April 14, 2008


When it comes to Tiger, everyone is throwing in the towel: Players on the PGA Tour are conceding to the sport's top star even before tournaments begin. (Bill Plaschke, April 10, 2008, LA Times)

Welcome to the Masters, where the world's best golfers have gathered this week to carry on a tradition like none other.

Kissing up to Tiger.

Have you ever heard anything like it? In a sports world whose very pulse is pumped by the heartbeat of competition, would this happen anywhere else?

Tiger Woods showed up here this week reiterating his understandable belief that he can win this summer's golf Grand Slam.

Then his opponents -- exasperated gasp -- agreed with him.

"He has already won four majors in a row, so it's not an impossible feat," Phil Mickelson said this week. "I think it's doable."

Doable? Lefty, are you that dork-able?

You're Woods' biggest rival, yet you're going to concede him the entire World Series even before the season's first pitch?

The sponsors of our NCAA contest were so generous we'll have books left over for a Masters contest. Pick three golfers and we'll total their scores.

-The Masters (Britannica)

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 14, 2008 7:44 AM

Tiger Woods
Padraig Harrington
Phil Mickelson

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 7, 2008 8:39 AM

Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Retief Goosen

Posted by: Rich Plumb at April 7, 2008 12:28 PM

Adam Scott

Posted by: Patrick H at April 7, 2008 12:35 PM

I'll go with

Tiger Woods
Jim Furyk
Rory Sabbatini

Posted by: Bartman at April 7, 2008 12:49 PM

Goosen / Els / Mickelson

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 7, 2008 2:17 PM

Tiger Woods
Geoff Ogilvie
Phil Mickelson

Posted by: ras at April 7, 2008 4:05 PM

Tiger, Scott, Goose

Posted by: Foos at April 7, 2008 5:18 PM

Sean O'Hair
Boo Weekly
Bubba Watson

Posted by: ratbert at April 7, 2008 11:31 PM

Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Luke Donald

Posted by: Dave P at April 8, 2008 6:38 AM

Justin Rose
Luke Donald

Unlike me to pick two Euros but this is a course where Faldo, Woosnam, Lyle, Ballesteros and Olazabal have all won.

Posted by: jeff at April 8, 2008 8:54 PM

Tiger, Cink, Furyk

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 8, 2008 9:20 PM


Posted by: JimBobElrod at April 8, 2008 9:35 PM

Singh, Mickelson, Woods

Posted by: The Other Brother at April 9, 2008 6:39 PM

I can't find an Indridason book anywhere, so here's my big chance to win one:

Tiger Woods
Vijay Singh
Phil Mickelson

Posted by: Melissa at April 9, 2008 6:40 PM


Posted by: Bobby Werples at April 9, 2008 6:43 PM

Woods, Goosen, Furyk

Posted by: John V at April 10, 2008 8:33 AM

Tiger, Wetterich, Sabbatini

Posted by: oj at April 10, 2008 8:59 AM

I don't have the scores in front of me, but either Rich Plumb (Woods, Mickelson, Goosen) or the Other Brother (by 1 minute over Melissa, with Woods, Singh, Mickelson) probably won.

My dark horses (O'Hair, Weekley, and Bubba) all did well, but didn't finish under par.

Did Furyk make the cut or finish low enough for Jim in Chicago to win?

Posted by: ratbert at April 14, 2008 2:43 PM

I think Mike Morley won, with Woods, Harrington, and Mickelson.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 14, 2008 3:12 PM

Rich, Melissa, & Mike--send your actual addresses and I'll send books.

Posted by: oj at April 14, 2008 4:45 PM