Monday, April 10, 2006

Sunday was a good day for lefties!

Phil Mickelson (who is actually right-handed) won his second Masters title with a masterful performance, playing bogey-free golf for the first 17 holes of the final round.

Since the start of the 2004 season, Phil has won three majors (two for Tiger, and no one else has more than one.) He became only the 8th player in the open era to win back-to-back majors. "Lefty" has now won a major in three straight calendar years, joining Tiger as the only player to accomplish this feat in the last 20 years. He hhas finished in the top 10 in seven of the last nine majors. Phil now holds more major titles than such golf greats as Greg Norman, Jose Maria Olazabal, Bernhard Langer, and Tom Kite. Thanks to Phil and Mike Weir, left-handed golfers have now won 3 of the last 4 Masters, and almost a third of the majors since the start of 2003.

He became the first player since 1988 to win the Masters after having also won the previous week on the PGA tour. He has finished in the top 10 of the Masters every year since 1999, a feat not even matched by Tiger. He has finished in the top 3 at the Masters five times in the last six years. His scoring average at Augusta is second only to Tiger on the all-time leaderboard.

Who's standing on the "wrong" side of the ball now?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A haiku for the hammer:

Tom DeLay resigned.
House smells better already!
Hope "Hammer" gets nailed!