Let's face it, talk of Tiger Woods winning all three majors was a huge stretch. Not that it wasn't possible, but the odds were better that at 51 this average golfer has a better chance at still being able to dunk a basketball. There's only two persons left with a grand slam chance, Trevor Immelman and Lorena Ochoa. Who's your money on?
Midway through the Ginn Open in Reunion, FL Lorena stands three shots behind the leader Yani Tseng. Good Lord I hope there's no other "Yanni" connection to this. Yanni and Kenny G are two of the reasons my site has no audio and I avoid elevators. Athough, Kenny G fancies himself to be at the top of the "pro sniffing celebrity golfer's set". I digress. Tseng moved to -12 after a sizzling, course record 64. Suzann Pettersen's 66 left her in 2nd place, two off the lead and one in front of Ochoa and Minea Blomqvist. There should be a rule that all golfing Petersons spell their name the same way, you know, like the South Korean Kims do. Much easier on tortured typists like moi.
Having a three stroke lead on Ochoa with two rounds left to play is like having a three step lead on Cujo and 50 yds. to the fence. Expect her to charge and charge hard tomorrow. Tseng, a rookie, earned her card at qualifying school and has 5 top 25 finishes in 5 starts this year. Spending tomorrow with Lorena on her tail will test her rookie experience level.
Notables in the field include Julie Inkster, -6, Cristie Kerr, -5, Morgan Pressel, -3, Annika Sorenstam, -1, and Laura Davies, at level par. That's how the British say even par. Gotta figure something's amiss with Se Ri Pak after missing the cut at +9. I've enjoyed following her resurgence. Stay tuned.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Posted by Average Golfer at 9:01 PM