Congrats, Jason Day!!
I’m sad for the Canuck, but happy for Jason.
LANNY H CALLS FOR CRUCIFIXION OF ROBERT ALLENBY
Worked into a passionate frenzy by the the rest of the golf media, Lanny H has come out this morning in support of the crucifixion of Robert Allenby.
“What better time to do it than the week of Tiger Woods’s tournament? We could do it on pro-am Wednesday, at the 18th green, so all participants as they completed their rounds would be reminded that golf has room only for happy talk.”
Allenby, who will be playing in the tournament this week if he escapes crucifixion, could not be reached for comment.
Fans in the D.C. area seem genuinely excited about the prospect and have even suggested that if Allenby is not available for crucifixion, perhaps Kevin Na or Vijay Singh could be substituted.
One woman, who identified herself only as “Kelly,” said she liked the idea, but thought Matt Every would be the best choice.
Lanny H, however, has his heart set on Allenby. “Why, just this morning, Kyle Porter posted a story about ANOTHER caddie saying negative things about Allenby. This has gone on long enough.”
11:00 am Update
Danny Willett won the Euro Masters by one shot over Matthew Fitzpatrick (solo 2nd). I wish Fitzpatrick had won, but Willett has been playing great and it’s good to see him get the win.
Why The Canadian Open is Better Than the British Open
- Tournament officials won’t determine the outcome by arbitrary rulings.
- People don’t try to gloss over horrible weather with pithy sayings. (Nae wind, nae rain, nae golf).
- No one gets their panties in a bunch if you call the Canadian Open the Canadian Open.
Scapegoat-By-Number Kit, or This Year’s Kevin Na: Robert Allenby is a safe, officially-approved target. You can criticize him until the cows come home, and no one will blink an eye. He’s this year’s Kevin Na. The sports media has descended on him like a pack of hyenas. I’m not defending (or attacking) Allenby. The truth is I hardly even know who he is. He’s an Australian pro golfer. End of knowledge. Oh, he got drunk in Hawaii and got a bump on his head. And now he’s fired his caddy. (Oh, my! How rare it is to see a caddy fired!)
I bring this up because I recently heard a CBS Sports Minute on the radio wherein the editorialist blasted Allenby. The sports reporters who run from even a hint of controversy when it comes to the golf “stars” stand in line to bash the Robert Allenbys and Kevin Nas of the world. (The audio is not yet on the CBS podcast website.)
Wake-Up Call: Matthew Fitzpatrick, who is younger than Jordan Spieth, leads the Euro Masters by one shot over Willett and Hatton. It’s not a three-man race just yet, but there is a two-shot gap between 2nd and 3rd. Leaders are just starting the back nine.