Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This Week in Golf

PGA Tour - The Frys.com Open will be contested this week at the Grayhawk Golf Club in the Phoenix area. This is a newer event in the Fall Series, but once again, I am impressed by the players it has fielded. Some of the older guys on Tour are showing up at Grayhawk. The victorious President's Cup captain Fred Couples, who recently turned 50 years old, will be competing as will David Duval, Steve Elkington, Mark Calcavecchia, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and the inaugural champion, Mike Weir. My pick to win this week will again be South African Tim Clark. He will win sooner or later on the PGA Tour, and he lives in the Phoenix area. Norman's bulldog is a fighter. My sleeper pick will be my favorite pro, Tom Lehman. Lehman also lives in Scottsdale, and he has won at Grayhawk before. The 1999 Williams World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods was played on the same course during Y2K. Lehman won the $1 million grand prize for that victory, which was a great showdown between him and Duval. Lehman is coming off a strong top 10 finish at the Champions Tour tournament in Houston last week. The Golf Channel will broadcast all four rounds again this week.

PGA Grand Slam of Golf - The year's four major champions are playing a silly season event today and tomorrow in Bermuda hosted by the PGA of America. Rarely does this event garner much coverage. The players often are not very excited to play in it, but Stewart Cink is supposedly pumped to be in the field this year. Lucas Glover shot the course record, 65, today to take a two stroke lead over Cink heading into tomorrow's final 18 holes. Cabrera is five back, and Yang is another stroke behind. TNT covers this tournament.

1 comment:

  1. suprise suprise... lots of old timers at a tourney in Arizona! My dad taught me well so I always root for Couples.


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