Saturday 9 August 2008

US PGA Championship Round 2

"The Monster" is bearing its teeth as the world's best players struggle with the penal rough and rock hard greens at Oakland Hills. Only the big hitting J.B. Holmes is under par and that took some prodigious hitting of the tee, with some drives going the guts of 400 yards by his own reckoning in the blustery conditions. Unbelievably, he also kept it straight and only poor putting kept him from putting daylight between him and the chasing pack, led by Charlie Wie, Ben Curtis and Justin Rose.

Curtis and Rose both hit 3 under par 67s, the rounds of the day, while some big names struggled and missed the cut. Vijay Singh, coming off a great win last week in the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational, bowed out as did the hitherto now in-form Lee Westwood. However, Westwood didn't go out without having a good whinge at the course set up, although to be fair, he had some valid points.

Poor old Colin Montgomerie and Hunter "Kunta Kinte" Mahon both ended up on 20 over, which does neither of their Ryder Cup hopes any good at all. The cause celebre of Golf Predictor, Robert Karlsson, unfortunately plummeted down the leaderboard after a bad start, but the big guns Mickleson and Garcia are still in the hunt. Even Harrington and Els are not completely out of it, although they will have to get their act together to feature on Sunday.


The PGA Tourist said...

Shame about Monty, have you heard what happened with his post match interview, it was hilarious. Have a look here,

Golf Predictor Guru! said...

Go on, I'll publicise your blog. Any chance of a return link?!

That guy must have a death wish!