Colin Montgomerie has done everyone a big favour by going on record and stating that he we wont be found doing an Ian Poulter, posing naked on the front page of a Golf magazine….phew, glad we got that one cleared up! Monty does go on to make a serious point about Poulter’s confidence which he says will see Poults through to making the Ryder Cup Team. These comments come at a time when Monty’s own qualification for the European team is in some doubt as he struggles for form.
Someone else who’s having a hard time of it right now is Phil Mickelson. Last Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, he shot an 11 on the 14th hole, a career worst on a single hole. Wow, even I might have beaten him on that particular hole!…there’s hope for all of us. Although, to be fair, it was only 2 shots more than Ernie Els managed at the 18th, at last week’s Indian Masters, where he went into the bushes twice and took penalty drops on both occasions.
Speaking of competitive play; I’m due my first game of Golf this year when I take part in the first round of a local knock-out tournament. I’m drawn against the only woman in the competition. We’ve played together before, and if we both play anything like we did then – she’s going to whoop my ass! Don’t take this as a negative mindset, rather an acknowledgement that my game will need to improve if I’m to stand any chance of progressing in the tournament. I’ll let you know the outcome.
Nice to draft a whole post without mentioning TW! But who cares, he’s just really damn lucky anyway