Friday, June 19, 2009

This is why its a bad idea

Just think what would happen if the rain that has wrecks havoc on the 2014 US Open, like it has this year so far. Instead of screwing up one tournament it would wreck havoc on two of them. In 2014 for the first time in Open history one course will host both the Men's and Women's opens. Pinehurst #2 will do the honors.

While having both of the tournaments at the same site sounds like a great idea for a variety reasons, it does come with its drawbacks. If there would be a delay at the Men's Open it could destroy the Women's Open. Say by some act of god rain washes out a round of the Men's Open and plays gets pushed back to Monday. Then the course crew would have to change the set from the Men's Open to the Women's Open. So the earliest that a women would get a practice round would be Wednesday and it would simply be unfair to just give them one day of practice before they play in the biggest tournament in their sport. By having them both at the same site you are also asking people to spend a ton of money to go see both events.

While the thought was good any delay could cause an issue, it will be interesting to see what happens at Brandon Dunes in 2011 when both the Mens and Womens Amateur is held at the same venue.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's Schedule Day in the EPL

The schedules have been released in England now its time to plan and look to the future. Thanks to Setanta for this pix

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Who needs a TV for the US Open

The toughest test in golf is here. The USGA will be putting on the US Open at Bethpage Black in New York, but this years tournament has something new, twitter. All types of different players and media outlets are tweeting about the destruction that is about to happen this weekend at the black course. Everyone from the USGA to Ian Poulter to Stewart Cink.

Here are a couple of the better ones from this week so far:
With information like this who the hell needs to put on the TV this weekend.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Best News for a Nationals Fan

You know your season is bad when excitement comes when a high school sophomore decides to go to junior college in order to be eligible for the 2010, well that is how bad it is. The Nats currently have a nine game lead in the race for the 2010 #1 pick, according to ESPN Keith Law. Around the country Nats fans rejoiced when word came from Nevada that SI Cover boy Bryce Harper decide to leave Las Vegas High School and enroll at College at Southern Nevada. So you are asking why Nats fan care, well because junior college players are eligible for the draft after one season. Harper has been hailed as a once in a lifetime type of prospects. He hits 500 feet home runs, throws left hand and hits 95 on the gun he is a organizations dream.

If Harper was not available, the #1 overall pick becomes a little less valuable with North Carolina pitcher Matt Harvey being the top choice. Harvey is an ok starting pitchers but he is no where in the class of this years #1 San Diego State pitcher Steven Strasburg.