Greater Hartford Open Postgame Show: Grace Leads Snedeker; Bubba Leads Everyone; Spieth Grand Slam Talk to the Forefront

Euro Sevener Branden Grace continues his dominance over jalnichols darling Brandt Snedeker by a stroke after one round.  Bubba Watson leads the entire field.  Patrick Reed with a solid opening.

The buildup for the British Open has already begun.  And how could it not, with Jordan Spieth hoping to duplicate fellow Texan Ben Hogan’s 3-0 majors record of 1953.  Check out the three consecutive names at T-27:  Branden, Brendan, Brendon.  And people say Asian names can be difficult to tell apart.

Of course, this Grand Slam talk pales in comparison to the excitement we’ll see next year for the Olympics!

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6 Responses to Greater Hartford Open Postgame Show: Grace Leads Snedeker; Bubba Leads Everyone; Spieth Grand Slam Talk to the Forefront

  1. Riddler says:

    “Dominance…..by a stroke after one round”. Huh?

    Remind me, who has a PGA Tour W this year.

    • lannyh says:

      Remind me who has two wins this year?
      Branden Grace doesn’t play the PGA Tour. He’s a Euro. Euro Seven — get it? He comes to the easier American tour and feasts! Easy OWGR points!

  2. Hilarious says:

    Oh no! Tony Reali from ESPN’S Around the Horn just referred to the “Calendar Grand Slam” as it relates to Serena Williams and Tennis!

    • lannyh says:

      It’s getting out of hand. We’ll have calendar no-hitters and calender Triple Crown winners before long.

      Is it too much to ask professional journalists to understand the words they use? One common one is “odds-on favorite” to mean any favorite at all. I recently read an article saying Woods used to be the “odds-on favorite” at ever tournament he entered. He was, of course, never once an odds-on favorite in a tournament. Golf writers just think it’s impressive to say “odds-on.” Even when they don’t know what it means.

    • Ken says:

      I don’t think it’s all driven by the need to puff up Woods and his so-called “Tiger Slam.” I think it’s largely a natural reaction to distinguish the Grand Slam from the career Grand Slam that was so talked about with Mickelson at the US Open.

      • lannyh says:

        What’s wrong with “Grand Slam” and “Career Slam”? (Like it had always been before…)

        I think the media just thought it sounded cooler or more magnificent to say the Grand Slam, so they just started saying that. And now they are left holding the bag.

        Also, I think they once asked Woods if he considered his non-Grand Slam to be a Grand Slam and he said yes. I guess if Woods said 2 + 2 = 5, they’d go along with that, too.

        Those are the kinds of things that make people mock Woods on his way out. It was total Kim Jong-il BS for fifteen years.

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