Golf snippets

Crikey, what a crazy week in the golf world. I’m sure much of it you already know about.

But you may not have heard about John Daly making a movie of his life, Robert Allenby making a lot of money and returning home, two more Aussies qualifying for next year’s PGA Tour and the Australian PGA Championship begins today at Coolum.

So here’s what you may have missed.

  • It is strange days indeed when John Patrick Daly is the voice of reason for golf. He’s touched upon everything this week including perhaps penning his life story and having it converted into a movie. But who would play Long John? Matt Damon maybe?
    “I saw him (Damon) in Bagger Vance. If I can get him to take the club back a little further, he’d be perfect,” Daly quipped. “But the problem is who is going to play the ex-wives.”
  • Robert Allenby grabbed the bioggest cheque of his life by winning in South Africa last week. A shaky final round from many big names left Allenby to win the event in a playoff. He’s agreed to fill the void left by Vijay Singh at this week’s Australian PGA Championship.
  • Two more Australians qualified for the PGA Tour after six rounds of Q-School. David Lutterus and Matt jones will join the big boys on the American tour next year. I feel badly for Andrew Buckle who is battling to get back on the PGA Tour. He had his card sewn up weeks ago on the Nationwide Tour but imploded to finish 32nd. He then went to Q-School and again missed out. A final round 75 saw him miss out by two shots.

2 thoughts on “Golf snippets

  • December 12, 2009 at 19:45
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    If anyone knows about controversery it’s John Daly.

    Maybe with Tiger Woods on hold for awhile he will become more relevant, who knows?

    I wonder what Steve Williams will have to say, he must have known all that was going on…….

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  • December 16, 2009 at 09:05
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    Matt Damon as John Daly? Bagger Vance was about as interesting as “Magnolia”, maybe you’ll suggest Tom Cruise next

    Bit of a stretch, how about we entertain Rusty Crowe, Tom Hanks or even Denzel Washington!

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