Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Column: Today's Thoughts on Golf
Freeze Frame: This past weekend's PLAYERS Championship had a lot of great moments, but I think they were all overshadowed by the top story ... which wasn't Matt Kuchar holding off a terrific field for the win. The overwhelming impression left from this tournament was Kevin Na's inability to pull the trigger on his swing. There's a lot of pressure on Tour and Na was the first to admit it. It was amazing how well he played in spite of his nerves. Also, in spite of the hecklers, which is what's really eating at us. Nobody likes slow play, but the PGA Tour (and sport of golf) certainly doesn't need boneheads jeering the players. This isn't baseball where kids yell "swing batter" to distract the opposition or hockey where fans pound on the glass. This is golf. Golfers call penalties on themselves and crowds generally respect their play with silence and subtle clapping. Save your boos for Boo Weekley!
Golf Boys: While their singing and dancing may leave a lot to be desired, the Golf Boys may be taking over the world of golf. In the aforementioned FedEx standings, Hunter Mahan (1), Bubba Watson (2) and Fowler (8) are in the Top 10. Ben Crane - the only one yet to win on Tour this season - comes in at a respectable No. 25. If you're looking for a laugh, check out one of their videos here.
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