IS IT JUST ME, an admitted golf junkie, or are the FedEx Cup Playoffs better than anyone could expect sans Tiger Woods?
In this political season, I’m reminded of what John Nance Garner, No. 2 to FDR, said about the vice presidency: it “wasn’t worth a warm bucket of spit.”
Many have pooh-poohed the playoffs, including yours truly. A warm bucket of spit, you might say. But isn’t this FedEx thing turning out better than expected?
Last week’s opener was contested on a great golf course, Ridgewood Country Club, and produced a dramatic Sergio Garcia-Vijay Singh showdown.
I admit I haven’t seen much of the Deutsche Bank Championship − only 20 minutes today − but judging from the 54-hole leaderboard, another exciting finish is in store. Mike Weir leads, with Camilo Villegas, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk within four shots on a course that has yielded low scores.
Not bad from where I sit.
−The Armchair Golfer
2008 Deutsche Bank Championship TV Schedule
2008 FedEx Cup Standings