Doug Ferguson files his annual year end compilation of entirely useless and yet-oh-so-entertaining anecdotes from the PGA Tour season. This was my favorite:
Few golf courses elicit such a wide range of descriptions like the TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship. Several players were asked this year to describe the course in one word. Padraig Harrington served up "exciting." Tiger Woods opted for "tricky." Paul Goydos called it "surprising."
Geoff Ogilvy was stumped. He is considered among the most eloquent players on the U.S. PGA Tour, someone who puts great thought into every answer and usually nails it. On this occasion, he couldn't come up with the proper description.
Five days later, Ogilvy was headed for another middling result. He has never finished in the top 10 at The Players Championship, missing as many cuts as he has made. Walking off the 14th tee, Ogilvy saw the reporter who had asked him the question earlier in the week and called him over.
"Annoying," he said, with no context, although it was quite clear what he meant.