It is really difficult to do anything when the Celtics are getting absolutely jobbed by David Stern and his Association cronies, lead by Joe Crawford. Fucking unbelievable. Perk get’s tossed, Rondo get’s T’d up by a Joe Crawford, but he wasn’t even arguing with him, Jameer Nelson makes another prayer three pointer…I could go on and on. Writing my golf blog takes time and focus and now I have the attention span of a 13 year old special needs student riding the short bus. Does Dwight Howard have more incidental contact after shots than any other player in the NBA? He always seems to have a hand or elbow (that’s not intentional) in the face or body of a Celtics player, he’s sent Rondo to the floor at least 3 times this game and has just knocked Big Baby out with a concussion. Onto golf…
This week the Tour stops in Forth Worth Texas for the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Has the PGA played in Texas every other week this year? Yep, just checked this will be the third straight week in a row. Too bad Anthony Kim is hurt from falling down drunk, I would have loved to bet on him during this stretch. Last years Crowne Plaza Invitational winner Steve Stricker along with an all star field (minus Tiger) will be present in the balmy 95 degree heat this weekend. This week it’s a birdie theme because of the low scoring at the Colonial, going with these guys.
Phil Mickelson +700, The 00′ and 08′ winner was the runner up. Phil is 1st on the money list and 2nd on the FedEx Cup Standings. Phil Birdies or does better on 58% of the Par 5’s holes he’s played this year.
Steve Marino +3500, Marino has 6 top Twenty finishes this year and two of them are in the top 5. A couple golf blogs and PGA beat writers keep suggesting he’ll win one this year. I am listening. Finished 2nd last year in a playoff. Has no good birdie stats, he sucks
Y.E. Yang +3500, Y.E. has two top ten finishes and was a duck hook away from winning at the Phoenix Open. He is 8th for the average number of birdies per round, he can go low. Averages 4 per round.
Bo Van Pelt +4500, leads in league in Birdies, has 204 of them this year. Also Van Pelt has finished in the top 5 in 3 out of the last 4 tournaments at Verizon, Quail Hallow and The Players. That is a 3rd, 5th and a 4th respectively.
Matchup Hunter Mahan -105 over Ben Crane