Obviously yet mysteriously, golf furnishes its devotees with an intense, many-sided, and abiding pleasure unlike that which any other form of recreation affords. HERBERT WARREN WIND
Check out Wei Under's post with J.J. Tanabe's sensational images of Steve Stricker's streaker, a fine young Woman-American (?) who disrupted the Stricker match with Ernie Els on Sunday of the Presidents Cup.
This is the kind of thing that could drive Tim Finchem to, well, not retire but have to use a new shade of hair dye.
The end is near, the skies have opened up and NBC is showing the foregone conclusion final day of the Presidents Cup live on tape.
You can see the match scores here, where they are about nine holes ahead of what's on the telecast.
Nothing pleases the scribes more than tee times delayed until 10:10 am to appease a television audience of a few hundred thousands on a Friday in fall. Especially when all scribblers know that a 30% forecast in Dublin equals 100% in any other part of the country!
Throw in Captain's blowing off the press room, whip up a Saturday "marathon" 36-hole day which figures to go from 7 am to 7pm, and that should leave everyone in a stellar mood by the time Sunday's singles and 80% chance of rain (heavy at times) rolls around. That's assuming Saturday survives without storms in Dublin, home of rain.
In other words, soak up Friday's highlights because (A) there were a lot of them, and (B) this thing could be headed to Monday when the "document" says the team with the most points puts the Cup out of its misery by sundown.
Rex Hoggard with the story of Sammy, the androgenous squirrel who Davis Love rescued from death by golf cart and who, mercifully, will be handing the furry friend over to Jack Hanna at the world famous Columbus Zoo for rehab. Love had bonded with the squirrel earlier in the day.
Just not yet...
Sammy was spotted resting on Tiger Woods’ shoulder. “Lindsey (Vonn) loves him,” Love said.
Love joked that he was going to take Sammy to the Columbus Zoo and give him to Jack Hanna, but it seems U.S. captain Fred Couples wants to keep him around for a little while longer.
“Freddie (Couples) wanted me to bring him to the press center but Sammy has already gotten enough press today,” Love smiled.
AP's extensive day one notes opens with Sammy's story and ends with this quote from Captain Couples.
U.S. captain Fred Couples didn't know what to make of Sammy.
"I carry a rabbit's foot around," he said. "I don't know about a live squirrel."
USA assistant cart driver Davis Love adopted a squirrel on day one of the Presidents Cup. The squirrel has since been placed on Tiger Woods' shoulder, so we have that video to look forward to.
**Davis Love releases Sammy back to the wild of Muirfield Village, and Tweets the photo.
Chris Condon captured a shot for the ages backstage before the Presidents Cup opening ceremony. (Full gallery here.) If they weren't in matching suits you'd swear Annie Leibovitz had spent days orchestrating the Rat Packish shot for a Vanity Fair shoot. Again, that is, if they weren't in matching suits.
But I feel like something is missing...as in, thought bubbles. Keep it clean please.