Tiger Woods can still break Byron Nelson's streak, LPGA rookie of the Year, Sports weekend in review
So Tiger won his sixth straight tournament at the American Express Championship in England.
Or did he?
Well, some say he’s still on a tear, others say “no way” after he fell at Wentworth in match play to Shaun Micheel.
To the naysayers who say Nelson’s streak is still in tact (which may include Woods - at least publicly), I say it’s still alive.
Why? Because it’s way more fun watching the PGA this way, that’s why. And if we can still say Barry Bonds has a legitimate chance of breaking Hank Aaron’s home run mark and we still acknowledge Mark McGwire’s 70-HR season despite the mounting evidence they’re dopers, why not let Woods continue to chase the mark of eleven straight? After all, Nelson didn’t play any match play tournaments during his streak. And if he’s the nice guy everyone has proclaimed him to be in the week after his death, he’d probably want his streak broken.
If we must nitpick, we’ll just say Tiger’s won “six stroke play tourneys” in a row.
Elsewhere in sports…
Having been across the pond for awhile, I have been missing one of my favorite shows, NFL Primetime with Chris Berman and Tom Jackson. What I liked about Primetime is that they showed highlights from every game (even the Lions), not just what Terrell Owens or Brett Favre did. And quite frankly, most NFL games are simply too long and have too many commercials.
But my sources in the New World are telling me Primetime is no more, because the NFL has changed some rules about showing highlights on respective networks, giving exclusive rights to NBC (Bob Costas cannot hold a candle to Berman and Jackson, another example of big corporations neglecting common sense for the better of the game). In fact, on ESPN.com, I was only able to look at a photo collage of Albert Haynesworth’s barbaric kick in the face of a Dallas Cowboy offensive lineman.
Baseball playoffs begin: Everyone’s predicting another “Subway Series” between the Yankees and Mets. By “everyone” I mean the geocentric east coast media. Is it me or do the Yankees have a very sketchy pitching staff and the Mets’ ace, Pedro Martinez is injured? I predict an A’s/Padres World Series.
T.O. attempts suicide, kind of: As much as Terrell Owens is a nutcase, it doesn’t help his people are too. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus is nothing but a greedy jersey-chaser, kinda like a groupie with business sense. Then his publicist of all people is the one responsible for making the entire sports world salivate with her hysterical call to the police this week. How can you expect T.O. to act half-normal with these lunatics calling the shots? They aren’t moonlighting for Dennis Rodman, are they?
LPGA Rookie of the Year: Seon-Hwa Lee: It’s officially the year of South Korea on the LPGA after Seon-Hwa Lee beat out a talented rookie class this year. Can we please have a South Korea vs. USA equivalent to the Ryder Cup? I would watch every shot, and if I had to put money on it, I might say South Korea beats the U.S. In fact, maybe it should just be South Korea vs. the World. Imagine playing at some course just below the North Korean border, WMD tests flying over Se Ri Pak’s head as she’s lining up a 7-iron, and Michelle Wie blasts a 320-yard drive so perfect that for the first time in centuries, the North and South forget they’re at odds…Geez, why am I a writer and not in marketing…?
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Albert Haynesworth stomped on the head of Andre Gurode not running back Julius Jones.
Tiger's streak of PGA tour victories is still in tact, match play event was not sanctioned by the PGA tour.
McGwire once held the mark, not anymore, of course.
Of course he'll probably lose his next event now that we've got that squared away.
"I predict an A's/Padres World Series."
Sorry, I wouldnt watch that. TV's getting way too good right now to actually follow an A's/Pads World Series. Gimme Jeter & Nomar.