Thursday, February 7, 2008

2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National No-Name Pro-Am

When I saw the leaderboard after the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am I thought, damn, there's a bunch of amateurs leading the tournament! They all sound like average golfers to me. Here's the first 10 positions, all from the US of A;

1. Kent Jones, He's the kid that moved away in 7th grade.
2. John Mallinger, He's Radiohead's original drummer.
3. Roland Thatcher, Unsung Monty Python member.
4. Brad Adamonis, Gettin' real close to a porn name.
5. Jay Williamson, Thought he was Dennis of Dennis the Menace fame.
6. Michael Allen, The name I want when I go into the Federal Witness Protection Program.
7. J.B. Holmes, Sherlock or John C's family? Yeah, I know. He won last week.
8. Kris Cox, Too cute a name for the Tour IMHO.
9. D.A. Points, Nationwide stalwart.
10. Tim Herron, Finally! My horse in fantasy golf. Let's go Lumpy!

No slight intended. These are obviously all great players or they wouldn't be here. If you're 1/2 shot better over four days, that's a 2 stroke advantage. I'm good at math. So, not a lot separates winners from also- rans on this tour. Perhaps a changing of the familiar guard is in order. Maybe J.B. staring Phil down last week is a sign of things to come.

A few more notes from day #1 .....

John Daly 79. C'mon John, if you're hurt fix it. If not, move in with Butch.

Tied for 26th with matching 70s, Doug LaBelle II and Davis Love III. DL2 AND DL3.

Colt Knost, 77. Gave up a Masters spot to hit the tour early.

Greg Norman, 76. Little rust on the Shark. Looks like a tennis weekend.

David Duval, 75. Believe me, no one's pulling for Duval more than me. I'd love to see him get his game back.

The next three days are worth a look. Can't beat Pebble as a venue. It's fun to watch the celebs play as well. Twice a year's plenty though.

Til' next,


  1. have you ever been to the AT&T? It's a blast. You'll find me singing at the piano bar at the Mission Ranch after the actions over.

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