Found January 11, 2012 on
Devil Ball Golf:
So in an attempt to inject a bit more life and interest into tournaments, and because we're all inveterate gamblers who are one bad card from being out on the streets, Jay Busbee, Jonathan Wall and I are playing a golf version of a football suicide pool: We each pick one golfer per tournament and see how they do against each other, straight up. Victory over the other guy gets one point, victory in the tournament gets three points. (Double for the majors.) And when we burn a golfer, he's done for the year. Busbee won the inaugural run at this, so we decided to add a third member to the team. We continue in Hawaii with the Sony Open.
Busbee: I'm taking Webb Simpson, for the simple reason that I'm going to start fast, and Simpson is already rolling while most of the field still hasn't taken down the metaphorical Christmas decorations just yet. It's going to be another low-speed pursuit of a Simpson, gentlemen.
Wall: I'd really like to save K.J. Choi for late...
BEST OF MAXIM
Two years ago, Jim Furyk backed off a putt at the Memorial tournament three times before calling in his caddie, Fluff Cowan, for a consultation.
After much deliberation, he finally got over the ball ... only to back off again.
When he finally hit the putt, from five feet, the ball didn't even touch the hole.
"Next time, don't rush it," a spectator yelled as Furyk...
The older I get, the more I've realized how much of a time commitment playing golf can be. You get out to the course early, hit balls, pay for the round, get a cart, go tee off, and by the time you're done, you've spent roughly the same amount of time on the links as someone flying from Los Angeles to New York. That, my friends, is a long day.
And for most of us that...
At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Oct. 3-6 Top 10 for each team qualify automatically plus two Captain's picks
Through Jan. 9 United States 1. Bill Haas 1,524,000
2. Steve Stricker 1,296,000
3. Bryce Molder 1,275,533
4. Webb Simpson 1,095,310
5. Kevin Na 999,500
6. Ben Crane 982,533
7. Hunter Mahan 864,000
8. Nick Watney 738,000
9. Briny Baird 575,630
K. J. Choi, once the only South Korean playing full time on the PGA Tour, will have plenty of company from his homeland this season.
THE 2012 SONY OPEN IN HAWAII is underway at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Graham DeLaet of Canada is the early leader with a 7-under 63. K.J. Choi, Carl Petterson and Kyle Riefers are in the clubhouse with 65s. The first round is still in progress.Purse: $5.5 millionWinner’s share: $990,000Defending champion: Mark WilsonInside the fieldTee timesInside the coursePlayer...