Monday, June 16, 2008

The PGA: It's Faaaaaantastic

I watched 18 holes of golf yesterday only to find out that there would be 18 more today.

Explanation: After waking up on Sunday morning to see highlights of Tiger Woods's amazing round on Saturday, I couldn't resist taking a peek at the final round of the U.S. Open yesterday. After all, Tiger came in to Sunday leading by one stroke, but was clearly bothered by his surgically repaired knee. So, I planted myself in front of the television, only to find that the final round of the tournament started a bit later than I thought it would because it was on the West Coast. As a result, I watched the final pairing play almost their entire fourth round. TOO MUCH GOLF.

On the bright side, my couch potatoation was rewarded on the 18th hole when Tiger, the last person on the course, sunk an ice-in-his-veins 12 foot birdie putt to tie Rocco Mediate for a share of the lead. Then, and only then, did the announcers mention that the U.S. Open playoff format is to go 18 more holes on Monday. So, after watching all of that great golf, I'll probably just end up reading about the exciting conclusion online. Yippee.

The moral of the story is to never watch more than the last 5 holes of a golf tournament... unless Jean Van de Velde is involved.

1 comment:

Willie Y said...

I watched Jean Van de Velde make very poor decisions live it was very hard to watch. Yesterday Tiger and Lee Westwood made very bad decisions on the 15th hole or they might have been in a playoff today.