Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The picks are in for The Presidents Cup

Reason to celebrate: The Tour Championship, the Fed Ex Cup, 11.4 million dollars, and a selection to the U.S. team.
United States captain Fred Couples has selected Fed Ex Cup champion Bill Haas to join Tiger Woods as the final two members of the American squad. Greg Norman, the International captain, has chosen Australians Aaron Baddely and Robert Allenby as his last two members.

Haas, coming off his huge win Sunday at The Tour Championship in combination with winning the Fed Ex Cup had to put him over the top for the final pick. It just wouldn't have made sense for Couples not to select him after his performance.

As for Norman, since the Cup will be played in Australia, it made sense for him to add two more Aussies, joining Adam Scott and Jason Day down under.

The Presidents Cup week is set to begin November 14th in Melbourne.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Shark latest to blast Tiger

Greg Norman, the guy with 2 majors, has predicted Tiger Woods, the guy with 14 majors, will not be able to return to form.

"Now there are so many distractions, and people are looking for things that are wrong with Tiger now, so he's got to deal with that on a day-to-day basis, like every other mortal has to do, right?" Norman continued. "In our lives, in our business, we all have to be responsible for our actions. It's very hard for him to have that focus. And the more he shuts people off, the worse it gets."

Norman would like the chance to sit and talk with Tiger to provide advice. Stay by the phone Greg. The call should be coming any year now. 

Should be an interesting meeting at the Presidents Cup in November.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Tour Championship Preview

World #1 Luke Donald is playing to win the Tour Championship, the Fed Ex Cup, and Player of the Year.
The top 30 players in the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs while tee it up Thursday trying to win the Tour Championship as well as the 10 million dollar prize for becoming Fed Ex Champion.

Scenarios for each of the top 30 players to win
Round 1 pairings and tee times

Notable player betting odds:
Luke Donald: 6-1
Webb Simpson: 12-1
Adam Scott: 16-1
Dustin Johnson: 16-1
Matt Kuchar: 18-1
Justin Rose: 20-1
Phil Mickelson: 20-1
Steve Stricker: 20-1

Buzzkill: Tournament cancelled due to 70,000 bees

It's annoying enough when gnats get in your face while trying to play golf. How about 70,000 bees? A college tournament in Texas had to be cancelled due to a monster beehive behind the 18th green. Good call.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Golf Betting Odds: The BMW Championship

The BMW Championship at Cog Hill begins Thursday as the Fed Ex field will be narrowed from 70 to 30 players. The belly putter tournament can be seen on NBC in case anyone wants to check it out between commercials while watching Tom Brady throw for 1000 yards.

Notable betting odds for the BMW:

Luke Donald 10-1
Adam Scott 14-1
Dustin Johnson 16-1
Jason Day 16-1
Webb Simpson 18-1
Phil Mickelson 22-1
Rickie Fowler 40-1
Sergio Garcia 40-1
Ernie Els 66-1
Keegan Bradley 80-1