Saturday, May 29, 2010

GOLFER DIES ON NATIONAL TV

GOLFER DIES ON NATIONAL TV

COLONIAL INVITATIONAL

Fort Worth, Texas—If you saw it, you’ll never be the same. He’s fallen to mismatched thoughts, a bag full of oddly shaped putters and a variety of grips better suited for vaudeville. Vijay Singh’s long game overpowered the embarrassment on the greens. After missing the hole from inside of five feet four times, Singh wilted but refused to quit. Eye witnesses turned away. An even par 70 hid the truth; Vijay Singh died May, 27, 2010 on the back nine of a long career. His ghost used the last rays of light bludgeoning himself on the putting green, looking for renewal.

This year’s Ryder Cup Captain and winner at Colonial in 1985 and 1996, Corey Pavin topped an opening round 67 with a brilliant 64, using a putter from the 1950s. If not careful, he may find himself playing for this year’s cup against Europe.

John Daly, with St. Andrews on his mind, dismissed his demons for one more day: 11 of 14 fairways in regulation and hitting 14 of 18 greens kept them away. A mistimed double-bogey at the last tempted revival but held.

Long waits shrink green. Jim Furyk led the list of notables with the weekend off. Master winner Trevor Immelman, U.S. Open champion Y.E. Yang and Phil Mickelson found that shade works better for fans than players.

Jason Bohn, Brian Davis and Kris Blanks went to bed wondering how Bryce Moulder took their lead. Nine birdies verified his 62.

Some say Ft. Worth is where the west begins; leaders up all night dreading the tee shot on #15 and par threes disguised as par 4s hardly care.

3 comments:

  1. Headline caught my attention!

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  2. Roy, Headline caught my attention too, but truer words I have not read. Another career dead at the hand of a putter.

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  3. A sad day! Thanks for so vividly describing the embarrassment many of us mortal folders experience every time we hit the course!

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