This is a new little feature I am going to try featuring the previous weekends good (chip-in’s) and bad (chunks). If you have a nomination for either, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you enjoy.
- Of course I have to start off with congratulating Graeme McDowell for hanging tough and pulling out the victory in the 110th U.S. Open. He hung tough when everyone was pretty much writing him off, including me in my Sunday post. I am sure he drank plenty of Guinness last night and probably just went to bed a few hours ago.
- I really liked the prime time coverage for NBC Sports. Johnny Miller is still a classic but seems to be getting nice in his older age. He really didn’t start ripping Dustin Johnson until the back nine. The overnight ratings were up compared to last year so I guess it paid off to keep the broadcast in prime time. It will be hard to compete next year in prime time when you move to Congressional.
- Congrats to Ai Miyazato for winning the ShopRite Classic and taking over the #1 ranking on the LPGA. I don’t even know who these people are anymore since the stars seem to be retiring or hurt. I am going to make a better effort to get to know the LPGA players.
- And lastly, how awesome for Shaun Micheel scoring a double eagle on the par-5 sixth hole from 239 yards out. Shauns’ mother is in the final stages of liver and brain cancer and he was visibly shaken up during an interview on Saturday. I wish him luck and my prayers go out to his family and his mother.
- How can I not lead off with Dustin Johnson and his 82 meltdown on Sunday. So much for his flat-line attitude which his caddy claimed he has. Maybe he needed a shock to realize he was in the final round of the United States Open. I just hope he comes out of that. There have been many other players who never can recover from something like that.
- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els- What else can I say? These three top players in the world did absolutely nothing on Sunday except let Pebble Beach get the best of them. You would expect at least one of these guys to play a little better on the Sunday of a major. I was extremely disappointed in seeing these guys play like they did. Not to take anything away from McDowell, but I think most people would have liked to see one of these guys get it done.