Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mickelson Minor Meltdown

I got to watch the last few holes of the Nissan Open today after my not-so-stellar round of golf. Phil was leading by one and then he grew the lead to two. When it narrowed to one stroke though, I had that eerie feeling...could he hold on? After leaving his drive nearly 190 yards from the pin on 18, he took an eight-iron only and left it short. Sure enough, he lost the lead and tied with Charles Howell III.

Three playoff holes later, Howell won his first tournament after five years. He's been consistent this year with two second-place finishes already. A native Georgian, he'll likely play at Augusta in April for the first time in his career. He's playing better and certainly dressing better this year!

Another winner today is Callaway as they had their two endorsers going stroke for stroke in the sudden death playoff.

How will this lose affect Phil? With his goofy grin as he walks along, I suspect it won't phase him at all. He's already had his first win at Pebble Beach and will head to Tuscon, Arizona for the Accenture Match Play Championship next week.

Congrats, Charles!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Chinese New Year Gift for You!

As we start the Chinese New Year, I have a gift for you!

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Good for Phil!

I didn't get a chance to watch much of the AT&T, but was pleased to see Phil had won. I am not a great Phil fan because I think he makes poor decisions a la US Open last year. It's too painful to watch him play sometimes.

But, the SF Chronicle had a very nice piece about his generosity to Conrad Dobler, the former NFL player who has fallen on hard financial times. Phil gave him $100,000 so Dobler can send his daughter to college. You may think they're good friends and they've met, but they haven't. Phil heard about Dobler's plight, and sent the check.

The PGA Tour and its players are by far the most generous of the professional sports. I think it's ironic that the other professional sports, like the NBA, NFL, and MLB, are team sports, so you'd think there would be more generosity by the players because they would know how to work together more. But, maybe it's because professional golfers fight for every dollar earned in purse money, and endorsement contracts are because of their individual efforts, that they are so generous.

Congrats, Phil!