Saturday, 27 September 2008

Garcia v Kim Round two, ding, ding, Seconds out...

After some tasty golf from Sergio Garcia, he's getting an early opportunity to get some revenge on Anthony Kim for the mauling he received at the American's hands in the Ryder Cup singles. A superb 65 which included five front nine birdies gives El Nino his shot at the young gun, which will be one of the most intriguing Saturday pairings the tournament organisers could have hoped for. It's some much needed added interest, as spoil-sport Vijay Singh removed the excitement of a fight for the $10,000,000 Fedex Cup by sewing up the prize with an event to spare - all he has to do is complete the 72 holes of this Tour Championship and he can't be caught...

Kim had a one under 69, a final hole bogey robbing him of a three shot cushion. He's on 7 under, two shots ahead of the charging Spaniard on five under.

Garcia was at pains to play down the situation.

"It's a totally different event. You're not going to win the tournament tomorrow unless you shoot 52. I played solid today, hit some good shots, some good putts and got it going on the front nine with four birdies in five holes."

Don't believe it, this game should be a spicy Meatball...

Hot on the heels of the leading pair is Phil Mickelson. He had to recover from and inauspicious start to his second round - three bogeys from his first 10 holes. Lefty put in a strong finish however, the final seven holes yielding five birdies for Big Phil. Quite a second wind he got there. He's on 4 under.

Camillo Villegas jockeyed into position with a 66 to take him to three under. Four behind with two rounds to go. All he can do is hope that he can do enough over the weekend to get the win and then pray some accident befalls Vijay. Perhaps he could employ to perform Carl Spackler's cunning plan in Caddyshack...

"If he bothers you, I'll take care of him. What you've got to do is cut the hamstring on the back of his leg right at the bottom. He'll never play golf again, because his weight displacement goes back, all his weight is on his right foot, and he'll push everything off to the right. He'll never come through on anything. He'll quit the game."

Villegas should still look elsewhere for advice on tackling gophers...

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