KG’s Blog Post #39 – 2/14/10 8:32pm
Foot in Mouth Time,
So quick do I blog. This time it’s strictly about golf and my valued opinion. So, if you are not golf knowledgeable some of this will make no sense – go potty.
I believe it may be time for me to see if it’s possible to put my only real foot in my mouth, or some may say at least to the ars region of the body. I’ve been noticing some issues that have popped up recently and since I’m resting my lazy tail in bed doing zip I thought I would give my opinions. Remember, just opinions – but I’m right on all them…
OK, first don’t go see Wolfman. I got out of bed for this crap movie.
Now, I speak of the recent McCarron-Phil point. Scott did not do his homework on this one. I can personally attest that the “grandfathered” Eye 2 wedges don’t even come close to any other clubs in the spin department. It is a disadvantage to have it in your bag (today’s ball is the difference). I use it cause it’s my club forever. Now, on whether he should have said ‘cheating’ or go the political way is bull. We all know that this is what he thought, so give him is due. At least he spoke.
Now, I’m about to get in trouble. Scott should be fined according to our regs, for the old “you-can’t-say-anything-negative-about-anyone/course/sponsor/dog” (or even swine) rule. This is an idiotic reg., as we are all human and may have different opinions on issues, but our “bosses” say not good for the game. I’ve been hit hard for my views and it’s baloney. Don’t forget that Finchem was a HUGE figure in the law suit against Ping. He and the Tour lost big, and if it weren’t for the kindness of Karsten, who knows what would have happened. For those who don’t remember, I was on the side of Ping and I took a lot of bull from the media & players who weren’t getting the truth fed to them by Finchem, Beman, and others.
I also agree with Scott on young Mr. Kim not playing in his home town, so to speak. I believe this may be the second year in a row for him on this subject. It is flat out wrong when players don’t support their area events. We the players owe golf and our hometowns, regardless of what you think of the course. I’m not positive, but maybe there are more women, wine, and money over there in Dhabi.
Next, I’m baffled as to why a player makes a caddy change and says “it’s time for a change” or our “chemistry is just off”. I’m here to tell you that there are demons in those players heads and they are just lying to everyone, especially themselves. (this is a comment in ref. to Luke Donald – I have never met him and have heard nothing but wonderful things about him, so I do hope he wipes those demons away – I know personally the damage those devils cause.)
I just saw that there are 24 Europeans in this week’s World Match Play Championship, plus 20 other foreigners, and only 20 Americans in the field of 64. Doesn’t any one else have an issue with the World Rankings that we use so much? They give way to much credit for events “over there” – they are good, but how on earth can you be in the top 15 and never have won on the best tour going? How in God’s name are Kaymer, McIlroy & Poulter ahead of Ogilvy, Paddy & K Perry? The first 3 have not even won here. These rankings were set up by IMG way back when as a way to market their foreign clients so they could get more $$$$ in endorsements and appearance fees, and now its pure bull porkbelly. When will we do what’s just right for golf?
I see that Jim Thorpe has been suspended by the tour for his IRS issues. I personally have had issues with the IRS, but isn’t there something wrong with a man being suspended for what he does off the course who nobody real cares about (no offense Thorpe my boy) yet another who created hysteria for months and months can come back anytime he wishes? I believe neither one should be punished by the tour – they are paying their own price.
All the best to Funk in his recovery – he is a very good man.
If I’m lucky enough to play again, would my leg be “wrong with the integrity of the game”?
Well my novel is done, so I say again thanks and I’ll be in touch.
I lied – it may come out so now I will tell you, I’m honored that the PGA Tour players have decided to vote to donate 50% of their Wed. Pro-am purses for all of 2010 to myself & Chris Smith. This was a wonderful thought and I’m proud to be part of an organization that produces so many good-hearted men. Many of these young men have never even met me, so that means they just have a good heart. This well help me tremendously as I move forward. The tour will not say, but I’ve heard Jerry Kelly and Glen Day may have started the ball rolling.
[ KG, news for U, it’s already “out” !!! – Col.
I hope some understand some issues just vented are just my opinions.
If you so desire, I will give my thoughts regularly if you all want me to. If not, I won’t. Pending suspension of course. Cheers, Tim, my dear friend (he sends me Xmas cards) real tight!!
Be good everyone,