Sunday, 9 August 2009

Exciting times as the big boys strike form

It was a real treat for golf fans yesterday as two giants of the game who have both been struggling for form found it in a big way at firestone. Padraig harrington has been all over the place with his driving of late, as the changes to his swing which he has made have struggled to bed in. Yet it seems to have clicked for him in a big way this week as he goes in to the final round atten under and looking like the champion of old. He has certainly gained some length off the tee if perhaps sacrificing accuracy but it seems to be giving him that next step which he thought his game required. The last few months have been a struggle but it seems to have enhanced his powers of recovery. He's produced som mercurial shots this week to keep the momentum going and it is a talent which will stand him in good stead.

A fine 65 from tiger woods puts him in the final group today as well, a final pairing to get the juices going if ever there was one. The control he had over his shot making yesterday was as good as I've seen from the great one. As butch harmon said in commentary if he kept using that left to right shot shape there would be no reason he should ever lose.

It's a contest we have all been looking forward to for some time and it would surprise me
at all if this was just a warm up for an epic battle between the defending harrington and the predatory tiger at the uspga next week. It should be a humdinger!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Bogey Man strikes blow for American Golf fans, proving at least one of them can be original. Other fans reaction " Get in the Hole"

This is my new hero. No, not Tiger, the other dude. It takes serious cajones to decide that you would rock up to the Buick Open dressed as "a bogey", this man has pulled it off with some gusto. Going all the way with his all in one outfit, this is the kind of commitment that has to be applauded. The writing on his chest could be better but we'll forgive that, it can't be easy to scrawl on your chest in what amounts to a flourescent gimp-suit. I just hope it doesn't prompt a million inferior copycats, this guy nailed it. Though him and a mate could go for a double bogey...


Bogey Man strikes a nochalant pose as cameraman sneakily focuses on tank top girl next door. Tiger Woods peskily gets in the way - he's such a publicity whore!
Almost un-noticed, a small blonde girl attempts to topple the tree on the world number one.

Pint pot man keeps a steely face as Bogey Man gets caught up in the moment - it wasn't the first time a bogey had came between him and girl...
Meanwhile over his shoulder two boys battle fiercely to outdo eachother in the gormless stakes, green shirt boy has the upper hand...

Tiger was tired of hiding his smug satisfaction...


Steve Williams attempt at a Bogey Man costume was lacking in attention to detail, with his money and resources it was a poor effort.


Wait a minute, Tiger won this thing didn't he, after hacking it about like a prune on Thursday, how does he do it. Nice to see Maggies Thatchers lad get a good finish, an honourable second placing for young Roland...