Sunday, March 22, 2009

Goose Golden at Transitions Championship

Retief Goosen ended his longish PGA Tour victory drought with a one shot victory over Charles Howell III and Brett Quigley today at the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook Golf Course. Goosen finished with a -1, 70 to claim his first paycheck in nearly four years on the American tour. Howell, who needs a victory in the next two weeks to earn a Masters invite, bogeyed 15 and 16 to effectively end his chances. Quigley, by virtue of his tie for 2nd, landed his second runner up finish in as many weeks. Third round leader Tom Lehman struggled to a 75 and a share of eighth place.

The tour moves to Bay Hill next week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational where a strong field makes their Masters prep. Tiger Woods defends. Click here for Arnie's field. Conspicuous in their absence are Sergio and Phil.

Til' next,


  1. His first paycheck in four years? Ah you mean the oversized comedy paychecks that winners get, for a minute there I I had this image of Reteif has been scraping by on his past winnings and touching Ernie for a few quid to get by for four years! Whats the odds Tiger puts Phil out of reach of the No.1 slot this week?

  2. I have the benefit of predicting Tiger's finish after the 2nd round. As we say in extreme northern NY, "He's got a lot of wood to cut."

    Goose has won outside of the US. Euros.

  3. Hear that the goose is back to his old trusty putter again so and in no time at all he gathers a win. As the saying goes:" Why change a good thing?". I guess we should see lots more Dollars and Euros going his way before long.