We are off to Vegas on the PGA Tour this week for the Shriners children’s hospitals open. American golf for all its eccentricities raises huge sums for charity each year and also raises awareness, it’s something you could argue we don’t do enough of on our European tour.
TPC Summerlin is for these players anyway, a very easy golf course of par 71. This golf course was designed to be played by Tourists taking a break from going skint at the Poker Tables and though the Tour will trick it up a little we can expect the record score of 24 under par set last year by Ryan Moor (not the jockey) to be under real threat.
Chipping and putting will be the order of the day here and though this isn’t a top class field it’s better than last weeks, it seems a lot of players fancy a week in Vegas. I always play a little game during this week (you are welcome to join in) of working out who has lost the most money in the casino. The clues are all there if you look, bit snappier than usual with the caddy, asking the crowd to be quiet with a sarcastic tone and of course the dead giveaways asking the interviewer for money or to borrow clubs.
Tonight sees the start of one of the most scenic golf events the Grand Slam where all four Major winners fight it out for millions of dollars over two days in Bermuda. Except this year Phil Mickelson can’t be bothered to turn up so last years winner Padraig Harrington is invited back. Hang on a minute you cry Harrington is rubbish now and has not won anything for years, good point I cry back but last year somebody else cried off and he got in at the last minute and won.
Does Pad hang round Bermuda with his Wilson Clubs on the off chance someone’s lost in the triangle or did he tell the genial Mickelson that it had been cancelled in a beadle style prank, the Golf Public have a right to know. Anyway daft as it sounds he may be the only one taking it seriously and if the wind blows he could win again much to the sponsors horror as he shouldn’t be playing.
The fun starts at midnight tonight, so tune in and then Vegas starts on Thursday.
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