Posts Tagged ‘I.K. Kim’

by Morgan Bell

Mahan Mahem! The 2012 Shell Houston Open champ!

#10) Hunter Mahan made winning the Shell Houston Open look easy. He’s week-in and week-out proving why he’s now the highest ranked American player on tour, he’ll be checking in at #4 today in the official ranking. He’s now become the first multiple winner on tour in 2012, adding this week’s win to his victory at the WGC Accenture Match-Play in late February. Whatever Mahan is doing it’s working and he’s going into Augusta with all the momentum. Wonder if Bubba and Hunter will do a Ping commercial about this one… For now though looks like Bubba maybe should caddie for Mahan. 

Time to let the tears out Kim.

#11) Heartbroken. Gut-punched. Probably two good words for how rotten I.K. Kim feels right now on the LPGA Tour. Kim had a putt inside 15inches to take home the Kraft Nabisco championship… she missed. In all my years of watching the LPGA this was the worst I’ve ever felt for a player. Kim is a treat for everyone to watch, she’s pretty and she’s a damn good player. Yesterday the golf god’s decided a horseshoe putt on the last would be it for her. She never got over it, and ended up losing in a playoff to Sun Young Yoo who took the leap into Poppie’s Pond with her caddie. I’m still sick about it. I just hope she can rebound.

#12) Well the PGA Tour has finally found a player slower than Keegan Bradley (Whom I must say has greatly improved his speed of play). Now though, we’ve got a new turtle on our hands, Brian Davis. Carl Petterson was playing alongside of the slow poke and was constantly wondering what was going on. Davis took way too long doing everything today but it worked for him, he finished at -12 good enough for T-4, he should spend some of his cash on sprinting lessons. Painful for everyone.

#13) Hands and fingers are fairly important components in the golf swing and Jesper Parnevik pretty much severed his right index finger this week in a boating accident. It’s said he’s going to need months of rehabilitation but he did have a successful surgery everyone’s thoughts in the golf world are going out to him this week as his faces a very unclear future. Scary.

Yes, that is body paint folks.

#14) Natalie Gulbis is alive and well folks… She fired a tournament low 65 (-7) and went from 45th to T-8 in a hurry. The low Sunday is definitely Gulbis’ biggest cheque in a few years ($44,000), and lowest round too. She hasn’t had her mojo on the course due to injuries even though everybody sure knows she’s had it off the course. Now she’s making the body paint pictures in sports illustrated have purpose and gave me a reason to post them. You’re welcome.

#15) Yani Tseng? What happened? It’s the final round of a major! All the predictions, all the talk, and Tseng finally manages to look human on the LPGA tour and not win. I’m not overly happy about this as I really was pulling for Yani to pick up her sixth major and her 16th career win. It’s not the same kind of finish without Tseng and I’m sure she’s not pleased with her Sunday performance. I expect to see her on top of the leaderboard again very soon, like probably next week. Despite me saying she played bad, she missed a 20-footer for birdie on the last to miss out on the playoff and to finish third. Just a horrendous display Yani.

Living the good life.

#16) I’m not sure who’s happier right now, Sean Foley or Hunter Mahan? Foley is on a serious roll on the PGA Tour, he’s had four winners in the last seven weeks on tour. Mahan, Rose and Woods. Even #teamfoley is now a common hash tag on Twitter. Whatever he’s teaching it’s working, and I’d put some serious coin on any of his students at the Masters this week. He is surely getting rich.

#17) By Sunday if you see me strolling around eyes blood-shot with no sleep you should know it’s because its MASTERS WEEK. Every golf fan in the world is excited right now, this is our super bowl, our world series, but we tend to think it’s better than all of those things combined. It’s the green grass, Magnolia Lane, Rae’s Creek, Amen Corner, the pinestraw, the dogwoods, the crow’s nest, the green jacket, Norman’s collapses, Nicklaus’ 18th major, Tiger’s chip in, the par 3 contest. It’s SO MANY THINGS!! If you’re looking for me, I’ll be in front of the TV. Do not disturb.

#18) I’m having a hard time coming up with an 18th hole today because all I can think about is Augusta. So I will leave you with this tune to kick off your week. Merry Christmas golf fans. 

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