Golf Channel’s first “Live From” is currently airing. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus! I have only seen an aerial photo or two of the course, but based on that, it looks interesting.
The Irish Independent has a great article on Jordan Spieth (“Spieth has changed golf, but it’s a different sort of revolution“). It’s well-written start to finish and even gives a shout-out to my current favorite golf writer, Gary Van Sickle. I would only alter the article in one place. I would add “(wink, wink)” after “physical fitness.”
While reading the Irish Independent, don’t skip the article on Rory (“Rory McIlroy: I’ve been in 118 different airports and had 287 nights in hotels in 12 months“). Fairways and birdies, a good swing takes you far… (with apologies to Jackson Browne/Danny O’Keefe).
I guess they have to fill time, and maybe it generates some excitement among some people, and I’m not just talking about this pregame talk about the Presidents Cup, but I think I’ve had more than my fill of discussion about “what you would like to see on Sunday.” We’re hearing things now along the lines of “What everyone wants to see is Jordan vs Jason.” Yeah? Well, we just had them paired in the final round of the year’s final major; I’m supposed to get excited about them meeting in an off-season team match exhibition?
Maybe it’s just the wisdom of Ole Lanny’s years, but I’m content to let things play out as they may. Would I have said prior to Crooked Stick 1991 that I wanted to see alternate John Daly win?