Friday, February 29, 2008

Lorena Ochoa Express Chugs Along

If it was a fight, they'd have stopped it. She carved out a sweet 65 at the HSBC Women's Champions to distance herself by seven strokes over the likes of Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer, both of which had won in 2008 before Lorena came out to play. This one's over at halftime kids. Bet they wished she'd have hibernated a little longer. The little dynamo had eight birdies in her round including four in a row on the front nine. The sponsors must be concerned about attendance in the wake of what appears to be a rout. The only saving grace for the field is that this is a four round tournament, unusual for L.P.G.A. events. So if Saturday is moving day, the chasers are going to need U-Hauls just to catch a glimpse of Ochoa.

The story this week in pro golf is Ochoa. The Honda Classic seems lifeless. Perhaps it's just watching Ernie Els sleepwalk that does that to me. The Nationwide Tour is on break. Probably due to too much exposure. The Champions Tour is off for a group hair transplant, and Shiv Kapur is leading the Johnnie Walker Classic in India. Watch the tigers and elephants boys! Which also begs the question....How much Johnnie Walker could they possibly consume in India? I know it's a huge country, but it's tough to picture the sponsor with the venue. Capice?

Til' next,

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