Vijay Singh wins the Barclays in a playoff with Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland ... yawn.
I was looking down the top-10 finishes at the Barclays — Matt Goggin, Martin Laird, Kevin Streelman — not exactly media standouts. Where are Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, all world-class players?
I really thought, with Tiger out, any one of them could have stepped up, if not all of them, and made a bit of thunder. Vijay has won twice, but very quietly and without any real hoopla.
On the LPGA Tour, Cristie Kerr wins in a playoff in Oregon over Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson. Double yawn.
Where is Tiger? Get that guy a wheelchair and a polo stick and let’s get this show on the road!
Sorry, I just can’t get excited — not even a little bit.
The Ryder Cup is just around the corner, and so many of their key players are on form and primed. It seems like it is kind of a hit-it-and-hope attitude. I have known U.S. captain Paul Azinger since college. He has always been a hell of a competitor. I’m sure he will do his very best to fire them up. Boy, do I want to be wrong on this one, but I have a terrible feeling in my stomach.
This summer has flown by. With Tiger out, it has been sort of a summer lost for the golf world. Please don’t get me wrong, there have been some tremendous performances. Some young guys have been terrific, and add Paddy’s summer and Irish eyes are smiling for sure.
However, it’s just not the same. Thank god for the Olympics. Is Michael Phelps a Tiger with fins? Is Dara Torres in her twilight Kenny Perry, wonderful but without the big one?
Is golf an Olympic sport? I think not. We can’t get the right two guys to play in the World Cup. What makes you think anyone of stature would skip prime time from their respective tours to play without pay?
Now if they designated that the players must be amateurs, it could be great fun, but tour players? Forget it. It would be another second-rate back-slapper. Golf does not need another distraction from the tour. As it is, we can’t even watch the FedEx Cup without wondering who, what, when, where and why? Did I mention “why?”
After the Ryder Cup, this season will drift into the sunset. Kind of like when the Grinch stole Christmas. A little food for thought: They say Tiger may not be back until the Masters. That means the entire West Coast swing, no Tiger. The entire Florida swing, no Tiger.
April is eight months away. Eight months of watching Player B chase Player C in Event D. No thanks. I think I might be watching a bunch of ESPN Classic. By the way, send me some topics to write about. I would like to hear your thoughts out there from the world of golf boredom. Yawn ...