Thursday, June 14, 2012

One Down...

Well, you can scratch the Luke Donald prediction off my list of most brilliant moments.  After an opening 79, he'll be lucky just to approach the cut line.  Tiger, on the other hand, is looking pretty sweet, with an opening 69 - good enough to blow out his notable playing partners, Phil Mickelson (76) and Bubba Watson (78).  Alan Shipnuck of SI is already giving the title to Tiger, but you can't forget that this is the course where Jack Fleck bested Ben Hogan, where Billy Casper caught up to Arnold Palmer, where Scott Simpson held off Tom Watson, and where Lee Janzen took the trophy over Payne Stewart.  At The Olympic Club, the best player doesn't always win - but if Tiger can, I think we can safely put all of those "Tiger is washed up" arguments to rest.  Stay tuned.

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