At Golf World, we've started a contest that's become popular with our readers. Every Sunday, we invite readers to contribute a snappy comment for one item in the Front 9 feature each week. GW feeds the straight line; readers contribute the punchline, which we publish. We've been getting such a stream of quality responses that we think the winner and the close contenders deserve a little more love. Henceforth, the Editors' Blog will publish those each week.
This was the set-up line Editor-in-Chief Geoff Russell came up with this week:
"Phil Mickelson skips the WGC-Accenture Match Play and takes his family skiing instead."
The winning punchline, supplied by Kevin Vedder of Westfield, N.J., in this week's issue:
"Skiing on moguls is more fun than putting on them—at least those on the crazy greens at Dove Mountain."
Other punchline finalists:
John Fox, Wyoming, Ohio (a past winner):
"Proving once again that he's not yet over the hill."
Dave Andrews, Concord, New Hampshire:
"When he gets back, he'll be deadly on those 'Downhillers.' "
Peter M. Klein, West Chester, Ohio:
"Phil thought would be easier to get up and down on ski slopes than slopes at Dove Mountain."
Chris Hamman, Wichita, Kansas:
"And based on Phil the Thrill's February performance, the West Coast
Swing could be renamed the RAZR X-Games."
Picking a winner is getting harder and harder—so keep the creative lines coming. We'll have another contest this Sunday on our Golf World Facebook wall.