Sunday, June 15, 2008

Steel trap, man!

Apparently, Sheeba has been in communication with a friend in Michigan City. I'm glad he has friends, but I'm not sure we should be aiding and abetting a known fugitive.

Our steaks last night were delish (I suspect there will be a picture on Ken's journal at some point today), and while we ate, we watched the U.S. Open.

Tiger Makes Phenomenal Comeback

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP

SAN DIEGO (June 14) - Tiger Woods delivered a performance worthy of prime time in the U.S. Open on Saturday.

He kept an American television audience and a sellout crowd at Torrey Pines in suspense when his left knee buckled and he nearly dropped to the ground from the sheer pain, limping along with his club as a cane. The drama came on the last six holes, when he turned a five-shot deficit into a one-shot lead. And the amazing array of shots that put him atop the leaderboard? Pure science-fiction.

"The stuff he does, it's unreal," said Rocco Mediate, who watched it all unfold from the group behind.

First came Woods' 70-foot eagle putt on the 13th to get back in the game. Then it was a chip that he struck too hard, only to bow his head and laugh when it one-hopped into the hole for birdie on the 17th. Woods ended one of his most exciting rounds in a major with a 30-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a 1-under 70 and a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood.

It was pure theater at Torrey Pines, leaving 50,000 fans and even his competitors wondering what hit them.

"It's just the most amazing display of athletic, mental power that there is, there ever was," said Mediate, who had a three-shot lead early on the back nine until a four-hole meltdown."Look at him. He hasn't played in 10 weeks. There's no surprise to me, but he hasn't played for 10 weeks! And he comes here. So I'm not surprised. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow."

A Woods sequel usually is no mystery.

He has never lost a major when he has at least a share of the 54-hole lead, and it has been seven years since anyone beat him anywhere in the world when he had the lead to himself.

Oh my God, he was phenomenal! A 70-foot putt! Are you kidding me?! And when the chip shot bounced once, right into the hole, we had to laugh. It was crazy. I believe there were a few terrorist fist jabs going on here at Nutwood last evening! I think Tiger's fellow golfer, Rocco Mediate, said it well when he called it "the most amazing display there ever was."

His knee is obviously causing him pain, so we'll see if he can make it through the final round today. Considering his almost-scary steel trap of a mind, I'd guess that there is no stopping him. Perhaps the new dad will get his win on Father's Day!

Speaking of, I wish my Dad a very Happy Father's Day (I'll be trying to catch him on the phone this afternoon, if their busy social schedule permits!), also my stepfather-in-law, Jim, and of course, my wonderful husband, Ken. Love you guys!

2 comments:

queeniemart said...

i hope all the men in your life have a good day today. I heard that Tiger did wonders again....he sure is a superb athlete!
XO

shrbrisc said...

girl you have finally turned me to the other side of the politics I am so behind on your journal I had to skim it but I hope you have a wonderful weekend
hugs
Sherry