I turned this on at 3:00 and the first few holes have already been crazy. I can't wait to see Watson and Spieth get the back. Let the rollercoaster ride begin.
Sunday at The Masters: Drinking Thread
Spieth is the next Tiger
Oh gosh, here comes the narrative
but man, he's got a good game. A good mind for the game, like the announcer said, "A young man's body with an older man's mind".
I'm not a big golf follower but wasn't McElroy or whatever his name is supposed to be the "next Tiger" after his big win at some place a year or two ago?
I like how Rickie Fowler wears orange in honor of going to Oklahoma State. I like to think Michigan golfers would want to do the same if given the opportunity.
it is earned.
2) A Michigan golfer clad in orange would look just plain dumb.
Sunday early afternoon alcoholic thread? I'm dying to open a beer!
Good idea. The title has been amended.
Gotta root for the guy older than me.
I saw his name on the ESPN leaderboard and wondered if it was his son.
It would be great to see Freddie make a run on the back!
Couples was three under when I posted above. Then boom, boom--bogey, double bogey.
has no children of his own. His personal life away from golf has been something of a soap opera, with his first wife committing suicide, at least one other divorce and a couple relationships ended by cheating, by one or the other. One of his wives had children but none of them carry the Couples name.
I went out and grabbed myself some Dortmunder Gold and some Sunflower seeds, about to enjoy some golf/baseball while my pork chops marinate.
Come on Kuch. Win me some money.
Ok, I'm in. Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Just rode 50 miles on 50 year old legs, I think I earned it. Here's hoping Fred Couples makes a run.
Tiger has to get his act together to catch or surpass Jack Nicklaus' major wins record of 18.
What once seemed certain is now has to be considered a possibility of declining likelihood.
Tiger had won 14 by the conclusion of the 2008 season in which Tiger was 32 while Nicklaus had only won 11 by the conclusion of the 1972 season in which Jack was 32. Tiger entered this year at 38 years old still on 14 wins. Jack entered the 1978 season at 38 years old at 14 wins, but would win his 15th later in the year at The Open. Wins 16 and 17 came at age 40, and then Jack won one for the old guys, taking his 18th at The Masters at age 46 (which is still the record for the oldest Masters' champion).
Jack Nicklaus' Major Wins 15-18
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner(s)-up|
|15. 1978||The Open Championship (3)||1 shot deficit||−7 (71-72-69-69=281)||2 strokes||
Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd,
Tom Kite, Simon Owen
|16. 1980||U.S. Open (4)||Tied for lead||−8 (63-71-70-68=272)||2 strokes||Isao Aoki|
|17. 1980||PGA Championship (5)||3 shot lead||−6 (70-69-66-69=274)||7 strokes||Andy Bean|
|18. 1986||Masters Tournament (6)||4 shot deficit||−9 (74-71-69-65=279)||1 stroke||Tom Kite, Greg Norman|
I was having this conversation with a few friends recently and idea of his body breaking down after years of steroid use came up. I had no idea that he had admitted to being treating by a known steroid doctor, Anthony Galea.
did him in ;)
Geeked that a relatively authentic Doner place opened in Frederick Md. Huzzah for Turkish German food washed down with 1L beers
The Tigers are down 1-0 in the Bottom of the 3rd.
Would love see him re-set himself.
Not a bad way to spend the afternoon - the Masters, grilling steaks on the patio and some Guinness. Meanwhile, the kids practice some game which combines golf, baseball and, from the appearance of things, lawn darts on the grass. Speaking of the grass, it's finally mostly green again, so golfing is in the air.
You have no idea how happy I am that that fucking winter is finally behind us.
I am not drinking because I'm nursing a terrible hangover. Ugh.
Ninkasi Total Domination here. Rooting for Jimenez but looks like Bubba's going to coast in.
Do they just grow up without any friends or something?
Maize and Blue spotting behind Spieth!
That was great. Total props to that guy for repping the maize and blue. I was freaking out.
Jean van de Velde circa 2007, for the whippersnappers
Boy...nothing like drinking all day on a Sunday, the day before a work Monday.
Great Lakes' Rye of the Tiger and some Rolling Rock
Bubba seems like a really nice guy. Pretty good at golf too.