Thursday, February 23, 2012

Man sues golf club for over $13 million! No I'm not kidding.

So this news article popped up for me today.  This guy from Ireland is suing his golf club for lowering his handicap.  I really can not believe this but I guess it is true.  I don't know what the legal system is like in Ireland, but this case needs to be thrown out.  I would love for my clubs to decrease my handicap by almost 8 strokes. Sigh people these days seriously.

Here's the link to the news article

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Holy exciting end to the Northern Trust Open!

I just got done watching the North Trust Open and wow was that an exciting end to the tournament.  Bill Hass ended his 18 with only a one shot lead over Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.  The end of regulation ended with Phil making a put with only a 9% make rate for a birdie and Keegan (who was golfing with Phil) made his put for birdie as well which sent it into a playoff.  The group of 3 started on the 18th again with both Hass and Bradley just crushing some drives way further than Phil's  Phil and Keegan both had good second shots within birdie range and Hass came up short of the green with his second.  Hass chipped his third shot within a few feet of the hole.  Phil put his third as well within a few feet of the hole.  Leaving Keegan Bradley with a put to win the tournament.  He missed the shot left by only about a foot.  At this time everyone has close shots for their par.   Haas made his par, Phil made his, and Bradley makes his as well they move onto the next playoff hole.

Onto hole number 10.  Phil tees off first and hooks his ball into the rough with a very difficult shot.  Bradley puts his shot into the bunker by the green and Hass puts his shot into the rough behind the green.  Haas shoots his second about 40 feet away with a layup.  Phil hits the green right by the flag but the ball rolls into the other bunker.  Keegen's second shot out of the bunker lands by the flag and rolls off into the fringe giving him an ever slow slight advantage over the other players.  Hass puts his long put right into the hole for par giving phil an almost impossible shot to tie it.  Phil's shot out of the sand is short so he's out.  It's Bradley's turn to see if the playoff will go to another hole.  Bradley misses his put making Bill Hass the winner of the tournament.

This was about as exciting as golf could get.  A two player come behind to put it into a 3 player golf.  Phil doing what he tends to do and get himself out of sticky situations.  Wow that was exciting!  I'm still excited about it!  I'm just out of words to say about this amazement just go watch replays wow!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ATT Pro Am End

Well I missed the beginning of the Pro Am Sunday, because I was shopping, but I saw the majority of it.  When I did get back to it I was amazed to see that the lefty Phil was in the lead.  I know from the day before he was sitting back there a ways and the announcers didn't seem to confident he would make a comeback.  He did though he ended up winning the tournament with Tiger tying for 15th.  In my opinion 15th isn't to bad of a place.  It seems like Tiger is going to win a tournament this year if he keeps playing like he did every day but Sunday.  I didn't get to see any shenanigans done by Bill Murray which was sad but oh well.  Either way congrats on the win Phil and keep on working on it Tiger.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

ATT Pro Am Saturday

So since I have no money, or homework, or anything else I have to do I actually have a chance to watch the Pro Am today.  I enjoyed it.  Bull Murray was there and comical as always.  He was dressed up in full camo.  Tiger was there and was doing well I believe he ended that day in third.  This is probably a good thing for golf and will give pro golf more viewers now that Tiger is out of his phunk.  What I really enjoyed about it though was Aaron Rodgers was golfing.  Being a die hard Packer fan not knowing that he was one of the celebs in the Pro Am was at minimum a sin.  Aaron didn't play to well, but I don't think he is to much of a golfer.  I am excited to see a few things tomorrow.  One Aaron Rodgers of course, two see what fun stuff Bill Murray does, and three to see if Tiger will pull a come from behind victory.  I only caught the last hour of play so I don't have to much else to tell you yet, but hopefully I will have some more to say tomorrow.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What pisses me off about watching golf on tv

So I finally got some spare time to watch some golf on t.v. before the Super Bowl, and I am getting annoyed with one thing.  The guy who always yells "IT'S IN THE HOLE!" On every shot someone makes.  It doesn't matter if they are still two shots away from getting on the green they still yell it.  What is going on here?  Is there some prize you get for calling a shot in the hole first or what?  To me it really gives golf fans a bad rap in my opinion.  Does anyone have an answer why someone yells it every time no matter what kind of shot it is?  Hearing the same thing every 30 seconds while watching golf makes me wanna change the channel.  Anyway there I'm done with my rant I hope you enjoyed it.