Don't Forget About Us!
By Kickntrue on 8/3/09
Tiger dominated the headlines (as usual) but there were actually two more impressive wins this weekend in major championships. While Tiger cruised around the course against a weak field, Fred Funk won the Sr. US Open in record fashion and an amazingly strong final round to slam the door on Greg Norman and all other takers. As for the ladies- Catriona Matthew won the Women's British Open just 11 weeks after giving birth. I tried to think of a way that's not super impressive, but it just is.

It's a shame Tiger gets all of the attention... but I have to admit yesterday I had the Buick Open on, not the others.

Catriona Matthew Wins British
Funky Town


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ToddRobb says:
"While Tiger cruised around the course against a weak field" ?????!!!! Please tell me you were being sarcastic,,, please,, please,,
8/3/09
 
greendevil says:
I flipped back and forth between the Buick and Senior Open. CBS had way too many commercials; it drives me nuts how they went to commercial seemingly every time between Tiger's shots. There are other golfers out there playing CBS. I wanna watch golf; not just Tiger.
8/3/09
 
mmontisano says:
i was switching back and forth in the early afternoons between the Women's Open Championship and the early round coverage on Golf Channel. After the Women's Open would end, i'd switch to the Buick.

Catriona Matthew's win was super impressive. i don't think i saw her miss a single fairway.
8/3/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@ToddRobb- umm... look at the other names on the leaderboard. Tiger was bored. He was hitting shots he'd never normally hit just to try to stay active. He CRUISED. and yes- it was a weak field.
8/3/09
 
Lerxst says:
I watched the Womens open also, and while there wasn't super impressive play (IMO), Catriona played some exceptional golf and deserved to win. She got into trouble several times on the back nine with errant drives and hit some "Tiger like" shots out of the "Heather" to save par and even birdie. Another note; she had just given birth to a child ten weeks earlier - that is impressive to be playing that well (or at all) after such an event. Then I switched over to the Tiger show and watched until he was done pounding the course into submission.
8/3/09
 
ToddRobb says:
@Kickntrue- You're obviously entitled to your opinion, but I'm totally surprised by your statement, spoken like a true "hack" or media member that can't play. I thought your knowledge of the game was at a higher level. The field is not what determines if the leader can "cruise" or not, it's the course. How else is it possible for the runner ups in your "weak field" to be at 17 under par? The guys on tour represent LESS THAN ONE PERCENT of the golfing public, I can assure you, on the PGA tour there is no such thing as a "weak field". Some may be stronger than others, but "weak"?? Come on,, you're better than that!! Don't stoop to the ignorant press level of resorting to discrediting Tigers win with lame statements like that.
8/3/09
 
ToddRobb says:
If anything the lack of recognizable names on the leaderboard proves my point that on any given Sunday someone on tour can play championship golf.
8/3/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@TR- I'm not going to get into a petty fight with you over this, but come on! Clearly we're talking Weak pro field. Of course it would be weaker if you and I were in it!...? That's a given.
8/3/09
 
ToddRobb says:
@Kick- you're absolutely right, no need to have a petty fight over it ;), jus thought you had a better handle on what's going on out there. My bad for assuming.
8/3/09
 
nickmomrik says:
I was at the Buick Open yesterday. It was definitely a weak field. I had to keep looking at the tee time sheet to see who was walking towards me because I didn't recognize the golfers. After reading most of the names, I still didn't know who they were. Only 7 of the top 30 and 20 of 31-70 in FedEx cup standings were in the tournament. That's a weak field no matter how you look at it.
8/3/09
 
ToddRobb says:
@mtdewvirus- Thanks for confirming my point. ;)
8/4/09
 
removalizer says:
Just goes to show tiger is a fairweather golfer put him on a scottish links course and he falls apart
8/4/09
 
mschad says:
I agree with ToddRobb,
Unknown or lesser known is different than a weak field. If bigger names would have finished 2nd thru 5th, 3 to 5 strokes back of Tiger, would it still be a 'weak' field?
8/5/09
 
ToddRobb says:
@mschad- YEEESSSSS!!!!!! Exactly!!! At this point it's Tiger against the "field" every week he plays, it doesn't matter who comes in second, it's someone different every time. When he's not in the field, pretty much anyone that makes the cut has a chance to win the tournament.
8/5/09
 
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