2013 PGA Tour

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Dustin Johnson won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the Hawaii-based annual first tournament of the year. He didn't win it until Tuesday as it was delayed a couple of days by very high winds.

    Johnson is tall and lanky and is an excellent athlete. He has prodigious length off the tee to go with soft hands. Amazingly, even PGA Tour promos play up his athleticsm, as previously The Surly One was the only golfer allowed to be called an athlete by the corporate CM media (to the absurd point that he was routinely called "the greatest athlete in the world").

    At 28, Johnson has now won at least one tournament in each of his first six years on the Tour, something only Woods had done previously, and seven altogether. He's the most accomplished American golfer under the age of 30 as the last four years he's finished 17th, 5th, 4th and 15th on the Tour money list. He has come very, very close to winning a couple of majors, so this could be the year he breaks out and becomes a certified superstar and possible rival to Rory McIlroy.
     
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    In the second tournament of the year, Russell Henley became the first rookie in 10 years to win his debut tournament on the PGA Tour, and he did it in memorable style, shooting 24 under at the Sony Open, the second lowest score for a 72 hole tournament in PGA history. He also birdied the final five holes of the final round to seal the win, pretty heady stuff! Is it the start of a great career or will it turn out to be a fluke? Lots of young players show flashes but then turn out to be average or worse. Time will tell but it's a helluva beginning to his pro career.
     
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    Rapidly aging, injury prone Tiger Woods has a big lead with 11 holes to play in the Farmers Insurance Open, being played on the Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego where Woods has won lots of tournaments. Bad fog has caused the tournament to be finished Monday

    I've watched some of Golf Channel's coverage, and it is literally 98% Woods, 2% everyone else. "The March to 75" is the network's title for Tiger trying to win his 75th overall tournament. Nice moniker, I guess we can now count on "The March to 76," "The March to 77," ad nauseum as that particular gimmick can be milked for the rest of Woods' pro career.

    Tiger's last major win was the U.S. Open in 2008 (at Torrey Pines) as he's been stuck on 14 for a long time. He started to win regular tournaments again last year after a long drought, so how he does in the majors this year -- which is now a race against time to surpass Jack's 18, will be the overriding corporate media story while the majors are contested from April through August.
     
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  4. Liverlips

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    I hope he continues to sputter out.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    Woods protected his big lead and won, but his poor finish wasn't his fault according to a gushing AP article about the tournament -- it was the fault of the golfers playing ahead of him:

    Woods stretched his lead to eight shots in the Farmers Insurance Open before losing his focus and his patience during a painfully slow finish by the group ahead. . . Having to wait on every tee and from every fairway - or the rough, in his case - Woods made bogey from the bunker on the 14th, hooked a tee shot on the 15th that went off the trees and into a patch of ice plant and led to double bogey, and then popped up his tee shot on the 17th on his way to another bogey.

    Damn those racist White golfers playing ahead of him for causing Tiger to hit some bad shots! Read more: http://www.golf.com/ap-news/tiger-woods-wins-farmers-insurance-open-torrey-pines#ixzz2JJqqFOD4
     
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    Guys Woods was jonesing for another gambling and harlot session in Las Vegas as that is just 1 hour away from San Diego. His private jet was probably double parked waiting for Woods....:scared:
     
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    32-year-old Brandt Snedeker is another American who is playing very well, well enough to now be the 4th ranked player in the world after winning the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.

    Snedeker won the year-long FedEx Cup in 2012, pocketing $10 million for the achievement. He's now won four tournaments in the past 22 months, and this year had finished second two weeks in a row (behind winners Woods and Mickelson) before winning this week. He's on quite a roll but will need to win a major to solidify himself as a true top-tier player.
     
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    If he can continue his hot play and excellent putting, maybe it'll carry over to the Masters. Bubba last year and Brandt this year? It'd be nice. Anyway, it's nice to see an influx of young Americans ready to take the place of you-know-who.
     
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    For the fifth consecutive year, the Northern Trust Open is continuing the sickening practice of allowing an unqualified "minority" (always a black one of course) to be part of the field for this week's event.

    This year the affirmative action recipient is Jeremiah Woodling, who golfed for UNLV. His brother was the aa pick in 2010; not surprisingly he missed the cut.

    In the article about Woodling in today's fishwrap, the coach of UNLV's golf team says that Woodling wasn't a star on the team. But of course he mentions that he's "a very good athlete."

    Close to 20 years after Messiah Woods came scowling onto the PGA Tour to the rabid applause of White golf journalists who proclaimed an imminent and inevitable black takeover of the sport, the pool of black golfers is apparently so woefully weak that the panderers of the Northern Trust Open selected someone who was only a mediocre player on his college team.

    This tournament is a great rebuttal to those who still believe that sports is a bastion of purity where only the best play. Golf is an individual sport where one's shortcomings can't be hidden nearly as well as they can in team sports like football, basketball and baseball. Affirmative action takes place in team sports on a very large scale but it's so deeply ingrained, and protected by the always compliant corporate media, that DWFs are easily fooled into believing only the best play (and get scholarships and playing opportunities).

    article about Woodling: http://www.lvrj.com/sports/former-unlv-golfer-wooding-to-play-at-riviera-cc-190984391.html
     
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    Tiger Woods got knocked out of the Match Play Championship in cold, snowy Tucson today. He used to dominate this event but hasn't won it since 2008, the same year he won his last major.

    Rory McIlroy also was beaten today, but with Woods out the Tiger-centric media coverage will now have to focus on the actual event, which makes it much more watchable.
     
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    Matt Kuchar won the Match Play championship, which features a field of the 64 top ranked players in the world. He knocked off defending champ Hunter Mahon in the final match, who nearly pulled off what would have been the very impressive feat of winning it back to back.

    Kuchar won the Players Championship last year, the "fifth major," so this is another big win for him. He's a late bloomer but is now one of the top American players. He's had 32 top ten finishes in PGA events the past four seasons, more than anyone else. Kuchar, Mahon, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker are all playing very well and hopefully at least one of them will do in 2013 what Webb Simpson did last year and win their first major.

    BTW, Americans have won the last ten PGA events, reminiscent of the old days when international players rarely won on U.S. soil.
     
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    Michael Thompson won the Honda Classic for his first win and did it against a high-powered field.

    Cultural Marxists are notorious for being humorless, but their fanatical commitment to foisting their agenda on the masses of unwitting guinea pigs every second of every day sometimes leads to humor. Couldn't help but smile when seeing this headline in the sports section of the daily liberal/zionist rag: "Thompson Wins PGA Tourney; Woods 37th."
     
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    The ever amiable Steve Stricker gives putting lessons to Tiger Woods the day before the first round of the Cadillac Championship, a World Golf Championship event held on the famous course at Doral, FL (the "Blue Monster") with a world class field playing.

    Woods goes on to putt superbly, to the point of having just 100 putts during the event, his fewest ever over 72 holes, and wins by two strokes -- over none other than second place finisher Steve Stricker.

    From an AP article by long-time Tiger-worshipper Doug Ferguson:

    "Thank you to Steve for the putting lesson," Woods said at the trophy presentation. "It was one of those weeks where I felt pretty good about how I was playing, made a few putts and got it rolling. . .
    Asked if he would have won without that chance meeting with Stricker, Woods hedged a little. "I would like to say I probably would have, but ..." he said with a smile. "I've been putting at home and it just still hadn't felt right. I still was a little bit off. ... He basically got me in the same position that I was at Torrey. So once he put me in there where I felt comfortable, I said, 'Well, this is not too foreign. This is what I was a month or so ago.' And I started rolling it and it felt really, really good."

    For some reason I just can't imagine Tiger Woods giving putting lessons to his opponents on the eve of a tournament. I'm sure he does it all the time, but for some reason I have a really hard time envisioning it.
     
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    During the Front 9 of yesterday’s Player’s Championship, arch Tiger-devotee, Johnny Miller, said something like: “Most people get enamored with Tiger’s driving distance and his chiseled physique, but it’s really been his putter that’s allowed him to have so much success on the PGA Tour!”

    A few holes later, the never-ending video coverage of Tiger’s every move at Sawgrass accidentally caught the Perma-Surly Jungle Cat screaming “Shut off those cell phones while I’m hitting!” at fans when he was teeing off.

    Then, of course, the Mega-Douche decided to extract one of his clubs from his bag, causing the drunken white posse surrounding him to cheer at the exact moment that Garcia was swinging…

    It’s nice to see white golfers express their distain for the corn-toothed Asian-Negro. On the other hand, Tiger’s everlastingly-annoying slut with a dearth of breast tissue, “Lindsey Vonn Afrika,” tweeted corporate-sponsored support for her unsightly future ex-boyfriend…

    Here is a recent photo of the happy couple…

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    I contend that Miss TiGirl will soon surpass Vijay Singh as the PGA Tour’s ugliest athlete. May he struggle mightily today in the final round.
     
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    Matt Kuchar won The Memorial, Jack Nicklaus's tournament, to give him his second win of the season after winning the match play championship in February. Woods is the only other multiple winner but he was awful this past week, finishing 20 strokes back and shooting a 44on the back nine of the third round in bad weather. Rory McIlroy continued his slump, finishing 18 strokes back.

    Kuchar continues his steady arc of improvement and is now the fourth ranked player in the world and will try to win his first major at the U.S. Open in two weeks at Merion outside of Philadelphia.
     
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    19 year old Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic today on the fifth playoff hole, the first teenager to win a PGA event since 1931! Very impressive.

    Across the pond, Phil Mickelson tuned up for this week's upcoming British Open by winning the Scottish Open, a European Tour event.
     
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    Hunter Mahan has withdrawn from the Canadian Open, despite being the leader, because his wife is in labour. Talk about a lack of respect for the tournament. I guess this particular PGA event isn't important to him.

    Unless it is a death or serious illness in the family any player who withdraws mid-tournament should be punished. I'd ban him from the next major and if I were the Canadian Open organisers I would not invite him back.
     
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    I doubt Mahan will take any criticism at all. Taking time off to be with the wife when she gives birth is the trend in all pro sports. The feminist left will applaud him and so will the SoCons (social conservatives, or conservative feminists) for "manning up."
     
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    It's pathetic. How did women ever cope in the past without their husbands in the delivery room?
     
  20. Carolina Speed

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    If he thought his wife would go into labor, he should have never entered the tournament in the first place. I may catch hell from you guys on this, but being the father of 3 children, I have been there for all of their births. It beats deadbeat dads fathering children out of wed-lock. If you've ever been in the delivery room, you know giving birth is a serious thing. A lot of things can go wrong, so while I disagree with the way Mahan handled the tournament, I applaud him for being there for his wife and hopefully soon to be healthy child.
     
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    Two thumbs up on that post, Carolina Speed! I agree completely, even though I'm not a father yet. I look forward to being there on the day my children are born, if the Lord blesses me and my wife with them. Mahan should have skipped it altogether and just been there for his family. To many American men (unmarried and married) just go through the motions of fatherhood, not really leading their family or setting a good example, even if their wife is willing to submit to and follow him. You should be there on day one and get off to a good start at being a father. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    I agree with your post and don't have an issue with what Mahan did, my point was that there was no way he was going to get any criticism for it. Anyone in the corporate media who did would have been instantly pilloried from all directions. You're right that he should have withdrawn before the tournament started instead of mid-way through it.
     
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    I think a team sport is different then an individual one. The team counts on the player to be there and pays him well for it. For an individual sport the only one he's hurting is himself so for whatever reason he wants to quit a tournament is okay with me. He should have postponed playing if his wife was in labor but I didn't follow the story closely and I know from experience you can get that call at anytime after a few months. You can't take 9+ months off from work waiting on it. And it's almost guarenteed to happen at the work possible time.

    Basically you have to be with your wife during labor. I kinda wish it was the old days where it was okay for them to call you after the screaming was over but it's not. You'd have trouble living with yourself if something happened and you weren't there when your wife needed you. It's different now.
     
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    Why isn't it ok not to be in the room? Is it feminism? How did this nonsense start? What are you going to do that the doctor can't do?

    If you are on a team, you definitely should play, especially in the NFL when there are so few games.
     
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    Do any of our non-American contributors know if this is a world wide phenomenon or strictly in the west?
     

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