Wednesday, October 15, 2008

He's Bringing Sexy and Golf Back...Too Corny...NAH!


That’s right golf is back, its been so long since I have written not only has this blog turned from sports forum to a "we love baby pictures" site (seriously some of you out there are either weird or you’re chicks; but if you are a dude asking to see baby pictures there may be something wrong with you…just sayin) but the PGA Tour is having an event hosted by Justin Timberlake, if you are quiet you can almost hear countless 13-22 year olds heading out to the nearest putting green now.

So let’s recap the last few weeks, Camilo won the Tour Championship in impressive fashion showing the golf world that the Fed Ex Cup playoff system is still f’d. I mean really he missed one cut and he had no chance. He arguably won better events than Vijay but I doubt Veej is handing him over the trophy or the cash anytime soon. Then something called Dustin Johnson managed to not puke on himself in route to a nice payday, 2 year exemption and trip to the Masters; not a bad week's work but seriously I have no clue this guy even existed, for all I know he could be the Dustin Johnson that was my childhood friend back in 5th grade, if that’s you Dustin way to go. Then bible thumper Zach Johnson got off his winless schneid with a solid performance in TX, Tim Herron managed to fat through another tournament where he could have won but didn’t, who cares he is well within the top 125 and will have nothing but fully exempt status and free buffet tickets all year in 2009. Now, the only reason anyone is still playing is to secure their spot for next year, hence the reason the fields consist of 1 player a week in the top 20. Top 125 on the money list gets you to be fully exempt next year; 126-150 is conditional which means your not guaranteed spots these people are just like the 2-25 money leaders on the Nationwide Tour and the top 25 coming from Q-school. If you haven’t won in the last two years, don’t have a major in the last five and are not in the top 125 you will not be fully exempt and those players may end up not getting into the prime events. Anyway there are like a million ways to get exceptions and playing status but let’s just focus on the top 125 thing, as that is the way most guys are going to try to secure their status for next year.

Ok so this week its wide open, the tourney is held in Vegas, Shriners is in the name; I predict that at some point we will see a drunk John Daly gambling while riding one of those tiny little cars and wearing the cone looking hats with the tassel so obviously he is out. Look for someone young like Ryan Moore who played his college golf in Vegas, maybe someone on that 125 bubble like Martin Laird who made a solid playoff run in the Fed Ex boosting his cash totals, maybe a grizzled vet like DL3 or Duval but my pick is for either Jeff Overton or Kevin Streelman to finally break through. Heard it here first.

I promise more next week.

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