Saturday, January 16, 2010

John Daly, Britches, Miss Cut at Sony Open

To paraphrase Boo Weekley at the Sony Open,  Waialae Country Club, in his post-round Golf Channel interview, "John's gotta do sumpin' about them britches." Yes, and sumpin' about his driving accuracy and short game too while he's at it. While recognizing Big John's apparent need for cash, I was furiously wondering if he couldn't have sold his soul to some other purveyor of golf ensembles. John's britches indeed made my eyes bleed.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, a rejuvenated Ryan Palmer leads the event at -9 after two rounds. The triumvirate of Robert Allenby, Chad Campbell, and Zach Johnson holds down second at -8. John Merrick, Jeff Quinney, and Steve Stricker are two back at -7. All told, there are 25 players within 5 strokes of the lead heading into today's third round. Anybody's guess, but I'd lean toward the straight hitters here with narrow fairways and winds from God knows where. The Sony's a last look at paradise before the California swing.

I'm not sure whether I was pulling for Big John to make the cut or not. On one hand I'd love to see him do well and have some success to polish his worn image. On the other, I'm not sure I could stomach the trousers for another two days.

Til' next,

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