Spent the later part of the day watching the Presidents Cup on my PVR — with all the commercials it is the only way to watch sports.
Here are some random thoughts:
- The Weir/Clark pairing wasn’t well thought out, especially against Kim and Mickelson, who can both bomb the ball. Why not put Weir with Cabrera, or someone who gets it out there so the Canadian’s exacting wedges would come into play? Instead Clark and Weir are regularly outdriven by 50 yards.
- Am I the only one who finds it remarkable that Tim Clark is competitive on the PGA Tour? A modern day Corey Pavin.
- Ryo Ishikawa looked outmatched all day. Adam Scott, on the other hand, didn’t make any putts, but the way he hit his driver and irons, it is hard to imagine he’s been playing as badly as he has. Give Norman a halve on his picks so far.
- I get that Zach Johnson and Kenny Perry are both devout Christians, but did Johnson really need to notify us after his win that they were playing for “God’s glory?” Does that suggest God wasn’t as fond of Cabrera and Villegas, at least not today? Is it because Villegas’ pants are too tight?
- With all the fuss about Harding Park, I was actually impressed with the look of the course.
- Should we do away with the Presidents Cup altogether? What about a three-team concept, where the winner of the Ryder Cup plays in the Presidents Cup, and the other teams rotate? Wouldn’t that make more sense? Or it is time to bring the rest of the world onto the Ryder Cup team.