September 15, 2009

The Front Nine

Earth shattering answers to the all-important critical questions facing the world of golf ...

International captain Greg Norman picks a struggling Adam Scott for Presidents Cup team.

International captain Greg Norman picks a struggling Adam Scott for Presidents Cup team.

1. Tiger Woods wins the BMW Championship, his sixth PGA Tour title of 2009.

Player-of-the-year-ballots aren't due until after the Fall Finish. Then again, why wait?

2. Woods dismantles redesigned Cog Hill course with third-round 62.

Memo to those who want to bring a U.S. Open there: Back to the drawing board.

3. FedEx Cup participants cite exhaustion with this year's playoffs schedule.

Anyone else who played 12 rounds in three weeks would think they died and went to heaven.

4. The U.S. wins the Walker Cup at Merion, behind captain Buddy Marucci, himself a Merion member.

We bet Buddy made his house minimum this month, no problem.

5. Los Angeles CC to host the 2017 Walker Cup.

Reinforcing the point that no event in golf is played on better venues than the Walker Cup (you can look it up).

6. International captain Greg Norman picks a struggling Adam Scott for Presidents Cup team.

The rumor is Scott was the only guy who fit the 12th set of uniforms.

7. Ken Green tests his prosthetic leg, cards 39 for nine holes.

Maybe we need to keep the polls open for comeback player of the year.

8. Ohio man wins design-a-hole contest for Golden Tee video game.

What's the first prize in a contest like that? All-you-can-eat chicken wings for the rest of your life?

9. Retired Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Steve Blass makes two aces in same round.

He also won Game 7 of the 1971 World Series. Some guys have all the luck.