Sergio can't finish
May 12, 2013
By Dan Daly
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I mean, are you kidding me with that finish Sergio?! In the words of David Simms, "I gotta hand it to you. When you go down, you go down in flames." That wasn't just bad, that was Tin Cup, jaw dropping, career ending, hall of fame bad. Obviously 17 wasn't your fault though, Tiger took out his 5-wood on the 18th tee and caused you to hit it in the water…not once, but twice...for a crowd pleasing seven. But hey, at least you pulled it together on 18 for a solid double bogey to finish the last two holes six-over when you were tied for the lead standing on the 71st tee. Don't worry though Sergio, it only cost you $800,000.
I would like to point out to Sergio that my dad who shot roughly 115 on that course hit the green and made par on 17. I know, Sergio was under a lot more pressure, but I assure you my dad was a lot more under the influence so it all balances itself out in the end. 5 Margaritas > 5 Hour Energy
After the round Sergio said, "I was the victim. I have no regrets." Really, no regrets? Here's a few I would recommend. You sound like a whining bitch by playing the "I was the victim" card, you choked away the golf tournament, and you are now 0 for 1,234,323 against Tiger Woods just for starters. Someone get Rene Russo on the line ASAP, dude needs a Psychiatrist in the worst way.
I'll hand it to Sergio on one account though, it takes a monumental effort (collapse) to steal the headline from Tiger when he wins a tournament, much less The Players. Well, at least I think Tiger won The Players. I keep checking Twitter to see when the breaking news hits: "Billy Payne calls into TPC Sunday night and declares Tiger Woods drop on 14 illegal; assessed two stroke penalty. Four man playoff to begin Monday morning."
As for the "feud" between Tiger and Sergio on Saturday, I love it. Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, etc playing the role of 'besties' is cute and all but golf needs some good old fashion hatred among the top tier players. Until Sergio went Roy McAvoy on 17 the whole world was rooting for a Tiger/Sergio playoff Sunday afternoon for one reason; hatred makes for great rivals and rivalries make for better sporting events. It's that simple. Although I guess a rivalry would imply that one side actually wins every now and then, so never mind.
Regardless of what you want to call it, when you get comments like, "Well, the marshals, they told me he already hit, so I pulled a club and was getting ready to play my shot, and then I hear his (Sergio's) comments afterwards and it's not real surprising that he's complaining about something," that's just quality entertainment any way you cut it.
As for Tiger, he has now won 7 of his last 23 starts, and unless Lindsey Vonn shoves a ski pole up his ass I don't see him slowing down anytime soon. I haven't seen him this dialed-in since 2000. The US Open is a forgone conclusion (just trust me on that one) and I don't see a scenario where he is not the tournament favorite through at least 2014. Yes, he's playing that good again. I also saw where Tiger has now made $119.8 Million around the world in on course winnings; or $19.8 Million after (taxes) Elin.
The other major story this week was Vijay suing the PGA. For what reason I'm still not sure? Let me get this straight; you cheated, you admitted you cheated, they still cleared you, not because it wasn't prohibited, but because there's no way to test for IGF-1 (the banned substance in deer antler spray) and you are suing them? Umm, ok.
According to his lawyer Vijay said he was suing the PGA to, "reclaim his reputation." Newsflash Vijay, your reputation is that you are a cheater. You have a lifetime ban on the Asian tour because you cheated. Here's a free piece of advice Vijay, if you are going to sue the PGA tour, you may want to sue them for Steve Stricker's reputation, not to reclaim your already shitty one.
If you don't want to listen to me that's fine, but at least take the advice of someone much wiser than me...Mr. John Patrick Daly. JD's tweet on Wednesday, 'VJ don't do this horrible advice you got off take it from me not worth it #friendlyadvice'
Dear NBC - The "better than most" clip and constant references need to be deleted from your archives for at least the next 15 years. We get it.
As I told you a few weeks ago Billy Horschel is quickly becoming the next FIGJAM. Latest case and point, his tweet over the weekend 'Need everybody's help. Losing to Adam Scott in Player of the Month race. Please go vote for me if you can! Thanks!' First of all, are you frickin kidding me? Who begs for votes on Twitter? Second, Adam Scott won the Masters, you won the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Yeah, that's the same thing. And the biggest reason people are voting for him over you...he's more likable, better looking, richer, and better at golf.
Finally, I am really looking forward to the Feherty interview with Rocco Mediate Monday night on the Golf Channel and the replay of the 2008 US Open Tuesday night. That was the best golf tournament I have watched in the last 15 years.
Until Next Week,