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Tom Watson: Loud Pattern Pimp (Again)

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Tom Watson? Is he still wearing those pants? You know, the ones that interfered with radio and television signals, hypnotized careless bystanders, and gave him miraculous and aggressive putting skills throughout the late '70s and early '80s? These pants? Yes, those pants.
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↵So you say he's not wearing them? Fine: a loud argyle sweater and a lead through the middle of the first round at Turnberry will have to suffice for Watson, who in one of the two tournaments he plays on the tour all year long has played excellent, canny golf.
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↵Cialis users of the world, take note. Watson has played the kind of golf old men routinely use to hustle youngsters out of money at neighborhood courses worldwide, bouncing balls out of the rough and popping out of bunkers to stay consistently in the hunt on each hole. When watching it, the style will be familiar to anyone who has played nine holes of golf with a grey-haired duffer with a swing like a slaughterhouse worker, looked up at ten, and realized you are five strokes behind him and losing ground. It's economical, ungraceful, and thus far, totally effective.
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↵If you want the power game and care to see what it's been at Turnberry thus far, look no further than Tiger Woods, who sits at +1 on the day. Perhaps he's just flustered by the lack of rain falling sideways and unusually tepid conditions at the usually blustery Turnberry. Scottish weather gods, Tiger requests that you get angry immediately in order to make him feel comfortable. If he has to say something bad about sheep or haggis to get his way, the by gosh he will. Watch him.
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