Golfer Supremacy Rankings look outside the solar system for golf's best
Here at the Golfer Supremacy Rankings, we look under every rock and between every nook and cranny to find the world’s best golfers. You’d think that would be enough, but not for us. That’s because we’re willing to scour the entire universe to find great golfers.
Luckily for us, recently a group of European astronomers announced they discovered the first potentially habitable Earth-like planet outside our solar system. Conditions on this newly discovered planet are such that oceans, and with it life, may be possible.
Like all things in astronomy, the new planet has a sexy name - Gliese 581c. It was named such due to the red dwarf star it revolves around - Gliese 581.
“Life on the planet we have discovered is indeed possible,” team member Xavier Bonfils of Portugal’s Lisbon Observatory told USA Today. “We’re very excited by this discovery because we feel we are entering a new (class) of planets like Earth.”
While there is no information available whether this planet has intelligent life, experts do agree that if they were able to hold golf tournaments there, Phil Mickelson could easily gag away a lead on the final hole there. And Tiger Woods would require a $5-million appearance fee just to show up.
Golfer Supremacy Rankings
1. Se Ri Pak
Comments: Credit must be given where it’s due, so let there be little doubt that Se Ri is truly out of this world. By winning the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic for the fifth time and collecting her 24th career victory, the South Korean sensation only added to her Hall-of-Fame resume. And in outdueling Morgan Pressel - whose ace on hole No. 6 gave her a temporary three-shot lead - Se Ri and company again showed that some of the most exciting golf this year is being played in the LPGA.
2. Alexis Thompson
Comment: At just 12, Thompson became the youngest winner of the Junior PGA Championship and give more momentum to the theory that she’s actually from outer space. Thompson’s win was no gimme, as she beat a tough field, and held off reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Kimberly Kim for the victory. No word on whether Thompson is planning to turn pro before she becomes a teen, but rumor has it that TravelGolf.com blogger Chris Baldwin is preparing his “Alexis Thompson is totally overhyped and old people suck” blog post.
3. Supernova 2006gy
Comments: First observed last September, Supernova 2006gy is the largest and most luminous supernova ever seen, according to University of California, Berkeley, astronomers.
More than 200 million light years away, Supernova 2006gy has thus broken the record held by John Daly for the most impressive supernova of a big-time star.
4. Gregory Havret
Comments: The big story in the Scottish Open was Phil Mickelson’s star bursting, as Lefty bogied No. 18, and then bogied the first playoff hole to give Havret the victory. But give credit to Havret, as while Mickelson was busy collecting birdies and bogies, the Frenchman steadily hung tough to earn the win - and earn a spot at next week’s British Open.
Random Quote: “I haven’t been playing well, and, I don’t know, maybe I thought that would be a jinx or something.” – Jonathan Byrd, on not bringing his passport with him to the John Deere Classic. After Byrd won, he was forced to retrieve his passport from his home in Georgia, as he heads overseas after earning a spot in the British Open.
Random Factoid: Want to keep up with the latest and most interesting developments in astronomy? Then head over to AstronomyBuzz.com. Hosted by the legendary “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait it’s basically a Digg-type site solely for astronomy nuts, and is truly out of this world.
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