Thursday, September 29, 2005

On Being Impressionable

I must be more impressionable than I thought. I just caught myself making a rather DiMarco-like fist pump as I rallied against the spreadsheet I'm currently challenging at work. I remarked in my first golf post in my Soliloquies blog that when Phil won the PGA Championship I made a jump rather like his on the 18th green at the 2004 Masters. I suppose it's a good thing I took up golf as my sport of interest rather than something like wrestling. I can see it now. My boss comes in to ask for a document, and I've got my computer in a headlock. Yep, that would definitely reveal I'm crazy faster than if I ever slip and let her catch me in a conversation with myself. Now, as long as Sergio doesn't throw any more shoes, I should be okay.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Looking to Greensboro

The top four players in this tournament are Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Stewart Cink, and Tim Clark. Cink hasn't done much this year, and I don't see any indications that this is the week he'll turn things around. The course seems to fit Garcia's and Clark's games quite well and should suit Adam Scott well also now that his game is back on track. Despite the weaker field, a win by Garcia would validate the position I have him in as a Tier II player. I don't think a win by Scott will vault him up to Tier II, but it would most certainly push him closer.

Monday, September 26, 2005

The Tiers

I've recently started using the official world golf rankings to break the top golfers into tiers. This basically separates them based on spread of average points. (Disclaimer: Since these tiers are solely based on OWGR, they are only as good as the rankings.)

Tier I
Tiger Woods

Tier II
Vijay Singh
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Retief Goosen
Sergio Garcia

Tier III
Adam Scott
Chris DiMarco
Jim Furyk
Angel Cabrera

Tier IV
Kenny Perry
David Toms

Tier V
Padraig Harrington
Luke Donald
Michael Campbell

In the Beginning...

Well, I've just set this up to separate my golf views from my everyday blog. Previous golf thoughts, including the President's Cup, can be found at