Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ochoa Has Finish Line in Sight at Kraft Nabisco Championship

Though not at her best, Lorena Ochoa leads the 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship heading into the final round. Her one under 71 today was enough for a one shot lead over Hee-Won Han. Hee-Wan's two under 70 left her a stroke ahead the trifecta of Maria Hjorth, Seon Hwa Lee, and the only American with a chance, Cristie Kerr. Kerr penciled a spectacular 66 today to lift herself back in contention. Ochoa again inexplicably missed a number of putts inside of ten feet and sprayed a few drives. Thanks to that, it's a filly race on Sunday. Annika had a difficult day. She had been sick all night and displayed symptoms during the round. She laid down in the shade when possible, and was bending over in extreme discomfort. Still, she's at -2 for the tournament and has a chance. She displayed the kind of guts and fortitude that makes her the champion she is. Do you think John Daly would have finished under those circumstances? Heck, he's DQ or WD when he's feeling great.
I can't wait to see the finale tomorrow.


Yawn. Johnson Wagner still leads at -15. Chad Campbell, Texas native, -14. Tied for 3rd, Bob " Blast from the past" Estes and Charley Hoffman at -12. Wake me when it's over. 5 days til' the Masters.

Average golfer observation of the day..... While watching the Kraft Nabisco on ESPN 2, I was more than annoyed by the sports scores crawler on the bottom of the screen and the tournament leaders complete with distracting stat info dominating the top of the screen. I found it beyond aggravating. Then I said to myself, "Self, isn't ESPN going to be covering the first two rounds of the Masters?" Yup, that and the virgin coverage of the par three contest on Wednesday.
If I have to suffer through that garbage on my screen for the Masters I'm going to drive to Bristol, CT, find the person(s) responsible and threaten them within an inch of their life. Unless of course they're bigger than me.

Til' next,

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