Monday, June 19

U.S. Open Leftovers

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OK, it’s Monday night and I’m late to the game. Last night I was going to make my final post on the U.S. Open but I backed off more times than Jim Furyk. I just couldn’t pull the trigger. I felt kinda numb and disoriented after watching that train wreck of a finish.

Meanwhile, today bloggers and MSM have been pecking away about the U.S. Open like vultures going after a fresh carcass. I want a piece of whatever is left, so here goes.

Phil Mickelson
Question Phil’s decision-making on 18 all you want, but in the end the law of averages caught up with him. Johnny was right. You just can’t miss all those fairways on Sunday and win the U.S. Open. The golf gods won’t allow it. Not even for Phil, who they like.

Colin Montgomerie
Middle of 18th fairway, 170 yards, perfect setup for Monty’s fade. Clank. Double bogey. I guarantee Monty will lose more sleep over this than Phil.

Ian Poulter
Sorry, but pink isn’t a winning color at the U.S. Open. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

Jim Furyk
I would have bet Jim was going to drop that par putt on 18, which would have gotten him into a playoff. Furyk is clutch, but this time it didn’t happen.

Kenneth Ferrie
Superman belt buckle wasn’t enough. Nice try, though.

Geoff Ogilvy
The truth is, this guy hit it better than anyone the last two days. And he converted clutch pars on 17 (chip in) and 18 (up and down) when it counted. Give him credit. He’s got some serious game.

The Armchair Golfer

5 comments :

Lancer said...

Agree with all your points. Good analysis.

Greg said...

I agree too... especially on your Ogilvy comment. He made those shots even when it looked like all he had was a small chance at a playoff.

-Greg

mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...

Yeah Furyk was starting to drive me crazy. We was almost crossing over into the "sergio re-gripping" area...

Love said...

Monty stood there for 10 minutes with a 6 iron in his hand. At the last second he pulls out a 7 iron and hits it short into the junk. He says that at the last moment he thought the adrenaline would give him the extra yards. The adrenaline gave him brain damage. By the way,
The Temple of Love - The World Peace Religion http://www.thetempleoflove.com/
is the only religion in which Golf figures prominently, including Phil the Thrill.

MCPO Airdale said...

When, I can't hit a fairway I eventually go down to a fairway wood or long iron. Still no excuses for Lefty's lapse in judgement.

Ogilvy played smart, managed golf. . . he deserved to win.