Archives for: October 2006

Chrysler Championship Round Four review: Choi wins it with his new 'tin can' driver

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So now we know what done it - K J Choi's new driver. The sound of Nike's new "SasQuatch Sumo" (don't ask because I don't have a clue) striking the ball has been likened to hitting a cola can. Ernie Els described it as a tuna fish can with a shaft on the… more »

Chrysler Championship Round Three: Choi stands in the way of Ernie's big comeback

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Are we in for a small bit of golfing history Sunday? It's been a long time since Ernie Els took home a first place cheque - almost exactly two years ago in fact - but today could just mark the start of his long overdue return to winning ways. He leaves n… more »

Chrysler Championship Round Two: Els should know what to do when the wind blows

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I wonder if K J Choi will rue that double bogey on his 17th hole Friday? He might not think it such a "good experience" if he loses by a stroke or two come Sunday. This is certainly not the wire-to-wire win he pulled off in 2002. Friday, he muffed a gre… more »

Chrysler Championship Round One: A Gay day for those without a care in the world

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All those guys desperate for money and who do we get at the top? Brian Gay, who's comfortably numb at 96th in the money list, and Mark Calcavecchia, who's exempt anyway so it doesn't matter where he is. It seems nerves - and the course - are getting th… more »

Chrysler Championship preview: Can Durant repeat his back-to-back achievement?

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All aboard the last train to Exemption, stopping once only at the Tour Championship. It's packed and there's quite a few in the first class compartment, meaning excellent company for the journey. But who's getting off the train first? And how do we know… more »

Funai Classic Round Four review: Where did those figures come from Joe?

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Joe Durant's stats were perfect for this tournament. How come I missed them? Easy. These were the actual tournament stats, which almost perfectly fit the description I set out to look for at the start of the tournament. Unfortunately, they bear little re… more »

Funai Classic Round Three: Justin Rose is the Tim Henman of golf - discuss

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One sentence among today's reports sums it up. "Rose took only five holes and 90 minutes to fritter away his four-shot lead." My only caveat would be with the word "fritter". I would go more for chuck, blast maybe, hurl, or even toss - mmmmmm that one so… more »

Funai Classic Round Two: Loads are betting Rose will wilt, but not me

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Justin Rose must have been as puzzled as me when he came out in the afternoon Friday to find he was still sitting pretty atop the leaderboard. None of the early risers, least of all Charles Howell III, had much of a fight in them, which lifted some of t… more »

Funai Classic Round One: Justin's too cheap, but don't get carried away by the "choker" tag

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Justin Rose must know the hard part is still to come. Thursday's 12-under was an immense start, but its a bit like one of those Tour de France races where one rider hurtles away from the pack, only to be slowly reeled in by the peleton. Even so I thoug… more »

Funai Classic preview: Can too much TV mess up a golfer's brain?

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Cripes. If you thought last week was tough to call you aint seen nothing yet. First problem down at Walt's place is trying to spot a golfer who's got his mind on the job, in between taking the family to the Disney attractions and carting off the spoils o… more »

Frys.com Open Round Four: Caddie's sweet nothings propel Matteson to victory

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Thank goodness that didn't go to a playoff. or we might still be waiting for a winner. An excruciatingly long day - it seemed everyone had caught Ben Crane's disease - looked certain to be the undoing of Troy Matteson when he was hauled back from a three… more »

Frys.com Open Round Three: Plenty of riders left on the Vegas roller-coaster

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"If Shigeki wins I shall throw the computer through the window.... ". So wrote a frustrated punter on the forums early Sunday morning, not because he'd layed Shigeki Maruyama, but because he'd stopped backing him. This is one of the great frustrations of… more »

Frys.com Open Round Two: It all Points to an unpredictable weekend

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Looks like touch and go Saturday, with thunderstorms throughout and several games still to finish from Friday. A lot of punters appear to have given up the ghost already - the market is very sluggish. So do some of the players I rather fancied, although… more »

Frys.com Open Round One: Hurry up Jim, there's a storm brewing

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Jim Furyk had better get a move on if he still fancies his chances of a jackpot in Las Vegas. Five shots off the pace after round one is not usually disastrous on courses as generous as these two proved on Thursday. But things may tighten up a little and… more »

Frys.com Open preview: It's hard to look past Furyk, but I'll try

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The PGA Tour headline says it best: 'Your guess is as good as anyone's'. The Invensys ... Michelin ... Frys ... whatever competition certainly has something of the roulette wheel about it, which makes Las Vegas a highly appropriate venue. Last year was… more »
 
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