Saturday, April 12, 2008

After 2 rounds…

Okay, so I’m not the Amazing Criswell, but he was even more full of it than I am when it comes to predictions… at least I used a dartboard.

Enough of my glibness.

Justin Leonard made the cut, but he’s +2 (72-74) and well off the lead set by Trevor Immelman. Still, that’s 10 cuts made out of 10 starts for the season. We’ll see how he can finish.

Bernhard Langer also didn’t fulfill my prophecy of ‘Top Previous Champion over 50” and missed the cut. Oh, well. Back to domination on the Champions Tour.

The honor will go to 50-year old, wee-Welshman Ian Woosnam (+2, 75-71). Sandy Lyle (also 50), who had haggis served one year at the champions’ dinner, also made the cut (+5, 72-75).

Fred Couples missed a chance at some Masters history-making. He missed the cut and will stay tied with Gary Player for most cuts made at Augusta with 23. Still impressive for a guy who’s career has been marred by back problems.

There is still a lefty and previous champion out there, but he’s not named Phil Mickelson. 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir fired a bogey-less, 4-under 68 and is currently tied for 8th. Previous Masters champions are always in the hunt, for they are well aware of nuances of the course and the pressure involved.

The more I see Jeev Milka Singh play, the more I believe he’s ready to come stateside and play on the PGA Tour. Granted, he’s 8th on the European PGA’s Order of Merit (equivalent to PGA Money List) with 410,000 Euros won so far in 2008, and the dollar isn’t what it used to be. But there’s no question that the best golf talent is across the pond in North America.

Perhaps Sir Jeev can lock in a good exchange rate with the PGA Tour.

Oh, that guy Tiger? Tied for 13th at 1-under. Right where he wants to be.

1 Comentário:

Anonymous said...

Since I hardly know any of them I guess you did okay!!!! Too bad Gary didn't make the cut.

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