Paired in the final group tomorrow, Tiger and Kenny both wouldn't mind sinking the $11 million putt!
The Tour Championship certainly heated up today, as old man Kenny Perry took the lead shooting six under! The ageless Perry now has a two shot lead on Tiger, and a four shot lead on the surprise of the day, Phil Mickelson. The FedEx Cup wraps up tomorrow, and the possible $10 million bonus coupled with the $1.35 million first prize in the Tour Championship could make there be an $11.35 million dollar putt on the par 3, 18th green of East Lake Golf Club. I’m not going out on a limb to say that this could be the most expensive putt of all time. Tough to really foresee anyone but Tiger winning this even if he is two strokes out, but both Perry and Woods have a very good shot at making this amazingly pricey putt. Also there is the possibility for Stricker, O’Hair, and Harrington could make the pay day putt, but they will need an amazing day to make that happen. If you had to pick someone, it’s impossible to pick against Tiger when the pressure is on.
The fun part of today was seeing Phil get into a good groove as he shot four under! It’s been a few months since he was close to the top of the leaderboard, so hopefully he can take something positive going into next season. I can’t think of one person that roots against the guy, and it’s pretty remarkable to be liked across the board the way he is. He’s had about as tough of a year as anyone could have with family health problems. Hopefully he’ll come out of the gates on fire tomorrow, and give us a show! It’s always fun when he’s in the hunt! Here’s a good interview with Phil, after today’s round today.
Q. You’re going to be in contention here for the first time in a while.
PHIL MICKELSON: It feels great. I haven’t been in contention since the Open. It’s been a few months, mainly because of my putting, and again, I look back on Thursday where I threw six shots away from three holes, otherwise I’d be leading. But to come back the way I have and play the way I have, I feel like I’m playing some really good golf, that no matter how many shots back I am, I think I’ll still be a factor.
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After some hard work in the offseason, it looks like Randolph is out of Nellie's doghouse and into the starting lineup.
The seemingly senile 79 year old Warriors head coach, Don Nelson, made a statement yesterday, saying he wanted to work for free one year after his current contract expired. So he would be with the team for the 2011-2012 season. I personally like the idea, considering we could do far worse at the coaching position, and how can you pass anything up that’s free! In his second tenure with the team he has show that he is the only good coach we’ve had over the past two decades as he’s led us to the playoffs in both tenures! He said he wanted to give something back to the franchise, which surprises me because he’s made us more successful than we knew possible earlier this decade! Also, I’m very weary of a guy that sued his former boss (Mark Cuban) for not paying him while he slowly handed the reigns of the Mavericks over to Avery Johnson, and seemed to disappear at the end of his time there. I know Nellie likes to make a lot of outrageous statements, and this may not be any exception, but he must see some potential in this young core the Warriors currently have. This was his statement as he spoke to President Robert Rowell;
“I told him that I would like to give the Warriors one more year (beyond the contract) that will cost the team nothing,” Nelson said. “Whether it’s coaching or carrying bags, whatever, it doesn’t matter. I’ll give one more year to say ‘thanks,’ and ‘I appreciate the extension.’ ” For the whole article in the SF Chronicle.
I think Warrior nation will be fine with this, as long as we don’t start dumping off our youthful talent like we always do.
Nellie isn't a spring chicken, not sure why he wants to lock up work through his 82nd bday...
Nellie must like the current configuration or he wouldn’t have offered to stick around to watch them grow. Maybe he does have a soft spot for the younger guys more than I thought. He also stated our starting four for the upcoming season, and it looks like there will be a good battle for the fifth spot. He said that Ellis, Jackson, Randolph, and Biendris will start. There are four guys that could get that final spot that will be decided between Morrow, Wright, Azubuike, and Curry. Maggette being their 6th man. I can’t believe he put Curry into the starting mix, after years of out casting rookies! Maybe he has a bigger man crush on Curry than I do… If they somehow unload Jackson, which Nellie stated they are trying to do, this will be the youngest starting group in the NBA. Keep your heads up Warriors fans, at least we have a coach that wants to be here, well he says he does anyways.
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