
As for Davis Love III? See Webb Simpson…minus the part about the new kid.
The Wanamaker Trophy usually needs two hands to lift up. (Getty Images)
I knew when Rory McIllroy became part of the celebrity combo name "Wozzilroy" with Caroline Wozniacki his golf game would suffer, I just didn't realize he would go Bo Van Pelt relevant like Tiger did; but when I discovered there was a website completely devoted to "Wozzilroy" I quickly realized he will simply not win again anytime soon. Sorry Rory!
Adam Scott will recover from the 2012 British Open meltdown and win a major. August 12, 2012 just won't be that day.
As for the 2012 PGA Champion.
I said before the British Open I thought Tiger Woods (5/1) would break his "losing streak" in majors this week and win the PGA Championship. I fully admit I am about to play both sides of the fence, but, if you put a gun to my head and I had one pick this week for my life, I'm still going with Tiger. However, I also think at 5/1, it doesn't present much value.
I think the man to bet on this week is last year's PGA Championship runner-up, current Copenhagen Champion and all around stud, Mr. Jason Dufner at 25/1. Besides, have you seen the size of the Wanamaker Trophy…that would make for a perfect spittoon for Dufner.
Until Next Week,
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